Assistant Head Teacher

Dorothy Goodman School Hinckley, Hinckley, Leicestershire


Job details

Subjects Other, Other
Working pattern Full-time only
Salary Lead Practitioners range 9 to Lead Practitioners range 13, £48,687 to £53,724

Job description

We need someone who is an excellent practitioner, has great enthusiasm and who is not afraid to push the boundaries to join our outstanding special school as an assistant headteacher. We need a great teacher/leader who puts children and young people at the centre of provision, and has a multi-professional approach to achieving the best possible learning outcomes.

The post commences on 6th January 2020 and is permanent, subject to completion of a satisfactory 6 month probation period.

What we need from you:
Outstanding classroom practice
Excellent communication skills
Resilience to ever changing demands
Adaptable and flexible and able to identify priorities
Attention to detail while retaining the big picture
Ability to plan priority actions as a result of analysing information available
A willingness to learn - commitment to professional development
Ability to support staff to develop their practice

The successful applicant will have high expectations of each individual learner at Dorothy Goodman School.

What we can offer you:
A diverse learning community where each pupil is respected as an individual
A committed staff team engaged in high quality professional development that leads the evolution of the curriculum
Professional challenge - including working with specialist teams (internally and externally)
A school where pupils are at the centre of everything we do

Please contact Anne Hare (Head’s PA) on 01455 634582 or email if you would like any further information. Visits to the school are encouraged and welcome.

The post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and subject to a check being carried out at an Enhanced level by the Disclosure and Barring Service regarding any previous criminal record.

Closing date for Applications is 18th October 2019 at 15.00 hours.
Interviews will likely be held week beginning 21st October 2019
(We are aware of differing Half Term dates so please make us aware if the above week presents difficulties for you)

This post is eligible for a DBS check under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (i.e. it involves certain activities in relation to children and/or adults) and is defined as regulated activity under Part 1 of the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006.

Essential educational requirements

Qualified Teacher Status

Essential qualifications

Qualified Teacher Status

Essential skills and experience

Experience of working in a Special Needs School would be useful

Employee benefits

As an outstanding school we have a thirst for development and strive to be part of cutting edge research within special education, developing practice within the school and externally. Dorothy Goodman is a growing school which operates across seven sites. We have aspirations for forming a Multi Academy Trust which will enhance opportunities for senior leaders in the future. We provide outstanding education for pupils with a wide variety of special educational needs. This is an ideal opportunity for a candidate who is keen to further their career taking on more responsibility Our primary site is situated on Stoke Road and we have a primary satellite base on the site of Richmond primary school which is a few minutes walk away. Our secondary site on Barwell Lane is our newest building and pupils here also access resources based at Middlefield Lane for food technology and work skills. We have two secondary satellite bases one on the site of Redmoor Academy and one on HInckley Academy site. We also manage Cleveland House a base for young people who have autism but who do not have learning and cognition difficulties. For older students there is a base at Cadent (a national business with a local site) for a group of our pupils who undertake year long internships.

School overview

School type Academy
Education phase Not Applicable
School size 291 pupils enrolled
Age range 3 to 19
Ofsted report View Ofsted report
Website Dorothy Goodman School Hinckley website (opens in a new window)
Contact email

School location

Stoke Road, Hinckley, Leicestershire, LE10 0EA