Deputy Head Teacher

Location: GLADE School - Totton

Contract Type: Full time

Closing Date: 09 July 2022

Salary: £38,235 - £42,622

Specific Hours: 37.5

Deputy Head Teacher

Who are Fair Ways and what do we stand for? 

Fair Ways is a great place to work. We are a team. We care about each other and are all committed to making a change to the lives of the young people and service users in our care. We will not apologise for calling our staff great, the best, or world-class. Our staff are at the core of our organisation and we celebrate them by shouting it from the rooftops! 

Where and when do we need you? 

We are looking for a Deputy Head Teacher to work as part of our fantastic teaching team at our specialist Autism School located in Totton. We strongly believe in creating a person-centred programme to meet each child’s needs adapting a unique ‘autistic curriculum’. This not only captures the pupils learning needs but also addresses social, emotional and communication needs of children and young people with autism and nurtures their independence and well-being. Students are placed with Fair Ways when most other mainstream or specialist schools have been unsuccessful. As such, they are likely to have been out of education for a long period of time, having exhausted multiple placements. 

Working in the role of Deputy Head Teacher you will be involved in a range of exciting and engaging things like: 

  • Reporting and Risk Management - Reporting to the Head of Education verbally on a weekly basis, and with a written report on a half termly basis, the status and quality of the school’s performance, any risk factors and action plans etc.  
  • Quality Assurance, Policy and Delivery - Overseeing quality assurance of all school services under your charge, ensuring all legislation and all company policies are always complied with and holding responsibility for the quality of the education and training delivered and the conduct of the staff working in the education provision.   
  • Leading and supporting regulatory inspections - Ensuring that a minimum Ofsted Grading of GOOD is maintained or improved at all times in all services under your charge.  
  • Keeping Children Safe - Being responsible for safeguarding and child protection across the school in conjunction with the allocated Designated Safeguarding Lead. 
  • Budget Management - Ensuring that effective budget planning and budget management is carried out and delivered. 
  • Effective people management, training and compliance - Proactively engaging with staff and managers ensuring supportive and professional relationships. You will have overall responsibility for the quality of the education and training delivered and the conduct of the staff working in the education provision.   

This role is offered on a permanent contract and will offer full time basis of 37.5 hours over Monday - Friday, term time only.  All candidates must have a full driving license and have access to the use of a car. Successful candidates will be required to provide an enhanced Disclosure (DBS). This disclosure cost will be met by Fair Ways. 

You and your specialisms 

Senior roles within our frontline services help achieve our mission of making a difference through passionate care, support, and education. To support this, you will be required to have, or be working towards a minimum of the following qualification levels: 

  • To hold relevant teaching qualifications including Qualified Teachers Status or hold QTLS 
  • Background in management experience overseeing Autism and or SEMH within an educational establishment displaying highly organised, methodical approaches and able to prioritise, set deadlines and keep to them. 

Let us look after you! 

Looking after our employees is important to us, and whilst our culture is central to our identity, we also offer a great set of benefits to ensure we are striving to provide the best support to our employees available in the sector. 

  • Free staff lotteries (including prizes such as £1000 holiday vouchers, weekends away, luxury hampers and vouchers
  • Health Shield (Health cash plan) 
  • Employee Assistance Scheme (Application based emergency financial assistance for employees) 
  • Education Grant – (funding up to master’s level accreditation
  • Fair Pay Panel (The opportunity to showcase your hard work potentially resulting in 2 pay rises per year!) 
  • Wellbeing Initiatives - Team Building Days, Summer Festival, Wellbeing boxes 
  • Employee Assistance Programme (24/7 counselling service) 
  • Highstreet discount platform, Discounted Gym Membership 
  • Cycle to Work Scheme 
  • Leadership Courses 
  • Free Parking 
  • Annual Staff Awards/ Long Service Awards 
  • Pension Scheme  
  • Eligibility for a Blue Light Card 
  • £1000 Refer a Friend Scheme 
  • £250 Refer a Foster Carer Scheme 

Find your happy place – we can’t wait to meet you! 

Apply today and be a PART of something amazing - We encourage a diverse workforce and welcome applications from all community 

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