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  • Writer's pictureAlisdair Adams

Deputy Headteacher - Gloucestershire, Berkeley - £50,807 - £56,802

Call/email Ellie at Integritas for a full job description and an application form.

Position: Deputy Headteacher

Location: Gloucestershire, Berkeley

Salary: £50,807 - £56,802

Hours: 40 hours per week

Start Date: 3rd June 2024

This school is part of a Group of over 26 SEN schools across the UK - the 5th largest provider of SEN education in the UK.


  • Qualified teacher status (Essential)

  • Accredited training in specific areas of special education, e.g., Social/Emotional Needs (Desirable)

  • Recent management training (Desirable)



  • Show evidence of at least 5 years successful proven track record of excellent creative and structured teaching.

  • At least two years of experience in a Middle or Senior Leadership role, preferably, but not necessarily, in an SEN setting.

  • Evidence of major whole school responsibilities and experience of turning policy into effective and successful practice.

  • Experience of working with and developing links with the community

  • Leadership of a significant area or phase or inclusion, including responsibility for raising standards across the whole school.

  • Experience of working with and involving school governors/trustees or executives



Be part of a successful team and also benefit from a generous package that includes:

  • Life assurance

  • Teachers' Pension

  • Perkbox - offering high street discounts

  • Employee assistance programme

  • Car lease scheme

  • Fully funded training and qualifications

  • Bike to work scheme

  • Free membership to a Health cash back plan - Claim back money on services such as dental, optical, physio and many more.

The role:

The school are looking for an inspirational and engaging current Deputy Headteacher, or Middle Leader ready for the next step, who shares the same commitment and vision in providing an ambitious and therapeutic, person-centred learning environment for the students with additional needs.


Working collaboratively with the Headteacher and the Leadership Team, you will have knowledge, experience, and interpersonal skills to develop the school in accordance with its shared values and the school development plans.


The successful candidate will have responsibility for leading on behaviour and safeguarding (including Designated Safeguarding Lead), across the school and will champion the PACE and restorative approaches to ensure that they continue to be at the forefront of all that they do as a school. The Deputy Head will also play a key role as a member of the senior leadership team in developing the curriculum as the school work towards becoming an outstanding school. This will include line management of education staff and oversight of exams and awarding bodies.


The school are an organisation who will also support you as an individual to fulfil your potential. They therefore seek a dedicated and passionate individual to lead in the operational running of the school and to further develop the quality of education provided.

Key Duties:

  • Deputise and undertake overall responsibility for the school in the absence of the Head Teacher or Deputy Head Education and on any other occasions where required.

  • Hold strategic responsibility for students’ personal development, behaviour and Safeguarding across the school and ensure that these areas are managed effectively and that all staff are aware of their safeguarding responsibilities.

  • Work closely with the Head Teacher and the Deputy Head Education to ensure that the aims, values and objectives of the school are achieved through an effective School Development Plan.

  • Ensure that all staff adhere to national standards and regulation.

  • Line Manager, and carry out staff appraisals as designated by the Head.

  • Manage and oversee the effectiveness of the TA group, including competencies, observations and feedback, deployment, and in-service development.

  • With the Head Teacher, to share responsibility for Child Protection and Safeguarding of all pupils.

  • With the Head Teacher, to have responsibility for the general welfare, wellbeing and behaviour of all pupils.


Duties will vary, you must expect to diversify and lend a hand wherever is required.

Integritas Education Recruitment Ltd is acting as an employment business for this position.

Successful applicants will be subject to pre-employment safeguarding checks including an enhanced disclosure and barring service (DBS) check.

The post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and we are therefore permitted to ask job applicants to declare all convictions and cautions (including those which are "spent" unless they are "protected" under the DBS filtering rules) in order to assess their suitability to work with children.

As a result of the volume of applications, If we have not contacted you within two weeks of your application being received, then regretfully your application will not be taken forward on this occasion.


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