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Deputy Head Teacher

Springwell School, Southampton, Hampshire

Job details

Job role
Leadership, SEN specialist
Working pattern
Full-time only
Leadership scale L15 - L19 £59,581 - £65,735

Job summary

We are very excited to be recruiting for a Deputy Head Teacher to join our school. We are looking for a strong, well-rounded individual who can drive significant improvements in their areas of responsibility but also for the whole school.

We are looking for an experienced senior leader who has reached a stage in their career where they are ready for the challenge and exciting step to deputy headship. This vacancy is an ideal opportunity for someone who can lead strategically to build on current and significant achievements.

The ideal candidate will be an enthusiastic, highly driven leader who is an outstanding teacher with proven success in both teaching pupils with complex learning difficulties and with leadership and management experience.

The successful candidate will lead on standards and provision for pupils’ personal development, promoting and safeguarding the welfare of vulnerable children in our school, and to ensure high quality communication in promoting partnership working with parents, professionals and the wider community.

Amongst other things this individual must;
• Be a positive role model and lead by example
• Have high aspirations and a commitment to excellence for all
• Be a robust and resilient leader, committed to going above and beyond
• Be committed to working with pupils, parents and staff to raise standards

Please refer to our Recruitment pack that can be found on our website, www.springwellschool.net.

Applying for the job

To apply for this post please complete the application form and supporting letter as detailed in the Recruitment pack which can be found on our vacancies page at www.springwellschool.net.

Please return to Rachel Ambrey, HR Lead, by email to recruitment@springwellschool.net. Alternatively, please post your completed application to HR at Springwell School, Hinkler Road, Thornhill, Southampton, SO19 6DH

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Supporting documents

School overview

School type
Special school
Education phase
School size
235 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 11
Ofsted report
View Ofsted report
Contact phone number

About Springwell School

Located on the edge of the city of Southampton, Springwell School is a designated day special school for children aged from 4 - 11 years with complex learning difficulties including speech and language disorders, autism and challenging behaviours. Every child within the school has an Educational Health Care Plan (EHCP).

Our purpose-built school has recently undergone a significant expansion, which has created two buildings within our main site: Puffin Building for Years R, 1 and 2 and Partridge Building for Years 3 to 6. Both buildings have wonderful facilities and specialist teaching rooms, including food technology rooms, art rooms, ICT Suites, soft play rooms, multi-sensory interactive rooms and a hydrotherapy pool, together with dining halls and office space.

Our school encourages a supportive and positive learning ethos that enables both staff and pupils to work and learn together to develop their full potential, providing the highest possible standards of education and support to children, families and staff.

Arranging a visit to Springwell School

Due to current Covid guidelines we will be unable to facilitate a tour of the school, but please take a look at our virtual tour on our website, www.springwellschool.net. For any questions or to book an informal conversation about this position with the Co-Head Teachers, please contact Rachel Ambrey via email, recruitment@springwellschool.net, or call 02380 445981.

School location

Hinkler Road, Southampton, Hampshire, SO19 6DH

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