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Job details
Employer Percy Hedley School
Location North Tyneside
Contract type Full Time
Contract term Permanent
Job dates
Closing date Applications are closed

Deputy Headteacher 

Full Time 

Ref: DHT-0617 

Location: Percy Hedley School, Killingworth  

Salary: £48,711 – £53,712 (Scale L10 – 14)  

A full-time vacancy has arisen for a Deputy Head Teacher at Percy Hedley School. Percy Hedley is an outstanding, non-maintained special school with 159 pupils on roll, aged 3-19 years, all of whom have a Statement of Special Educational Needs or an Education Health and Care Plan. At Percy Hedley we believe in unlocking the potential of all and teachers, therapists and support staff work together to ensure all pupils make excellent progress. 

We wish to appoint an excellent, enthusiastic and knowledgeable Deputy Head teacher with a strong commitment to Special Needs Education and to inclusive practice to work with the Head of School to maintain and develop our outstanding provision. 

We are seeking an experienced leader with knowledge and experience of working with children with special educational needs and with significant senior leadership experience. This vacancy presents an exciting opportunity for an outstanding practitioner to work in an outstanding and visionary special school, which is committed to trans-disciplinary working, achievement and the highest standards. 

We are interested in hearing from you if you: 

  • Are passionate about all children achieving their full potential
  • Have extensive special educational needs knowledge and experience and a clear vision for excellence
  • Can further enhance our already excellent and varied curriculum
  • Are an effective organiser with excellent interpersonal skills
  • Have a commitment to work in partnership with parents and other stakeholders. 

Informal visits are strongly encouraged. Please call the school to make an appointment, on 0191 2161811 and speak to Carla Maley or email 

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This position is subject to an enhanced DBS Disclosure.

Previous applicants need not re-apply, as your application will be considered after the closing date.

About the employer

Information about Percy Hedley School
Org type Special Needs
Funding status State - Non-Maintained
Gender Mixed
Age range 3 - 18 years

Locations and contacts

Upper School
West Lane Killingworth
Newcastle upon Tyne
Tyne and Wear
NE12 7BH
United Kingdom