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Required:                  Deputy Head Teacher


Salary:                        Leadership scale range 19-23


School:                        Forest Oak School


Contract type:           Permanent


Start date:                  January 2022 


Location:                    Solihull


Forest Oak School (MLD) 4-18 years

Windward Way

Smith’s Wood




Telephone:                 0121 717 0088




Principal: Mrs Amanda Mordey


Forest Oak is a vibrant, inclusive special school for pupils with moderate learning difficulties, aged from 4-18 years. Ofsted judged the school to be Outstanding (2011, 2014, and 2019).  We are Federated with Merstone school, for pupils with SLD, with whom we share a campus. We have a well resourced building – purpose built in 2006.


The governors are seeking to appoint a Deputy Head Teacher who will play a key role in the continuing development of the school. Key responsibilities will include being one of the schools DSL, leadership of the outstanding curriculum together with accreditation throughout the school.


We are looking for a Deputy Head Teacher who is:

  • highly motivated with proven ability to lead and inspire others
  • experienced in leading and managing school improvement
  • passionate about enabling pupils to overcome challenges and experience success
  • an exemplary practitioner with SEN teaching experience
  • committed to the safeguarding of pupils
  • able to analyse data and use findings to further support school improvement


We offer you a school community with:

  • partnership working  at the heart of all we do
  • very supportive parents/ carers/ Governors
  • an ethos committed to supporting the mental health and well-being of the whole community
  • a pupil centred approach to school improvement
  • a creative and supportive team committed to enabling all pupils to achieve
  • a strong commitment to professional development opportunities for all
  • pupils who enjoy their learning and value their relationships with us


Would you like to be part of the team?


Application details: If you would like to find out more, through an informal chat/ visit, contact Jill Lambert, office manager. Visits to the school are available by arrangement (within Covid safe guidelines)


Subject to an enhanced DBS.

“Keeping our children safe everyday”


Closing date: 12noon 5 July 2021

Interviews: 13 July 2021