Deputy Head Teacher

Start Date:
Interview Date:
Pay Scale:
£55,360 to £61,042
The Bridge School
Contract Type:
Closing Date for Applications:
26/09/2022 9:00 am

Deputy Head Teacher

Salary Range L10-L14 (£55,360 to £61,042)

The Bridge School

Coppice View Road, Sutton Coldfield B73 6UE


The Bridge School is a special school for primary age children with complex special educational needs that is part of Forward Education Trust. Many of our children have severe learning difficulties or present on the autistic spectrum and have communication difficulties. Visitors consistently say that our school is a warm, friendly and welcoming with a real sense of community


We are seeking to appoint to the post of Deputy Head Teacher as soon as possible. The successful candidate will be an exemplary classroom teacher who is highly motivated, experienced and enthusiastic and motivated to share in the leadership and management of our school. Applicants will need to demonstrate recent experience of leading teaching in more than one phase.


The successful person will be expected to lead on one key area of the school improvement plan. This will be matched to their skills and experience.

We can offer you:

  • A commitment to support you in developing new skills through a wide range of professional development opportunities and experiences
  • The opportunity to make a huge contribution to the education and lives of children who respond very positively to high quality teaching
  • A friendly and inclusive working environment
  • The benefits of the FET HUB, paid-for health cash plan

You will offer us:

  • your considerable skill as an outstanding teacher who has experience of working with children with special needs.
  • your commitment to engaging and inspiring our pupils and the ability to make a real difference to their learning.
  • Your flexibility, commitment and excellent interpersonal skills.
  • your ability to initiate and lead change in a positive way.


Application forms and further details are available from Jodie Massie at Hays.


T: 0333 010 2667



Visits to the school are warmly welcomed and encouraged. Please telephone the school on 0121 464 8265 to make an appointment with the Head Teacher.


Closing Date: 18th January 2023

Interview Date: 24th January 2023


The successful applicant will be subject to employment checks including an enhanced DBS check.

Forward Education Trust and The Bridge School are

committed to the safeguarding of children and young people.


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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