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  • Job start date

    1 September 2023

  • Closing date

    17 April 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    23 March 2023

Job details

Job role

  • Headteacher
  • Deputy headteacher
  • Assistant headteacher

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Full time: Full Time Role

Contract type


Pay scale

L12 - L16 (£59,332 - £65,450 FTE)

What skills and experience we're looking for

Our Deputy Head of School will have the skills and ability to provide vision and leadership for the school in partnership with the Executive Headteacher and Head of School, creating, maintaining and developing conditions that enable effective learning.

They will implement the aims of the school in accordance with the policies of the governing body so that the school’s mission, vision and values are fulfilled.

The successful candidate will make a significant contribution towards implementation and development of the following Key Accountabilities:

  • Strategic Direction/Development
  • Day to day operation of the school
  • Teaching and Learning
  • Leading and Managing Staff
  • Efficient Deployment of Staff and Resources
  • Accountability

What the school offers its staff

We are a Federation of two outstanding specialist schools, across three sites for pupils with Complex Social and Communication Needs, Severe Learning Difficulties and Profound Multiple Learning Difficulties, many of whom have ASD and/or additional diagnoses.

The successful candidate will benefit from the shared ethos, exciting vision and strong values of the Federation, with its emphasis on collaboration, staff development, support and commitment to achieving exceptional outcomes for all pupils. You will work collaboratively with the Executive Headteacher and Head of School as well as senior leaders from across the wider Federation.

Further details about the role

Our Virginia Water has provision for 60 primary aged pupils with Complex Social and Communication Needs. The successful candidate will have a range of leadership responsibilities.

For a full Job Description and Person Specification, please visit the vacancies page of the school website - https://www.manor-mead.surrey.sch.uk/Vacancies/

  • Closing date for applications is Monday 17 April 2023 at 9am
  • Interviews will be held on Thursday 4 May 2023

Commitment to safeguarding

The Federation of Manor Mead and Walton Leigh Schools is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Following the procedures recommended to safeguard children, we will be taking up references if you are shortlisted for an interview. The successful applicant will be required to undertake a DBS check.

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About Manor Mead School

School type
Special school, ages 2 to 11
School size
148 pupils enrolled
Age range
2 to 11
Phone number

Manor Mead School is a Surrey County Council maintained Special School for children and young people aged 2-11 with severe, profound and complex learning difficulties, many of whom have an autistic spectrum disorder and/or additional diagnoses. Manor Mead is one of two special schools in the Manor Mead and Walton Leigh Federation.

Arranging a visit to Manor Mead School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email emma@manor-mead.surrey.sch.uk.

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