Deputy Head Teacher, Sefton

Closing date:Expiring tomorrow

Presfield High School and Specialist CollegeSefton

Date posted:
Start date: 23rd April 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Leadership Scale; L12-L16
Contract term: Permanent

Presfield High School and Specialist College is an oversubscribed and successful special school for students who have a diagnosis of Autism. We strongly subscribe to Dr Stephen Shores view that “if you have met one person with autism, you’ve met ONE person with autism”

The school is committed to providing the best opportunities for all of our students and benefits from the commitment, passion and energy of our staff.  We understand that each student is unique and we believe every child should have the opportunity to learn and experience new challenges in a supportive environment. We are looking to appoint an outstanding and dynamic leader who naturally inspires others and is passionate about teaching and its impact on learning. The successful candidate will be driven by a commitment to create the best possible educational opportunities for our students enabling them to make positive contributions to wider society.

Our students have a wide attainment range and achieve a wide range of accreditations including Entry Level, Level 1 and 2 qualifications and GCSEs. Unlike the majority of special schools, we offer a mainstream model in Key Stages 3, 4 and 5 while supporting social development and understanding of self and autism.

The successful candidate will work with the Head Teacher and the SLT in guiding the school in its next stage of development from good to outstanding. This is a broad role that will mostly be defined by the skills of the successful candidate but you will need to demonstrate a proven record of accomplishment in strategic leadership at a senior level. You will be a highly diplomatic individual and an exceptional communicator, capable of delivering results through outstanding, motivational leadership and teamwork.

If you are interested in this role with us and feel you have the skills needed to add value to our school, please visit (school/vacancies) for an information pack and a copy of our application form.

A completed application form accompanied by a covering letter addressed to Mr Mark Purcell (Chair of Governors) should reach the school no later than 9:00am on Monday 25th February 2019.

Closing date: Monday 25th February 2019 at 9.00am.
Interviews week beginning Monday 11th March

Visits are welcome to the school prior to application:-

  • Wednesday 6th February 9:00am-12:00 noon
  • Tuesday 12th February 2.00pm – 5.45pm
  • Wednesday 13th February between 9.00am and 12.00 noon and 3.30pm – 5.45pm
  • Friday 15th February between 9.00am and 12.00 noon

Please make contact with us to book a visit on 01704 227831 or at

Presfield School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Please note that it is a requirement of employment that an enhanced level Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check is obtained for this post with Barring checks where appropriate. 

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More about Presfield High School and Specialist College
Type: Special Needs
Funding status: State - Community
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 19 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Preston New Road, Southport, Merseyside, PR9 8PA, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1704 227831
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 Presfield High School and Specialist College is situated in the village of Churchtown on the outskirts of the coastal resort of Southport. It shares the site with three other schools; an independent special school, a primary school and a nurser...