Deputy Head Teacher (2 < 13), Blackburn

Closing date:

Newfield SchoolBlackburn
Date posted:
Start date: 1 January 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Leadership Pay Range Points 15 to 20 (£55,047 to £62,238)
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Newfield School is an impressive, well-resourced special school situated in Blackburn, Lancashire providing high quality specialist education, care and therapy for children and young people aged 2 - 19 years with a wide range of learning difficulties including autism, PMLD, SLD, complex medical needs, sensory impairments and physical disabilities.   

We have been judged as Outstanding by Ofsted (February 2016) – please see our full Ofsted report attached.

In Spring 2018, under the Leadership and Management of Newfield, we will be opening a new provision for Autism. In this innovative and exciting time of development, we are looking to appoint a Deputy Head Teacher to join us, starting in January 2018.   

Working in partnership with the Head Teacher, this new post in school provides an excellent opportunity for the successful candidate to shape the future special needs provision in the Borough and will form part of a leadership succession plan as the school grows and develops in the coming years. 

We welcome applications from individuals who are motivated to deliver high standards in education and care and will enjoy the challenge of a whole school effort to continue our outstanding work.   

If you feel that you would like to be part of, and lead this exciting professional challenge, we would welcome your application.  Informal discussions with the Head Teacher, Geoff Fitzpatrick and visits to the school are encouraged, please call the school on 01254 588600 to arrange.   

Find out more about our outstanding school by visiting  

Completed forms are returnable by email to or by post to Newfield School, Old Bank Lane, Blackburn BB1 2PW for the attention of Gemma Woods. 

Closing date: Thursday 5 October 2017

Interviews are expected to take place on Tuesday 17 and Wednesday 18 October 2017. 

Newfield School is committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. 

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.  Any offer of employment will be subject to a satisfactory check supplied by the Disclosure and Barring Service.  The check will include any cautions, reprimands or final warnings as well as convictions.

Job location

More about Newfield School
Address: Old Bank Lane, Blackburn, Lancashire, BB1 2PW, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1254 588600