11 days remaining to apply

  • Job start date

    1 January 2025

  • Closing date

    28 June 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    5 June 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Deputy headteacher

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Full time

Contract type


Pay scale

L16 to L20

What skills and experience we're looking for

Bents Green in an oversubscribed school that provides specialist education for young people aged 11-19 with Autistic Spectrum Conditions. We are located across four sites: Ringinglow, Gleadless, Enterprise Works and a Hub at Westfield School. Our vision is simple – to be a great school for all students, families and staff.

Here at Bents Green, we provide high quality, creative teaching and lifelong learning experiences that are personalised to our students and which are designed to promote curiosity and wonder. We celebrate the individuality of all our learners and instil acceptance and understanding of other people’s uniqueness. To prepare them for adulthood, we seek to develop our young people’s knowledge, skills and cultural capital so that they can contribute meaningfully to society while leading happy, healthy and fulfilling lives.

Working closely with our two full-time Co-Headteachers, you will help shape the strategic direction of the school as we negotiate a challenging educational landscape. The role is based at the Gleadless, Enterprise Works and Westfield Hub sites. However, the role will involve working closely with the Ringinglow team. The role currently does not have any teaching commitment.

We are looking for a Deputy Headteacher who:

  • is aligned with the schools values – ‘We nurture relationships, We are kind and respectful, We celebrate individualism, We communicate positively and We are lifelong learners’.
  • has the resilience, determination and positive attitude that will secure the best outcomes for students with a wide spectrum of complex needs.
  • can demonstrate the skills required to support the Co-Headteachers in managing and supporting our team of 200 staff.
  • is excellent at problem-solving and is always seeking new ways to develop and secure better outcomes.
  • will maintain and further develop a safe and supportive learning environment that promotes wellbeing and personal growth for both students and staff.
  • is committed and has a passion for ensuring high-quality teaching, learning and curriculum development throughout the school.

What the school offers its staff

  • the guidance and encouragement of a supportive, forward-thinking and expanding leadership team.
  • a commitment to your continued professional development.
  • The opportunity to work in a complex, growing school where there are multiple ongoing opportunities for personal growth and development.

Further details about the role

Our next Deputy Headteacher will have an understanding and experience of working with young people with ASC in a special or mainstream setting. In addition, they will also have experience of delivering whole school improvement in the areas of teaching, learning and curriculum development. They will have an excellent understanding of safeguarding and have worked with students in a pastoral capacity.

Visits to our school are warmly encouraged and can be arranged by emailing recruitment@bentsgreen.sheffield.sch.uk. For an informal conversation about the role, please ask to speak to Laura Rzepinski, Co-Headteacher.

Bents Green School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare and safety of children and expect all our staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (ROA) 1974. All shortlisted candidates will be asked to disclose any cautions or convictions prior to interview. The amendments to the ROA Exceptions Order 1975 (2013 & 2020) provide that certain convictions and cautions are 'protected' and are therefore not subject to disclosure to employers. Guidance and criteria on the filtering of these cautions and convictions can be found on the Ministry of Justice website. Please also note that an online search will also be conducted for all shortlisted candidates prior to interview.

The successful candidate will be required to complete an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check and a Children’s Barred List check. Please note that it is a criminal offence to apply for this post if you have been placed on the Children’s Barred List. Candidates are asked to read the school’s safeguarding policy, which is available at:


Completed applications forms, and any queries about the recruitment process, should be addressed to Scott Glover atscott@gloverrecruitment.co.ukor by phoning 0776677 3682.

Please use the downloadable Word version of the application form attached (other formats are available, if required). In line with Safer Recruitment guidance, CVs will not be accepted.

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

Applying for the job

If you're interested in teaching or training to teach in England as an international citizen, we can help you understand your next steps.

Please download the application form using the link below, and once completed send to scott@gloverrecruitment.co.uk

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About Bents Green School

School type
Special school, ages 11 to 19
School size
302 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 19
Phone number

Bents Green School provides specialist education for young people aged 11-19 with Autistic Spectrum Conditions and Communication and Interaction difficulties. Bents Green School is located across three sites:

Ringinglow (Key Stage 3)
Gleadless (Key Stage 4 and Post 16)
Satellite hub at Westfield School.

Staff can be expected to work across or on any site.

Arranging a visit to Bents Green School

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

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