Deputy Headteacher

Dorothy Goodman School Hinckley, Hinckley, Leicestershire, LE10 0EA

Deadline is tomorrow

  • Expected start date

    3 January 2023

  • Application deadline

    3 October 2022 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    26 August 2022

Job details

Key stages

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

Working pattern

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary


Deputy Headteacher job summary

Do you relish the thought of working within a diverse school community where all children and young people are seen and provided for as individuals?

Are you motivated by ensuring every child and young person can access an exciting and relevant curriculum alongside the support they need to reach their dreams?

If you are then this is the role for you.

Dorothy Goodman School is a large all age special school within the Multi Academy Trust, Open Thinking Partnership.

What we need from you:

  • Exceptional leadership skills which help to support and motivate pupils as well as staff
  • Exceptional practice in all areas of teaching and learning including planning, assessment and being accountable for outcomes
  • A flexible approach to your work so that priorities are met as organisational needs change
  • Reflective, creative practitioner, focused on the future with a passion for curriculum development, teaching & learning and pupil advocacy
  • Ability to measure the impact of work completed and develop innovative next steps
  • Skills to develop excellent relationships with pupils, colleagues and parents to support pupil progress

We welcome applications from experienced practitioners across all phases of education who are committed, innovative practitioners ready to take the next steps in their professional development.

The Open Thinking Partnership and Dorothy Goodman School provide:

  • A vibrant school community with a continually evolving curriculum
  • Access to high quality ongoing professional development
  • Collaborative multidisciplinary team working with Speech and Language and Occupational Therapists and Educational Psychologists
  • Coaching support for developing leadership skills
  • Commitment to using evidence based practice to enhance the quality of teaching and learning

The school offers provision across multiple sites, which includes opportunities for pupils to access Dorothy Goodman classrooms at three mainstream schools. Please see the website for more information about opportunities for inclusive practice.

Using the application form

Please apply through e-teach

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Supporting documents

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

About Dorothy Goodman School Hinckley

School type
Academy, ages 3 to 19
School size
342 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 19
Contact phone number

Dorothy Goodman School is an outstanding all age SEN School serving the Leicester, Leicestershire & Warwickshire area with over 330 pupils on roll.

Arranging a visit to Dorothy Goodman School Hinckley

We encourage you to visit the school to meet Kelly Dryden (Headteacher) visits will be offered on:

Tuesday 6th September 1.30pm
Thursday 8th September 1.30pm
Monday 12th September 9.30am
Wednesday 21st September 9.30am
Friday 23rd September 9.30am

Please contact Helen Russell on 01455 64582 if you would like any further information or to arrange an initial informal conversation with the Headteacher about the post.

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