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Dear Prospective Applicant

Thank you for your interest in the post of Headteacher at Hope House School.

Hope House School is a learning community united in its vision for every young person to fulfil their personal potential. Hope House School supports students to develop into happy, healthy, and secure young adults who are prepared for Adult Life. Our Trustee Board acts on the belief that every child here deserves to live an independent life as they possibly can accessing their communities in which they come from. We have a strong Senior Leadership Team, and we have invested in strengthening our leadership through a new middle leadership structure.  All our staff are keen to learn from one another to consistently deliver excellent teaching and provision.

The school has a focus on developing an excellence of provision which is nurturing the more vulnerable young people we serve, who have often had difficult previous education journeys.  In 2020 OFSTED rated us ‘inadequate’ and this has inspired the trustees to work hard to invest in the school and its sustainable future.  Our current Head joined us in September as an Interim and she has enabled the start of an improvement journey that can be used as a foundation for our next aspiring Headteacher.  We now plan to work with an ambitious leader to embed the improvements we have put in place and to take the school on the next stage of innovation. We expect the Head to take well-considered risks and to be at the forefront of providing a truly young person-focused education.

We would be delighted for you to visit and that can be arranged through our recruitment advisor, Martin Blair at Hays Leadership (T: 07736791138, E: who is also available for an informal conversation about the role or to discuss making an application.

If you are excited by the idea of leading our school with supportive trustees, amazing staff, and wonderful young people who love to learn, please apply to join us!

Yours faithfully

Brian Jones
Chair of Trustees