Job Details

Job Title: Deputy Head Teacher
Salary: £49,019-£54,091

Location: Jubilee School, Waterlooville
Hours: Full-Time, (TTO), Monday – Friday, 40hrs a week

If you really want to make your mark in a rapidly growing business that is committed to improving the lives of children, we have the role for you!

We are looking for a Deputy Head Teacher to join our team at Jubilee School. Someone who can deliver a holistic and integrated approach to care, education and clinical services would be perfect for this role.

About the School

Jubilee School is a co-educational day School, which helps educate and support Children aged between 8 – 16 who have Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH) challenges and additional complex behaviours. Jubilee School is linked with four residential homes and is located in Waterlooville, just outside of Portsmouth. The school requires a strong leader who has a strong education background and may have some care home experience.

About the Group

We are part of Acorn Education and Care and can promise you plenty of challenges, and a rich variety of opportunities to develop your career.

We provide education and care across a number of schools and residential homes nationally. Our specialist SEN provision, coupled with our expertise within residential care means we offer thousands of vulnerable children across the UK a holistic, wraparound care, residential and education service, empowering them with everything they need to flourish. It is by no accident that 94% of our schools and homes are rated as Outstanding or Good.

We welcome staff who share our commitment to help children experience better days and better lives. Through ongoing development and training, we ensure our staff are well prepared for their jobs and given every opportunity to extend their skills.


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.

Who we are looking for?

We are looking for someone who has had extensive and successful experience as a senior leader within a children’s environment, preferably within an educational setting but may have some experience of residential services. This must include experience within the specialist area of working with children with SEMH and/or challenging behaviour. You should have a positive work ethic, want to be hands on and be able to work effectively to produce an effective leadership team.

You should have an extensive knowledge surrounding safeguarding of children, as you will be ensuring that Senior Leaders are implementing safeguarding correctly.  We want someone who places a focus on the positive outcomes of our children and takes responsibility for helping improve the lives of our children.


Key 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,and residential care; To monitor progress and targets to ensure that each individual student is able to achieve planned outcomes;
  • To work with the clinical team and monitor each individual student’s Behaviour Support Plan, offering advice, support, consultation and where necessary ensuring they are kept under review and updated;
  • To maintain effective links with external colleagues, both within the Outcomes First Group and in other organisations;
  • To work positively with families, carers, all stakeholders, and others involved with the students;
  • To ensure that appropriate standards are maintained, especially in relation to education, care and clinical programmes for students, in accordance with company policies;
  • To work collaboratively with the Head Teacher and the leadership team to secure high standards in all aspects of the life of the school;
  • To adhere to the Special Education Needs Code of Practice and other relevant legislation;
  • To carry out teaching duties as agreed with the Head Teacher;
  • To model and promote good practice across all areas;
  • To support the Head Teacher in the effective deployment of staff; and,
  • To work with the Head Teacher and leadership team to ensure that all staff follow the school’s policy for Planning, Assessment, Recording and Reporting.


  • Assist in the recruitment, training and ongoing development of staff;
  • Undertake agreed delegated management responsibilities on an ongoing basis, in support of the Line Manager.  For example supervisions, annual appraisals, probation reviews, return to work meetings;
  • Manage sickness and absenteeism, involvement in disciplinary, capability, grievance and other people management procedures in accordance with Company policy;
  • Support the Line Manager in exercising their responsibilities, including deputising and representing the school as required;
  • Raising awareness of Company policies and procedures and standards set by the Regulatory Body to staff members;
  • Provide regular supervision and annual appraisals in accordance with company policies and standards set by the Regulatory Body
  • Delegate responsibilities as appropriate; and,
  • Ensure that staff exhibit the Company values and uphold standards of behaviour in accordance with Company policies.


  • Ensure the service operates within agreed budgets;
  • Exercise vigilance in respect of Health and Safety and promptly report all hazards and/or remedying them where appropriate;
  • Undertake all duties in a manner calculated to minimise or avoid unnecessary risks, personally or to others;
  • Operate at all times in accordance with company policies and procedures, with particular reference to Safeguarding, Child Protection, Whistleblowing, Complaints and Representations and Behaviour Policies;
  • Report issues and/or incidents relating to staff and students/Service Users that have arisen in the day promptly to the relevant Line Manager or appropriate person;
  • Participate in training and take responsibility for personal development;
  • Participate in team meetings, supervisions and annual reviews in accordance with Company policy and the standards set by the Regulatory Body;
  • Work to promote the service as a valued asset within its community and promote a culture where individuals and staff conduct themselves at all times in a manner that reinforces this image;
  • Ensure that all actions are in the interests of the students/service users and the Company;
  • To work to and exhibit the Company values and maintain standards of behaviour in accordance with Company policies, procedures and practices; and,
  • To carry out any other reasonable and relevant duties as required.

Why work for us

  • Social activities
  • "Your Wellbeing Matters"
  • Employee Rewards Hub
  • Pension
  • No two days are ever the same
  • Be part of a fantastic team who work hard together and support each other
  • Opportunity to enrich the lives of children and make a positive difference
  • Continuous professional development and training for a clear career path

Applications are invited online though the Acorn Education Care website If you have any further questions regarding how to apply please contact 01204 558055 or email

Acorn Education and Care are committed to the safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. All successful applicants will be subject to fully Enhanced DBS. We expect all our employees and volunteers to share this commitment and strive to achieve the best outcome possible for everybody in our care. A full application form must be completed with all employment dates accurate and gaps in employment accounted for