Executive Headteacher, Leicestershire

Sketchley SchoolLeicestershire

Date posted:
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Up to £65000 per annum
Contract term: Permanent

Location: Sketchley School, Manor Way, Sketchley, Burbage, LE10 3HT 

Priory Group Division: Education & Children's Services 

Vacancy Type Permanent - Full Time 

Salary up to £65,000 

Hours 37.5 hours per week

Priory Education and Children’s Services is a leading company in the UK offering independent behavioural care for commissioners across the UK. With over 100 high quality schools, colleges and homes we focus on making a real and lasting difference for everyone we support.

Sketchley School, Progression House and Forest House are under one registration and provide specialist support for both boys and girls aged 8 to 19 years who are on the autistic spectrum, who may also have challenging behaviour as a result of their communication difficulties and a lack of social understanding.

Located in the quiet villages of Sketchley and Narborough in Leicestershire, all 3 sites have excellent links with the M69/M6/M1 motorways. We offer a safe and structured environment within mature private grounds for young people to develop the skills they need to live as independently as possible and make real life choices as they reach adulthood.

Each young person is viewed as an individual with their specific needs being met in appropriate ways, with individuality being encouraged. Independence is fostered and the young people are encouraged to strive towards their full potential. At all times, Sketchley, Forest and Progression Schools recognise the special needs of each individual and ensures that the learning opportunities provided for them and the targets set reflect and address these needs.

We follow a bespoke curriculum based on academic, therapeutic, life skills and engagement work. The aim is to raise standards in the education of young people with autism and help them to lead meaningful, fulfilling and happy lives.

The successful candidate will be:

  • Experienced with working with children with relevant SEN(D) and their families
  • Experienced in motivating staff and leading by example
  • Committed to school improvement through a collaborative approach, including work with other schools
  • Clearing thinking in establishing and development the School’s priorities and targets that will make a difference to our young people
  • Flexible and positive about change
  • Knowledgeable and have an understanding of school finances and commercial development.

Visits are strongly recommended. Please contact Hannah Loomes on 01455 890023 to discuss further.

This is an exciting opportunity for the right candidate.   

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For all roles we require a minimum of two references.  References provided must cover the last 3 years, for all of our services we will need to request all references from where you have worked with either Children or Vulnerable Adults.

Please be advised that references will be requested prior to interview for all roles within our schools.

About us

From education to hospitals, care homes and secure facilities, the Priory Group of Companies offers individually tailored, multidisciplinary treatment programmes for those with complex educational needs or requiring acute, long-term and respite mental healthcare.


Priory Education Services is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All applicants must be willing to undergo safeguarding screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and disclosures with the relevant body at an enhanced level. We are an equal opportunities employer. Priory Education and Children's services will cover the cost of a DBS

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More about Sketchley School
Type: Special Needs
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 8 - 19 years
Address: Manor Way, Sketchley Village, Burbage, Leicestershire, LE10 3HT, United Kingdom.
Telephone: +44 1455 890 023
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Sketchley School provides specialist support for both boys and girls aged 8 to 19 years who are on the autistic spectrum, who may also have challenging behaviour as a result of their communication difficulties and a lack of social understanding.