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Pathfield School

Deputy Headteacher Vacancy

Pathfield is a vibrant Special School covering a wide catchment area in rural Devon. Our pupils are children and young people aged 3-19 years with severe, profound and complex needs including autism.  Our numbers have just been increased to 186 including 16 places in a secondary age discrete SEMH unit – Pathways. The school increased its estate to include an off-site Unit for Pathways, just 10 minute walk from Mainsite.  The main school is currently in the process of having 2 additional classrooms constructed for our rising numbers of Foundation Stage children.

Due to our increase in pupil numbers, we are seeking an enthusiastic  Deputy Head whose primarily responsibilities will be Safeguarding, Well-being and Behaviour. They will need to be able to manage difficult situations in a non judgemental and supportive way, ensuring that their communication is always inclusive.

Ofsted has consistently rated Pathfield as a good school with areas of outstanding provision.

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS check is required for the successful applicant.

This role requires the ability to fulfil all aspects of the role with confidence and fluency in English.

Salary range from (Point 12-17) £55,338 to £62,570.



Closing date for applications 12 noon on MONDAY 4th January 2021

Completed applications to be returned to the School Business Manager


Informal Visits

You are very welcome to visit Pathfield School, following the most recent Covid guidelines, on one of the following dates: week commencing Monday December 14h 2020 or week commencing  Monday January 11th 2021

Please book these by email via Roz Dunn PA to SLT at



Deputy Headteacher – Information Pack

Application form – Teaching (Word)

Application form – Teaching (PDF)