Assistant Headteacher, Nottinghamshire

Closing date:Expiring soon

Westbourne SchoolNottinghamshire

Date posted:
Start date: This position is due to commence in September 2019 (subject to approved reference/DBS checks).
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: up to £40,000 dependent on experience
Contract term: Permanent

Assistant Headteacher

Westbourne School

Up to £40,000 dependent on experience

Closing Date: Sunday 24th March

We have a fantastic opportunity for an innovative and inspiring Assistant Headteacher to help grow and shape a new independent special educational needs day school for 49 pupils aged 11-18 located in Sutton in Ashfield. You will assist the Headteacher in leading and managing the school, as well as a nurturing and therapeutic environment to meet a range of needs including social, emotional, behavioural, communication and learning difficulties. Your school will be outstanding and a leading light for our young people and their families.

About the Group

This is your chance to join a high achieving team at Acorn Care and Education, part of the NFA Group, the Education division is growing strongly, both organically and by acquisition and is one of the largest providers in the country for the provision of care and education with positive regulatory outcomes.

Our vision is to build incredible futures by empowering vulnerable young people in the UK to be happy and to make their way in the world. Every day we improve the lives of thousands of young people, their families and communities through a relentless focus on caring and learning.

About the Role

We are looking for a dynamic, passionate and committed Assistant Headteacher to join our new school Senior Leadership Team and support the teaching of our the pupils. The Assistant Headteacher will focus on the positive outcomes of our children and take responsibility for helping improve the lives of our young people.

The successful candidate will have experience of working with young people with a range of complex learning needs. You will be able to demonstrate a working understanding of how these needs impact upon learning and behaviour in the classroom. You may have specialist knowledge and experience of working with autistic spectrum disorder or children with social, emotional and mental health difficulties. Or you may have experience of working across both specialisms. 

As Assistant Headteacher you will initially have a mixture of management and teaching responsibilities with a focus on achieving positive outcomes for young people. You will be expected to contribute to the organisation, management and supervision of school routines and curriculum. It is important to consider that the individual pupil’s learning and effective progression of achievement are provided through the development of the curriculum and policies of the school.

We would welcome applications from individuals with specific experience in one or a number of the named areas above.

Who we are looking for?

We are looking to hear from dynamic and passionate individuals with extensive high quality teaching experience. If you know how to bring a creative and innovative approach to improving performance and support for our pupils and their families, this is the role for you. The successful candidate will have experience of data analysing, as well as GCSE and Functional Skills exam specifications.

An excellent communicator, you will act as an ambassador for Westbourne School, and will have demonstrable experience of working in partnership with parents, local authorities and other stakeholders. If you are a highly motivated and forward-thinking manager, with the energy and dedication to change lives coupled with proven of experience of improving learning outcomes through coaching and mentoring teachers, this could be an excellent opportunity for you.

In return for your experience and commitment we offer outstanding career opportunities, access to a network of great senior colleagues within the Acorn Care and Education Group and the chance to shape the future and ongoing development of the school.

We offer an auto enrolment pension scheme at the Westbourne School.

This position is due to commence in September 2019 (subject to approved reference/DBS checks). Applications are invited online through the Acorn Care and Education website If you have any further queries regarding how to apply please email

We will be holding a site visits at Westbourne School on Monday 11th and 18th March, to book onto an open day please

Interview date: Wednesday 3rd and second stage Thursday 4th April

Due to the school not being open yet interviews will be held at Longdon Park School

Acorn Care and Education are committed to the safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. All successful applicants will be subject to an Enhanced DBS Check.

Job location

More about Westbourne School
Type: Special Needs
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: Huthwaite Road, Sutton in Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, NG17 2EL, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1204 558038

Welcome to Westbourne School   

Westbourne School is a new Acorn Care and Education special educational needs school opening in late 2018. This will be a nurturing and therapeutic environment for initially 49 pupils aged 11 to 18.