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  • Job start date

    1 January 2025

  • Closing date

    27 November 2023 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    3 November 2023

Job details

Job role

  • Headteacher

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Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Full time: Full time 5 days per week

Contract type


Pay scale

L16 to L20 (£72,144 - £79,076)

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are looking for a Head of School with the skills, confidence and experience to provide dynamic and professional leadership for the school, which secures its success and creates a high-quality learning environment for all its students that results in exceptional standards of learning and achievement. We are looking for someone who can inspire, challenge and motivate all members of the school community.

This position offers a significant opportunity to play a leading role in a MAT that is going through a period of dynamic growth. Part of the role for the successful applicant will be working with the free school project team on the opening of Grand Union Village and Pinn River Schools.

The new Head of School will be supported by an Executive Headteacher who will be legally responsible for the school and work closely with the Trust’s Regional Director in the South. It is anticipated that the Head of School will move into the post of substantive headteacher when appropriate.

For further details please see full advert and applicant pack

What the school offers its staff

Grand Union Village will be a primary school for students between 4 and 11 years old with severe learning disabilities (SLD), profound and multiple learning disabilities (PMLD) and autistic spectrum disorders (ASD). Some of the students may also have additional sensory or physical impairments or challenging behaviour. All students will have an EHCP plan. There will be 80 students on roll.

At Grand Union Village School, we aim to provide the best possible education outcomes for our students. Grand Union Village School is a new, purpose-built special school with additional facilities including a hydrotherapy pool and built in rebound trampoline. The school is designed around four distinctive hubs; each hub having a central area with learning spaces, and 1:1 small group rooms off these areas. This model of intervention will be delivered by a multi-professional team of education and therapeutic staff who will provide an individualised approach for each pupils. All our students have a personalised learning programme to help them achieve their best. We use this to adapt our curriculum to meet their individual needs.

For further details please see advert and applicant pack

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

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About The Eden Academy

Multi-academy trust

At the Eden Academy Trust we specialise in meeting the educational needs of children and young adults with a range of learning disabilities including those who are autistic and those who have physical or sensory needs.

A family of schools

We have grown slowly and thoughtfully to become a family of schools who work together to blend the best educational and therapeutic practice.

Our team approach ensures we work closely with families and carers to identify and meet all the needs of our pupils.

Arranging a visit to The Eden Academy

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email paul.vanwalwyk@theedenacademy.co.uk.

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