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Deputy Head Teacher




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 Role Description

As our Deputy Head Teacher, 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 education and care.  Experience and knowledge of AS/ASD would be a distinct advantage.

Please note that as we are a residential setting the Deputy Head Teacher will share on call responsibilities with the Senior Leadership Team, this will include some weekends.

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 2020.

If you are interested in an informal discussion or would like to visit the school, please e-mail Kelly Newton, HR Advisor, at to arrange. 

Your Benefits

  • Priory Perks reward and discount scheme
  • Comprehensive induction
  • Teachers pension scheme
  • We cover the cost of your enhanced disclosure check
  • Commitment to your ongoing training and career progression
  • Employee recognition scheme.

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 approach 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.

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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