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Headteacher - Arc School Old Arley, Warwickshire

Salary negotiable dependent on experience

Start date: no later than September 2021

This exciting opportunity has become available upon the appointment of the current Headteacher to a Regional Director position within the Group.

Rated 'Good with Outstanding features' in our most recent Ofsted report, Arc School Old Arley is part of the Kedleston Group and opened in 2015. The school is located in a rural village near Nuneaton, Warwickshire.

Arc School Old Arley is an independent specialist day school offering a safe learning environment for children and young people age 7-16, with a wide range of varying needs including social, emotional and mental health needs (SEMH), autism (ASC), attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and attachment difficulties (AD).

We are looking for a Headteacher who is resilient, innovative and who will lead by example to develop and deliver their vision for the highest standard of education provision. In addition to being an ardent advocate for our children and young people, you will be highly experienced in working with children with SEN and leading, supporting and developing teams to succeed. You will be enthusiastic and sensitive, with the ability to keep calm in challenging situations in order to deliver the best possible outcomes for the Arc School Old Arley team and the wider community.

You will be able to articulate an affinity and commitment to our aims and values as well as have a demonstrable track record of outstanding teaching and learning and excellent leadership experience.

In return we can offer a competitive salary and other benefits including enhanced contributory pension scheme for qualified teachers, comprehensive induction and ongoing training and professional development opportunities, perks at work discounts, employee assistance programme, birthday treats, employee of the month awards, cycle to work scheme.

  • QTS
  • Degree
  • Substantial, demonstrable leadership and management experience in a SEN school, preferably as a Headteacher
  • Experience of and passion for improving standards of education and care for children with ASC and associated SEMH needs
  • NPQH (desirable)
  • SEND qualification (desirable)

Closing date for applications: 31 May 2021 (we reserve the right to close the application window sooner in the case where a large volume of applications is received)

Interviews to be held in the summer term 2021

For more information or an informal conversation about the role please contact the HR team on 0203 855 4151 or

Kedleston Group is an independent organisation which owns and operates a group of schools/homes for children with a range of special educational needs. Our vision is to become the most respected provider of specialist schooling in the country. We are committed to achieving this by investing in our people, practices and infrastructure.

Kedleston Group Limited is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of its young people. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check. We are an equal opportunities employer welcoming applications from all sections of the community.


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