Principal, St Catherine’s Residential Special School, Isle of Wight

St Catherine’s Residential Special School, Isle of Wight

Required from September 2020
L14 – L27 (£56,579-£77,048) plus £11,269 non residential allowance
Relocation package available

Would you like a Principal’s office with a sea view? Based on the beautiful Isle of Wight, this is a rare and exciting opportunity for an ambitious leader to help shape the future development of our 7-25 residential SEN provision. St Catherine’s is a charity which operates a non-maintained special school, college and Post 19 provision that supports 67 children and young people with severe and lifelong speech, language and communication needs and associated conditions.

Set on a hill overlooking the seaside town of Ventnor, St Catherine’s aim is to support children and young people to achieve more than they ever thought possible. The trustees wish to appoint a Principal who embodies this aim and who will value and protect the many strengths of St Catherine’s. They will also have the vision and energy to drive the school in the next stage of its development.

You will be a qualified teacher, who is an experienced special school senior leader with a proven track record of leading successful change and driving new initiatives. Experience of working in a residential setting and NPQH are desirable.

For an informal chat and to arrange a visit, please contact Susan Graves, Clerk to the Trustees, on 07584 706743 or email

Closing date for applications is 5 pm on Thursday 20th February 2020.

Short-listed candidates will be contacted by Friday 21st February 2020.

Interviews will be held on Wednesday 26th and Thursday 27th February 2020.

For further information and to download an application form, visit, email or telephone 07584 706743.

St Catherine’s is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. This post is subject to enhanced-level disclosure checks.

St Catherine’s, Grove Road, Ventnor, Isle of Wight, PO38 1TT

Registered charity:  288148