11 days remaining to apply

  • Job start date

    1 September 2023

  • Closing date

    20 February 2023 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    20 January 2023

Job details

Key stage

Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale

L18 - L24

What skills and experience we're looking for

Vermont School offers an inclusive education to young people with behavioural, emotional and social difficulties. As a special school for primary aged children who experience challenging behaviour, our ethos is that our children, parents and staff are all part of the Vermont family that Belongs, Believes and Achieves together.

Due to the planned retirement of our Headteacher, the governors, staff and children are looking for an inspirational, visionary leader, with the ambition to lead our school from Good to Outstanding.

Vermont, in partnership with home and the wider community, is committed to provide exciting, challenging and high-quality teaching and learning within a happy, caring and supportive environment. Here children are encouraged to respect and value themselves, celebrate their achievements and to nurture an independent spirit for their future. We are a partner school of the Aspire Community Trust and there is an opportunity for our new Headteacher to manage the potential expansion of our wonderful school.Strong candidates will possess the following:

  • a clarity of vision and purpose
  • the ability to inspire and motivate the whole school community
  • excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • deep empathy for the young people with a range of complex SEMH needs and difficulties
  • a bold and challenging approach to making changes
  • the ability to rise to the challenge of supporting and encouraging the development of our children’s social, emotional and mental health while maintaining and enhancing educational standards.

What the school offers its staff

We can offer you:

● the opportunity to work with wonderful young people and their parents and make a significant difference to their lives.

● the ‘Vermont Family’ who support you and each other while giving their best for our children.

● a committed and strongly supportive governing body.

● a positive and creative environment.

This is a challenging role for a talented leader dedicated to Vermont’s long-term success. It is a rewarding opportunity to make a real difference to our young people’s lives.

In addition, you’ll be working and living in one of the best locations in the South, as our school is based in Southampton, a major cruise and container port city on the south coast close to the New Forest National Park and major tourist attractions, with excellent air, road and rail connections. The city hoststwo Universities with a combined student population of 40,000 as well as a broad range of colleges and state run schools.

Further details about the role

Visits to the school, preferably during the school day, are welcome. Please contact the office to arrange this so we can organise some of our Gold Band children to show you around.

To arrange a visit please contact the School Office.

Tel: 02380 767988 or email: info@vermontschool.co.uk

Closing date: 20th February 2023, 12pm.

Completed application forms need to be sent to


Interviews: 6th and 7th March 2023

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 j.valentine@vermontschool.co.uk

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About Vermont School

School type
Special school, ages 5 to 11
School size
50 pupils enrolled
Age range
5 to 11
Phone number
02380 767988

Arranging a visit to Vermont School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email j.valentine@vermontschool.co.uk.

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