Headteacher, Derbyshire

Closing date:Expiring tomorrow

Stanton Vale SchoolDerbyshire

Date posted:
Contract type: Full Time / Part Time
Salary: £59,265-£68,667 (Leadership 17–23)
Contract term: Permanent

Stanton Vale School is a vibrant all age (2-19) special school located in Long Eaton, working with students primarily from the south east of Derbyshire but also from Derby City, Nottinghamshire and Leicestershire. Our students have a range of needs, mainly Severe Learning Disabilities, Complex Learning Disabilities or Profound and Multiple Disabilities. The academy has a strong reputation in multi-disciplinary work and supporting students with significant health needs, to enable them to learn effectively.

We are seeking a dynamic and inspiring leader who is passionate about enabling our students to access educational opportunities via an individualised curriculum, and, wherever possible, enabling and supporting them to be active citizens in the wider community.

You must be able to demonstrate exceptional leadership and managerial skills, as well as having significant experience and knowledge of working with children and young people with a range of complex needs. As a skilled SEND practitioner, you will have proven success in leading a team in delivering a personalised curriculum to students with a broad range of needs including challenging behaviour and communication difficulties.

If you are a highly motivated and forward-thinking individual, with the energy and passion to change lives, coupled with proven experience of impacting on whole school development and improvement, this could be the opportunity for you.

We welcome applications from experienced senior leaders with:

  • A demonstrable record of success in leading teams to deliver outstanding learning outcomes for children and young people with significant special educational needs
  • The ability to build excellent relationships with students, staff, parents, governors, other schools and officers in the multi-academy trust and the local community
  • The vision and skill to embrace, lead and manage change and improvement


Visits by potential applicants to Stanton Vale School are encouraged and welcomed. Please contact the academy directly to arrange an appointment on 0115 972 9769.

Stanton Vale School is part of Esteem Multi-Academy Trust.

For more information and an application pack, please contact Karen Clarke, PA to Chief Executive Officer, on 01623 859749, via email to kclarke@esteemmat.co.uk or visit our web site at www.esteemmat.co.uk/jointheteam.

Closing date for applications: 12:00 Noon on Wednesday 20th March 2019

Assessment day: Monday 8th April 2019

Interviews: Tuesday 9th April 2019

Please only use the application/monitoring forms enclosed within the Pack; CVs will not be accepted. Please submit your forms with a covering letter directly to Esteem Multi-Academy Trust to kclarke@esteemmat.co.uk by the closing date.

Stanton Vale School and Esteem Multi-Academy Trust are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all its students. We expect all staff, volunteers and agency staff to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. The possession of a criminal record will not necessarily prevent an applicant from obtaining this post, as all cases are judged individually according to the nature of the role and information provided.

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More about Stanton Vale School
Type: Special Needs
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 2 - 19 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Thoresby Road, Long Eaton, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG10 3NP, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 115 972 9769
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