This job expired on 30 April 2024

  • Start date details

    September 2024

  • Closing date

    30 April 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    25 March 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Deputy headteacher

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 2, Key stage 3, Key stage 4

Working pattern

Full time: Full Time

Contract type


Pay scale

Leadership 11-16 (£60,488 to £68,400)

What skills and experience we're looking for

Our school community is looking for a deputy headteacher who is approachable, compassionate, collaborative, child centred and is passionate about SEND. You will have a passion for educating children with Autism and will use your experience to work in a special school that staff, students and the local community are proud of. Your journey to transformative leadership starts with this exciting opportunity to join our Trust. We are making considerable investment in achieving ‘excellence’ in all that we do and this includes our people.

Our young people at Churchill Special Free School need personal support particularly at points of transition and change. They need a deputy headteacher who will help them realise their ambitions for independence, academically and socially, fostering some much needed self confidence in themselves and pride in becoming positive contributors to their own chosen communities. You will be a senior leader with a track record and understanding of outstanding provision and can demonstrate excellent leadership and managerial skills. These will be complemented by good interpersonal skills along with successful inter-agency working. Your understanding of the curriculum and assessment for children with autism will be essential. You will deepen our clear vision for the school and what will set you apart will be your commitment to achieving high standards of teaching and learning, attendance and outcomes for students with autism.

Churchill Special Free School educates children and young people from year 4 to year 11 (aged 8 – 16) and sometime post 16 up to year 13 (aged 18) with our fellow secondary school Samuel Ward Academy who we share a site with. All of our children will have an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) constructed through joined up multi-agency support and co-operation. It is important to belong at work and the work you do is relied upon by our pupils, so even small positive differences which are made, make people very happy.

What the school offers its staff

In return we will offer:

  • Two week autumn half term break
  • Bespoke leader development programmes supported by our Teaching School Hub and Unity Institute
  • Excellent career development opportunities across our trust network including trust-wide projects
  • Access to excellent senior leadership training
  • Support from an experienced and nurturing school improvement team
  • On-hand expertise from our dedicated education and operations teams who are ready to support you and your schools   
  • Evidence-informed research opportunities via our Research School and programmes to reduce teacher workload
  • Influence across network-wide issues through our leadership meetings and regional collaboration events
  • Executive coaching for headteachers to assist them with identifying and achieving their professional goals
  • Wellbeing packages and an employee assistance programme
  • Family friendly policies

Commitment to safeguarding

Unity Schools Partnership is committed to safer recruitment, equal opportunities, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check will be required.

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About Churchill Special Free School

School type
Free School, ages 8 to 18
School size
69 pupils enrolled
Age range
8 to 18
Phone number
01440 760338

Arranging a visit to Churchill Special Free School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email ckomodromos@churchillschool.co.uk.

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