We’re looking for a Headteacher to join the Oak Tree School team. 

Oak Tree School is an ‘Outstanding’ specialist provision positioned near the city of Truro in Cornwall. The school provides full-time specialist co-education for up to 65 children and young people aged 7 to 16 who experience social, emotional, mental health, communication difficulties and associated challenging behaviours. These children and young people often cannot cope, function or achieve within a mainstream environment. The aim is to provide a structured, nurturing approach, with pupils accessing a broad, balanced and engaging curriculum to meet their significant needs

You will work with Mike Decay, Head of Service, who also oversees a number of our residential homes and a brand new school in the area. The position has become available due to Mike’s development with the group, and it’s a really exciting time to join us!

As Head Teacher, you will promote a relentless focus on the quality of education and delivery of a broad, balanced and relevant curriculum that meets the needs of children and young people along with producing positive outcomes.

You will be joining a high achieving company and executive team, leading your own outstanding school and positively impacting the lives of many young people. As part of our team you will focus on developing self-esteem and wellbeing, as well as academic performance and development. 


Who are we looking for?

We are looking to hear from SEND professionals with the ability and ambition to inspire a multi-disciplinary team to deliver outstanding learning for children and young people with special education needs.

We are looking for someone who knows how to bring a creative and innovative approach to improving performance and support for our pupils and their families. An excellent communicator, you will become an ambassador for Acorn Care and Education, as the role will include working in partnership with parents, local authorities and other stakeholders.

If you are a truly inspirational, highly motivated and forward-thinking individual, with the energy and passion to change lives coupled with proven experience of impacting upon whole school development and improvement, this could be an excellent opportunity for you.

In return for your experience and commitment we offer outstanding career opportunities, plus access to a network of great leaders within the Acorn Care and Education Group.


Want to explore further?

Call the Recruitment team on 01204 558055 for an informal discussion or email recruitment@acorncare.co.uk

1st Stage interviews will be held on Tuesday 9th June over Microsoft Teams with 2nd stage interviews held shortly after. 

We offer an auto enrolment defined contribution pension. Please note this is not part of the Teachers’ Pension Scheme. A Headteachers bonus scheme is available if annual quality measures are met, which is up to 10% of the basic salary.

Acorn Care and Education is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children and young people in our care. Successful applicants will be subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service check.