Deputy Headteacher

Type: Permanent

Date Posted: 27-Mar-23

Closing Date: 07-Apr-23

Location: Linford Wood, Milton Keynes

Salary: Not specified

Deputy Headteacher

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Job Title: Deputy Headteacher

Location: Willow Park School, Milton Keynes

Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum

Hours: 40 hours per week; Monday – Friday

Contract: Permanent, Term Time Only

Are you a Deputy Head Teacher committed to improving the lives of children and young people? We are looking for an experienced Deputy Head Teacher to join our fantastic team at our brand-new school Willow Park in Milton Keynes.

Job Purpose

To provide a high-quality education service for our students in accordance with Company policies, procedures and practices and the standards set by the Regulatory Body. To work with the Head Teacher, leadership team and other stakeholders to secure high standards throughout the school.

Key Task Areas and Responsibilities

To comply with good safeguarding procedures and principles as detailed by the local safeguarding board
To participate in the process of assessment of referrals
To act as overall curriculum coordinator and manager across the school
To act as the lead teacher for the positive support of behaviour that may challenge
To work as a key member of the multi-disciplinary team which encompasses education, residential care and the clinical team
To monitor progress and targets to ensure that each individual student can achieve planned outcomes
Essential criteria

Relevant experience of teaching children and young people with Autistic spectrum condition and/or challenging behaviours
Relevant experience of teaching children and young people with complex needs
Experience of managing staff
Managing budgets effectively and ensuring cost efficiency
Degree and QTS
About us

Willow Park School is a brand new 55 place SEN school for children with complex needs including SEMH and Autism. A co -educational provision with entry from 9 years to 16 years old. Willow Park School is an exciting addition to the Acorn portfolio based in Milton Keynes. Willow Park School is proposed to open in September 2023.

Acorn Education & Care is the UK’s leading independent provider of specialist education and residential care for vulnerable children and young people. As part of Outcomes First Group, we are leading our sector in setting and delivering new approaches that provide measurable outcomes for those in our care.

Why join Acorn Education & Care?


Your health and wellbeing are important to us, so you’ll get an exceptional reward package including:

Life Assurance
Pension scheme with options to increase your contributions
“Your Wellbeing Matters” – access to a wide range of first-class mental health support services and physical health checks
And a market-leading benefit offering through our Flexible Benefits Platform, Vista, enables you to choose the package that’s right for you, including:

A wide range of health, wellbeing, and insurance benefits
100’s of discount options valid in the UK and abroad
Cycle to Work Schemes
Electric Car Purchase Scheme
Critical illness cover
And that’s not all, we place the outcomes of the children and vulnerable young adults in our services at the heart of everything we do, so you’ll wake every day in the knowledge that your role will have a significant positive impact on the lives of others.

We are committed to the safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. All successful applicants will be subject to a fully enhanced DBS.