Deputy Head Teacher

Start Date:
September 2023 or January 2024
Interview Date:
Interviews to be held week commencing 3rd July 2023
Pay Scale:
Lea Hall Academy
Contract Type:
Permanent - Full Time
Closing Date for Applications:
26/06/2023 9:00 am

Deputy Head Teacher

with responsibility for leading Curriculum and Learning

Salary Range L11-L15

Lea Hall Academy, Kitts Green, Birmingham, B33 9QY

 Contract – Full Time, Permanent

Start Date – September 2023 or January 2024


Lea Hall Academy is a special school for young people with social, emotional and mental health difficulties (SEMH) aged 5-14.  Lea Hall Academy is part of Forward Education Trust, a growing Multi Academy Trust established in 2017 serving special schools across the West Midland area.

We are seeking ethical leaders with a track record of outstanding practise within an SEMH provision. The successful candidates will be exemplary teachers who are highly experienced, enthusiastic, and motivated to share in the leadership and management of our school.

We are an exciting point in our development as a school. Having moved into a brand-new building in September 2021, we are now re-structuring our leadership team and are keen to appoint a Deputy Headteacher. Our new leadership structure means that roles and responsibilities are being re-distributed across the school.

Our new Deputy Headteacher will be our school Lead for Curriculum and Learning. They will be confident to lead the provision of high-quality learning opportunities across the curriculum for all our pupils. This will include responsibility for ensuring that our assessment systems inform learning across the school and demonstrate pupil progress. They will line manage our whole school Core Curriculum Subject Leads (English, Maths, PSHCE/Careers.)  All of our teachers have a curriculum subject responsibility and these curriculum developments will also be line managed by the Deputy Headteacher. We expect the Deputy Headteacher to provide some PPA cover in classrooms up to 0.2FTE (one day a week) but there will be no other teaching commitment.

Forward Education Trust provides a wide range of professional development opportunities for all its staff. This includes online learning, school based and Trust wide training, support to access national professional qualifications and individualised advice / mentoring around professional development. In addition, our new staff team at Lea Hall will have opportunities to further their expertise in working with pupils with SEMH, ASD, sensory needs and speech and language support. We are allocating specific time at the start of the new school year to induct and develop our new leadership team.


For more information, and to request an application pack, please contact Jodie Massie at Hays Education on:

T: 07761446571



Closing date: 9.00am – Monday 26th June 2023

Interviews to be held week commencing 3rd July 2023

* We reserve the right to close this vacancy sooner if necessary. Candidates are encouraged to return their application as soon as possible.


To apply, please complete an application form and email it to

The Trust may review applications upon receipt and may call applicants for interview prior to the advert closing date. Therefore, you are encouraged to make an early application for this role and we reserve the right to close the vacancy earlier than the advertised closing date.

Please note that only fully completed Forward Education Trust Application forms will be accepted; we will not read accompanying Curriculum Vitae (CV) or accept them in place of an application form.

If you do not hear from the school within 14 days of the closing date, please assume that your application has not been shortlisted. The successful applicants will require an enhanced DBS check and will be subject to relevant pre-employment checks.

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020

This post is covered by Part 7 of the Immigration Act (2016) and therefore the ability to speak fluent spoken English is an essential requirement for this role.

 Forward Education Trust is committed to the safeguarding and welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate must promote this ethos.

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