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Head Teacher




Rossendale School, Bamford Road, Ramsbottom, Bury, BL0 0RT

Priory Group Division

Education & Children's Services

Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time


Up to £70,000


Full time

Job Advert Role Description

The successful Head Teacher will be an outstanding relationship builder, with knowledge of how to inspire exceptional performance and maintain a positive and enthusiastic learning environment for pupils and colleagues alike.  You will lead and manage the development and implementation of the curriculum and education programmes through the process of continuous improvements, the effective use of self-assessment methods and the efficient deployment of staff. 

Qualities & Knowledge

  • Hold and articulate clear values and moral purpose focused on providing a world-class education for all pupils
  • Experience with young people diagnosed with Autism/Asperger’s and associated conditions would be highly desirable
  • Demonstrate optimistic personal behaviour, positive relationships and attitudes towards pupils and employees, and towards parents and members of the local community
  • Lead by example – with integrity, creativity, resilience, and clarity – drawing on own scholarship, expertise and skills, and that of those around them
  • Sustain wide, current knowledge and understanding of education systems locally, nationally and globally, and pursue continuous professional development
  • Work with political and financial astuteness, within a clear set of principles centred on the vision, ably translating local and national policy into the school context
  • Communicate compellingly the vision and drive the strategic leadership, empowering all pupils and employees to excel in a positive way
  • Knowledge of statutory and legislative requirements
  • Provide a safe, calm and well-ordered environment for all pupils and employees, focused on safeguarding pupils and developing exemplary behaviour.


  • Teachers Pension Scheme
  • Online discounts and Cashback
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Gym Flex
  • Technology Scheme
  • Priory Career Pathways.

Priory Education and Children’s Services is a leading company in the UK offering independent behavioural care for commissioners across the UK. With over 100 high quality schools, colleges and homes we focus on making a real and lasting difference for everyone we support.

Rossendale School provides a first class education for over 100 young people aged between 8 and 18 years old who have social, emotional and mental health difficulties, autistic spectrum disorder (ASD) and possibly a variety of other comorbid syndromes. All our pupils have an Education, Health and Care Plan.

The school provides a therapy offer, all staff work holistically with the therapists to support each young person.  We offer residential support for young people, which has been judged as ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted for the past fourteen years. Our two homes can accommodate both boys and girls on weekly boarding placements, as well as offering respite care for existing pupils.

The school is committed to helping each student prepare for adulthood, never losing focus on what they are capable of achieving. We work closely with our young people and their families to support them to reach their potential through academic progress and the development of social skills.

Located in Rossendale, Lancashire, Rossendale School accepts pupils from across the North West and incorporates the main school site, a community-based sixth form and two associated residential homes, around four miles away from the main school site.

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For all roles we require a minimum of two references.  References provided must cover the last 3 years, for all of our services we will need to request all references from where you have worked with either Children or Vulnerable Adults. Please be advised that references may be requested prior to interview for roles within our schools.

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.


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. Priory Education and Children's services will cover the cost of a DBS.


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