8 days remaining to apply

  • Expected start date

    As soon as possible

  • Application deadline

    1 February 2022 at 12:00pm

  • Date listed

    13 January 2022

Job details

Job role
SEND responsibilities (special educational needs and disabilities)
Working pattern
Full time
Contract type
Leadership Pay Range, L18 - L22: £64,143 - £70,745 p.a. This is the full time salary and will be adjusted based on hours/weeks worked.

Job summary

The Meadows School are inviting applications for the role of Deputy Headteacher.

The successful candidate through their energy, resilience and commitment to success, will have the ability to work with their fellow Senior Leadership Team, Governing Board and wider school community to support our school in embedding recent changes, to enable us to rise to the next level.

Applicants will have demonstrated inspiring, adaptable leadership skills within a special educational needs environment and have a record of accomplishment of embedding sustained improvement through influencing and driving strategic direction.

The successful candidate will:

• Promote a vision and commitment to maintaining and improving high standards of provision

• Sustain our commitment to working positively with parents, carers, the local authority and outside agencies

• Be passionate about high-quality teaching and learning for students of all abilities

• Have highly effective communication, interpersonal and organisational skills

• Fully understand the demanding nature of SEN provision in education and wider society

• Be familiar with changes to National Government Policy regarding disability, education, health and welfare

• Have a clear understanding of a special needs environment and day to day school operations

We positively encourage visits to the school. An appointment on either Wednesday 19th January 2022 or Thursday 20th January 2022 can be organised by contacting the school office on 0121 569 7080

Application forms are available below and should be returned to SIPS Education Ltd, 2nd Floor Guardian House, Cronehills Linkway, West Bromwich, West Midlands B70 8GS or emailed to hr@sips.co.uk. If you require more information about how to apply for the post, please call 0121 296 3000.

Please ensure application forms are signed if sending via email.

If you provided an email address, correspondence will be sent via e-mail.

If you are successful in being short-listed for interview, you will be contacted via email within 28 working days of the closing date. Please ensure you check your junk/spam boxes as well as your inbox incase any correspondence has been delivered there.

The Meadows School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expect all staff / volunteers to share this commitment.

All applicants will be subject to a rigorous, enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and all references obtained will be checked for authenticity and accuracy.

This post requires a Children’s Barring List Check. If you are barred from working with children you are breaking the law if you apply for this post.

This post is covered by Part 7 of the Immigration Act (2016) and therefore the ability to speak fluent and spoken English is an essential requirement for this role

We are an Equal Opportunities employer and welcome applications from all members of the community.

All references obtained will be checked upon for authenticity and accuracy.

You can visit our website: www.themeadows.sandwell.sch.uk

Location: The Meadows School, Dudley Road East, Oldbury, B69 3BU

Closing Date: Tuesday 1st February 2022 at midday

Shortlisting: Wednesday 2nd February 2022 - PM

Interviews: Monday 7th and Tuesday 8th February 2022

Applying for the job

Please apply using the application form attached or at the link below:


Download an application form - 228 KB

Supporting documents

If you need these documents in an accessible format, please contact the school.

School overview

School type
Special school, ages 9 to 19
Education phase
School size
185 pupils enrolled
Age range
9 to 19
Contact email

About The Meadows School

The Meadows School is one of Sandwell’s four special schools and caters to pupils aged 11-19, Our school meets the needs of students with complex, profound and multiple learning difficulties, associated communication and language difficulties and challenging behaviours. Many of our students also have acute medical needs. Since 2003, the school has continued to provide for students with a wide range of needs including physical disabilities, autism, sensory impairment, and complex medical needs.

The Meadows School is a student-centred, family school where we see all students as individuals. All staff recognise and reward individual achievement and progress. We actively encourage student independence and making purposeful choices.

The Meadows School has a commitment and responsibility to safeguard the welfare of all learners regardless of age, disability, gender, racial heritage or religious belief, sexual orientation or identity. We have a strong commitment to exceptional safeguarding practice.

Arranging a visit to The Meadows School

We positively encourage visits to the school. An appointment on either Wednesday 19th January 2022 or Thursday 20th January 2022 can be organised by contacting the school office on 0121 569 7080

School location

The Meadows School, Dudley Road East, Oldbury, West Midlands, B69 3BU

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