Deputy Headteacher

 Special School Deputy Head Teacher for September 2024

(Leadership scale depending on qualifications and experience)


Governors wish to appoint an outstanding, committed and enthusiastic teacher with management experience to join the leadership team of Vale School. Applications from current managers or primary school practitioners with SENCO / extensive SEN experience wishing for a career move would be welcome.  


Vale School is a unique all age community special school in Haringey, North London. We offer a high quality, child-centred, inclusive and specialist education for pupils with a wide range of special educational needs including physical disabilities, medical conditions, learning difficulties, communication difficulties and emotional and behavioural needs. The school is located in purpose built accommodation attached to primary and secondary schools. This offers our pupils the best practices of a special school combined with the opportunities and challenges offered by our mainstream partners.


You should have:-

  • Experience of leading initiatives, day to day organisation, line managing staff
  • A positive attitude towards and ability to engage with young people who have a range of special needs and disabilities.
  • Ability to lead, organise and work collaboratively with a multidisciplinary team.
  • High expectations of all pupils and an ability to reflect this through your planning and target setting.
  • Ability to lead on further developing an engaging and exciting curriculum for all pupils.

We offer:-

An excellent induction and training package

The opportunity to work with an excellent team of professional and dedicated colleagues


The Vale is fully committed to equality of opportunity and diversity and we warmly welcome applications from all suitably-qualified candidates. We welcome applications regardless of race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origins, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, disability, or age. All applications will be considered solely on merit. 


The Vale is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and successful candidates will be subject to an Enhanced DBS check. As part of our Safer Recruitment checks, an online search maybe carried out in line with Keeping Children Safe in Education. 


Applications will be assessed upon receipt and we reserve the right to interview and appoint prior to the closing date. An early application is therefore strongly advised.  


Please note that we are unable to accept CVs as a form of application. 


Closing date: 9.30am on 20th May 2024

Interviews: 23rd May 2024


Further details and application forms are available on our website at 


Visits to the school are wecomed. If you have any questions about the school or the post please email us at




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