Salary range £48,649 -£52,500

Specialist Independent School

Are you looking for a great opportunity working as part of a multi-disciplinary team committed to helping young people?

You will be working with children and young people with various educational and emotional needs who will have experienced childhood trauma. Your role will be to inspire and motivate them to make excellent progress.

Your work will be challenging and rewarding in equal measure, and you will be working in a setting where we maintain a strong safeguarding culture, where children and young people are listened to, respected, and involved in as many decisions as possible.

About the Role

The Headteacher is responsible for the effective day to day management of our small school.

Specifically, your responsibilities will be:

  • To co-ordinate and oversee the provision of all aspects of the young people’s education.
  • The day-to-day administration of the school particularly in terms of meeting legislative and business requirements.
  • To provide leadership, guidance, and management
  • Ensuring that the school is meeting Ofsted requirements.

Who are we looking for?

When it comes to caring for our young people, only the best will do.

We are looking for someone who can demonstrate vision and can evidence the capacity to deliver high support and challenge.

You’ll be an experienced leader and motivator of staff. You will have a wealth of experience, ideally in a SEND/SEMH setting.

You need to demonstrate understanding of the inspection framework and requirements. Have a thorough understanding of the Independent School Standards, helping the school continue to develop, and build on its Good Ofsted rating.

Ability to motivate and support the team. A real ‘can do’ attitude with the desire to succeed and improve the school.

We are looking for someone who shares our vision and values and who can provide a safe and nurturing school for our young people. You will be calm, engaging, resilient, and able to use your own initiative.

We need someone who can be a role model, work well within a team, has great communication skills, is willing to go the extra mile and be prepared for the varying difficulties the role may present.

You will need to hold Qualified Teacher status and have experience of working as a SENCO or Deputy Head.

About Kites Children’s Services

We provide specialist care and education for young people with who have experienced early years trauma.

We work hard to help the young people develop into confident, safe young adults who make a positive contribution to the wider community.

Our integrated approach is effective because it brings together different strands of care, education, and therapy which are shaped to individual needs.

Why join us?

We offer the opportunity to work in a friendly specialist environment and be part of a real integrated and inclusive multidisciplinary team who work hard to support each other whilst delivering personalised care, therapy, and education to enrich the lives of our young people.