Skip to main content
Tes home
SearchBack to search


Kestrel House School


£65,000 - £75,000
Job type:
Full Time, Permanent
Apply by:
29 November 2017

Job overview

Are you our new Headteacher?

We are looking for a Headteacher to lead and further develop Kestrel House School. We are a small and friendly independent special educational needs school for pupils aged 4-16 who have autism, additional learning difficulties and complex needs. The calm, friendly & happy atmosphere at Kestrel House is maintained through a holistic and therapeutic approach to each one of its pupils, via a knowledgeable team of specialists and experts in autism and associated conditions. 

About the role

The team at Kestrel House School are passionate that each child’s personal development is enhanced through meaningful, appropriate and individual approaches to their specific needs. The well-resourced and dedicated team of patient, kind and understanding staff includes a clinical psychologist, occupational therapist, speech and language therapist and a music therapist.

As Headteacher, you will provide inspirational and motivational leadership and a primary focus on quality. You will set strategy, working with the team to balance therapeutic and educational initiatives, delivering a multi-disciplinary approach that maintains a fun and nurturing environment whilst achieving for the children.

Working with the Assistant Director of Education and Governors, you will ensure the school has effective management and the required team capability to further develop and continually improve.

You will be joining an experienced and committed staff team and will have the opportunity to help set the direction of our successful school that is unique in its region.

Who are we looking for?

We are looking to hear from experienced Headteachers or rising Senior Leaders with experience of inspiring multi-disciplinary teams to deliver outstanding learning for children and young people with special education needs.

We are looking for someone who knows how to bring a creative and innovative approach to improving performance and support for our pupils and their families. An excellent communicator, you will act as an ambassador for Kestrel House School, and will have demonstrable experience of working in partnership with parents, commissioners, local authorities and other stakeholders.

If you are a truly inspirational, highly motivated and forward thinking leader, with the energy and passion to change lives coupled with proven experience of whole school development and improvement, 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 Headteacher’s within the Acorn Care and Education Group and the chance to shape the future and ongoing development of the school.

This position will be due to start on the 16th April 2018, If you have any issues with this start date please let us know once you progress to the next stage.

We are holding an open day in the afternoon of 27th November 2017. Please contact or call 01204 558 058 to book a place to attend. 

Interviews will be held on the 14th and 15th December 2017.

Salary commensurate with skills & experience + Teachers Pension

Closing date for applications: 29th November 2017

Acorn Care and Education is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children and young people in our care. Successful applicants will be subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service check.

Attached documents

About Kestrel House School

School image 1
School image 2
School image 3
School image 4
School image 5
School image 6
School image 7
School image 8
School image 9
School image 10
+44 20 8348 8500

View on Google Maps

Visit employer website

The calm, friendly & happy atmosphere of Kestrel House School is maintained through a holistic and therapeutic approach to each one of it's pupils, via a knowledgeable team of specialists & experts in autism and associated conditions.

Each child’s personal development is enhanced through a meaningful, appropriate and individual approach to their specific needs, and with the support of an onsite team of multidisciplinary therapists who support the pupils daily.

The school is well resourced and has a dedicated team of patient, kind and understanding staff to help pupils, using established techniques and innovative activities.

Pupils enjoy a wide range of interesting trips and fun activities in the wider community and their progress is transferred back into the classroom to ensure appropriate education targets are reached and celebrated.

Kestrel House School maintains close support with each pupil’s wider family network to ensure that the impact of each child’s progress at school – in social skills, communication and education – can be replicated and enjoyed at home.

Please note that you are wholly responsible for fact checking in respect of the information provided by schools. Please also check for the latest visa and work permit requirements that may apply. Tes is not responsible for the content of advertisements or the policies adopted by advertising schools. Tes asks that all schools follow Tes' Fair Recruitment Policy.

Applications closed