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Deputy Head Teacher




Rossendale School, Bamford Road, Ramsbottom, Bury, BL0 0RT

Priory Group Division

Education & Children's Services

Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time


Up to £60,000


Full time

Job Advert Role Description

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.

Rossendale School provides a first class education for over 100 young people aged between 8 and 18 years old who have social, emotional and mental health difficulties, autistic spectrum disorder (ASD) and possibly a variety of other comorbid syndromes. All our pupils have an Education, Health and Care Plan.

The school provides a therapy offer, all staff work holistically with the therapists to support each young person.  We offer residential support for young people, which has been judged as ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted for the past fourteen years. Our two homes can accommodate both boys and girls on weekly boarding placements, as well as offering respite care for existing pupils.

The school is committed to helping each student prepare for adulthood, never losing focus on what they are capable of achieving. We work closely with our young people and their families to support them to reach their potential through academic progress and the development of social skills.

Located in Rossendale, Lancashire, Rossendale School accepts pupils from across the North West and incorporates the main school site, a community-based sixth form and two associated residential homes, around four miles away from the main school site.

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. The post holder will be responsible for ensuring the offer and delivery of an innovative and ASD appropriate curriculum, working closely with the full education team to provide the highest possible standards of teaching and learning.  The role is mainly non-classroom based, although your responsibilities may 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.

The role will have specific strategic focuses within the school in Teaching, Learning and Curriculum and Personal Development, Behaviour, Nurture and Therapy.

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 presentational skills.
  • Have the ability to plan strategically.
  • Be receptive to change and have the ability to work under pressure.


  • Teachers Pension Scheme
  • Online discounts and Cashback
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Gym Flex
  • Technology Scheme
  • Priory Career Pathways.

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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