Do you believe in our vision that ‘every child has a future’?  Is a role as Deputy Head Teacher the next step in your career? Are you looking for a creative and empowering employer? If the answer is yes……then we might just have what you are looking for! 

Job Title: Deputy Head Teacher

Location: Ilkeston

Weeks: 39 Weeks

Hours: 37.5

Salary: £33,920 – £38,160

A very rewarding and challenging role has become available for an experienced and person-centred educator to join the R.E.A.L. Education family.  R.E.A.L. Education provides both independent special schools placements and market leading alternative education across the Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire and Leicestershire areas. 

Due to geographical expansion and company growth we now have an exciting new vacancy for two Deputy Head Teachers based in one of our independent special school settings in Mansfield and in Ilkeston.

The successful candidate will be part of our schools Senior Leadership team, working closely with our Head of Schools and Heads of Area by providing dynamic and professional leadership and management to reflect the school’s vision, policy and practice. They will also  be responsible for developing and motivating staff, setting high expectations, embedding outstanding teaching and learning strategies and raising achievements for learners on the school roll.

In order to apply, you must have at least 3 years experience in a leadership role, ideally in an alternative educational setting. You must have qualified teacher status, be able to demonstrate knowledge of statutory education frameworks including governance, OFSTED EIF and the SEND Code of Practice to a high level and be able to build, communicate and implement a shared vision across a number of settings.

In addition to your holiday entitlement and paid bank holidays, we will offer you 5 days paid dependency leave a year, access to the company’s Westfield Health, support your continuous professional development and provide a life assurance policy. 

We believe that building trust and positive relationships with learners is key to successful intervention. If this is something you believe in, then please contact us at for a campaign pack, to arrange a visit or for further information.

Closing Date for Applications: 23rd of June 2023, midday


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