Deputy Headteacher

Job Title:              Deputy Head Teacher

Hours:                  37.5 hours week; Term time only plus 5 full training days

Salary:                  £47,000 per annum

Location:             The Grange Therapeutic School, Knossington

Contract:              Permanent

About the School

The Grange is a specialist independent school which provides education, residential care and therapy for young people aged 8-18 with Education Health and Care Plans (EHCPs) for Social Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH) needs, ASC or related conditions.

Our school is based in a Victorian country house in Leicestershire with stunning views and fantastic facilities to develop not only the educational, but also the social and emotional needs of our pupils. With access to woods and lakes on site, the school has an ethos about delivering a personalised curriculum tailored to, and driven by, the individuals.

We offer the chance to teach in an environment where the emphasis is on excellent classroom practice with groups of up to 6 pupils and relationships are the key to success. Therefore, we need hardworking, child centred staff who are resilient and willing to go the extra mile. In return we offer significant investment in your professional development, a supportive staff group and opportunities for progression for ambitious staff

Job Summary:

  • To oversee the collection and analysis of progress data
  • To present such data to internal and external partners
  • To play a full and active role in the Senior Leadership Team
  • To organise cover and support staff resourcing
  • To oversee the qualification framework
  • To deputise for the Head of Education in his absence

General Responsibilities

  • Support pupils with managing their behaviour inside and outside the classroom
  • Ensure efficient and effective use of teaching materials and resources and the proper care and maintenance of equipment and the teaching environment
  • Through training, personal and professional development maintain a sound understanding of the needs of pupils at The Grange
  • Comply with professional codes of practice and standards
  • Comply with health and safety and other appropriate statutory requirements to ensure the health, safety and well-being of self and pupils
  • To line manage appropriate staff, providing support and challenge where necessary
  • Liaise with care staff on a regular basis and particularly at beginning and end of day ‘handover’ to ensure continuity of pupil support and behaviour management

About the Group

We are part of Acorn Care and Education and can promise you plenty of challenges, and a rich variety of opportunities to develop your career.

We provide Education and Care across a number of schools and residential homes nationally. Our specialist SEN provision, coupled with our expertise within residential care means we offer thousands of vulnerable children and young people across the UK a holistic, wraparound care, residential and education service, empowering them with everything they need to flourish. It is by no accident that 94% of our schools and homes are rated as Outstanding or Good.

We welcome staff who share our commitment to help children experience better days and better lives. Through ongoing development and training, we ensure our staff are well prepared for their jobs and given every opportunity to extend their skills.

Acorn Care and Education is part of the Outcomes First Group.

Why work for us?

  • Teachers pension
  • Employee Rewards Hub
  • Free School meals on site
  • No two days are ever the same
  • Be part of a fantastic team who work hard together and support each other
  • Opportunity to enrich the lives of young people and make a positive difference
  • Continuous professional development and training for a clear career path

Applications are invited online


Acorn care and Education are committed to the safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. All successful applicants will be subject to fully Enhanced DBS.

We expect all our employees and volunteers to share this commitment and strive to achieve the best outcome possible for everybody in our care. A full application form must be completed with all employment dates accurate and gaps in employment accounted for.