£54973 - £63430 per annum

Job Title:
Deputy Head Teacher

Wolverhampton, West Midlands

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Want to work for a company with great values? Are you compassionate? Inspiring? Dependable? Collaborative? Then we want to hear from you!

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Deputy Head Teacher to join Woodbury School in Wolverhampton.

Woodbury School is A positive, friendly co- educational day school in Wolverhampton, supporting young people at primary, secondary and post-16 level. The school meets the needs of a diverse group of pupils with a range of complex learning needs including Social Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH).

We are looking for a person who can demonstrate vision, resilience and empathy and can evidence the capacity to deliver both high support and high challenge. We are a 'values-based' organisation and, as such, we expect our leaders to embody our values. A leader is someone who knows what is important to them and who uses their values, and those of the school, as a guide and a motivator. We are seeking a leader who demonstrates their commitment to our values in an intentional way, using them as a touchstone to define actions, make decisions and fulfil our collective mission.

Bright Futures, Inspired By You.

The successful applicants will need to:

  • Experience working as a Deputy Head Teacher in a similar environment
  • Be an Ofsted expert, maintain and build your understanding of requirements, helping the school move towards an outstanding rating.
  • Ability to motivate, drive and support staff and pupils, using a person-centred approach.
  • A real 'can do, will do' attitude, with the desire to succeed and improve our school.
  • Excellent communication and top-quality relationship building skills.
  • Has a commitment and passion to work with pupils with social, emotional and mental health needs, along with a range of other difficulties including trauma, attachment and associated challenging behaviours
  • Has a clear vision, strong leadership, and effective management skills.
  • Is an exceptionally enthusiastic and committed leader to manage and motivate pupils and staff, and can lead, motivate, and inspire teams to raise standards in student outcomes.
  • Is familiar with the need for creativity in delivering the National Curriculum, whilst supporting pupils to overcome their barriers to learning.
  • Has a solid understanding of the new Ofsted Education Inspection Framework and Independent School Standards

About us:

We take great satisfaction in being "good neighbours." Horizon schools foster a healthy sense of community both inside and outside of their immediate surroundings.

As part of our highly personalised and purposeful provision, pupils at our schools participate in a wide range of academic, creative, sporting, and vocational learning opportunities and activities, which supports them in developing a range of skills and maximising learning outcomes. Young people take part in a wide range of courses, from music to construction, as well as being given every opportunity to excel in their core subjects, such as mathematics and English.

At Horizon Care and Education, our Deputy Head Teachers will be supported by our Director of Curriculum, Headteachers, Operational Directors and the Managing Director of Education Services as well as our extensive therapeutic team.

Why work for us?

  • Competitive salary - We're committed to recognising your hard work and offer a competitive salary.
  • Occupational sick pay* from September 2023
  • Opportunity to progress in your career through our Education Academy, and ongoing training and professional development.
  • Comprehensive and tailored induction programme including face-to-face training, online modules, shadowing, and local induction period.
  • Face-to-face therapeutic training and support for all colleagues via our SHINE programme.
  • Access to a wide range of free online courses for all colleagues on a variety of topics.
  • Colleague referral scheme with cash rewards - earn up to £500 per referral*
  • Government pension scheme.
  • Employee assistance programme - free, confidential support via Bupa.
  • Community and wellbeing - Your wellbeing matters to us, and we are committed to ensuring you get all the support you need to feel good about what you do. We're in this together.
  • Supportive management and senior leaders.
  • High quality CPD opportunities.
  • Free eye checks.
  • Cashback healthcare plan

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To start your education journey with Horizon, click apply now!

This post is subject to a satisfactory criminal record check and satisfactory references.


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