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Deputy Headteacher - Full-time - Special Needs Position

Newingate School, Canterbury

  • Ref:KCC997-3949823-8L
  • Posted:10/01/2023
  • Pay:Competitive
  • Start Date:September 2023
  • App Close Date:24/02/2023 at 12:00
  • Interviews:March 2023


As part of our planned growth, we have a fantastic opportunity for an experienced leader to join our close-knit team at the Newingate School. If you are looking to join a dedicated team in a school that will welcome your ideas and re-engage our young people, we would like to hear from you.

Job Purpose

To provide a high-quality education for our students in accordance with Company policies, procedures and practices and the standards set by the Regulatory Body. To work with the Head Teacher, leadership team and other stakeholders to secure high standards throughout the school.

Key Task Areas and Responsibilities

  • To comply with good safeguarding procedures and principles as detailed by the local safeguarding board
  • To participate in the process of assessment of referrals
  • To act as overall school coordinator and manager across the school
  • To act as the lead teacher for the positive support of behaviour that may challenge
  • To work as a key member of the multi-disciplinary team which encompasses education, families and the clinical team
  • To monitor progress and targets to ensure that each individual student is able to achieve planned outcomes
  • To work with the clinical team and monitor each individual student’s Support Plans, offering advice, support, consultation and where necessary and ensuring they are kept under review and updated
  • To maintain effective links with external colleaguesand organisations
  • To work positively with families, carers, all stakeholders, and others involved with the students 
  • To ensure that appropriate standards are maintained, especially in relation to education and clinical programmes for students, in accordance with company policies 
  • To working collaboratively with the Head Teacher and the leadership team to secure high standards in all aspects of the life of the school 
  • To adhere to the Special Education Needs Code of Practice and other relevant legislation 
  • To carry out teaching duties as agreed with the Head Teacher 
  • To model and promote good practice across all areas 
  • To support the Head Teacher in the effective deployment of staff 
  • To work with the Head Teacher and leadership team to ensure that all staff follow the school’s policy for Planning, Assessment, Recording and Reporting

Information about the school

Newingate School is a specialist independent school for children with an ASC diagnosis and associated Social, Emotional & Mental Health needs. All students have an EHCP and are referred to the school by their local authority. The school is registered for 11-18 year olds and provides a personalised curriculum to meet each individuals needs via small class and sometimes 1:1 learning support. Newingate School is committed to personal development and achievement for all which is reflected in its curriculum aspirations and support for staff wellbeing and progression.

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We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our students. You are advised that this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and therefore this post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). Please be aware that schools are also required to undertake online recruitment checks on shortlisted candidates under changes to Keeping Children Safe in Legislation.