Job Title:         Deputy Headteacher

Location:         Closeburn House, Closeburn

Salary:             Up to £50,000

Hours:             39 hours per week Monday to Friday 8:30am – 4:30pm

Contract:         Permanent

Are you an innovative Deputy Headteacher- Additional Support Needs, committed to improving the lives of children and young people?

We are looking for an experienced Deputy Head (ASN) to join our fantastic team at Closeburn House, Closeburn. As Deputy Headteacher (ASN), you will support our Headteacher in school management, delivering our pupils educational needs, maximising children’s achievement, and their ability to develop.

This is a great opportunity for a Deputy Headteacher (ASN), who is looking for the chance to bring innovation and creativity to inspire learning in an SEN 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 Headteacher, 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.

When it comes to looking after our children, we never settle for second best. We are looking for a Deputy Headteacher (ASN), 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, GTCS qualification required. You will be experienced in an SEN environment, enjoy leading a team, and be genuinely motivated by helping every child to reach their potential.

About us:

Closeburn House is located in beautiful rural location in Dumfriesshire, South West Scotland yet close to principle towns and villages that offer a wealth of interest and beauty - all of which are utilised through 24 hour learning opportunities where appropriate.

Closeburn House School is pleased to announce that it has received an Accredited Award from the Autism Accreditation Awards Committee.

Acorn Education & Care is the UK’s leading independent provider of specialist education and residential care for vulnerable children and young people. 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.


Acorn Education and Care 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 a fully Enhanced DBS.


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