Job Title:      Deputy Headteacher

Location:      Maple Grove School

Salary:          £40,000-45,000  Per annum

Hours:          37.5 Per Week

Contract:      Permanent


Who are we looking for?

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.


This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced practitioner to join a new and growing school, as we build something truly special at Maple Grove. As Deputy Headteacher, you will support the Headteacher in growing our provision to meet the needs of our pupils, ensuring they achieve their academic and personal potential, and leave us ready for the next stage of their journey. In partnership with the 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.


If you think you have the experience, innovation and creativity to inspire learning in an SEN/ASC environment for children with varied and complex needs, we would love to hear from you. Your work will be challenging and rewarding in equal measure and you will play a vital role in promoting and enhancing our wellbeing culture, where pupils are listened to, respected, and involved in as many decisions as possible.


About us:


Maple Grove is situated in the bustling Chester suburb of Hoole, in a beautiful, historic school building that has been completely renovated to provide a specialist learning environment for children with autism. We admit learners between the ages of 5 and 16, with social communication, sensory, behavioural and emotional needs associated with their autism, and various additional diagnoses. We offer a unique curriculum, combining the full breadth of the National Curriculum with a specialist ASC progression framework, and highly individualised learning plans.


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 standards 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 and care. Our benefits package includes a cycle to work scheme, 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 NPQs, 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

The interview will take place on one day and consist of a presentation, scenario task and interview in front of a panel. Shortlisting will take place from the 14th April with interviews scheduled for 21st-23rd April. Expected start date is 1st September 2021

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.

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