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01562 882 253

Head Teacher

Sunfield Children’s Home – Clent

Salary: L14 – 15

Sunfield School and Children’s Home, part of the Ruskin Mill Trust Group, located in the stunning Clent Hills is looking to appoint a new Head Teacher to take the school on to the next level.
Sunfield provides innovative and experiential education for children and young people with Autistic spectrum Conditions and special learning needs, developed out of the inspiration of Rudolf Steiner, William Morris and John Ruskin.

Due to the school entering a new phase we are looking to recruit a new position of Head Teacher for 5-18 year olds.

As a Senior Leader at the School your roles is to provide leadership for the school which secures its success and continuous improvement. You will ensure high quality education for all its students and the highest standards of learning and achievement in accordance with statutory requirements, the objectives, vision, values, purpose and method of Sunfield, Ruskin Mill Trust, the Steiner-Waldorf Curriculum in conjunction with the National Curriculum.

To be able to undertake this role you must have a degree level education, a full teaching qualification and experience of delivering a curriculum in an Independent Special School. Ideally you would be also holding or –if not- demonstrate willingness to undertake a Masters level qualification developed by RMT, Steiner Teacher Training or a similar qualification. You must be able to demonstrate substantial experience of working with students with SEN and complex behavioural needs and leading a provision and staff team within the Ofsted and legislative framework towards excellence.

In addition you must have an up to date knowledge of the legislative frameworks which impact on this 24 hour provision; be adaptable, highly flexible and show initiative with high levels of emotional intelligence and personal resilience.

In return we offer significant personal development opportunities to work within a holistic organisation that is complex and growing on a national scale, the satisfaction to significantly improve the lives of young people and their families.

Only those with an outstanding commitment to excellence should apply.
Relocation costs will be considered
Closing date: 9am Monday 4th December 2017

Interviews will held on: 21st and 22nd December 2017

An application pack can be downloaded from our website at or by contacting Penny Needham (Head of HR) on 01562 882253

Sunfield is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Successful applicants will be required to undergo a Disclosure and Barring Service Enhanced Level Disclosure. Sunfield is committed to becoming an equal opportunities employer.

To apply- Please complete an Application Form, and Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form.

Access the Sunfield Job Application Form here.

Access the Application Form Guidance here.

Access the Sunfield Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form here. 

Access the Job Description here.