Deputy Headteacher, Sheffield

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Sheffield Inclusion CentreSheffield

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Start date: Easter 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: L16-L20 (£57,077 - £62,863)
Contract term: Permanent

The Sheffield Inclusion Centre is a pupil referral unit serving excluded children and young people from key stages one to four. We provide a dynamic and supportive learning environment within which our students can develop and grow. Our aim is to maximise achievement by re-engaging our pupils in learning and raising their aspirations through a personalised, broad and balanced curriculum.

We are looking to recruit an ambitious, resilient and strategic Deputy Headteacher to support our Head as we reshape the service to better suit the needs of the city’s children and young people. Our next Deputy will lead across key stages one to four.

Outward-looking and innovative, you will embrace change and have the interpersonal skills to take staff with you as we embark on the next stage of our journey. You will share our pride in the work we do at the Inclusion Centre whilst having high aspirations and a track record of contributing to whole school improvement, whether that’s in a primary, secondary, special school or alternative setting.

In addition, you will:

  • Enable our pupils to make accelerated progress towards national expectations
  • Show dedication and patience in working with pupils with behavioural, emotional and social difficulties
  • Be able to work alongside the Headteacher in implementing change strategies whilst working collaboratively with our partners in the Local Authority and Sheffield schools
  • Share the ambition of staff and governors that all our students should achieve their full potential.

In turn, we can offer our commitment to your professional development and the opportunity to make a very real difference to the lives of our children. This is a challenging role, but for the right candidate it will be tremendously rewarding.

Interested candidates should call Andy Ireland, Headteacher, on 0114 253 1988 for an informal discussion about the role.

Candidates are encouraged to visit the school. To arrange a visit, you should contact Debra Blackburn on 0114 283 5867, or by emailing

Completed application forms, and any queries about the recruitment process, should be addressed to Scott Glover at or by phoning 07766 773682.

The Sheffield Inclusion Centre is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all our staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We require the successful applicant to undertake an enhanced criminal records check via the Disclosure & Barring Service. Please take the time to read the safeguarding policy on our website .

Deadline for applications: 5.00pm Friday 26th January 2018

Assessment centre, in-school activities and interviews: Thursday 8th & Friday 9th February 2018

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More about Sheffield Inclusion Centre
Type: Pupil Referral Unit(PRU)
Funding status: State
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 5 - 16 years
Address: Spring Lane, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S2 2JQ, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 114 2531988