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Deputy Headteacher

Education - School

School Leadership Teaching

Valley Special School

Valley School    

Whitehaven Road




Telephone: 0161 439 7343

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Deputy Headteacher


Salary:               L12 – L16 - £55,338 - £61,166

Hours:                Full Time

Contract:           Permanent                                                                                      

Start date:         Tuesday 19th April 2022


The Headteacher and Governors of Valley School wish to appoint a dedicated and inspirational Deputy Headteacher.


Valley is a Primary Special School for pupils with a high level of complex needs associated with learning, physical and health needs or with autism, serving the Stockport area. The school has a highly regarded specialist nursery.


The success candidate will:

  • be passionate about seeing the potential in our children and helping them to progress and achieve
  • be an innovative and professional practitioner able to develop outstanding teaching and learning throughout the school
  • be committed to collaborative working with parents, colleagues and other professionals
  • be able to offer sensitive, timely and personalised support to families
  • have excellent interpersonal, organisational and management skills
  • be a confident leader, able to evaluate progress and to hold people to account
  • be able to demonstrate how their work has had a significant impact on the whole school as part of a senior leadership team


We can offer the successful applicant:

  • a supportive Headteacher
  • engaging and determined children
  • a highly skilled and dedicated team of teachers and teaching assistants able to demonstrate excellent practice within and beyond the school
  • highly supportive governors and parents
  • a strong partnership with the multi-disciplinary team, the local authority and neighbouring schools
  • excellent CPD and personal career development


The post is not open to job share, as the job share posts at the school are all currently filled.

Applications must be completed on the attached form and returned to the Headteacher using the details above.


Closing date: Monday 24th January 2022 at 12 noon

Shortlisting: Wednesday 26th January 2022

Interviews: Thursday 10th February 2022


Short-listed candidates will be invited to visit the school however if you require any further information about the post please telephone Helen McLoughlin (Co-Headteacher).


Valley School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be required to undergo an enhanced DBS check.


Application Form.docx 

Job Description & Person Specification.doc


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24th Jan 2022

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