Deputy Head Teacher, Manchester

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Pioneer House High SchoolManchester

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Start date: April 18
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: L11 - L15
Contract term: Permanent

Are you a charismatic and inspirational leader ready for the next challenge?
Are you looking for opportunity for innovation and development?

Pioneer House High School is a new 100 place Free Special School. It forms part of the Prospere Learning Trust and was established in September 2016, for students with severe learning difficulties from 11-19 years.

The Prospere Learning Trust vision is to provide exceptional education for children from any background so that they become happy, confident adults. The Prospere Trust is committed to fully comprehensive education and working in and around Greater Manchester to provide inspiring, memorable schooling for all its students.

Pioneer House High School has a focus on developing Enterprise, Employability and Independence Skills with our pupils; as a result of rapid expansion we require an additional deputy head teacher, with aspirations for headship, to join our successful and committed leadership team.

The appointed candidate will have proven track record in leading outstanding teaching and learning. Teamwork is a strength of the school, and we require an exceptional team leader with some experience of performance managing teachers. These are key roles in championing the highest standard of pedagogy within the classroom. The appointee will be able to lead by example and further inspire colleagues to become exemplary practitioners.

The post holder will lead on teaching and learning across school, securing the best possible outcomes for our pupils. The post holder’s curriculum responsibility will support the further development of an exciting, innovative and engaging curriculum, focusing on Enterprise, Employability and Independence skills. The post may include additional responsibilities by negotiation and may include some teaching time.

This position offers an exciting and challenging opportunity to join the inspiring and highly skilled leadership team at Pioneer House High School. The school is part of the newly established and expanding Prospere Trust. The Trust is committed to providing the very best educational opportunities for it’s students irrespective of background or ability, in both mainstream and special schools. The post will be based at Pioneer House however planned expansion of the school and Trust will provide further Leadership opportunities in the future. We are a happy, lively Trust where staff & pupils enjoy learning and achieving together.

It is essential that you:

  • have experience of leading a team on a whole school development area and can demonstrate your impact,
  • are innovative in your approach to curriculum development,
  • have a proven track record of action planning and implementing for school development with evidence of impact,
  • have the initiative and drive to tackle whole school development independently,
  • have the ability to think critically, creatively and be decisive,
  • have enthusiasm and sound common sense and are relentlessly positive!

You will be evaluative, reflective and inspirational and have the ability to motivate others to take on new challenges that will enhance the curricular opportunities we offer. The successful candidate should have strong qualifications and proven experience of working in this field. You will be a 'people-person' with a gift for inspiring, leading, motivating and supporting others.

If you are ready to rise to the challenges presented by this post, we invite you to submit an inspiring application that clearly identifies your vision for taking Pioneer House forward.

For further information on the post please contact Wendy Godfrey, Head teacher.

Closing date for applications: Friday 5th January 2018

Interviews: Week beginning 29th January 2018

School visit: Welcome by prior arrangement

Please follow the link on the school website in order to download the relevant documents for the vacancy. for further information about the school. Application forms can be posted to school or emailed to  

The selection process will include a current school impact learning walk, lesson observation (as appropriate), presentation, and written task.

Pioneer House High School is committed to safeguarding children and young people. All post holders are subject to appropriate vetting procedures and a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service Enhanced check. We are an Equal Opportunities Employer and we positively welcome applications from all candidates regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation.

 “Working together to bring out the best in everyone.”

Pioneer House High School, 200 Yew Tree Lane, Northern Moor, Manchester, M23 0FF

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More about Pioneer House High School
Type: Special Needs
Funding status: State - Free School
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 19 years
Address: 200 Yew Tree Lane, Northern Moor, Manchester, M23 0FF, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 161 241 8100
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