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Deputy Headteacher

The Wenlock SchoolDudley

Job title:              Deputy Headteacher

Location:             The Wenlock School, Dudley, West Midlands

Salary:                 Up to £48,000 per annum

Hours:                  37.5 hours per week

Contract:              Permanent

The opportunity has arisen for a dynamic and ambitious Deputy Headteacher to join our school, working closely with the Headteacher to effectively lead The Wenlock School and deliver our vision, mission and strategic priorities.

Our ideal candidate will demonstrate an outstanding record as a leader and will be able to realise the ambitious vision of securing excellence in every aspect of school life.

We are part of the Outcomes First Group and can promise you plenty of challenges, and a rich variety of opportunities to develop your career.

Our vision is to build incredible futures by empowering vulnerable young people in the UK to be happy and to make their way in the world. Every day we improve the lives of thousands of young people, their families and communities through a relentless focus on caring and learning.

About the role

We are looking to appoint an inspiring, dynamic and committed Deputy Headteacher who will join our Senior Leadership Team.

The successful candidate will have experience of working with young people with a range of complex learning needs. You will be able to demonstrate a working understanding of how these needs impact upon learning and behaviour in the classroom.

You may have specialist knowledge and experience of working with children with Autism or with social, emotional and mental health needs, or you may have experience of working across both specialisms. You will be expected to create a culture that enables all learners and staff to excel.

As Deputy Headteacher, you will have an excellent understanding of the independent school standards and the education inspection framework. You will promote a relentless focus on the quality of education and delivery of a broad and relevant curriculum that meets the needs of children and young people and produces positive outcomes.

Working with the Headteacher and Senior Leadership Team, you will ensure the school has effective management and the required team capability to further develop and continually improve.

Who are we looking for?

We are looking to hear from passionate individuals with experience of working with young people with a range of complex learning needs. We are looking for someone who knows how to bring a creative and innovative approach to improving performance and support for our pupils and their families.

An excellent communicator, you will act as an ambassador for The Wenlock School and will have demonstrable experience of working in partnership with parents, local authorities and other stakeholders.

If you are a truly inspirational, highly motivated, and forward-thinking leader, with the energy and passion to change lives coupled with proven experience of whole school development and improvement, this could be an excellent opportunity for you.

 In return for your experience and commitment, we offer outstanding career opportunities, access to a network of great senior colleagues within the Outcomes First Group and the chance to shape the future and ongoing development of the school.

Want to explore further?

This position is due to commence as soon as possible (subject to full safer recruitment checks). If you have any further queries regarding the position, please contact the Headteacher Gemma Mann on 01384 884883 or email us on

As part of Outcomes First Group, Acorn Education and Care are committed to the safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. All successful applicants will be subject to an Enhanced DBS Check.

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