Deputy Headteacher - Therapeutic SEMH school

Deputy Headteacher - Berkshire

Ref: 747Monday 9 May 2022


Deputy Headteacher – SEMH – ASAP or September 2022

Parker Smith Inclusion are excited to recruit a Deputy Headteacher for a therapeutic specialist school in Reading – Could it be you?

The school is well-informed on neurodiversity, emotional, sensory and physical needs, relationships and attachment. They are inclusive, strengths-based practice and the resilient development of every child is at the core of their ethos.

The school specialises in meeting the needs of young people with social-emotional and mental health difficulties and neurodiverse children with SEMH needs. 

The school offers a therapeutic, individualised, broad and balanced curriculum, the school is committed to offering a balanced emphasis on educational, psychological and social development of their young people.

About the Deputy Headteacher role

This is a competitive permanent, full-time Deputy Headteacher role, paying a salary of £50000-£55000 per annum. You will be responsible for both Teachers and Teaching Assistants and curriculum development and pathway programmes

Highlighting a select few of your Deputy Headteacher responsibilities, you will; ensure the curriculum is delivered in a nurturing way, develop and coordinate interventions to support therapeutic learning, collate individual pupil data, provide professional guidance to teaching staff and oversee the assessment of learning needs. As you would expect, this list is non-exhaustive, and PS Inclusion are more than happy to expand on duties if required.

Deputy Headteacher Criteria

Education and Qualifications

  • Qualified Primary Teacher (holds QTS or QTLS)
  • Evidence of ongoing professional development in education

Knowledge and Experience

  • Minimum of 5 years’ teaching experience and minimum of 2 years’ leadership experience.
  • The highest expectations of pupils with SEND and the staff that work with them and oneself.
  • Recent proven experience as an outstanding primary practitioner/teacher.
  • Membership of SLT or additional responsibilities demonstrating the management of staff.
  • Experience of liaising with LA SEN Teams
  • Experience of supporting neurodiverse children or with ASC and/or SEMH and an understanding of potential implications for communication, learning and behaviour patterns.
  • Demonstrable achievement in improving learning outcomes.
  • Knowledge and awareness of Safeguarding & Child Protection Procedures.


If you want to hear more about our Deputy Headteacher role, please get in touch! You can apply by response to this advert, uploading your CV to our website, or emailing your CV to

If you are not contacted within 5 working days, unfortunately, you have been unsuccessful for this role. However, we will keep your CV and you are welcome to contact us to discuss your SEND career development.

Parker Smith Inclusion is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All candidates must undertake or have undertaken a valid enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. We will help you with this.

By applying for this role, you are consenting to Parker Smith Inclusion Ltd storing your personal details in our fully encrypted database, in line with the new GDPR requirements.

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