• Expected start date

    As soon as possible

  • Application deadline

    21 June 2021 at 10:00am

  • Date listed

    8 June 2021

Job details

Job role
Working pattern
Full-time only
Contract type
Leadership 5-10 (£46,566 to £52,723)

Job summary

 Are you an experienced and inspirational leader looking to join a large, outstanding, award-winning special school?  We are looking to appoint an experienced and motivated Key Stage Leader (Key Stage 2) who is a dedicated and innovative practitioner committed to achieving the best possible education for our students.  The school’s vision is to be an International Centre of Excellence in Autism Education, Research and Professional Development.  We are already an outstanding school (Ofsted, 2016) and a National Autistic Society Advanced Accredited School (NAS, 2020) and we aim to be the best specialist school in the world!  Our Philosophy of Education is known as The ASD Model © and this underpins our promotion of students’ holistic growth in three key areas: 

1.     Academic Progress 

2.     Specialist Therapeutic Support 

3.     Development of Life Skills 

We address the individual learning needs of all our students and provide a broad and balanced curriculum. Our extensive in-house therapeutic provision, Autism Research and Development and our own Job Coaching team further enhance our educational work.  The role of the Key Stage Leader is both challenging and rewarding and we are looking for a strong, experienced leader with the drive and enthusiasm needed to help turn our vision into reality and continue the development of the school.  The successful candidate should have previous leadership experience, ideally in a large school, and experience in working within the field of special educational needs and Autism. Seeing all behaviours as a form of communication of needs is therefore a must.  You will be joining a very large, positive and enthusiastic staff team who work with inspirational students. You will be offered personalised CPD and coaching opportunities to help support you in your role. 

Supporting documents

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

School overview

School type
Special school, ages 3 to 19
Education phase
School size
260 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 19
Contact phone number

About Abbot's Lea School

Abbot’s Lea School is a large and highly successful special school educating nearly 300 students aged 3-19, who, due to their Autism and associated learning differences, require significant specialist support to succeed academically and achieve their full potential. The school’s mission statement is to be the International Centre of Excellence for Autism. We ensure outstanding outcomes for all of our students through our unique Philosophy of Education – The ASD Model © which underpins our promotion of: A – academic progress S – specialist support D – development of life skills We are already an outstanding school (Ofsted, 2016) and now we wish to be the best! 

Arranging a visit to Abbot's Lea School

 In current circumstances a tour of the school is not possible, however you are strongly encouraged to book an initial discussion with the Headteacher, Mrs Hildrey. To book, please contact Kim Adair, Headteacher’s PA: kim.adair@abbotsleaschool.co.uk  

School location

Beaconsfield Road, Liverpool, Merseyside, L25 6EE

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