Deputy Head Teacher, Somerset

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Priory North Hill House SchoolSomerset

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Start date: September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Competitive salary (dependant on experience)
Contract term: Permanent

Deputy Head Teacher

Competitive salary (dependant on experience) 

North Hill House School, Fromefield, Frome, Somerset, BA11 2HB                   

Priory Education and Children’s  Services is a leading company in the UK offering independent behavioural  care for commissioners across the UK. 

With over 100 high quality schools, colleges and homes we focus on making a real and lasting difference for everyone we support.

Based in Frome town centre, North Hill House is an independent  specialist day and residential school for young people aged 6 to 19  years who have an autism diagnosis.

The school delivers a flexible and dynamic appproach to young people  who need different levels of support to succeed, thus allowing young  people with autistic spectrum disorders, Asperger’s Syndrome and  associated difficulties to thrive effectively in an ever-demanding and  complex society.  Students have ambitions to live and work as  self-reliant adults and we help them to reach their goals with continued  support, structure and guidance.  The school welcomes students on a day  or weekly residential basis for 38 weeks per year.

You will be a teaching and learning specialist who is able to  demonstrate significant experience and knowledge of working within a SEN  environment.. The successful candidate will have excellent  interpersonal and organisational skills including the ability to  inspire, challenge, motivate and empower all members of the school  community. An outstanding relationship builder, you will  inspire  exceptional performance and maintain a positive, enthusiastic and  nurturing environment for pupils and colleagues alike. You will support  the Head Teacher on a day to day basis in managing, developing and  implementing a broad, creative education and pastoral programme.

With an emphasis on compliance you will provide leadership and  support across both educational and residential provision to ensure that  the school meets both internal and external regulatory and legislative  standards.

The successful candidate will be a fully qualified experienced senior  teacher with a sound understanding of the current legislation and  statutory regulations relating to current education practice

Experience and knowledge  of AS/ASD would be an advantage.

The successful candidate will be expected to take a strategic  interest in the residential life of the school, including elements of  quality assurance and ensuring the collaborative, joined up approaches  meet the needs of our young people.

If you share our determination to achieve the best possible outcomes  for all our pupils, we can promise you a collaborative culture, ongoing  professional development and ample scope to use your creativity and  initiative as part of a highly energised and supportive team.

Ideally, we are looking for a candidate who is available to begin in September 2018.

Closing date: 23rd May 2018

If you are interested in an informal discussion or would like to  visit the school, please contact Jackie Swift on 01373 466222 or email

Interviews to be held on 24th and 25th May 2018.


For all roles we require a minimum of two references.  References  provided must cover the last 3 years, or you are applying to work within  our Children’s Homes we will need to request all references from where  you have worked with either Children or Vulnerable Adults.

Please be advised that references will be requested prior to interview for all roles within our schools.

About us

From education to hospitals, care homes and secure facilities, the  Priory Group of Companies offers individually tailored,  multidisciplinary treatment programmes for those with complex  educational needs or requiring acute, long-term and respite mental  healthcare.


Priory Education Services is committed to  safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All applicants must  be willing to undergo safeguarding screening appropriate to the post,  including checks with past employers and disclosures with the relevant  body at an enhanced level. We are an equal opportunities employer.

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More about Priory North Hill House School
Type: Special Needs
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 7 - 19 years
Address: Fromefield, Frome, Somerset, BA11 2HB, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1373 466222
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Mission Statement 'The fostering of a responsible, positive outlook on life and achievement through the provision of an appropriate and stimulating educational environment.'

Purpose North Hill House aims:

To develop and enhance abilities, giving appr...