Step-down services for children and young adults

At Young Foundations, we specialise in residential step-down services, and specialist education, for children and young people with complex needs.


Stafford Hall, Halifax

40 hours per week
£50,488.32 - £61,432.32 per annum depending on qualifications and experience

Young Foundations Ltd are seeking to appoint a talented and inspirational headteacher who will build upon the existing strengths of Stafford Hall School and further develop an ambitious quality of education.


We are seeking the right person to provide outstanding leadership and management for our very special school where everyone is Valued, Challenged and Inspired.


The role will require you to be a dynamic and professional leader, able to motivate staff, set high expectations, enhance achievement and facilitate rigorous and continuous self-evaluation.


You will be skilled in working collaboratively with stakeholders and partner organisations at all levels to maximise the educational opportunities for children and young people with complex additional needs.


You will develop, secure and sustain high quality teaching and effective learning across the academy, monitor, evaluate and review classroom practice and promote continuous improvement. You will seek to set outstanding standards and to maintain high expectations amongst staff for the progress of all pupils.


Whether you are a serving Headteacher or a successful senior leader looking for your first whole school leadership role, what is clear is that you will have an exceptional track record of success, specifically in relation to positive outcomes for all pupils regardless of background or ability.


Young Foundations Ltd is at a very exciting stage in its development and you will have opportunity to play a key role in its growth. We will provide you with the resources and support you need in your efforts to continue to build excellence throughout the school. We can offer:

  • A friendly and supportive team of staff across Young Foundations Ltd who are willing to share expertise and learn from one another
  • An exciting and diverse learning environment where hard work and achievement are appreciated, acknowledged and celebrated
  • A curriculum that is relevant to the needs of our pupils
  • A well-resourced learning environment
  • Further professional development appropriate to the role


To learn more about Stafford Hall School, please visit our Stafford Hall School page here. For further information on Young Foundations Ltd, please visit our Young Foundations Ltd page here


This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. If you are invited for interview, you will be required to disclose convictions that would not be filtered, prior to the date of the interview. Certain spent convictions and cautions will be ‘protected’ and do not need to be disclosed. Full details on protected convictions and information about which convictions must be declared during job applications can be found on the Ministry of Justice website. You will be asked for further information about your criminal history during the recruitment process. If your application is successful, this self-disclosure information will be checked against information from the Disclosure and Barring Service before your appointment is confirmed. This role will include Regulated Activities and an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) disclosure is required for this post. Please note that in all cases written references will be taken up and made available to interviewers before the final selection stage; even if you indicate otherwise.


We are more than happy for prospective candidates to visit so we can share our vision and principles, and discuss this post. You can request a confidential conversation. See contact details below:


School viewing dates:         28th and 29th March 2023. Slots between 10am – 6pm. Ring to arrange appointment to view the school.


Closing date:                        19th April 2023


Interview date:                     2nd May 2023 and potentially 3rd May 2023 
Stafford Hall School
Cheltenham Place, Halifax, HX3 0AW
01422 740041


Stafford Hall School

About Stafford Hall School

Stafford Hall School caters for children and young people who have autism, severe and complex learning difficulties and who exhibit associated challenging behaviours.

The school can accommodate up to 12 children and young people from ages 11 to 19. The school is mixed gender and non-denominational.

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