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Contact Information: [email protected]
Location: Old Arley, Nuneaton
Salary: L21 £77,195 - L27 £89,414
Date Posted: 06/09/2023
Closing Date: 13-10-23
Job Type: permanent
Setting: Arc School Old Arley
Job Description:

Start date: no later than January 2024

This exciting opportunity has become available to be Headteacher of a large SEN school.  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, Perkbox, 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 leading schools through recent successful Ofsted inspections.
  • 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: 13 October 2023 (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 week beginning 16 October 2023.

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. 

The successful candidate is required to provide references and will be expected to undertake an enhanced DBS check. We will ask you to complete a criminal self-declaration form, and we will conduct online searches for information that is publicly available. We are an equal opportunities employer welcoming applications from all sections of the community. This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020.


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