Job Details

Job Title:         Headteacher

Location:         New Options School, Shoreditch, London

Salary:              £70,000 - £80,000 per annum plus 10% performance related bonus

Hours:              37.5 per week (Monday to Friday)

Contract:          Permanent

Are you an innovative and strategic Headteacher committed to improving the lives of children and young people?

Outcomes First Group are opening a new Primary School based in London. We are looking for an inspiring Headteacher to start up and lead this newly purposed, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) School and nursery. As Headteacher, you will promote a relentless focus on high quality, creative learning and safe and secure care. You will oversee our pupils educational needs, maximising children’s achievement, and their ability to develop as well as maintain a safe and secure environment for our residential children.

This is a great opportunity for a Headteacher who is looking to be an innovative, strategic leader and with a desire to start a School from scratch. You will help design the curriculum and have autonomy to influence the School in the way you want to, ensuring it has the resources, staff and ability to inspire learning in academic SEN environments, for children with varied ASD needs. Your work will be challenging and rewarding in equal measure and you will be the custodian of our strong safeguarding culture, where pupils are listened to, respected and involved in as many decisions as possible.

You will be the first appointment for the school and so you will need to recruit your own team and grow the school staff team in line with growth plans. Eventually, you will line manage a team and deliver clear, authentic leadership, establishing a school vision and strategic plan, which inspires your team to deliver high levels of safety, quality, compliance, and dedication. You will ensure your school have effective management and an engaged, high performing team to deliver outstanding education and care.

Quality is always top of our agenda and we pride ourselves on the quality of what we do. We are looking for a Headteacher with primary and ASD experience, leadership skills and vision to build incredible futures by empowering vulnerable young people in the UK, to be happy and to make their way in the world. Curriculum and new school development will be advantageous.

About us:

Our new Options Autism School is a brand new Primary School forecasted to open in January 2022. It will be a specialist ASD Primary School, based in Shoreditch, London. We will cater for primary children who have Autism and complex needs and we will also have an onsite nursery.

The aim of the school is to provide specialist individual support to each child, enabling them to reach their potential so they can live fulfilling and productive lives. We will provide the young people with as much freedom as possible while offering a safe and supervised environment. This is achievable due to the dedication and support from a range of employed professionals across the company who are passionate, reliable and understanding including dedicated education, care and clinical teams.

Why join us?

  • Have the Autonomy to start and develop a new ASD Primary School with nursery.
  • Be part of a growing organisation – Outcomes First Group and have the backing of a large business
  • A companywide induction on your first 3 days and then support from your cluster of schools and a ‘buddy’ to help you settle in, in your first few months.
  • Friendly and inclusive working environment and the chance to be part of a fantastic multidisciplinary team
  • Shopping discounts and cashback via our ‘Rewards Hub’
  • 10% performance related bonus
  • 30 days holiday plus bank holidays
  • Wellbeing hub access with mindfulness, fitness, recipes and much more
  • Reduced Gym membership
  • Access to high-quality Continuing Professional Development to help pursue your own personal goals.

Ultimately, all of our roles give you the opportunity to enrich the lives of young people and make a positive difference.

Application process & dates

To be successful and start your next opportunity, you will need to complete a full application form and pass two rounds of interviews, which will include a presentation and competency-based questions.

We’re looking for someone to start as soon as October Half term, subject to compliance checks.


This School is part of Outcomes First Group. We are committed to the safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. All successful applicants will be subject to fully Enhanced DBS.