Job Title: Deputy Headteacher
Location: Options Barton School, Barton-Upon-Humber
Salary: £42,000 - £47,000 per annum
Hours: 40 per week - Monday to Friday
Contract: Permanent, term-time only
Are you an innovative Deputy Headteacher committed to improving the lives of children and young people?
We are looking for an experienced school leader to join our fantastic team at Options Barton, Barton-Upon-Humber. As Deputy Headteacher, you will support our Head of School in school management, delivering our pupils educational needs, maximising children’s achievement, and their ability to develop.
This is a great opportunity for a senior leader / Deputy Headteacher who is looking for the chance to bring innovation and creativity to inspire learning in an SEN/ASC environment for children with varied and complex needs. Your work will be challenging and rewarding in equal measure and you will be the custodian of our strong safeguarding culture, where pupils are listened to, respected, and involved in as many decisions as possible.
In partnership with our Head of School, you will deliver clear, authentic leadership to our multidisciplinary team, establishing school aims and objectives, ensuring high levels of quality and compliance and working collaboratively to develop appropriate, individualised programmes of learning for our children.
Quality is always top of our agenda and we pride ourselves on the quality of what we do. We are looking for a Deputy Headteacher, with the experience, leadership skills and vision to build incredible futures by empowering vulnerable young people in the UK, to be happy and to make their way in the world.
Educated to degree level or equivalent with Qualified Teacher Status, you will be experienced in an SEN/ASC environment, enjoy leading a team, and be genuinely motivated by helping every child to reach their potential.
Options Barton offers a DfE-registered independent day special school offering an adapted and differentiated national curriculum for Key Stage 2, 3 and 4 pupils, and a vocational-based curriculum in our sixth form for post-16 students
The teaching frameworks at Options Barton have been specifically designed for children and young people with special educational needs and follow an autism specific approach. Each child has their own bespoke curriculum which takes into account their academic potential as well the level of independent and clinical support required to manage their behaviour through self-regulation and to enable them to improve communication and prepare for adulthood. The students can gain accreditation through a range of qualifications such as Functional Skills, AQA Unit Awards and ASDAN. Some students will access courses through local colleges and learning providers, and some will attend work experience in the community. Class sizes range from individual tuition to small groups of up to 6.
For over 16 years Options Autism have provided care and education to children, young people and adults with autism, complex needs and learning difficulties. As part of Outcomes First Group we are leading our sector in setting and delivering new approaches that provide measurable outcomes for those in our care.
Why join us?
We offer a friendly and inclusive working environment and the chance to be part of a fantastic multidisciplinary team, who work hard and support each other to deliver personalised, bespoke education & care. Our benefits package includes free parking, shopping discounts and cashback via our ‘Rewards Hub’, and access to content on mindfulness, fitness, recipes and much more as part of our ‘Your Wellbeing Matters’ programme.
As well as opportunities for internal promotion, you will have access to high-quality Continuing Professional Development to help pursue your own personal goals. We also offer accredited training programmes including Diplomas and NVQs, supplemented by ongoing learning opportunities.
Ultimately, all of our roles give you the opportunity to enrich the lives of young people and make a positive difference.
Application process & dates
Closing Date: 3pm 23rd April 2021
Interview Dates: 7th April 2021
Expected start date: 1st September 2021 or earlier
Options Autism is part of Outcomes First Group. We are committed to the safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. All successful applicants will be subject to fully Enhanced DBS.