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Deputy Head Teacher

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North Hill House School, Fromefield, Frome, Somerset, BA11 2HB

Priory Group Division

Education & Children's Services

Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time


Competitive salary (dependant on experience)


Full time

Job Advert - Division Information

Priory Education and Children’s Services is a leading company in the UK offering independent behavioural care for commissioners across the UK. 

Job Advert Location Description

With over 100 high quality schools, colleges and homes we focus on making a real and lasting difference for everyone we support.

Job Advert Role Description

Based in Frome town centre, North Hill House is an independent specialist day and residential school for young people aged 6 to 19 years who have an autism diagnosis.

The school delivers a flexible and dynamic appproach to young people who need different levels of support to succeed, thus allowing young people with autistic spectrum disorders, Asperger’s Syndrome and associated difficulties to thrive effectively in an ever-demanding and complex society.  Students have ambitions to live and work as self-reliant adults and we help them to reach their goals with continued support, structure and guidance.  The school welcomes students on a day or weekly residential basis for 38 weeks per year.

You will be a teaching and learning specialist who is able to demonstrate significant experience and knowledge of working within a SEN environment.. The successful candidate will have excellent interpersonal and organisational skills including the ability to inspire, challenge, motivate and empower all members of the school community. An outstanding relationship builder, you will  inspire exceptional performance and maintain a positive, enthusiastic and nurturing environment for pupils and colleagues alike. You will support the Head Teacher on a day to day basis in managing, developing and implementing a broad, creative education and pastoral programme.

With an emphasis on compliance you will provide leadership and support across both educational and residential provision to ensure that the school meets both internal and external regulatory and legislative standards.

The successful candidate will be a fully qualified experienced senior teacher with a sound understanding of the current legislation and statutory regulations relating to current education practice

Experience and knowledge  of AS/ASD would be an advantage.

The successful candidate will be expected to take a strategic interest in the residential life of the school, including elements of quality assurance and ensuring the collaborative, joined up approaches meet the needs of our young people.

If you share our determination to achieve the best possible outcomes for all our pupils, we can promise you a collaborative culture, ongoing professional development and ample scope to use your creativity and initiative as part of a highly energised and supportive team.

Ideally, we are looking for a candidate who is available to begin in September 2018.

If you are interested in an informal discussion or would like to visit the school, please contact Jackie Swift on 01373 466222 or email

Interviews to be held on 24th and 25th May 2018.

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For all roles we require a minimum of two references.  References provided must cover the last 3 years, or you are applying to work within our Children’s Homes we will need to request all references from where you have worked with either Children or Vulnerable Adults.

Please be advised that references will be requested prior to interview for all roles within our schools.


About us

From education to hospitals, care homes and secure facilities, the Priory Group of Companies offers individually tailored, multidisciplinary treatment programmes for those with complex educational needs or requiring acute, long-term and respite mental healthcare.



Priory Education Services is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All applicants must be willing to undergo safeguarding screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and disclosures with the relevant body at an enhanced level. We are an equal opportunities employer.

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