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Head of School | Compass Schools

Location : Hull

Salary : up to £42,000

Are you passionate about education? Do you want to work in a school that makes a positive, lasting difference to children’s lives?


Compass Community Schools are looking for a Head of School to join one of our progressive independent schools in Hull.


Who Are We?

Hull School belongs to a passionate, well-respected, growing family of Compass Community Schools. Located throughout the country, Compass Community Schools provide high-quality, therapeutic, child-centred education for boys aged between 11-17 years.


Our pupils come from a variety of different backgrounds and life experiences. Many of our pupils have suffered significant trauma during their childhood and have a range of SEMH and SEND needs as a result. At Compass Community Schools, we offer our pupils a personalised, therapeutic approach to their education, supporting them in overcoming barriers and achieving the best possible outcomes – regardless of their starting points.


Compass Community Schools embrace diversity and work hard to cultivate a safe and inclusive learning environment in which everyone is treated with respect. Our schools are dedicated to transforming the lives of our pupils, and we celebrate all achievements – no matter how big or small.  We understand that the road to success is sometimes a long one but are committed to giving every child the quality education they deserve, and we are very proud of what we do.


The Role of Head of School

We know that the way in which the Head of School leads our school will define its outcomes, successes, and character. That’s why we’re looking for a passionate, committed individual who shares our vision and can embody our ethos in all areas of education.


As Head of School at Hull, you’ll be responsible for coordinating the delivery of a holistic curriculum that places our pupils needs at the centre of their learning. You’ll work closely with a range of industry professionals, managing your team of staff and delivering clear, authentic leadership that will inspire, engage, and influence real change within your school.


The ideal candidate will:

  • Have Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) with a proven record of good or outstanding teaching practice
  • Have experience working with children with SEMH & SEND, with an understanding of crisis-management, managing behaviour that challenges and supporting children who have experienced adverse childhood experiences.
  • Be able and willing to teach Maths and/or English to GCSE level, with additional experience in delivering vocational BTEC, Functional Skills or ELC courses.
  • Have experience in designing and delivering creative and academically engaging curriculums, with excellent management skills and the ability to work with various professional networks.
  • Be driven to engage in all aspects of school life, with the passion and resilience to make a difference to the lives of their pupils.


Why Work for Compass Community Schools?

As a trauma informed organisation, all our staff are provided with extensive therapeutic training and support. As a Head of School with Compass Community Schools, you’ll be part of a passionate team of professionals, benefitting from:

  • A responsive, flexible and highly specialised School Leadership Team who will support you throughout your career with us.
  • A competitive salary with the opportunity for increases at annual performance reviews, with a flexible pension scheme that best suits you.
  • Full school holidays leave, alongside our enhanced occupational sickness scheme.
  • Plenty of personal and professional development opportunities, including extensive training and professional qualification courses.
  • Access to hundreds of discounts and benefits through Perkbox, a work place pension and death in service cover.



The recruitment process aims to create and maintain a safe workforce and contains robust vetting procedures. The successful applicants will be appointed subject to references and enhanced DBS check. To be successful in your application you will be subject to a rigorous safer recruitment process and must adhere to a strict code of conduct regarding your behaviour at all times.


Safeguarding our children and young people is out top priority. We are proud to promote a safeguarding culture within our schools and expect all those working in our schools to share this commitment.