I’m delighted that you are interested in finding out more about this career-defining opportunity to lead Percy Hedley School. Our school is in an excellent position, and we want to attract someone who can appreciate its significant strengths, build on its culture of continuous improvement, and help us to realise even more of its potential.

You’ll be joining a wonderful group of totally dedicated people, with a dynamic Executive Management Team and expertise at every level throughout Education Services and the wider Foundation. Over almost seven decades, we have developed a regional and national reputation for reflective, compassionate and aspirational educational provision for children with complex needs, and we remain committed to developing innovative and reflective practice which will offer lasting benefit to our learners.

We recognise that the prospect of leading a highly-regarded, oversubscribed and doubly ‘Outstanding’ school might give candidates pause for thought, but we are sincere when we say we are truly excited about encountering the new ideas, philosophy and passions our new Headteacher will bring. The successful candidate will have their own experience, perspectives and insights, and our culture of collaborative, appreciative leadership depends on listening, sharing and co-creating new and better approaches to learning for every child, every day. It’s a hugely rewarding place to work.

Carole Harder
Chief Executive, Percy Hedley Foundation