Deputy Headteacher of the Virtual School (1 Year Fixed Term Contract)

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Fixed Term
Working Pattern:
Full time
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Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 17/07/2020 12:00
£47,545 to £49,467 per annum
Casual car user
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Employment Location:
Inspire 2 Learn, Normanby Road, Middlesbrough TS6 9AE (currently home working is in place)
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Closing date:
17 Jul
Further Information

This is Redcar and Cleveland. We are an ambitious council keen to build on our strong track record of innovation and partnership working, ensuring that we create a flourishing future for the borough and all of its residents. Key to this is a committed workforce who always gives their best. Offering a fast paced, progressive working environment, Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council is a great career move.

We have many reasons to be proud of our existing services for children, young people and their families in Redcar and Cleveland.

We have a passionate workforce who are committed to supporting children and young people to feel safe, healthy, happy and ready to learn and achieve. We respect everyone as equally valued members of our community by listening to their views and using their opinions to help shape our services.

Are you the right person to help us to develop a brighter future for our children?

If you share the ethos of Redcar and Cleveland’s Children and Families Directorate, this could be the opportunity you are looking for.

This excellent opportunity of a fixed term post has become available within Redcar and Cleveland Virtual School.

As the Deputy Head of the Virtual School you will have the opportunity to work with the Virtual School Head to lead, support and challenge internal and external schools and partners to secure the best possible educational outcomes for children and young people in the care of the local authority.

The post holder will have the ability to support the Virtual School Head develop and challenge local authority policies and practices in order to promote and support the best possible outcomes for children in care.

We are looking for someone who has demonstrated effective leadership in a school and or in a local authority senior role and has a passion for promoting the educational attainment of children in care and care leavers and celebrating their successes.

The successful post holder will have experience of supporting vulnerable children in educational settings and those out of education and will be able to demonstrate the impact of their leadership on improved educational outcomes for children.

The post holder will have an understanding of the social care and educational legislation pertinent to children in care and will use their initiative and imagination to unblock significant barriers to the educational success of these children and young people. The successful candidate will line manage the pupil inclusion officers for the Virtual School and take a lead role in developing the inclusion strategy for young people in our care.

Joining the teams in Children’s Services supporting schools and academies across Redcar and Cleveland you will work within the Virtual School and work closely with both the education service teams and social care teams.

You will be passionate about improving life chances for all young people and committed to supporting the wider priorities of Children’s Services.

The authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children/young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment and an enhanced disclosure & barring service check (DBS) will be sought for this post.

Please complete an application form including a supportive statement of no more than 2 sides of A4, by noon on Friday 17th July 2020.
Interviews will take place 31st July 2020.

For a confidential and informal discussion about the post please call Jo Johnson, Virtual School Head on (01642) 837742 or 07766 440467

The council is an ambassador status for the North East Better Health at Work Award.

We offer very attractive terms and conditions of employment, including generous annual leave entitlement, flexible working hours (where appropriate), membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme and access to numerous other salary sacrifice schemes and staff benefits/discounts, including a lease car scheme.

Please note
This job is closed for applications.