Isle of Wight Council

St George’s School

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Deputy Headteacher (Ref: 2023_112)

St George’s School, Newport, Isle of Wight

Leadership Scale L19 – L25 (Salary range: £69,022 – £74,282)

Contact: Leon Backshall (School Business Leader) - 01983 524634

Vacancy Reference: 2023_112

Closing Date: 24/02/2023

Contract Type: Permanent (Required for September 2023)

Hours: Full Time

St. George’s School is a unique provision for SEN as a secondary school for students with severe and complex needs.

This is an exciting opportunity to work alongside the recently appointed Headteacher to ensure high standards are sustained on a continued development journey for the community of St George’s School.

The governing body and senior leadership team are seeking a confident, well organised and motivated individual to join the team. The selection process will provide opportunities for candidates to demonstrate outstanding interpersonal skills when communicating with all stakeholders.

The successful candidate will receive an induction package and appropriate CPD opportunities alongside a coaching and mentoring approach.


The post currently includes the following responsibilities, which could be negotiated according to experience:

·        Designated Safeguarding Lead

·        Attendance Lead

·        Interventions Manager

·        External Agencies Liaison

·        Management & Co-ordination of Reduced Hours Provision

·        Educational Visits Co-Ordinator

·        Parental Liaison Lead

·        ECT Mentor / Leadership Mentor/ Coach

·        School Timetable including Enrichment

·        Collation of class lists


The post is a non-teaching post but there is an expectation to deliver training to staff and colleagues and deliver regularly to the governing body.

Please request an information pack (job description/ person spec/ application form) if interested. The current Interim Deputy and Headteacher would also welcome informal discussion prior to application.


We can offer:

·        Wonderful students.

·        The opportunity to be part of an adaptable, committed and skilled staff team.

·        A creative learning environment, timetable and curriculum.

·        A wide range of training opportunities for career development.


We are committed to safeguarding the welfare of children and expect all our staff to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS check is required for the successful applicant.

Please contact Leon Backshall (School Business Leader) at the school for further details and an application pack. 

Application forms are also available to download here: Deputy Headteacher – application pack

: Not all school staff are employed directly by the Isle of Wight Council, you can ask on application who the employer for this role will be.

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The Isle of Wight Council protects its employees from discrimination and this is supported by the
Unacceptable Behaviour Policy, Employee Code of Conduct and Behaviours Framework. We actively promote the diversity of our workforce and we provide flexible working options (where appropriate) to support the different needs of our employees.

The Isle of Wight Council is an equal opportunities employer, proud to encourage applications from all cultures, backgrounds and abilities to better reflect the diversity within our local community. In addition to this, we are also a
Disability Confident Employer. Along with a number of other areas of commitments, this means that providing you meet the basic essential requirements of the advertised role and have declared yourself as disabled, you will be offered an opportunity for an interview within the council.

This role falls within the strategic partnership between the Isle of Wight Council and Hampshire County Council. The employer will be the Isle of Wight Council and employment is on Isle of Wight terms and conditions. Hampshire County Council has delivered, on behalf of the Isle of Wight Council, all of its children’s services functions and will continue to do so until 2023. The original five-year partnership arrangement under direction of the Secretary of State finished in 2018 but has been extended voluntarily by both local authorities for a further five years.

The management reporting line for this role is ultimately through Hampshire County Council Children’s Services Director/Assistant Director and managers who take operational responsibility for children’s services.

This council and its schools recruit according to the council’s Recruitment, Policy and Procedure and are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment.


Closing Date: Friday 24th February 2023

Interview Date: Week Commencing 13th March 2023