Head of Education

Posted 2 years ago

We’re looking for a Head Teacher to join our Steps 2 Success Program

You will be joining the team at Almond Care Children’s Services in the development of our new residential care & education provision for 6 young people aged between 6 – 14 on admission. This is a fantastic opportunity for someone that wants to grow with a forward-thinking organisation.

Our ultimate aim is to reduce the risk of children remaining in long term residential care and support the transition into foster care of home with family, and we are therefore excited to pioneer this bespoke early intervention strategy for young people.

Our Head of Education will be responsible for development and delivering of the school vision and ethos, which inspires and motivates pupils, staff and all other members of the school community. This includes taking the lead with the registration of the school with DFE.

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 along with producing positive outcomes. You will also adopt a multidisciplinary approach to promote the best possible care and education for young people. You will have a Degree and Teaching qualifications.

Steps 2 Success

  • Almond Children’s Services- Steps 2 Success program believe that every child deserves to be given every opportunity to thrive and achieve their full aspirations and that the trauma that the child has suffered should not be a barrier to the success.
  • We believe by providing a therapeutic and holistic approach to supporting the child through early intervention we can reduce the risk of the child suffering further and prevent the need for the child remain in long term residential care.
  • Our mission is to provide a high-quality tailored therapeutic care and education that’s underpinned by therapeutic approach using trauma informed training. This is supported by our clinical team who work closely both across education and care.

We welcome staff who share our commitment to help children experience better days and better lives. Through ongoing development and training, we ensure our staff are well prepared for their jobs and given every opportunity to extend their skills.

Who are we looking for?

We are looking to hear from SEND professionals with the ability and ambition to inspire a multi-disciplinary team 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 become an ambassador for Almond Care, as the role will include working in partnership with parents, local authorities and other stakeholders.

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

Experience and qualifications required for this Head Teacher position include:

  • QTS and higher degree or equivalent eg Masters or SENCO qualification (NPQH is desirable but not essential)
  • Proven leadership skills in an educational setting and a successful track record as a teacher
  • A strong understanding of SEND, codes of practice, National Curriculum, legislation and how they apply to young people with special needs
  • A thorough understanding of child Safeguarding and an understanding of the rights of young people
  • Excellent communication skills with a positive attitude and approach to problem solving
  • Experience with registering a school DFE and Ofsted

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: Up to £50,000.00 per year


  • Additional leave
  • Company pension
  • On-site parking
  • Wellness programmes


  • 8 hour shift


  • Bachelor’s (preferred)
Salary Up to £50,000
Location Sileby

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