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Contact Information: careers@kedlestongroup.com
Location: Old Arley, Warwickshire
Salary: L18 £67,350 – L24 £78,010
Date Posted: 02/09/2022
Closing Date: "No Closing Date Stated"
Job Type: permanent
Setting: Wings School Notts
Job Description:

At Kedleston Group, our vision is simple, every provision we operate will be recognised as ‘outstanding’ in every way.

We will never be the biggest, but we will lead, and others will follow.

Start date: January 2023 or sooner if possible

An exciting opportunity has become available to join the Kedleston Group, as Headteacher of Arc School Old Arley.

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 an experienced 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 have experience in all aspects of school leadership and be able to demonstrate an ability to lead and manage a school and develop the provision towards ensuring outstanding outcomes for all pupils.

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.

We welcome applications from candidates with experience in mainstream settings who are wishing to gain experience within the independent SEN sector.


  • 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)

For more information or to arrange an informal conversation about the role please contact us at careers@kedlestongroup.com

About us:

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. 

We look for people to join our staff team who have the creativity and enthusiasm needed to deliver the best outcomes for the children and young people.

Kedleston Group Limited is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of its children and young people and we expect all staff to share this commitment. Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility. You will be expected to engage in annual safeguarding training, be familiar with key policies and ensure you know the steps to take should you be made aware of a safeguarding or child protection concern. You will remain vigilant and act swiftly if you have concerns about a child and be an appropriate role model for both children and colleagues at all times.

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 are 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.


We prefer to hire people directly, but we do have a preferred supplier list for when we need a helping hand. We'll be in touch directly if we need you! Any unsolicited CV’s will be sent at the recruitment agency’s own risk and will be interpreted as ‘gifts’ and we have no liability to you for any fee or otherwise. We reserve the right to engage with candidates directly having not, in any way, entered into your terms and conditions for this vacancy. By submitting an unsolicited CV to us, or to any member of our staff, you accept these terms as the default position. If we require your assistance with any vacancy we will contact you.

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