Park House School is a warm and nurturing setting for children with Autistic Spectrum Disorders, where children are given time and space in which to learn. It is a small and therapeutic school community, focusing on offering rewarding experiences and functional life skills. Taking into account their chronological, developmental and emotional age, Park House School provides it’s pupils with a broad, balanced and individualised curriculum, and appropriate knowledge, skills and strategies to ensure a successful and effective transition into adulthood.

Owing to the retirement of our current Head Teacher we are seeking to appoint a committed, enthusiastic, ethos driven headteacher to lead and inspire our team of experienced and dedicated staff from September 2020.

This small, independent special school is located on the outskirts of Peterborough, in the small village of Thorney.

If you have suitable experience, a proven track record and the vision to lead our school forward we would very much like to hear from you.

We can offer:

A dedicated and experienced team of staff
Directors who are supportive, ambitious and committed to the school
Strong links with the wider school community
Opportunities for professional development
A well managed school which is financially stable

We are looking for a Head Teacher who has:

A passionate commitment to develop learning and excellence for all our children
A clear strategic vision based on strong educational values
The ability to lead, challenge, motivate, and inspire all members of the school community
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
The ability to foster positive relationships and a caring and inclusive ethos within the school
The ability to move the school forward, building on current success and ensuring a culture of challenge and high expectations through a rich and diverse curriculum
A commitment to broadening wider opportunities for learners, such as residentials, sports, work experiences
A flexible and adaptable approach to working with all aspects of the school community.

The Director of Park House School strongly encourage and welcome visits to the school by prior arrangement. You are asked to contact the current headteacher, Mr Tim Howley, on 01733 271187 to arrange a visit.

How to Apply
To apply, please complete a Headteacher’s Application Form in full, found on our school website: www.parkhouseschool.co.uk
Please also provide a covering letter of no more than one A4 page outlining why you would like the post and how you would continue to develop and innovate practice at the school.

Park House School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The post is subject to Enhanced DBS certificate along with other relevant employment checks.

Application Deadline: Friday 13th March
Interview Date: Tuesday 24th March
Staff category
Closing date
Friday 13 March 2020
School name
Park House
DfE school no.
Wisbech Road, Thorney, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire,
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