13 days remaining to apply

  • Job start date

    1 January 2025

  • Closing date

    1 July 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    3 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

Contract type


Pay scale

L 10 to L14

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are looking for a leader who:

  • Demonstrates high expectations for themselves and others
  • Is ambitious and inspirational with a commitment to high standards and achievement
  • Exhibits excellence in teaching and leadership, with a proven ability to lead, manage and inspire others
  • Fosters positive and supportive relationships within the school community
  • Is committed to continuous school improvement and able to bring innovation, creativity, new ideas and perspectives
  • Has the drive and organizational skills necessary to lead strategic improvements
  • Is able to creatively lead the curriculum development of the school in a period of change
  • Possesses extensive knowledge of both the Early Years and National curriculum, preferably in a special setting.
  • Is resilient, highly motivated and well organised

What the school offers its staff

We can offer you:

  • Incredibly supportive, friendly, and committed colleagues who will welcome you to our team
  • Pupils who embody inclusivity, acceptance, courage, and pride in their school community
  • Continuous professional development opportunities
  • Dedicated management time
  • Start date for role will be 1st January 2025 or earlier if available

Further details about the role

Are you ready to make a difference in the lives of children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities? Look no further, as an exciting opportunity awaits you!

At Norman Gate we believe in nurturing the potential of every child. Our values of positivity, independence, teamwork, respect, curiosity, and courage are not just words on paper. They are the guiding principles that shape our school community.

As our Deputy Headteacher, you will play a essential role in upholding these values and driving forward our commitment to provide an excellent education. We are seeking a passionate leader with experience in both leadership and SEND, who shares our vision for sustaining a motivating and inclusive learning environment.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Collaborating with the Headteacher to develop and implement strategies for raising standards of achievement and improving outcomes.
  • Providing leadership and support to staff in delivering high-quality SEND provision, ensuring learning meet the diverse needs of our students.
  • Engaging with parents, carers, and external agencies to foster strong partnerships and promote the well-being of our students.
  • Contributing to the wider leadership team, participating in school improvement initiatives, and driving forward our commitment to continuous improvement.

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 s.jones@normangate.hants.sch.uk

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About Norman Gate School

School type
Special school, ages 2 to 11
School size
110 pupils enrolled
Age range
2 to 11
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Arranging a visit to Norman Gate School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email s.jones@normangate.hants.sch.uk.

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