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The Aurora Group

Deputy Headteacher – Behaviour and Safeguarding

Reference: ee624bb5-1cd3-496b-8bf0-63290f42ddce
Employer: The Aurora Group
Location: Berkeley
Job Type: Permanent
Contract Type: Permanent

Job Details:

Overview and Responsibilities

Deputy Headteacher – Behaviour and Safeguarding – Aurora Severnside School

Location: Berkeley, Gloucestershire

Salary: £50,807 – £56,802 (L4-L8)

Hours: 40 hours per week

Start Date: 3rd June 2024

An exciting opportunity to become a senior leader at an Ofsted rated good SEN school in Gloucester as the school continues its journey to outstanding.

Aurora Severnside is a school for 11-16 year olds with additional learning needs including SEMH and ASD. Having taken the best elements of a mainstream school and the best elements of a special school to create an environment where young people can achieve their own goals and thrive – be that with GSCEs or a vocational route.

The main purpose of the role:

We are looking for an inspirational and engaging current Deputy Headteacher, or Middle Leader ready for the next step, who shares our commitment and vision in providing an ambitious and therapeutic, person-centred learning environment for our students with additional needs.

Working collaboratively with the Headteacher and the Leadership Team, you will have knowledge, experience, and interpersonal skills to develop our school in accordance with its shared values and our school development plans.

The successful candidate will have responsibility for leading on behaviour and safeguarding (including Designated Safeguarding Lead), across the school and will champion our PACE and restorative approaches to ensure that they continue to be at the forefront of all that we do as a school. They will also play a key role as a member of the senior leadership team in developing our curriculum as we work towards becoming an outstanding school. This will include line management of education staff and oversight of exams and awarding bodies.

We are an organisation who will also support you as an individual to fulfil your potential. We therefore seek a dedicated and passionate individual to lead in the operational running of the school and to further develop the quality of education provided at Severnside.

Key duties:

  • Deputise and undertake overall responsibility for the school in the absence of the Head Teacher or Deputy Head Education and on any other occasions where required.
  • Hold strategic responsibility for students’ personal development, behaviour and Safeguarding across the school and ensure that these areas are managed effectively and that all staff are aware of their safeguarding responsibilities.
  • Work closely with the Head Teacher and the Deputy Head Education to ensure that the aims, values and objectives of the school are achieved through an effective School Development Plan.
  • Ensure that all staff adhere to national standards and regulation.
  • Line Manager, and carry out staff appraisals as designated by the Head.
  • Manage and oversee the effectiveness of the TA group, including competencies, observations and feedback, deployment, and in-service development.
  • With the Head Teacher, to share responsibility for Child Protection and Safeguarding of all pupils.
  • With the Head Teacher, to have responsibility for the general welfare, wellbeing and behaviour of all pupils.

Duties will vary, you must expect to diversify and lend a hand wherever is required.

For the full job description and break down of duties, please contact Adele from our recruitment team

Skills and Qualifications


  • Qualified teacher status (Essential)
  • Accredited training in specific areas of special education, e.g., Social/Emotional Needs (Desirable)
  • Recent management training (Desirable)


  • Show evidence of at least 5 years successful proven track record of excellent creative and structured teaching.
  • At least two years of experience in a Middle or Senior Leadership role, preferably, but not necessarily, in an SEN setting.
  • Evidence of major whole school responsibilities and experience of turning policy into effective and successful practice.
  • Experience of working with and developing links with the community
  • Leadership of a significant area or phase or inclusion, including responsibility for raising standards across the whole school.
  • Experience of working with and involving school governors/trustees or executives

Benefits and Additional Information

Be part of our successful team and also benefit from a generous package that includes:

  • Life assurance
  • Teachers’ Pension
  • Perkbox – offering high street discounts
  • Employee assistance programme
  • Car lease scheme
  • Fully funded training and qualifications
  • Bike to work scheme
  • Free membership to our Health cash back plan – Claim back money on services such as dental, optical, physio and many more.


If you are interested in this role then please apply on-line and complete our application form. For more information on this position please contact /

Successful applicants will be subject to pre-employment safeguarding checks including an enhanced disclosure and barring service (DBS) check.

The post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the Aurora Group is therefore permitted to ask job applicants to declare all convictions and cautions (including those which are “spent” unless they are “protected” under the DBS filtering rules) in order to assess t

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