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Head of Teaching & Learning




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

Priory Group Division

Education & Children's Services

Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time


£42,000 - £45,000 per annum


37.5 hours per week (term time only 39 weeks per year)

Job Advert Role Description

Set in Roehampton and close to Richmond Park, Priory Lodge School is seeking a dynamic and innovative Head of Teaching & Learning, who is passionate about securing the best possible outcomes for our students aged 7-19 with autism, Asperger’s and associated conditions.

The ideal candidate is a natural leader who intuitively understands young people with autism and how to support them in their learning, as well as to help them regulate their behaviour. You will have experience in tracking and analysing data and be confident in Safeguarding practices. A working knowledge of the Positive Behaviour Support framework is desirable. 

Priory Lodge was graded GOOD by Ofsted in May 2019.Priory Lodge School is expanding its senior management team to include a Head of Teaching & Learning, so we can ensure the best possible outcomes for our students aged 7-19 with autism, Asperger’s and associated conditions. .

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Provide leadership in teaching & learning, driving forward outcomes across the staff team;
  • Provide outstanding learning opportunities for all pupils;
  • Regular reporting to the schools SLT with regards specific area of responsibility;
  • Support the SLT in implementing the schools polices and ethos;
  • Complete reports for SLT based on student outcomes;
  • Manage teaching staff and support their development;
  • Quality assure lesson planning, mid and long term planning for teachers;
  • Undertake quality lesson observations in line with the schools policy;
  • Liaise and support parents.

Roles and responsibilities may vary according to school priorities.  Please refer to the job description below for a full person specification.

Closing date is 1st June 2020, interviews will be held on 5th June 2020.

Our Benefits

  • Online discounts and cash back for high street to holidays
  • Free monthly £1,000 colleague lotto
  • We pay for your DBS
  • Career Pathways – Our commitment to your career progression
  • Amazing charity schemes
  • Free parking on site.

Priory Education and Children’s Services is a leading company in the UK offering independent behavioural care for commissioners across the UK. With over 100 high quality schools, colleges and homes we focus on making a real and lasting difference for everyone we support.

Division DBS info


For all roles we require a minimum of two references.  References provided must cover the last 3 years, for all of our services we will need to request all references from where you have worked with either Children or Vulnerable Adults. Please be advised that references may be requested prior to interview for 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. Priory Education and Children's services will cover the cost of a DBS.


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