Head Teacher, Monmouth

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Talocher SchoolMonmouth

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £52,930 - £61,341 (L13 - L19)
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Hours      37.5 per week     

Priory Education and Children’s  Services is a leading company in the UK offering independent behavioural  care for commissioners across the UK. With over 100 high quality  schools, colleges and homes we focus on making a real and lasting  difference for everyone we support.

What happens when you combine an innovative curriculum, state of  the art, brand new facilities with first-class teaching skills and an  absolute focus on meeting the individual needs of young people with  social, emotional and mental health and/or a range of complex learning  and communication difficulties?

You get Talocher School, part of Priory Education and Children’s  Services – the UK’s leading independent provider of specialist education  and care.

Talocher School offers education for 55 day pupils age 7-19. The  school is a high performing, thriving, independent special school  recognised for its sector leading practice. With both the leadership and  quality of care, support and guidance for all pupils graded as  outstanding.

We are now looking for an exceptional, creative, inspiring and  highly motivated Head Teacher to continue to drive the school to  success. Ideally you will be able to:-

  • Provide inspiration, motivation and vision to take the school forward.
  • Provide a relentless focus on enabling all children to raise their achievement within our learning community and beyond.
  • Maintain and develop the excellent existing relationships within the school and its wider community.
  • Work in partnership with the operations director and your  colleagues, both in the school, your regional cluster and the wider  Priory network of schools to ensure the school continues to be highly  regarded in all aspects of its provision.
  • Have the capacity to rise to the challenge of monitoring and evaluating all aspects of school life.
  • Be a team player, happy to work closely with the well-established and supportive team.
  • Be resilient, dynamic and committed.
  • Have an understanding of both traditional and alternative educational models.
  • Have a great sense of humour! If it’s a fun place where people are happy, everyone achieves.

We are looking for an exciting, dynamic and visionary leader who will  lead and manage the development of the school curriculum and individual  student’s education programmes in liaison with the rest of the  education team and other agencies. A detailed knowledge of the full  range of national curriculum and the efficient management of the  teaching team is essential. Ensuring the best possible standards are  delivered and that the education delivered complies with relevant  statutory regulations, guidelines, governance and quality standards.

Applications welcomed from those from in existing headship roles, assistant head, deputy head or strong middle leaders. 

Along with an attractive compensation package, we can promise you  Teachers Terms and Conditions including the Teachers’ Pension Scheme, an  excellent induction, ongoing professional development and the kind of  prospects you would expect from the market-leading Priory Group.

For more information or to discuss the vacancy please call Casey Payne (HR Administrator) on 01531 670632.


For all roles we require a minimum of two references.  References  provided must cover the last 3 years, or you are applying to work within  our Children’s Homes we will need to request all references from where  you have worked with either Children or Vulnerable Adults.

Please be advised that references will be requested prior to interview for all roles within our schools.

About us

From education to hospitals, care homes and secure facilities, the  Priory Group of Companies offers individually tailored,  multidisciplinary treatment programmes for those with complex  educational needs or requiring acute, long-term and respite mental  healthcare.


Priory Education Services is committed to  safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All applicants must  be willing to undergo safeguarding screening appropriate to the post,  including checks with past employers and disclosures with the relevant  body at an enhanced level. We are an equal opportunities employer.

Job location

More about Talocher School
Type: Special Needs
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: Talocher Farm, Wonastow Road, Monmouth, Monmouthshire, NP25 4DN, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1600 740 777

Talocher School is a specialist residential school for girls and boys aged 11 to 18 with behavioural, emotional and social difficulties (BESD).  The school provides a warm, welcoming and relaxed environment for young people who are resident with...