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  • Job start date

    1 January 2024

  • Closing date

    2 June 2023 at 5pm

  • Date listed

    16 May 2023

Job details

Job role

  • Headteacher
  • Deputy headteacher
  • Assistant headteacher

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Key stage

Key stage 1, Key stage 2, Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£92,596 - £112,601

What skills and experience we're looking for

Vision and Strategy - The CEO will inherit a well-articulated vision and strategy and will be required to deliver the vision of the Trust within the systems and structures defined. In due course they will articulate the evolving vision, setting annual strategies for the implementation of this vision.

Teacher - The post-holder needs to be able to hold their own and to hold forth on almost every aspect of SEND pedagogy. They need to hold valid knowledge and valid values. They need to be a valued contributor of standing in discussion with the Headteachers and the Educational Development Officer and with partners across the profession. They fully subscribe to the primacy of learning in the vision of the trust.

Leader/Manager/Coach - The CEO needs to have the capacity to empower and also to curtail the power of the head teachers so that they operate not only within the strictures and structures of the trust but within the spirit of the trust.

Relationships - They must be able to develop positive and purposeful relationships with all stakeholders, always focused on enhancing the life and learning opportunities of our learners

Organisational - The CEO requires a profound understanding of educational systems and the organisational nous to maintain, develop and create complementary systems in order to optimise impact and minimise workload

Finance - As the accounting officer of the trust, the CEO must have a reasonable grasp of systems relating to school finance including a working understanding of funding and budgeting processes.

Governance - The CEO will have a fluent working understanding of Trust governance, assured in supporting the work of the committees, facilitating the accountability processes and framework and with a sound grasp of quality assurance, schemes of delegation and frameworks of authority.

What the school offers its staff

  • highly motivated leaders and staff
  • a strong ethos and Trust vision
  • established processes and foundations for continued Trust development
  • a highly effective team providing strategic support, collaboration and challenge

Further details about the role

Our Curmudgeonly Eccentric Oddball has decided to focus his diminishing wit, energy and time to tending his garden, in particular to nurturing his Chrysanthemums, Echinacea and Orchids.

And so we find ourselves on the hunt for a CEO.

We are a small MAT (two special schools) with a penchant for finding our own paths and drawing our own maps, seeking a like-minded leader.


Are you a Cheerful, Extroverted Optimist with a Confident Expansive Outlook? Perhaps a Choreographerof Educational Objectives for a Charismatic and Empathetic Organisation. Maybe you're a Collision Evasion Overseer navigating the pitfalls? Or a Clairvoyant of Esoteric Orientation? It could simply be that you're an omelette fan with a taste for CheeseEggs and Onions!

By now you are probably realising that we are not entirely sure what CEO stands for and what a CEO does. But we know what we stand for – we stand for families at the front and centre of educational provision. And we know what we do – we Cultivate Excellence and Opportunity for our astonishing young learners.

We invite you to join us and define this unique role in our unique organisation.

Commitment to safeguarding

Please note that this role is subject to enhanced DBS clearance, medical clearance, 2 references and right to work in the UK. The successful candidates will be expected to adhere to the Safeguarding Policies of the Trust and Keeping Children Safe in Education legislation.

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About Kingsley Learning Foundation

Multi-academy trust
Phone number
07540 221298

The Kingsley Learning Foundation leads a community of special schools (Kingsley Special Academy, Kettering & Red Kite Special Academy, Corby) which recognises the holistic individual and family needs, working in a collaborative inter-disciplinary model to address these needs and create opportunities.

The families of children and young people who attend Kingsley Learning Foundation academies will be enabled to access and participate in the social opportunities that are taken for granted by other families but which are often denied to families with children with disabilities.

All members of the community will celebrate the joy of learning, the thrill of being a learner

Arranging a visit to Kingsley Learning Foundation

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email dionne.tomlinson@kingsley.school.

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