Deputy Head Teacher, Tadley

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Tadley Court SchoolTadley

Date posted:
Start date: September 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: L5 - L8 - £44,106 - £48,808 per annum
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Tadley Court School, Tadley Common Road, Tadley, Hampshire, RG26 3TB

Hours: Full time

We are looking for an outstanding Deputy Head Teacher to join our senior leadership team.

As a Qualified Teacher, you will demonstrate a wide range of SEN experience and have proven leadership and management expertise.  An outstanding relationship builder, you will also know how to inspire exceptional performance and maintain a positive and enthusiastic learning environment for pupils and colleagues alike.  You will lead and manage key areas of the school through the process of continuous improvement.

The successful candidate must come from a SEN background with significant experience of ASD/SLD.  The successful candidate will be a fully qualified experienced teacher with relevant experience together with a sound understanding of the current legislation and statutory regulations relating to education.

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

Joining in September 2020, you will commence with a bespoke induction package which will include visits to other Priory Education Services schools to meet with a network of likeminded and supportive colleagues.

This role is mainly non-classroom based, although your responsibilities may include some teaching.  This post is suitable for candidates who have proven leadership experience, either at Middle Leadership or SLT level.  This role will include DSL responsibility.

Visits are strongly recommended.  Please contact Lesley Walkden on 0118 981 7720 to discuss further.

To succeed, you will:

  • Be an outstanding practitioner, with an unwavering commitment to the highest standards for teaching and learning
  • Be resourceful, innovative and able to embrace change
  • Accept challenges, inspire and motivate others
  • Have a passion for children and young people’s learning and development at all levels
  • Maintain and develop the excellent existing relationships within the school and its wider community and stakeholders
  • Help build, communicate and implement a shared vision which expresses core values and moral purpose to support the school in attaining excellence in all it does
  • Have a visible and respected presence across the school
  • Be receptive to change and have the ability to work under pressure
  • Be able to work well as part of a welcoming, hard-working and committed team.

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Our Benefits

  • Online discounts and cash back for high street to holidays
  • Free monthly £1,000 colleague lotto
  • We pay for your DBS
  • Career Pathways – Our commitment to your career progression
  • Amazing charity schemes
  • Free parking on site.

At Priory Education we are proud of our reputation for delivering quality education and care services with positive outcomes for children and young people aged 5 to 25 who have experienced difficulties in their previous education placements.

Tadley Court school which was recently awarded an overall rating of Good with Outstanding personal development, behaviour and welfare and Outstanding in our sixth form provision  is set in a beautiful semi rural location with four acres of well maintained grounds. We are a day school specialising in the education and care of children and young people between the age of 5 and 19 years who are diagnosed as being on the autistic spectrum with associated learning difficulties. Our children and young people may also exhibit challenging behaviour as a result of their communication difficulties and lack of social understanding.

We offer a safe, structured and predictable environment where students can develop the skills needed to live as independently as possible allowing them to make real life choices as they approach and reach adulthood. 

To succeed we need people who share our passion for making a difference and are willing to support our young people to achieve aspirational goals. 


For all roles we require a minimum of two references.  References provided must cover the last 3 years, for all of our services 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. Priory Education and Children's services will cover the cost of a DBS.

More about Tadley Court School
Type: Special Needs
Funding status: Independent
Age Range: 4 - 19 years
Address: Tadley Common Road, Basingstoke, Tadley, Hampshire, RG26 3TB, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 118 9817720
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Tadley Court school, which was recently awarded an overall rating of Good with Outstanding personal development, behaviour and welfare and Outstanding in our sixth form provision, is set in a beautiful semi-rural location with four acres of well-main...