Assistant Headteacher – PMLD

  • Contract type - Full Time, Permanent
  • Salary range - Leadership Pay Scale. ISR range: L12 - L16 (£55,338pa - £61,166pa)
  • Location - Bradford
  • Closing date - October 14, 2021


(to lead the Curriculum Pathway for students with Profound impairment, multiple disabilities (PIMD) )

We wish to appoint an Assistant Headteacher to lead the Curriculum Pathway for PIMD.

This is a key leadership role and you will be accountable for the strategic development of the specialist curriculum pathway for students with profound impairment, multiple disabilities (PIMD):

  • You’ll inspire, motivate and influence staff and students, in securing the highest standards of learning and teaching in order to promote the highest standards of progress and development for students.
  • You’ll be accountable for raising standards through leadership of school improvement areas, demonstrating effective and creative leadership of the pathway team.
  • You’ll engage all relevant staff collaboratively in the development of the provision.
  • You’ll work collaboratively with a range of health and therapy partners and professionals to improve the services to children with PIMD, at academy level and across the wider LA.

INTERESTED? Please refer to the Job Description and Person Specification for further information. You’ll join an ambitious leadership team and a successful partnership of schools, which is committed to raising the educational ambitions of the communities it serves. As part of the Co-op Academies Trust we can offer successful candidates a huge variety of opportunities for development.

What we offer:

  • Excellent opportunities for personal and career development within the Co-op Academies Trust
  • Employee benefits such as retail discounts, reduced gym membership, cycle to work scheme and much more
  • Free access to a confidential 24/7 Employee Assistance Programme
  • Effective, supportive and dynamic leadership across Co-op Academy Southfield
  • A superb, school building with a flexible and creative ICT rich working environment
  • Enthusiastic students who are keen to make good progress
  • Welcoming, friendly, supportive, effective and efficient professional/continuing professional development

Visit Day(s):

We welcome opportunity for candidates to visit Co-op Academy Southfield on either the afternoon of Thursday 7 October 2021 or Friday 8 October 2021. To arrange a visit please email or telephone Human Resources:

Tel: 01274 779662


Application Process:

The Co-op Academies Trust operates blind shortlisting as part of its recruitment process to ensure a fair and rigorous process. To Apply please complete Application Form PART A and Application Form PART B and email them to:

CLOSING DATE: Midnight on Thursday 14 October 2021

SHORTLISTING DATE: Friday 15 October 2021

RECRUITMENT SELECTION DATE: Wednesday 20 October 2021

Co-op Academy Southfield is part of The Co-op Academies Trust and are co-located with Co-op Academy Grange, a mainstream secondary Academy in Bradford, West Yorkshire.

Co-op Academy Southfield caters for around 300 students and we are one of the largest special schools in the country. We have on-site support from other professionals including Speech and Language Therapists, the School Nursing team, Physiotherapy teams as well as support from Social Care and other services. We enjoy close links with education, leisure, sporting and commercial organisations across the locality and we are keen to actively promote these partnerships for the benefit of the children in our care.

Co-op Academies Trust aims to provide an outstanding education for all our learners, founded on co-operative values, at the heart of the community. It is responsible for twenty-seven Academies across Greater Manchester, Staffordshire & Merseyside and West Yorkshire with the Co-op acting as the sponsor.

Co-op Academies Trust is committed to equality of opportunity for all staff and applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage or civil partnerships.

Co-op Academies Trust as an aware employer is committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults as its number one priority. This commitment to robust recruitment, selection and induction procedures extends to organisations and services linked to the Trust on its behalf. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check. We value variety and individual differences, and aim to create a culture, environment and practices at all levels which encompass acceptance, respect and inclusion. All our colleagues are expected to demonstrate a commitment to co-operative values and principles, and the Ways of Being Co-op.


To arrange a visit please email or telephone Human Resources:

Tel: 01274 779662


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