19 days remaining to apply

  • Expected start date

    1 September 2021

  • Application deadline

    30 April 2021 at 9:00 am

  • Date listed

    16 March 2021

Job details

Job role
Leadership, SEN specialist
Working pattern
Full-time only
Contract type

Job summary

Job Title: Head of School
Location: Shenstone School
Salary / salary range: L19-L24
Closing date: 30/04/2021
Interview date: Week commencing 17/05/2021
Start date: 01/09/2021

An exciting opportunity has arisen with Shenstone School for the role of Head of School. As the Head of School you will work alongside the Executive Head Teacher, Senior Leadership Team, Governing Board, TKAT Trust and staff to develop the shared vision and strategic plan, which serves to inspire and motivate pupils and all other members of the school community. You will lead on teaching and learning and help to ensure that we consistently offer an environment which enables each child to achieve their full potential through the provision of quality teaching and learning at our specialist school setting.
Shenstone School is a special school for pupils who have severe and/or complex learning difficulties within the London Borough of Bexley. Shenstone School is located on two sites, Sidcup (for younger pupils) and Crayford (for older pupils). We work hard to ensure that Shenstone is a safe, happy, welcoming and truly outstanding place for our pupils to thrive. Our school benefits from impressive facilities across the two sites, enabling us to offer a wide range of opportunities and activities for learning both inside and outside the classroom.
For more information about the role please email head@shenstone-tkat.org and request a virtual meeting or COVID risk assessed face to face meeting with the Executive Head Teacher.

Professional qualifications required –

• Is a qualified teacher with QTS
• Experience of senior leadership in a school (NPQSL/ NPQH)
• Evidence of relevant CPD
• Experience in a special school setting is essential

Employee benefits

Working for TKAT:
Leadership within TKAT schools requires passion, understanding, empathy and above all, a genuine love for the profession. Our role is to support you by giving you the flexibility to work how and when you need to; to open up opportunities to develop your career; to take care of your wellbeing at work; to enable you to flourish as an individual and to offer the kind of rewards you can only find from improving the prospects and life chances for literally thousands of children and young people.

TKAT is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Offers of employment will be subject to the full Safer Recruitment process, including an enhanced disclosure and barring service check.

Equal Opportunities
TKAT is committed to equality of opportunity. We welcome applications from all suitable candidates, regardless of any protected characteristic for example race, gender, sexual orientation, disability or age. All applications are treated on merit. This includes applications from individuals wishing to work full time, part time or on a flexible basis.

Applying for the job

Full Advert, Job Description & Person Spec and TKAT application form can be downloaded from our school website (https://www.shenstone-tkat.org/178/vacancies).
Applications can be submitted to hr@shenstone-tkat.org.

More on how to apply

School overview

School type
Education phase
School size
148 pupils enrolled
Age range
2 to 11
Ofsted report
View Ofsted report
Contact email

About Shenstone School

Shenstone School is a primary aged special school for pupils with severe, and/ or profound and multiple learning difficulties. Shenstone School is one school based across two sites which are 5 miles apart - the Sidcup site age ranges are from nursery to Year 3 and the Crayford site is mostly Year 2 – Year 6. They are supported by a dedicated staff team and we stand by our motto of “together we engage, thrive and achieve”.

Shenstone School was inspected in October 2019 and the outcome is that we continue to be a ‘good’ school, where the children are happy and learning is made fun.

We have been part of The Kemnal Academies Trust (TKAT) since 2017. TKAT is one of the largest Multi-Academy Trusts in the South of England with over 42 Primary and Secondary Academies in the TKAT Family.

Arranging a visit to Shenstone School

For more information about the role please email head@shenstone-tkat.org and request a virtual meeting or COVID risk assessed face to face meeting with the Executive Head Teacher.

School location

94 Old Road, Crayford, Kent, DA1 4DZ

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