Assistant Headteacher, Crouch End, London

Closing date:Expiring today

Kestrel House SchoolCrouch End, London

Date posted:
Start date: This position is due to commence in September 2019 (subject to approved reference/DBS checks).
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £43,000 to £48,000 dependent on experience
Contract term: Permanent

Assistant Headteacher

Kestrel House School

Crouch Hill, London

£43,000 to £48,000 dependent on experience

Closing Date: 22nd April

We have a fantastic opportunity for an innovative and inspiring Assistant Headteacher to join our team at Kestrel House. We are an independent day school providing specialist education for children aged 5 to 16 years who hold Statements of Special Education Needs for Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs) and associated social and communication difficulties.

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 Your school will be outstanding and a leading light for our young people and their families.

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.

An excellent communicator, you will act as an ambassador for Kestrel House 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.


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

If you are interested in visiting the school please contact

Interview date: Week commencing 29th April

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

More about Kestrel House School
Type: Special Needs
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 5 - 16 years
Address: 104 Crouch Hill, Crouch End, London, N8 9EA, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 208 3488500
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The calm, friendly & happy atmosphere of Kestrel House School is maintained through a holistic and therapeutic approach to each one of it pupils, via a knowledgeable team of specialists & experts in autism and associated conditions.

Each chil...