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  • Start date details

    January 2024

  • Closing date

    29 September 2023 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    19 September 2023

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: Full Time

Contract type


Pay scale

L18 - L22

What skills and experience we're looking for

Are you an outstanding leader, innovator and practitioner who has had a demonstrable impact on learning?

We are seeking to recruit an enthusiastic and motivated Deputy Head Teacher from October 2023 or sooner. The successful candidate will work closely the Senior Leadership Team to support moving the school forward; demonstrating a high sense of commitment, a clear vision and inspirational leadership to ensure the very best outcomes for every young person.

The successful candidate will have expertise in leading on all aspects of learning and teaching pupils with complex, severe and moderate learning difficulties. In addition, the successful candidate will have substantial experience working at a middle or senior leadership level and evidence of successful curriculum development.

What the school offers its staff

Access to Staff incentives such as VIVUP staff discounts and Employee Assistance Programe

Further details about the role

In addition to completing an application form, candidates are asked to submit a letter of application of no more than two sides of A4. The letter should include:

1 A paragraph clearly stating your vision in relation to school priorities and the significant areas of the role as set out in the ‘Main Purpose and Key Responsibilities of Job’ bullet points

2 An outline of your skills and knowledge in relation to the areas outlined in the person specification and the impact you have made in relation to raising standards in your current setting.

If you would like to informally discuss this role please make an appointment through Amy Pearson


The deadline for application submission is 12 noon Friday 29th September 2023. The candidates who are shortlisted will be interviewed on Thursday 5th October 2023 and will be expected to provide a 5-10 minutes conversational presentation outlining their vision as an aspirational leader. There is no expectation on how you present your conversation. The title of the conversational presentation is 'An inspirational leader ensures that the curriculum is relevant, meaningful and aspirational to pupils by putting knowledge into context.’

Commitment to safeguarding

Central England Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all pupils and expects staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

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About Oak Wood Secondary School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 19
School size
170 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 19
Phone number
02476 740 901

The above position offers an exciting, challenging and rewarding opportunity to be part of Central England Academy Trust. Our Secondary School is part of a thriving three school Multi-Academy Trust (MAT). Oak Wood Secondary School shares the same site with our sister school Oak Wood Primary School. Both schools are oversubscribed generic special schools, meeting the educational needs of young people aged 3 to 19 and are independent of each other but work very closely towards ensuring that resources are fully utilised for maximum impact. In addition, Oak Wood Secondary School manages the educational provision at Jade Unit for young people with significant SEMH needs at Brooklands NHS Hospital in Solihull. Also, part of the Trust is Higham Lane School which is a high-performing 11-18 Comprehensive School also located in Nuneaton. There is great scope for collaborative work across the MAT.

Arranging a visit to Oak Wood Secondary School

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

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