20 days remaining to apply

  • Start date details

    September 2024 or January 2025

  • Closing date

    18 June 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    7 May 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Headteacher

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4

Working pattern

Full time

Contract type


Pay scale

L20 - L24

What skills and experience we're looking for

  • The ability to lead an SEMH special school as a Head Teacher and want to leave your unique footprint as part of a positive journey;
  • Strong leadership, management and interpersonal skills either as an existing Head Teacher, Head of School or someone who has extensive Leadership experience of SEMH in another leadership role and has NPQH;
  • The ability to further develop a clear vision with the current leadership team, staff, parents and governors.
  • Ability to work effectively with the Co – Head Teacher based at St Neots to raise standards and create quality provision.
  • Motivation by collaboration and ethical leadership to work with the other special Academies in the MAT for Horizons Education Trust and other special schools and Academies locally and within region.
  • Desire to support the longer - term future of the Trust and to able to provide a strategic vision for SEMH based on evidence - based practice.
  • The ability to drive continuous improvement in standards for the quality of education to prepare pupils for their adulthood and drive improvements with the curriculum offered.

What the school offers its staff

  • Supportive and motivated Senior Leadership Team, governors / Trustees and Senior Leaders Group within the Trust;
  • Academy where all staff with your leadership can be valued and have a strong sense of commitment and dedication to pupils and support an ethos belonging;
  • Supportive induction period working alongside the CEO and other Head Teachers in the Trust.
  • Pupils and families who appreciate the Academy, some of whom have had a challenging journey so far but appreciate steadfast help and support;
  • Opportunities for you to use your school improvement skills and show ambition for quality standards.
  • Opportunities to develop the work of the Academy to develop the curriculum and preparation for adulthood with other partners.

Benefits of working in our Trust:

  • Access to Teacher pension scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme (Medigold)
  • Continued professional development and access to Senior Leaders Group.

Further details about the role

We are searching for an exceptional Head Teacher for January 2024 or January 2025 to be Co–Head Teacher for our newly built SEMH special school in Wisbech. The new site opened its doors in September 2023 and provides beautiful grounds and top- quality facilities for its pupils.

This is a fantastic opportunity for an inspirational and passionate leader to work, lead and develop our SEMH special school into the future. We are looking for an individual who has the propensity to work with children who have experienced extreme previous traumas, therefore the right candidate must have resilience and the desire to support our families. We are looking for someone who has the ability to develop and build a strong and sustainable staff team through supportive leadership and drive quality standards.

Riverside Meadows Academy is currently a dual site SEMH special school for pupils aged 11 – 16 with some pupils with additional needs. It is part of Horizons Education Trust and has a CEO and central team to support all academies within the Trust. The two sites are based in St Neots and Wisbech. Currently there is a public consultation for de- amalgamation of the two sites.

Commitment to safeguarding

Horizons Education Trust and Riverside Meadows Academy are committed to the safeguarding and promotion of the welfare of children and young people and expect staff to share this commitment.

All appointments are subject to satisfactory references and enhanced DBS check for children and adults.

Applying for the job

If you're interested in teaching or training to teach in England as an international citizen, we can help you understand your next steps.

Please download the application form using the link below, and once completed send to nmassie@academicis.co.uk

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About Riverside Meadows Academy

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
School size
77 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Phone number
07818 875514

SEMH School across 2 sites (St Neots & Wisbech)

Arranging a visit to Riverside Meadows Academy

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