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  • Start date details

    1st September 2024 or as soon as possible

  • Closing date

    24 June 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    12 June 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Deputy headteacher

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Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Full time: 32.5 hours a week

Contract type


Pay scale

L14 - L18

What skills and experience we're looking for

Are you motivated to work in a school where the vision is to improve the quality of life for all pupils?

Are you enthused by the prospect of supporting an ethos where the holistic needs of every child are prioritised and where we strive to provide the best education for everyone?

We are looking to appoint a versatile and talented senior leader to the post of Deputy Headteacher in our oversubscribed generic special school, which caters for children aged between 2-11 years. Chellow Heights is a maintained special school set on two sites located approximately 7 miles apart in the city of Bradford with over 250 pupils on roll. If you have a genuine love of learning and an appreciation of how a nurturing and caring environment can support all children to grow into happy, healthy, and successful individuals, you would make a great addition to our team

The successful applicant will:

  • Work alongside the Headteacher to support and develop strategic initiatives and drive forward continuous whole school improvement.
  • Play a key role in the Senior Leadership Team, with particular reference to personal development and behaviour, monitoring and analysing outcomes, monitoring the quality of education, and leading on curriculum development.
  • Deputise in the absence of the headteacher demonstrating confidence in making decisions and operating within agreed levels of autonomy
  • Have at least 3 years’ experience of school leadership in a special school setting, including managing staff performance and professional development.
  • Have proven high quality experience of supporting children with a range of complex needs.
  • Knowledge of successful strategies for meeting the needs of children with PMLD, SLD and ASC is essential, as is an understanding of behaviour and strategies to support students with sensory processing needs.
  • Play an integral role in developing the culture and practice throughout school on our journey to outstanding
  • Be a resilient individual who is prepared to work flexibly in a vibrant, caring, and supportive environment.
  • To be a role model to staff demonstrating professional behaviours and be an ambassador for demonstrating positive wellbeing in the workplace
  • Be aspirational an aspirational leader, committed to both their own professional development

What the school offers its staff

  • A School that is highly regarded by the local community and recently judged to be Good in all areas in June 2023
  • A supportive and experienced Senior Leadership Team
  • A school where safe, happy learning is at the heart of the mission
  • School sites that are well equipped with access to a range of specialist resources
  • A strong culture of safeguarding
  • Employee Assist Programme and opportunities to further CPD

Visits to the school are expected and can be arranged by contacting Jenny Soames, HR Manager on 01274 484242 or emailing hradmin@chellowheightsschool.co.uk

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.

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About Chellow Heights Special School

School type
Special school, ages 2 to 11
School size
254 pupils enrolled
Age range
2 to 11
Phone number
01274 484242

Chellow Heights is a generic special school for learners aged 2 – 11 years. We are based on two sites. The main site is in the west of Bradford, located within a campus of schools, Heaton Primary, Belle Vue Girls High School, Beckfoot Upper Heaton Academy and High Park School an all age school for Communication and Interaction. Our second, smaller site is in the south of Bradford at Low Moor. It is not co-located.

Our pupils come from across Bradford and reflect the diverse population of the district. Pupils attending Chellow Heights School are learning at levels below those expected of their mainstream peers and their needs can best be met in a special school rather than a mainstream school. Our pupils usually have a Statement of Educational Needs or an Educational Health and Care Plan (EHCP) which names Chellow Heights as an appropriate school. A minority come to us on an assessment placement before a Statement or EHCP has been issued or finalised. All pupils are placed with us by the Local Authority.

The vast majority of pupils also have a range of physical, medical, sensory, communication and social, emotional and mental health needs needs which may impact on their ability to learn and may result in the need for additional support through one or more of our Intervention Teams. For many pupils their additional medical needs also impact on their ability to attend school. We have close links with the NHS.

The school opened in April 2010 with 54 pupils we now have over 250 children on roll over the two sites. The west site is built on two floors and has 17 classrooms and other specialist rooms The south site is a single story building designed for 49 pupils and has 74 on roll. It also has some specialist areas. We are still developing both sites with new areas to help our pupils develop and learn our main focus this year is to develop a small animals pet area in our field on the South, Low Moor Site and to further develop the Sensory Gardens on both sites and the Forest School area on the south. A new five year business plan will be published shortly showing our priorities future developments.

Arranging a visit to Chellow Heights Special School

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

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