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Marjory Kinnon School


  • Expired
£72,454 - £102,173 (Group 7)
Job type:
Full Time, Permanent
Apply by:
19 January 2018

Job overview

Can you lead our school through an exciting period of growth?

Marjory Kinnon School is an all-age special school at an exciting time in its history. We will move into a brand-new, purpose built school building in February 2018. This means our pupil numbers increase by over 50% to 288 in the coming years, making us one of the largest SEND schools in the country.

We are now seeking to appoint an exceptional, dynamic Headteacher to lead us through an exciting period of growth and development, as we make the most of our new building and prepare to grow in size.

If you want to lead a strong team and shape the future of an ambitious, rapidly growing SEND school in a brand new facility, then this is the perfect opportunity.

Our aim is that every pupil learns the skills and develops the confidence needed to become a valued, integrated and independent member of their community. Ofsted judged our school to be Good with Outstanding Pupil Behaviour.

We are looking for a Headteacher who has:

  • The drive, vision, ambition and energy to achieve excellence for all our pupils.
  • A passion to provide the best possible learning and teaching, across the primary and secondary curricula. Proven leadership qualities and the ability to challenge, inspire and motivate colleagues through change.
  • A proven record as an imaginative, innovative, resourceful and decisive leader.
  • An understanding of the current educational climate with regard to sustainability, academisation and school-to-school support, and a willingness to continuously explore all future options for the school.
  • A knowledge of how to meet the educational, social and emotional needs of pupils with a range of special educational needs and disabilities including autism.

In return, we offer:

  • A strong team of enthusiastic, high-performing and dedicated staff.
  • An active governing body with a highly experienced chair and supportive, engaged parents.
  • Extensive opportunities for continuous professional development in line with the duties of the post.
  • A state-of-the-art new building and facilities.

Visits to the school are warmly welcomed and encouraged. To arrange please email

Closing Date: Midday on Friday 19 January 2018
Interview Date: Monday 5 February 2018

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Candidates will require Enhanced DBS clearance check. Candidates who have lived or worked abroad in the last five years will require an overseas police check and will be asked to provide a good conduct certificate. Further information can be found at


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+44 20 88902032

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Marjory Kinnon School is one of the country’s largest SEND schools. Since having moved into a new purpose built school building in 2018 the school has doubled in size. A well performing school, MKS provides education to 330 pupils between the age of 4 and 16, many of whom have ASC as their primary diagnosed need.

We are a multi-disciplinary team of dedicated, knowledgeable and creativity professionals, over 200 in number, working collaboratively to effectively support every single child in the way they need. Our vision is that every pupil leaves our school having learnt the skills and develop the confidence needed to become a valued, integrated and independent member of their community. We are always keen to hear from other professionals who have a desire to work in a SEND setting. Please do get in touch if you would like to come and have a look or just want to find out more about us.

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