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High Wycombe Hospital School
Priory Group Division
Education & Children's Services
Vacancy Type
Permanent - Full Time, Permanent - Part Time
Up to £49,500
37.5 per week
Job Advert - Division Information

At Priory Education we are proud of our reputation for delivering quality education and care services with positive outcomes for children and young people aged 5 to 25 who have experienced difficulties in their previous education placements.

Job Advert Location Description

Priory High Wycombe Hospital will be opening as a newly refurbished 12 bed independent hospital, providing specialist inpatient treatment for Children and Adolescent with Mental Health and  Learning Disability in Spring 2018. Conveniently, located close to M40 J4, the new service will specialise in the management and treatment of a wide range of mental health conditions. The hospital will provide a specialist Low Secure environment for young people aged 13-18 years and will consist of a 7 day, 24 hour service fully supported by a Senior Management Team and multi-disciplinary specialist clinicians on site and a school. 

It is our intention that every student develops their courage, determination and skills as a learner, so they can re-engage confidently with their education on discharge. We liaise with mainstream schools and colleges and each young person has an individualised curriculum plan in each subject area, with progress being closely monitored.  Our school will offer a broad based academic and enrichment curriculum, with specialist teaching spaces and teaching technologies.

Job Advert Role Description

We are looking to appoint a dynamic manager as Head of School  who will lead the hospital school in developing as a centre of excellence.

Are you ...

An outstanding practitioner, committed to the best possible outcomes for young people?

A strategic leader, able to implement organisational change and take on the day to day leadership of the school.

Passionate about influencing educational best practice? Able to engage, inspire and work within a multidisciplinary team of professionals?

Are you ...

A qualified teacher and senior leader, with a great track record under Ofsted regulations? Experienced with working with young people with social, emotional or mental health problems and possibly used to the hands on running of a school?

The successful candidate will have strategic and operational leadership of the school site on a daily basis, supported by the Executive Head Teacher. This is an excellent opportunity for candidates from mainstream or specialist education who are looking for their next step towards Headship.

If you have relevant experience, preferably with a postgraduate specialist or management qualification, then why not contact the Head Teacher, Patricia Wilson for an informal chat on 07802 876 868.  Visits to the school are warmly welcome.

Closing date is Friday 9th February 2018, with interviews to be held week commencing the 12th February 2018.

Division DBS info


For all roles we require a minimum of two references.  References provided must cover the last 5 years.

Please be advised that references will be requested prior to interview for all roles within our schools.

If you are applying to work within our Children’s Homes we will need to request all references from where you have worked with either Children or Vulnerable Adults.

About us

From education to hospitals, care homes and secure facilities, the Priory Group of Companies offers individually tailored, multidisciplinary treatment programmes for those with complex educational needs or requiring acute, long-term and respite mental healthcare.

The integrated strength of each service provides a seamless transition for the individual as they progress between higher and lower dependency care and across services. This unique approach ensures that every individual has the opportunity to achieve the best possible outcomes and quality of life with the Priory Group.

As 85% of our services are publicly funded and delivered in partnership with commissioners, our teams work with commissioning bodies across the country to provide transparent pricing models and evidence-based care programmes.


Priory Education Services is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All applicants must be willing to undergo safeguarding screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and disclosures with the relevant body at an enhanced level. We are an equal opportunities employer.

Job Description
Closing Date

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