11 days remaining to apply

  • Job start date

    1 September 2023

  • Closing date

    13 February 2023 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    20 January 2023

Job details

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale

L34 - L39

What skills and experience we're looking for

Kenilworth School and Sixth Form is a forward-looking, highly inclusive school with an outstanding record of promoting exceptional achievement and student progress. We combine high aspirations, with excellent teaching and pastoral care for individual students to enable them to make great progress and achieve high academic standards. Our students enjoy good relationships with their fellow students and staff who always ‘go the extra mile’ to support them. We are a friendly, orderly school with a well-earned reputation for academic and personal achievement.

As well as being a great place to learn, Kenilworth School is a wonderful place to teach. Our happy students and an ethos of opportunity and success mean that we attract the best, most skilled practitioners in the profession.

Our new Headteacher will provide the transformational leadership required to bring our whole school onto one brand new, £48million site, by building on our current strengths. The bringing together of the main school and the sixth form onto a single site in September 2023 is a once in a lifetime opportunity and an ideal time for a new Headteacher to join us.

We are seeking to appoint an exceptional, highly experienced, aspirational and dynamic educational practitioner with extensive knowledge of school organisation, and a strong proven track record of school improvement.

Our ideal candidate will:

Ø Be an outward facing, impactful leader with vision and drive

Ø Be an outstanding classroom practitioner with a track record of maintaining high academic standards

Ø Be able to think strategically, innovate and work collaboratively with all our external partners

Ø Build on our extensive community links, and further strengthen collaboration

Ø Aspire to excellence through quality, ambition and independence

Ø Be able to inspire, challenge and empower our dedicated staff and motivated students

Ø Have excellent interpersonal skills

What the school offers its staff

Kenilworth School and Sixth Form is a highly successful, oversubscribed 11-18 mixed comprehensive school currently located on a split site, with 1,864 students on roll, including a large sixth form of 455 students. The school is being re-built and will be open in September 2023, on a new single site, bringing together the whole school from 11-18.

We will provide you with:

Ø A cohesive school community with strong relationships between students and staff

Ø Highly motivated, respectful students with a strong desire to learn

Ø A committed, hard-working, highly skilled and friendly staff

Ø A commitment to enable high quality continuing professional development for you

Ø A very supportive, highly committed CEO, Local Governing Board and Trust Board

Further details about the role

You are warmly welcomed and encouraged, to visit the school from 9.15am-11.15am on Fri 27th, Mon 30th , 31st Jan. Please call Carmen McMahon Head of HR on 01926 859421 extension 1106 or 07794082536 or email to c.mcmahon@ksn.org.uk to arrange a visit.

This appointment is supported by ASCL’s Leadership Appointment Service. If you feel inspired to find out more about this rare opportunity, please contact Bal Kaur-Pierpoint on: 07492353368 or email Bal.Kaur-Pierpoint@ascl.org.uk for further information.

An Application Pack can be downloaded or visit Kenilworth School and Sixth Form's website www.ksn.org.uk in the Vacancies section.

We look forward to receiving your application.

Commitment to safeguarding

Kenilworth School and Sixth Form is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All appointments are made subject to receipt of a completed application form, satisfactory references and Enhanced DBS Disclosure.

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 C.McMahon@ksn.org.uk

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If you need these documents in an accessible format, please contact the school.

About Kenilworth School and Sixth Form

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 19
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
1836 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 19
Phone number
01926 859421

Kenilworth School and Sixth Form is recognised as being graded 'Excellent' in all areas (Ofsted February 2013) but we are ambitious and continue to better ourselves in every way possible. It became a Multi Academy Trust in January 2019 and currently has one other school within the Trust. We combine high aspirations with a care for individual students. Our students are happy and confident individuals, who enjoy good relationships with their fellow students and the staff. We are a friendly, orderly school with a well-earned reputation for academic, sporting and personal achievement. In this environment students are given every chance to grow and achieve success. We emphasize the development of skills such as team building, effort, responsibility, healthy competition and leadership. Our students achieve their best because of the range of experiences that we provide in an environment that is positive, supportive and forward-thinking. Kenilworth School & Sixth Form embraces its role as a comprehensive school serving the whole community. In addition to the good work carried in the classroom there are many clubs and activities that take place outside of school hours. Our former pupils are to be found in many diverse and successful roles, most having moved through further and higher education. Students regularly achieve excellent academic results, well above the national average, and the Sixth Form Centre is very successful in providing a transition to higher education. Students achieve their best when school and home work is in harmony. We value the contribution made by parents, governors and the community to ensure that we maintain high standards in all aspects of school life.

Arranging a visit to Kenilworth School and Sixth Form

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email C.McMahon@ksn.org.uk.

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