Deputy Head Teacher – New School

Job Description

Want to work for a company with great values? Are you compassionate? Inspiring? Dependable? Collaborative? Then we want to hear from you!

Horizon Care and Education are excited to be opening the doors to our new school in Sutton in September 2024 and are now looking for a Deputy Head Teacher who is a dynamic individual, who will inspire and motivate our staff and support and encourage our pupils to make excellent progress, whatever their starting point or situation.

We are looking for a person who can demonstrate vision, resilience and empathy and can evidence the capacity to deliver both high support and high challenge. We are a ‘values-based’ organisation and, as such, we expect our leaders to embody our values. A leader is someone who knows what is important to them and who uses their values, and those of the school, as a guide and a motivator. We are seeking a leader who demonstrates their commitment to our values in an intentional way, using them as a touchstone to define actions, make decisions and fulfil our collective mission.

Bright Futures, Inspired By You.

The successful applicants will:

  • Have experience working as a Deputy Head Teacher or as part of the Senior Leadership Team in a similar environment
  • Be an Ofsted expert, maintain and build your understanding of requirements, helping the school move towards an outstanding rating.
  • Have the ability to motivate, drive and support staff and pupils, using a person-centred approach.
  • A real ‘can do, will do’ attitude, with the desire to succeed and improve our school.
  • Excellent communication and top-quality relationship building skills.
  • Have a commitment and passion to work with pupils with social, emotional and mental health needs, along with a range of other difficulties including trauma, attachment and associated challenging behaviours
  • Have a clear vision, strong leadership, and effective management skills.
  • Be an exceptionally enthusiastic and committed leader to manage and motivate pupils and staff, and can lead, motivate, and inspire teams to raise standards in student outcomes.
  • Be familiar with the need for creativity in delivering the National Curriculum, whilst supporting pupils to overcome their barriers to learning.
  • Have a solid understanding of the new Ofsted Education Inspection Framework and Independent School Standards

About us:

We take great satisfaction in being ‘good neighbours.’ Horizon schools foster a healthy sense of community both inside and outside of their immediate surroundings.

As part of our highly personalised and purposeful provision, pupils at our schools participate in a wide range of academic, creative, sporting, and vocational learning opportunities and activities, which supports them in developing a range of skills and maximising learning outcomes. Young people take part in a wide range of courses, from music to construction, as well as being given every opportunity to excel in their core subjects, such as mathematics and English.

At Horizon Care and Education, our Deputy Head Teachers will be supported by our Director of Curriculum, Headteachers, Operational Directors and the Managing Director of Education Services as well as our extensive therapeutic team.

Why work for us?

  • Competitive pay rates
  • Occupational sick pay
  • Christmas bonus
  • Blue Light Card
  • Colleague referral scheme with cash rewards – earn up to £2500 per referral!
  • Financial wellbeing service
  • Life Assurance
  • Tastecard – spectacular savings on dining, pizza, cinema tickets, supermarkets, and UK attractions!
  • Opportunity to progress in your career through our Education Academy, and ongoing training and professional development.
  • Comprehensive and tailored induction programme including face-to-face training, online modules, shadowing, and local induction period.
  • Face-to-face therapeutic training and support for all colleagues via our SHINE programme.
  • Access to a wide range of free online courses for all colleagues on a variety of topics
  • Employee assistance programme – free, confidential support via Bupa.
  • Supportive management and senior leaders.
  • High quality CPD opportunities.
  • Free eye checks.
  • Community and wellbeing– Your wellbeing matters to us, and we are committed to ensuring you get all the support you need to feel good about what you do. We’re in this together.

To start your journey with Horizon, apply now!

Horizon Care and Education is committed to its employees, values the needs of our employees and the people we support. We recognise the need to recruit, retain and develop highly skilled staff, so we are committed to attract and retain talent who align with our values, vision & mission statement. We value diversity, equality, and inclusion, offering equal opportunities to all individuals interested in joining our organisation.

Candidates who meet the minimum required criteria of the person specification will be guaranteed an interview under the disability confident employer scheme. During your application process, you will be asked to complete an application form which will be used through your recruitment assessment and onboarding journey. Please outline any reasonable adjustments that can be made to support your application and assessment process.

We are committed to safeguarding, the standards of safer recruitment defined under Keeping Children Safe in Education, and enabling a safe culture; a culture that ensures that our employees and the young people in our care and education are safeguarded and receive the right support that meets their individual needs We promote the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults, and expect all employees, all visitors of Horizon and partner organisations who support us to share this commitment.



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