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Are you an innovative Deputy Headteacher/Head of Education committed to improving the lives of pupils and young people?

We are looking for a Deputy Headteacher/Head of Education to join our new Options Autism School – Riseley Green School in Riseley, Bedfordshire. The school will have capacity for 60 pupils ages 4-16 years old and is due to open May 2025. We’re recruiting for a Head of Education/Deputy Headteacher to help set up and grow our new school from January 2025. 

Our New Options School will cater for pupils who have ASC and Complex Needs.

  • Up to £55,000 per annum, depending on experience (not pro rata) 
  • Monday to Friday
  • Term Time only
  • Permanent

About the role

To provide a high-quality education service for our students in accordance with Company policies, procedures and practices and the standards set by the Regulatory Body. To work with the Head Teacher, leadership team and other stakeholders to secure high standards throughout the school.

Key Task Areas and Responsibilities

  • To comply with good safeguarding procedures and principles as detailed by the local safeguarding board
  • To participate in the process of assessment of referrals
  • To act as overall curriculum coordinator and manager across the school
  • To act as the lead teacher for the positive support of behaviour that may challenge
  • To work as a key member of the multi-disciplinary team which encompasses education, residential care and the clinical team
  • To monitor progress and targets to ensure that each individual student can achieve planned outcomes

Essential criteria

  • Relevant experience of teaching pupils and young people with Autistic spectrum condition and/or challenging behaviours
  • Relevant experience of teaching pupils and young people with complex needs
  • Experience of managing staff
  • Managing budgets effectively and ensuring cost efficiency
  • Degree and QTS

Why join Options Autism? 


Your health and wellbeing are important to us, so you’ll get an exceptional reward package including:

  • Life Assurance
  • Pension scheme with options to increase your contributions
  • “Your Wellbeing Matters” – access to a wide range of first-class mental health support services and physical health checks

And a market-leading benefit offering through our Flexible Benefits Platform, Vista, enables you to choose the package that’s right for you, including:

  • A wide range of health, wellbeing, and insurance benefits
  • 100’s of discount options valid in the UK and abroad
  • Cycle to Work Schemes
  • Electric Car Purchase Scheme
  • Critical illness cover

And that’s not all, we place the outcomes of the pupils and vulnerable young adults in our services at the heart of everything we do, so you’ll wake every day in the knowledge that your role will have a significant positive impact on the lives of others.

We are committed to the safeguarding and promoting the welfare of pupils and young people. All applicants will be subject to social media checks and successful applicants to a fully enhanced DBS.

*You’ll work 80% of your contractual hours for 100% of your pay, giving you more time to do the things that make you happy. 


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