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Virtual School Deputy Headteacher

Job Description

Deputy Headteacher

Job Description

Swindon Borough Council are seeking a highly motivated and experienced Deputy Headteacher for their Swindon Virtual School. The role of the Virtual School is to raise educational aspirations and narrow attainment and progress gaps to improve outcomes for children. This role will help to ensure that the educational achievement of children in care is given the highest priority in schools, other educational institutions, early years settings and across Local Authority Services.

Key Responsibilities

  • Manage a small team of staff undertaking direct work with children, young adults and carers in order to maximise their educational attainment and future life chances
  • Make operational decisions and prioritise work
  • Track and monitor the educational attainment, progress and experience of allocated groups of children
  • Organise and deliver services within a specialist area to meet established operational targets
  • Provide advice, support and guidance to schools, social workers and IROs on interventions aimed at educational outcomes and experience
  • Quality assure and develop training programme for carers, designated teachers, social workers and independent reviewing officers aimed at raising awareness.


  • Knowledge and understanding of the guidance and legislation relating to the duty of schools in safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people
  • Knowledge and understanding of the requirements of schools, social care, carers, IROs and Virtual Schools in promoting the educational achievement of looked after children
  • Experience of working in a school or other educational setting
  • Educated to degree standard or equivalent
  • Relevant professional qualification (PGCE or equivalent) plus current Teacher qualified status
  • Senior leadership experience in either a school or virtual school setting

If you are interested in this exciting opportunity, please apply now with your CV and a covering letter explaining your suitability for the role of Deputy Headteacher Swindon Virtual School.