Deputy Head Teacher - Aurora Hanley School

Essential Criteria: • Extensive knowledge and understanding of how to work effectively with students who have highly complex needs and SEND in a special School environment

Location: Stoke

Contract Type: Full-time, Permanent

Hours: 40 hours per week, Monday-Friday

Salary: Leadership scale starting at L3

Deputy Head Teacher - Aurora Hanley School

The Aurora Group

The Aurora Group is an innovative provider of education and care for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities.

We are currently looking for an experienced and ambitious Deputy Head Teacher in Stoke on Trent where our 'Outstanding' rated Aurora Hanley School supports young people aged 6 - 19 with complex needs typically related to Asperger’s Syndrome, Autism and other conditions.

The Role

Your role will be to support our Head Teacher in leading, managing and organising the school to the highest professional standards.

The successful candidate is likely to be highly passionate about teaching and learning and inspiring pupils to be the best they can be. Additionally they will be committed to creating a nurturing environment and be able to demonstrate exceptional leadership skills when deputising in the Head’s absence.

The successful candidate will need to be up to date with current Ofsted legislations and regulations and would ideally have an excellent track record with Ofsted outcomes.

With our continuous growth this is an exciting time to join the Aurora Group; and as a member of our Senior Leadership Team you’ll get the opportunity to help deliver some fantastic new initiatives.


Successful candidates are likely to demonstrate:

  • Qualified Teacher Status with degree qualification (QTS teacher reference number required)
  • Evidence of recent continuous professional development relevant to the post
  • Willingness to undertake further leadership CPD (NPQSL, NPQH)
  • Significant and successful experience at middle or senior leadership level within a special school setting
  • Recent experience as an excellent teacher of students with a wide range of highly complex needs
  • Experience of leading and managing a diverse team of staff effectively
  • Experience of performance management
  • Experience of working as part of a multi-disciplinary team

A comprehensive job description is available upon request.

Closing date 9th September 2019


If you are interested then please apply on-line, or for more information or to arrange a visit, please call Aurora Hanley School on 01782 973737 or email

Successful applicants will be subject to pre-employment safeguarding checks including an enhanced disclosure and barring service (DBS) check.

The Aurora Group is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children and young adults in our care and is a disability confident and equal opportunities employer


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