Head of School, Sutton, Ashfield

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Westbourne SchoolSutton, Ashfield

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £55,000 to £60,000
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

  Head of School – The Westbourne School  

Salary: £55,000 - £60,000 dependent on experience

Shape a new school

We are seeking an exceptional educational practitioner to open, shape and lead a new independent special educational needs provision for 49 pupils aged 11-18 located in Sutton in Ashfield. As Head of School you will design the curriculum and grow a nurturing and therapeutic environment to meet a range of needs including social, emotional, mental health, communication and learning difficulties. 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. Now 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.

About the role

You will work with James Jocye ,Assistant Director of Education, who already oversees a number of successful schools in the Acorn family. You will be instrumental in the staff recruitment and setup of the school in advance of opening in January 2019.

As Head of School, you will promote a relentless focus on the quality of education that meets the needs of children and young people along with producing positive outcomes. The school will offer the full national curriculum, with vocational facilities on-site.  You will ensure the school has effective management and the required team capability to continually improve as the school grows. A place at The Westbourne School will equip pupils with the best opportunity to prepare them for the next phase of their education. With the therapeutic support and nurturing environment that will be offered, pupils will be able to develop their social skills, emotional skills and resilience alongside their academic development.

You will be joining a high achieving company and executive team, leading your own outstanding school and positively impacting the lives of many young people. As part of our team you will focus on developing self-esteem and wellbeing, as well as academic performance and development. 

Who are we looking for?

We are looking to hear from SEND professionals with the ability and ambition to inspire a multi-disciplinary team 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 become an ambassador for Acorn Care and Education, as the role will include working in partnership with parents, local authorities and other stakeholders.

If you are a truly inspirational, highly motivated and forward-thinking individual, with the energy and passion to change lives coupled with proven experience of impacting upon 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, plus access to a network of great leaders within the Acorn Care and Education Group.

Want to explore further?

Email recruitment@acorncare.co.uk to find out more and book onto an open day on Tuesday 12th June. The site is undergoing significant refurbishment but it will be great opportunity to see our vision for the site and learn first-hand about The Westbourne School and hopefully help you to decide if we are the right school for you.

· Open Day at Westbourne School – Tuesday 12th June

· Advert closing date - Sunday 17th June

· 1st Stage Interview - Monday 25th June at Westbourne School

· 2nd Stage Interview- Tuesday 26th June in Nottingham

We offer an auto enrolment defined contribution pension and a non-contractual headteachers bonus scheme

This position is due to commence in September 2018. The school will be opening in January 2019 once DfE approval has been secured.

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.

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More about Westbourne School
Type: Special Needs
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: Huthwaite Road, Sutton in Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, NG17 2EL, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1204 558038

Welcome to Westbourne School   

Westbourne School is a new Acorn Care and Education special educational needs school opening in late 2018. This will be a nurturing and therapeutic environment for initially 49 pupils aged 11 to 18.