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The Bridge Special School, Ipswich, Suffolk


Headteacher - Required from September 2017

Group 6: Salary L24 – L30

The Bridge Special School is a successful school educating children and young people between the ages of 3 -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 school serves a catchment area that covers Ipswich and surrounding areas of Suffolk. The whole school is based on one campus, with the nursery and primary building being constructed and opened in 2015. The post-16 provision is in its first year of operation having opened in September 2016.

The school has good links with the local community, and also provides extended services for its pupils in the form of an After School and Holiday Club. The school had its last Ofsted inspection on 2015. It was judged as a good school, demonstrating “ Good leadership and management, including effective support from governors, have provided well-targeted training for teachers that benefits pupils”, and that “pupils make good progress in English (communication) and mathematics. Assessments are used successfully to improve individual achievement”.

The Governors are looking for applications from candidates with


  • 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 in order to ensure 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.


We 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



If you have these qualities and would welcome the challenge of managing The Bridge School we would like to hear from you. Visits to the school are actively encouraged, we look forward to welcoming you. Please contact Alice Cubbin on (01473 556200) to arrange.


For an application pack, please contact Headteacher Recruitment at or (01473) 263943.


Closing date: midday, 15th May 2017

Interview dates: 23/24 May  2017


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