Head of School

Full Time, Permanent.
£59,601–£65,437 per annum inclusive of Outer London Weighting (L15–L19).
Closing date: noon, 23 April 2019 - NOON
REF: SCH/16872TR.


The Trustees of the Eden Academy Trust are seeking to appoint a new Head of School for Pentland Field School from September 2019.

Pentland Field School is an all-through 4–19 special school for children and young people with moderate to severe learning difficulties, including autism. 

The school opened in January 2015 and has expanded to its current roll of 150 pupils. The school has spacious, new, purpose-built and specialist classrooms. The school was graded as good overall (with outstanding behaviour, personal development and welfare) in its first Ofsted inspection in January 2018. 

We are looking for a Head of School with the skills, confidence and experience to take Pentland Field to greater heights as part of the Eden Academy Trust family of schools. This position offers a significant opportunity to play a leading role in a MAT that is going through a period of dynamic and exciting change. The new Head of School will receive substantial support and work closely with Perdy Buchanan-Barrow, the school’s Executive Headteacher.

If you wish to discuss the role in more detail please contact Jarlath O’Brien, Director for Schools (South), or Susan Douglas, CEO, on 01895 609144 or email jarlath.obrien@theedenacademy.co.uk or susan.douglas@theedenacademy.co.uk

Further details can be obtained by contacting Colette Haugh on 01895 609144 or at colette.haugh@theedenacademy.co.uk

For further information, and to apply, please visit: https://tinyurl.com/yxdsc3oy

A job description/person specification can be downloaded below.

Closing date: noon, Tuesday 23 April 2019.
Interview date: 29 and 30 April 2019.

CVs will not be accepted.


The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced DBS check, satisfactory references and other pre-employment checks.


Please download a job description/person specification below:

16872TR - Pentland Field -HoS JD PS

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