DBS703/20 Deputy Headteacher - Benton Dene School

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
05/11/2020 12:00
L10 - L14
Hours per week:
Job Category:
Schools - Teaching
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
Benton Dene School Hailsham Avenue Longbenton Newcastle upon Tyne NE12 8FD
Closing date:
5 Nov
Further Information

Are you a confident and inspiring leader who is passionate about teaching and learning? We are seeking to appoint a dynamic and inspirational Deputy Headteacher to join our experienced staff team and to lead on strategic areas alongside the Headteacher. This is an exciting and challenging opportunity for an exceptional candidate with senior leadership and teaching experience.

Benton Dene Special School is a primary special school for pupils with complex Moderate Learning Difficulties (MLD) and a specialist provision for pupils with Autistic Spectrum Condition (ASC). We share our site with a mainstream primary school, in an integrated primary learning campus. We are fully committed to our staff professional development and are able to offer many exciting opportunities to further develop your leadership and educational interests.

The successful candidate will be an outstanding classroom practitioner, who has the ability to share, model and demonstrate the key characteristics of effective teaching and learning. Leading positively, professionally and enthusiastically you will support the Headteacher in maintaining high standards across the school.

You will need to demonstrate a proven track record of outstanding teaching and will have experience of leading new initiatives at a whole school level. You will have an inclusive approach to education, high aspirations for all pupils, staff and the school and the ability to lead and inspire a team. You will be a reflective practitioner who is proactive and constantly seeks to improve provision and outcomes for all pupils.

Our new DHT will need to have:
1 a positive “can do” attitude
2 inspiring and successful teaching and leadership experience
3 commitment to school improvement and raising achievement for all
4 skills to monitor, evaluate and report on standards of attainment, learning and an ability to impact on the practice of others forward
5 experience of leading teams of staff
6 be an innovative and strategic thinker with vision, ideas and strong ethics
7 effective interpersonal skills and the ability to inspire, challenge and motivate the whole school community
We can offer:
1 a creative, welcoming and supportive team
2 enthusiastic, well-behaved pupils who are eager to learn
3 hardworking, motivated and positive colleagues
4 a well informed and supportive Governing Body who are committed to the development of all staff
5 supportive parents with high aspirations of children and our school

It is anticipated that there will be a teaching commitment for this post of up to 0.4fte which is most likely to be PPA cover.

Application forms/further details available from/return to: Kathryn.windscheffel@

The closing date for this post is noon Thursday 5th November 2020 and interviews will be held on the week beginning 23rd November 2020.
For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Alison McAllister-Williams, Headteacher.

Benton Dene school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and we expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. As such an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) disclosure will be sought along with other relevant employment checks deemed appropriate.”