Deputy Headteacher- Thomas Bewick School

  • Start Date: September 2021
  • Application Close: Sunday 28th Feb, 2021
  • Pay/Salary: Salary:  L14 – L18  £58,135 - £64,143

Full-time permanent post in accordance with the Teachers’ Pay and Conditions Document.

Thomas Bewick School is a part of Prosper Learning Trust and is a special school academy for children and young people with autism aged 3-19.  Prosper Learning Trust wish to appoint an enthusiastic, highly motivated and inspirational practitioner to the post of Deputy Head Teacher at Thomas Bewick School.  This is an excellent opportunity for a highly skilled and motivated professional to work closely with the new Head Teacher and Senior Leadership Team to lead the school in striving for continual improvement.

This is a rare and exciting opportunity to contribute to the leadership of the school in its next phase of development, whilst continuing to develop its role as a centre of excellence for specialist autism provision. You will be enthusiastic about exploring the full potential of special school provision with an understanding of the risks that exist for vulnerable children and their families, alongside a passion for achieving positive outcomes. Experience of working with people with ASD is considered to be essential for this role.

Your own experiences should include having experience of leading and managing whole school change and making a demonstrable impact on pupils and outcomes. You will have up to date knowledge of recent developments in education pedagogy, including new teaching and learning methods and the new Ofsted framework.

Prosper Learning Trust is at a very exciting stage in its development and you will have the opportunity to play a key role in its growth. We will provide you with the resources and support you need to assist you in continuing to build excellence throughout the school.  You will be working with knowledgeable and supportive specialist teachers in an academy with excellent facilities.

We can offer:

  • Happy, enthusiastic children and young people who are proud of their school
  • A friendly and supportive team of staff who are willing to share expertise and learn from one another
  • High quality support from experienced Teaching and Learning Assistants
  • An exciting and diverse learning environment where hard work and achievement are appreciated, acknowledged and celebrated
  • A curriculum that is relevant to the needs of our pupils
  • A well-resourced learning environment
  • Supportive Trust, Trustees and Local Advisory Committee members
  • Further professional development appropriate to the role

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  The post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

Unfortunately, visits to the school are not possible during the current lockdown, however if you would like to speak to Daley Barber-Allen (Head Teacher) about the position and to have an informal discussion about our values and principles, please call 0191 229 6020.

Please return application forms to: or by post to J Fearns, Prosper Learning Trust, Linhope Road, West Denton, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE5 2LW.

(Please mark your application “Private and Confidential”)

Closing date: 28th February 2021

Interviews will be held during week commencing 8th March 2021

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