Situations Vacant

Executive Headteacher

Ambitious about Autism
Salary c£110,000 plus Teachers’ Pension and other benefits

Ambitious about Autism is the national charity for children and young people with autism. We are driven by our mission to make the ordinary possible for children and young people with autism.

Our charity, and Multi-Academy Trust, have developed and run our high performing, inspirational and innovative schools – TreeHouse and The Rise. They deliver truly excellent education and outcomes for children and young people with autism enabling them to learn, thrive and achieve at school and beyond. We are committed to growing our existing schools and new provision, modelling new and best practice and influencing autism education nationally. Whist we have an eye on growth, we are firmly rooted in our values and commitment to quality.

As part of our ambitious and exciting growth plans, we are now recruiting to the crucial new role of Executive Headteacher. Reporting to the Chief Executive, you will have responsibility for developing and growing our existing schools and people, and be instrumental in our plans for new provision. As a member of the Executive Leadership Team, you will also play a key role in developing our new strategic plan, helping us to grow our schools and broader influencing work to have an impact on the lives of young people nationally. As a learning organisation, we will support you to continue to develop your expertise in autism education and to share best practice as an ambassador for our work and cause.

We are looking for an Executive Headteacher or Headteacher with a proven track record of leading and developing schools. You will have experience in developing sustained quality, leading innovation and building skilled, confident and resilient senior teams. Above all, you will share our values and uncompromising commitment to achieving the best possible outcomes for children and young people.

For more information on this exciting leadership role, please visit
For a confidential discussion, please contact our advising consultant at Anderson Quigley: Rob Hilyer on +44 (0)7719 325 771

Closing date for applications is noon on Wednesday 5th June 2019.

Ambition about Autism is fully committed to equality of opportunity and diversity and we warmly welcome applications from all suitably-qualified candidates. We welcome applications regardless of race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origins, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, disability, or age. All applications will be considered solely on merit.