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Head Teacher (OLSEN001)

Job type: Permanent, Full time

Location: Liverpool, Merseyside

circa £70,000

Recruiter: Kedleston Group Limited

Sector: Education

Job description

We are looking for an experienced, passionate and inspirational leader to join our team of circa 30 colleagues, at Olsen House School as Head Teacher.

This is an exciting opportunity for an outstanding Head Teacher who is experienced within SEMH/ASC education and who shares our mission to develop confident and capable young people by meeting their educational, health and social care needs in a structured and nurturing school environment.

Through your visionary, inspired leadership and working in partnership with our children and young people, their families, carers and other stakeholders, to achieve outcomes which make a difference, you will ensure Olsen House School is a leading school within the sector, delivering on its Vision and Mission.

In addition to ensuring the School complies with and exceeds all regulatory requirements, you will lead the School in all areas of education and learning to ensure all children placed at the school achieve their maximum potential.

Your role will also require you to structure, organise and develop a team of professionals who are committed to delivering the School's Vision, ensuring the highest possible outcomes for all its children.

Olsen House School, part of Kedleston Group Limited, is a specialist independent school for children and young people who present as having ASC or SEMH needs. The school is currently registered for 45 children in KS2/KS3 and KS4 with plans to increase capacity to 55 upon completion of current expansion work which is due to end this term. The school is currently rated as ‘Good', and is in an OFSTED inspection year, expected during the summer term.

The successful candidate will start in January 2020, or sooner if available, and reporting into the Chief Operating Officer, will be responsible for the operational management of the school, ensuring the highest quality specialist education for our students.

To be considered for this role, you will need to be able to evidence strong leadership qualities, a passion for innovation and continuous improvement, as well as demonstrable experience and knowledge of working within the arena of SEMH and ASC education.

In addition to working with a fantastic, committed team of staff at Olsen House School, we will offer you the opportunity to engage and collaborate with colleagues across our other provisions within the Kedleston family, a wealth of opportunities for professional and career development, a competitive salary and staff benefits and enhanced pension.

If you share our values and are willing to make a difference to the lives of children and young people, we'd love to hear from you.

Kedleston Group Limited is an independent provider of SEMH and ASC day and residential schools as well as children's homes across England. We look for people who have the creativity and enthusiasm needed to deliver the best outcomes for the children and young people we support. We offer staff a comprehensive induction programme and ongoing training to ensure everyone is provided with the best possible start to their employment. Kedleston welcome and nurture staff through the organisation's training provision and seek staff and leaders who are motivated and focused in their delivery of the best education and care support.

Kedleston Group Limited is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and requires all staff to act in the best interests of our pupils at all times. Successful candidates will be required to apply for an Enhanced Disclosure via the Disclosure and Barring Service.


We prefer to hire people directly, but we do have a preferred supplier list for when we'd like a helping hand. We'll be in touch if we need you.

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 Nearby train stations

 Nearby bus stops

  • Adj, Brook Road East, College Road
  • Adj, Lancaster Avenue, College Road
  • Adj, Lawton Road, College Road
  • opp, Lawton Road, College Road
  • Adj, Coronation Drive, Liverpool Road

 Nearby schools

  • Merchant Taylors' Boys' School
  • St Mary's College
  • Merchant Taylors Girls School
  • Olsen House School
  • Streatham Schools

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