• Expected start date

    1 September 2021

  • Application deadline

    19 April 2021 at 12:00 pm

  • Date listed

    3 March 2021

Job details

Job role
Teacher, Leadership, SEN specialist
Working pattern
Full-time only
Contract type
LEADERSHIP SCALE L8-L12 £50,151 to £55,338

Job summary

The advertisement

Job Title: Deputy Head Teacher
Location: Stanton Vale School, Thoresby Road, Long Eaton, NG10 3NP
Grade/Scale: Leadership Scale L8-L12
Start date: Sep 2021
Contract: Full time, Permanent subject to successful performance management cycle

Stanton Vale School is a vibrant, stimulating and specialist community in which pupils and staff value themselves and others. We aim to challenge, motivate and empower individuals with the skills and knowledge for a life beyond school. We want the students and staff of Stanton Vale to be both aspirational and inspirational.

We are seeking an outstanding specialist deputy head teacher with experience of working with young people with complex needs, including ASD, SLD, SEMH, PMLD along with experience of appropriate behaviour management techniques for children and young people with SEN, communication difficulties and challenging behaviours

Reporting directly to the Head teacher, the ideal candidate will have previous experience of senior leadership in a school or been part of an extended leadership team.

Benefits include: Teachers Pension Scheme, school holidays, Westfield Health membership and free parking.

For further information, please contact Ron Mulvey, Head teacher, Stanton Vale School, on 0115 9729769, via email to info@stantonvale.derbyshire.sch.uk or visit our website at www.esteemmat.co.uk/jointheteam. Please use the relevant application form on the MAT website; CVs alone will not be accepted.

Closing date for applications: 12 Noon 19 April 2021
Interview date: Monday 26 April 2021 at Stanton Vale School

Esteem Multi-Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all its students. We expect all staff, volunteers and agency staff to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. The possession of a criminal record will not necessarily prevent an applicant from obtaining this post, as all cases are judged individually according to the nature of the role and information provided.

Applying for the job

Application process and timeline

Application forms are available on our website at www.esteemmat.co.uk/jointheteam or you can email info@stantonvale.derbyshire.sch.uk to request a copy. Please specify the job vacancy for which you wish to apply.

After the closing date, shortlisting will be conducted by a panel who will match your skills and experience against the criteria in the Person Specification. You will be selected for interview purely on your application form, so please ensure that you read the Job Description and Person Specification carefully before you complete your application form.

All candidates invited to the interview and assessment day must bring the following documents; original documents only, copies will not be accepted:

• Documentary evidence for your right to work in the UK
• Documentary evidence of identity which meets the DBS requirements i.e. current photocard driving licence including a photograph and/or a passport and/or a full birth certificate
• Documentary proof of current name and address i.e. utility bill, financial statement etc.
• Where appropriate, documentation evidencing a name change
• Educational or professional qualifications that are necessary or relevant for the post

Further information relating to DBS check documentation requirements can be found on the Government website at https://www.gov.uk/guidance/documents-the-applicant-must-provide.

If you are not the successful candidate, all your personal information will be destroyed, in a secure way, in line with General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR May 2018) guidelines.

References will be sought for shortlisted candidates for any central office-based positions and we may approach previous employers for information to verify experience or qualifications prior to interview. Any relevant issues arising from references will be discussed at interview.

Your completed application form and supporting letter should address and evidence the essential and desired criteria in the Person Specification.

Closing date for applications: 19 April 2021 (12:00pm)
Interview date: 26 April 2021, at Stanton Vale School

Completed application forms can be returned electronically to the HR team via email to info@stantonvale.derbyshire.sch.uk

If you wish to submit your application form by post, please return it to the following address:
Private & Confidential: Kay Smith, Stanton Vale School, Thoresby Road, Long Eaton, NG10 3NP

Supporting documents

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

School overview

School type
Education phase
School size
85 pupils enrolled
Age range
2 to 19
Ofsted report
View Ofsted report
Contact phone number
0115 9729769

About Stanton Vale School

Stanton Vale School is a vibrant all age special academy located in Long Eaton, working with students primarily from the south east of Derbyshire but also from Derby City, Nottinghamshire and Leicestershire. Our students’ complex needs can act as a barrier to effective learning. The academy has a strong reputation for multi-disciplinary work aimed at overcoming these challenges. We then build on this by focusing on what students can do.

Our most complex students benefit from a specialist sensory based approach and learn through an experiential curriculum. Our more able students spend time working on key skills of learning and, at an appropriate time, their curriculum may become more formal in line with their developing skills and understanding. For all our students, outcomes rooted in their Education Health Care Plan (EHCP) are the driver to their learning and individual curriculum. As with any special school, we ensure equality of opportunity for our students and work hard to provide a range of additional activities such as college visits, residential activities, community visits and enhanced provision in sports and especially the arts.

The academy also benefits from having a dedicated nurse on site as well as access to speech & language therapy, physiotherapy and occupational therapy. Strong links with parents and governors are fostered through a range of formal and informal events with the academy striving to be at the centre of its community.

The students benefit from access to a swimming pool on site as well as specialist teaching spaces such as a ‘soft mobility room’, library, adapted kitchens. Externally we have large grounds. Dedicated play spaces are complimented with an allotment, quiet area and an outdoor willow learning space. Students also spend time at The Long Eaton School as well as attending Central College as appropriate.

Further information about our academy can be found on the website at www.stantonvale.derbyshire.sch.uk

Arranging a visit to Stanton Vale School

A visit to the site is strongly encouraged, please contact the school on 0115 9729769 to arrange this.

School location

Thoresby Road, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG10 3NP

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