Head of Special School Transformation

Tempest Executive

South West,
South West


Tempest Executive are hiring for a Head of Special School Transformation for a local authority. The postholder is responsible for a high profile and high risk programme of work to transform special education specifically in special schools, but also more widely in schools and settings across the county. The postholder will work closely with the Director of Education & Skills within the FACT workstream, A Good education For All, to develop a system of excellence and inclusion in the Area.


The postholder will manage a significant project plan and programme budget and will need to work with senior officers, members and external partners including headteachers, governors and parents. This programme will have significant impact for teams across the council and have wide impact for the county.


The postholder will advise the Corporate Director, Cabinet Member and Directors of Education & Skills and Commissioning to successfully deliver this transformation. Their support will need to be objective and proactive, using information to drive planning, improvement and consistency and to break down silo thinking and working.


The post holder is responsible for driving transformation and continuous service improvement for provision in special schools and post 16 SEND provision. The post holder will be expected to develop relationships and networks across the council and wider partners (headteachers, college principles, health, Wiltshire Parent Carer Council, DfE, Regional Schools Commissioner) in order to proactively deliver their role whilst being a role model for the council’s behaviours framework. Coproduction with parents, staff, governors and children will be key to the success of this programme. If this role interests you please email me at tiasinclair@tempestresourcing.co.uk

Tempest Executive’s consultants are Local Government specialists in their sectors with more than 50 years combined experience. Our extensive network and understanding of our clients’ and candidates’ needs, means that we consistently place the best candidates in hard-to-fill roles within short time frames. We provide value for money and a first class aftercare service. To find out more about what we can offer, contact us now

Job Information

  • Role: Head of Special School Transformation
  • Sector: Children’s Social Care
  • Region: South West
  • Location: South West
  • Hours: Contract
  • Status: Open
  • IR35 Status: Inside IR35
  • Reference: TR020870

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