Headteacher, near Linchfield, Staffordshire

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Longdon Hall Schoolnear Linchfield, Staffordshire

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £60,000 to £70,000
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

We are looking for a Headteacher to join an Ofsted Outstanding school near Lichfield, Staffordshire. Standing in a superb therapeutic setting Longdon Hall’s outstanding reputation stems from its overwhelming success in re-engaging the most vulnerable and disillusioned learners across the Midlands. At Longdon Hall we meet the needs of the most vulnerable young people and will equip them with the necessary skills for life through differentiated learning and intervention support. You will develop the curriculum as well as a nurturing and therapeutic environment to meet a range of needs including social, emotional, behavioural, communication and learning difficulties.  


About the role 

This is your chance to join a high achieving team at Acorn Care and Education – the single largest private sector provider of specialist education and care services to local authorities across England, Scotland and Wales. You will work with and be responsible to the Assistant Director of Acorn Care and Education, in sustaining the Schools outstanding performance and ratings. 

As Headteacher, you will promote a relentless focus on the quality of education and delivery of a broad, balanced and relevant curriculum that meets the needs of children and young people and produces positive outcomes. A place at Longdon Hall will ensure improvements in behaviour, confidence and self-belief, which can then be transferred into appropriate and accelerated learning inside the classroom and beyond. At the School we offer a flexible, personalised, engaging skills based curriculum providing both choice and challenge focussed on developing emotional literacy, core subject knowledge and offering a wide range of accredited outcomes. 

Working with your Deputy Headteachers, you will ensure the school has effective management and the required team capability to continually improve. 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 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 Longdon Hall, 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 Headteachers within the Acorn Care and Education Group. 


Please note that we offer an auto-enrolment pension scheme and a non-contractual bonus scheme Salary range £60,000-£70,000 dependent upon experience. 

This position is due to commence in September 2018.


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.



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More about Longdon Hall School
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Type: Special Needs
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 7 - 18 years
Address: Longdon Green, Near Lichfield, Staffordshire, WS15 4PT, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1543 491 051
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Standing in a superb therapeutic setting with its own grounds and Forest School woodland, Longdon Hall’s outstanding reputation stems from its overwhelming success in re-engaging the most vulnerable and disillusioned learners across the Midlands.

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