Deputy Head Teacher, Shropshire

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The Evolution CentreShropshire

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Start date: January 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: L1 – L3
Contract term: Permanent

The Evolution Centre is an OFSTED “outstanding” Independent Secondary School for Looked After students with emotional and behavioural difficulties, based in a small rural village near Shrewsbury.

We are looking for an enthusiastic, qualified primary specialist teacher to join our team as our Deputy Head. The responsibilities of this post will include setting up a new Key Stage Two school, including the recruitment of staff. This expansion will build on our ‘’outstanding” Key Stage Three and Key Stage Four provision, enabling us to offer positive and exciting educational opportunities for 7 – 18 year olds.

In our small, nurturing environment (NOR 20) you will be able to genuinely make a difference; having the time to provide the attachment based nurture and support that our students need to be successful.


You should be able to offer;

  • Previous experience working as a teacher with vulnerable and challenging LAC and SEND children
  • Prior experience in a senior management role
  • The ability to think and work strategically
  • Good organisational and time management skills
  • Professional skills for effective and honest school self-evaluation
  • A genuine desire to make a difference


We will be seeking to maintain our OFSTED outstanding rating and therefore the highest quality of curriculum design, implementation and positive impact will be expected, along with the determination to achieve the very best outcomes for our children; socially, spiritually, culturally, morally, emotionally and academically.

We can offer a supportive team, a very progressive approach towards professional development and a positive, problem solving working environment, along with a competitive salary. This is an amazing opportunity for the right person to lead and innovate within a new provision. If you are up for this challenge and would like to find out more or visit the school for a tour, please contact the Head Teacher Jacqui Brooks on 01743 850517.

Please note that we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and we expect all employees to share this commitment. Therefore, the successful candidate for this post will be subject to an enhanced DBS check and our safer recruitment process.

More about The Evolution Centre
Type: Special Needs
Funding status: Independent
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: Hollyhead Road, Bicton, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY3 8EQ, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1743 850517