Executive Headteacher, Derby

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The Kingsmead SchoolDerby
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Start date: September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Leadership L29 to 35
Contract term: Permanent

The Governing Board of The Kingsmead and Newton’s Walk School are seeking to appoint an inspirational executive headteacher with the skills and ability to lead our very unique schools. This is a really exciting opportunity to make a real difference to the life chances of vulnerable young people. Part of our vision is that we never give up on a young person; we will appoint a head that subscribes to that vision.

Our current head is retiring having very successfully led the schools to an extremely strong position. We seek an innovative head to lead our talented and committed team of staff and secure future improvements.

Our provision is made up of:

  • KS3-4 PRU and Special school – Social Emotional and Mental Health SEMH (Kingsmead School) some 200 young people, over five bases in the city.
  • KS1-2 PRU (Newton’s Walk) some 30 pupils in one base.


All bases are within five miles of each other

The executive head must be able to command respect in our schools and the wider city and county community we serve. Excellent communication and negotiation skills are essential.

We are looking for someone who will:

  • empower all those they work with to achieve their best
  • articulate our clear values and moral purpose
  • always safeguard the needs of our young people
  • promote our schools in the wider community
  • always aspire to the highest standards
  • be resilient and self-motivated

We can offer you:

  • a committed highly skilled, and enthusiastic staff team working towards improving the life chances of children.
  • a well-resourced , well maintained school
  • excellent working relationships with our stakeholders and LA
  • a highly effective governing board


If you think you are the exceptional person that will lead our schools into the future, we would like to hear from you. We would encourage you to make an informal visit to the school, please contact Sharon Barker, Clerk to Governors to arrange this.

Visit the schools: by appointment Thursday 18 January 2018 or Wednesday 24 January 2018

Phone: 01332 752999
Email: clerk@kingsmead.derby.sch.uk  

We are committed to safer recruitment practice and pre-employment checks will be undertaken before any appointment is confirmed. All posts are subject to enhanced disclosure and barring service checks. We expect all adults to share our commitment to safeguarding and the health and wellbeing of our young people.

The Kingsmead School Vision

  • Never give up on a young person
  • Inspire and support young people
  • Provide opportunities for all
  • Put emotional health and wellbeing of young people first
  • Expect all to work to their full potential
  • Care and value young people

The Newton’s Walk Strategic Vision; SHINE and Succeed

  1. Achieves successful outcomes
  2. Feels happy in a respectful tolerant environment
  3. Learns to become independent resilient citizens
  4. Feels nurtured and safe
  5. Is enthusiastic about lifelong learning

Interviews will be held on Wednesday 14 and Thursday 15 February 2018

The closing date for this vacancy is Friday 2 February 2018. Any application forms received after the closing date will not be accepted.

For application details please log onto the Derby City Council Jobs and Career pages http://www.derby.gov.uk/jobs-and-careers/

The Kingsmead School



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Address: Bridge Street, Derbyshire, DE1 3LB, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1332 715970