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Deputy Head of College

Department: College Education

Location: The Sheiling Ringwood

Employment Type: Permanent

Hours & Working Patterns: 35 hours per week, on a full year contract

Salary: £48,647 to £56,408 gross per annum (plus generous annual leave entitlement of c.10 weeks per annum, Teachers Pension Scheme, and other benefits)

Closing Date: 12 noon, Thursday the 5th of September 2024

Interview Date: in the week commencing Monday the 16th of September 2024

Start Date: From January 2025

Are you looking to make a difference to the lives of young people with severe, complex, or moderate learning difficulties and disabilities? Would you like to be part of a leadership team that is passionate about every individual person?

At Sheiling College we provide holistic, innovative, and effective education and care to match the interests, skills, and aspirations of our students and to meet their individual needs. Our College students study at Entry 1- 3 and have diverse needs including ASD, Sensory Processing Difficulties & behaviours that can challenge.

We have a large, beautiful site with lots of open, green spaces and woodland that provides a peaceful, therapeutic setting and a dynamic teaching environment.  Within the 50 acres are classrooms, student residential accommodation (large, spacious houses), a purpose-built therapy building, a multipurpose hall (with a large stage for performances), a gymnasium, a shallow heated indoor swimming pool, a variety of indoor and outdoor workshops and a large kitchen garden which provide ample opportunity for creative, experiential learning.

We are looking for a dynamic and inspirational leader with a genuine passion for working with young people aged 19-25, who holds relevant experience and a proven track record in SEN operational management and leadership. Working alongside the Head of College, you will lead a well-established team of teachers and support professionals graded ‘Good’ by Ofsted (June 2024).

You’ll have;

  • A B.Ed. or degree, plus a PGCE (or alternative teaching qualification)
  • Leadership and management experience in an education setting
  • Excellent teaching ability and experience of driving outstanding teaching and learning
  • Demonstrable experience in Safeguarding and Curriculum Development

Key priorities will be;

  • Manging operational logistics for the College provision
  • Ensuring high standards of teaching and learning, support, and opportunities for students
  • Leading aspects of the development and delivery of Curriculum and Accredited Learning
  • Modelling exemplary standards of work, teaching and organisation, and professional conduct

To find out more about this opportunity, please get in touch with the Head of College;

Who will be pleased to arrange an informal chat or book a term-time visit for you.


To apply, please complete the online application form:-

or complete the paper form available as a download at the bottom of this page.

If you experience any issues or have any questions regarding the application process, please email:-

The Sheiling Ringwood is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young adults and expects all staff to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS and Barred List check will be required. Staff are also prohibited from promoting extremist/radical religious or one-sided political views whilst working at The Sheiling Ringwood and /or whilst participating in activities associated with their employment.

This role is UK based and your right to work will need to be established as part of the appointment process. We will also carry out an online search for all shortlisted candidates, in line with the latest Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSIE) guidelines.