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  • Closing date

    23 May 2024 at 12:03pm

  • Date listed

    9 May 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Deputy headteacher

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Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4

Working pattern

Full time

Contract type


Pay scale

L16 - L20

What skills and experience we're looking for

The post holder will fulfil National conditions of employment as detailed in the current School Teachers’ Pay and Conditions document and National Standards for Deputy Head Teacher and deputising for the Head Teacher.

The postholder will be accountable to Co - Head Teacher, Riverside Meadows – Wisbech Green. This is a new post introduced with purpose to support the development of Riverside Meadows Academy and introduce additional pupils to a new SEMH building opened at Barton Road, Wisbech in September 2023. The Academy has a de- amalgamation pending as intent to separate the two sites into distinct SEMH special schools within Horizons Education Trust.

There will be a teaching commitment of at least 30% to support the quality of education. The candidate must provide preference in the application letter.

This is a post that is suitable for an aspiring senior leader who will increase capacity in the Trust and for Riverside Meadows Academy. Further training will be offered to enable the candidate to prepare and train for headship overtime.

This is a new post which will attract a candidate willing to train overtime to become a Head Teacher to increase capacity in the Trust and for Riverside Meadows Academy.

Riverside Meadows Academy at an exciting point of development of the school as Riverside Meadows – Wisbech Green builds upon the opening of the site on a brand - new building and as new SEMH provision. You will be a candidate that will want to see this development through over the next few years for the pupils, community and the Trust and build a strong and sustainable SEMH provision with the Head Teacher.

The post will involve deputising for Co – Head Teacher at St Neots by arrangement or for prolonged absences as both school sites are part of one special school Ofsted registration. The Trust has mobility clause for all staff.

- Safeguarding Deputy site lead

- Supporting Strategic Direction and Development of the school

- Supporting the Headteacher

- Supporting Learning and Teaching

- Supporting Leading and Managing staff

- Supporting Efficient and Effective Deployment of Staff and Resources

- Accountability

- Supporting the community

What the school offers its staff

Our Wisbech site operates in a new building with amazing facilities at Barton Road, Wisbech, which opened in September 2023.

Horizons Education Trust also promotes the Trust Quality standards and Teacher standards and supports teachers to strengthen their knowledge and skills to apply these competencies to a teaching role with SEMH pupils in a special school.

We can offer you:

  • a friendly and welcoming SEMH School;
  • a supportive and motivated Senior Leadership Team;
  • a school where all staff with your leadership can be valued and have a strong sense of commitment to pupils and support an ethos belonging;
  • a supportive induction period;
  • friendly pupils and families who appreciate the school, some of whom have had a challenging journey so far but appreciate steadfast help and support;
  • the opportunity for you to use your school improvement skills
  • opportunities to develop the work of the school to develop the curriculum and preparation for adulthood with other partners.

Benefits of working in our Trust:

  • Access to Teacher pension scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme (Medigold)
  • Continued professional development

Further details about the role

Previous applicants need not apply.

Commitment to safeguarding

Horizons Education Trust and Riverside Meadows Academy are committed to the safeguarding and promotion of the welfare of children and young people and expect staff to share this commitment.

All appointments are subject to satisfactory references and enhanced DBS check for children and adults.

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About Riverside Meadows Academy

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
School size
77 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

SEMH School across 2 sites (St Neots & Wisbech)

Arranging a visit to Riverside Meadows Academy

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email jpanther@horizons.org.uk.

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