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Deputy Head - SEND
  • Employer: Lime Trust
  • Reference: LIME-S/21/173494
  • Published: Fri 19/11/2021, 17:40 PM
  • Closing on: Fri 17/12/2021, 17:40 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time, Term Time
  • Hours: 32.5 hours
  • Salary: L15-L19 (E&W £59,581- £65,735)
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Peterborough Hub, Cambridgeshire

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Deputy Head - SEND

Deputy Headteacher - SEND

Lime Trust is looking for two Deputy Headteachers to work in our Peterborough hub, which incorporates 3 primaries and 1 special schools.

The Trust consists of 8 schools in total, 4 of which are special and 4 primary, in Cambridgeshire and North and East London.

The salary for this post is Leadership range L15-L19.

Trust vision and values

The Trust’s vision is to provide high quality education for pupils through school-to-school collaboration and Trust direction, high challenge and high support. All schools in the Trust strive to improve life chances for all and be respected in their local communities.

The Lime Way:

  • Always working to be brilliant
  • Putting children first
  • Setting the standard
  • Building capacity-rich schools


The Values we embed in our schools are:

  • Respect
  • Equality
  • Self-worth
  • Partnership
  • Enjoyment
  • Communication (a voice for all)
  • Trust


The successful candidate

The successful candidate will work as part of the leadership team to drive school improvement, promote best practice and contribute to the aims and ethos of the Trust. Candidates should be inspiring leaders, as well as outstanding practitioners who can motivate, manage and build effective teams specifically within SEND. You should share our values and be passionate about creating an environment that supports personalised learning and that prepares our pupils for the next stage in their life.

We are looking for a leader who can demonstrate: 

  • Leadership and management of SEND to develop paedology, curriculum and delivery of strategies
  • Proven track record of good school improvement
  • Excellent leadership, organisational and interpersonal skills 
  • Excellent classroom practice, effectively meeting individual needs
  • The desire and experience to take a lead role within one of our schools
  • Ability to provide pupils with the excitement of a relevant, challenging and creative curriculum that raises standards of education for all
  • A clear understanding of the SEND Code of Practice and experience of working with children with a range of complex needs
  • A commitment to ensuring all pupils achieve their full potential and to set high expectations for every child and ensure all pupils achieve these standards
  • High expectations of themselves and others
  • Experience of leading change and improvement across a school


We are looking forward to hearing from candidates who have ambitions for a leadership role and are ready for a post that has a high level of challenge and reward. You will be part of an excellent team and will be given support to develop to your full potential both in this role and beyond.

Recruitment timetable

Closing date: 17 December 2021  

Shortlisting:   4 January 2022

Interviews:    January date tbc 2022

Visits to our schools are warmly welcomed. Please contact Rachael Holland, Director of Education by telephone 07821303581 or email, to arrange this.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and applicants must be willing to undergo Child Protection screening, including checks with past employers and an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS check).