This job expired on 24 November 2023

  • Start date details

    April 2024 or sooner by negotiation

  • Closing date

    24 November 2023 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    1 November 2023

Job details

Visa sponsorship

No, visa sponsorship not available

Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2, Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale

Leadership Spine Point L12-16

What skills and experience we're looking for

Key Responsibilities;

• Formulating and driving the school's aims and objectives

• Establishing and implementing policies for achieving aims and objectives

• Managing staff and resources effectively

• Monitoring progress and reporting to the Governors

• Leading strategic areas in the School Development Plan and Self Evaluation Framework

• Strategically leading safeguarding, attendance, behaviour, and continuous professional development

• Managing medical conditions and supporting vulnerable children

• Leading curriculum development, teaching, learning, and assessment standards

• Undertaking class teacher responsibilities when required

• Representing the Headteacher at meetings as needed

Are you an experienced school leader looking for an exciting opportunity to shape the future of a successful and popular school.This is an exciting opportunity to influence the direction of Cann Bridge School to further improve the lives of the most vulnerable children and young people. You will work collaboratively with the Headteacher and Governing Board, holding specific responsibility for areas of strategic development of the school, further developing and implementing robust school improvement strategies to enable Cann Bridge to provide the very best education. You will demonstrate clear and effective leadership working closely with the extended Senior Leadership Team and Middle Leadership Team to ensure continued development from the recent strong foundations which have been laid. You will find a very supportive staff team who are dedicated to the learners, working diligently to implement the new vision and values for the school. If you are looking for a role where you can make a significant impact and make a real difference, applying and developing your skills and knowledge further, then this is a great opportunity to join a school on its aspirational journey.

What the school offers its staff

Continued Professional Development

School Advisory Service Wellbeing Support Package for Staff

A very supportive staff team who are dedicated to the learners, working diligently to implement the new vision and values for the school

Further details about the role

Deputy Headteacher Candidate Information Pack available and site visits are encouraged for potential candidates

Commitment to safeguarding

Cann Bridge is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
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About Cann Bridge School

School type
Special school, ages 3 to 19
School size
95 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 19
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Cann Bridge School, located in Estover, Plymouth, is a local authority maintained special school for children and young people aged 3 to 19 years. We welcome learners from Plymouth, Devon, and Cornwall, with a capacity for 92 pupils; in 2024 the school will have two new modular classrooms installed to increase the school pupil admission number (PAN) to 108. Our school is specifically designed for children and young people with complex cognition and learning needs, all of whom have an Education, Health, and Care Plan, indicating either Severe Learning Difficulty or Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty. Additionally, the majority of pupils also have additional specific learning difficulties outlined within their EHCPs which include Downs Syndrome, Autistic Spectrum Condition, speech and language difficulties, physical disabilities or a complex medical condition. To learn more about Cann Bridge School and the wonderful things happening, please visit our: • Website: www.cannbridgeschool.co.uk • Facebook: www.facebook.com/cannbridgeschool • School Newsletters www.cannbridgeschool.co.uk/newsletters-forms

Arranging a visit to Cann Bridge School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email CBHR@torbridge.net.

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