As Deputy Head Teacher at Dovetree School part of the Witherslack Group, you’ll have the chance to lead and shape our school and deliver the kind of education you always wanted to. Working with the Head Teacher, you will set the vision for the future of the school, ensuring we have the right people and plans in place to see that our young people – whatever their needs – leave the school feeling proud of what they’ve achieved and what they’re capable of. And with the backing of the broader management team, a range of supporting specialists and state-of-the-art-facilities, we know we’re all set for a bright future.
That’s why we’re looking for someone who’s pretty unique. Ultimately, you’re an outstanding teacher who has a genuine passion and working knowledge of SEN. Evidence of impact and interest with curriculum development and quality of education is desirable. But, as importantly, you’re someone who is resilient, innovative and has the type of enthusiasm that’s infectious, so that you bring about change in a positive way. You’re also sensitive, respectfully challenging, patient and kind: just the type of leader our young people, staff and community can relate to.
For children and young people with complex, challenging needs, the level of care and education must go above and beyond. That’s what drives us, here at Witherslack Group. We are a leading provider of specialist education and care for children and young people with social, emotional and mental health needs, communication difficulties (autistic spectrum conditions, Asperger’s Syndrome, speech, language and communication needs), complex learning needs and challenging behaviours. We have a reputation for excellence and of achieving the highest possible outcomes. In short, we’re enhancing life opportunities.
Dovetree School is our brand new school catering for up to 50 boys and girls, aged between 8 and 18. Like all of our schools, Dovetree offers state of the art learning resources and well equipped environments. Our onsite Vocational Centre gives students the opportunity to develop skills and hands on experience in a variety of subjects, such as Construction, Hair & Beauty and Motor Vehicle. Our young people are supported in small class sizes, by well qualified and experienced staff, to help them realise their full potential.
We know you’re going to do great things. For your hard work and commitment, we want to reward you with a salary and benefits package that’s among the best in our sector. You’ll receive a competitive salary, Teacher Pension Scheme or a range of flexible pension options to suit personal circumstances (where applicable) and comprehensive induction and ongoing training, as well as extensive Group staff benefits such as Medicash Health Plan/Employee Assistance and Cycle to Work Scheme. Witherslack conducts DBS Enhanced checks and covers the costs for all new employees.
Visits to the school prior to application are encouraged. For further information please contact Rebecca Goodman – Senior Administrator on 01455 243918.
Interview Date: Monday, 24 January 2022
Closing date: Friday, 14 January 2022, 23:59
The Witherslack Group is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of its young people. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check. We are an equal opportunities employer welcoming applications from all sections of the community.
For a full job description and person specification, please see the attached document.