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Deputy Head Teacher




Priory Lodge School, Priory Lane, Roehampton, SW15 5JJ

Priory Group Division

Education & Children's Services

Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time


£48,761 - £55,332


37.5 per week

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

Priory Lodge School is a school for young people aged 7-19 with mild to moderate autistic spectrum disorders, Asperger’s Syndrome and associated difficulties. Most of our pupils are academically able and we offer GCSEs and some A levels.  Located in Roehampton,we aim to deliver the highest level of education and care according to individual needs in a safe, positive and structured environment.

We are looking for an outstanding Deputy Head Teacher, with a passion for providing children and young people with special needs with the best possible education, to join the school’s senior leadership team from January 2018. The role is mainly non-classroom based, although your responsibilities will include some teaching. This post is suitable for candidates who have proven leadership experience, either at Middle Leadership or SLT level, who are excited by innovative practice and want to make a difference to the lives of all pupils in our school.

You will:

•           Be an outstanding practitioner, with an unwavering commitment to the highest standards for teaching and learning

•           Be resourceful, innovative and able to embrace change

•           Be able to accept challenges, inspire and motivate others

•           Have a passion for children and young people’s learning and development at all levels

•           Provide a relentless focus on enabling all learners to raise their achievement within our learning community and beyond.

•           Maintain and develop the excellent existing relationships within the school and its wider community and stakeholders.

•           Have the capacity to rise to the challenge of monitoring and evaluating all aspects of school life.   

•           Use outstanding pedagogy and inspirational leadership to drive up results, to ensure our pupils have every possible chance of success in life.

•           Help build, communicate and implement a shared vision which expresses core values and moral purpose to support the school in attaining excellence in all it does.

•           Have a visible and respected presence across the school.

•           Have excellent interpersonal and presentation skills.

•           Have the ability to plan strategically.

•           Be receptive to change and have the ability to work under pressure.

•           Be flexible, collaborative and resilient.

•           Be able to work well as part of a welcoming, hard-working and committed team.

•           Have strong communication skills and an eagerness to engage actively with pupils and parents in the school community.

•           Undertake line management responsibilities for classroom staff.

•           Have some experience of leading successful whole school initiatives.

•           Train to become a Designated Safeguarding Lead for the school

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For all roles we require a minimum of two references.  References provided must cover the last 5 years.

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

If 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.

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.

The integrated strength of each service provides a seamless transition for the individual as they progress between higher and lower dependency care and across services. This unique approach ensures that every individual has the opportunity to achieve the best possible outcomes and quality of life with the Priory Group.

As 85% of our services are publicly funded and delivered in partnership with commissioners, our teams work with commissioning bodies across the country to provide transparent pricing models and evidence-based care programmes.


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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