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The Bridge Special School
Ipswich, Suffolk IP8 3ND 

Headteacher £68,643 - £79,514
Required Summer/Autumn Term 2018.

The Bridge Special School is a successful school educating children and young people between the ages of three to 19 who have a wide range of communication, physical, and profound and multiple learning difficulties. Many of the pupils are on the autistic spectrum.

The governors are looking for applications from candidates with:

  • expertise and experience in teaching children with SLD, PMLD and ASD
  • proven leadership and management skills, including strong financial management

  • a commitment to delivering continuous improvement in all aspects of school life
  • an ability to analyse and evaluate data to ensure that pupils are achieving their best

  • dedication, innovation and imagination so as to extend the many outstanding strengths of the School and engage in future educational opportunities.

The School can offer you:

  • a large and expanding provision
dedicated and hardworking staff

  • a committed governing body

  • engaged and supportive parents

  • a strong commitment to your professional development.

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If you have these qualities and would welcome the challenge of leading The Bridge School, the governors would like to hear from you.

Visits to the School are actively encouraged. Contact Alice Cubbin, Business Manager on (01473) 556200 to arrange.

For an application pack, contact Headteacher Recruitment at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (01473) 263943.

Closing date: 6 November 2017. Interviews: 21/22 November 2017.

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