Deputy Headteacher Swindon Virtual School

Job Details

Swindon borough council are looking for an Deputy Headteacher Swindon Virtual School To work with schools, designated teachers, carers, relevant officers and Social Care staff to promote and support the educational achievement and maximisation of life chances of vulnerable young people, including children with a social worker.


  • As the lead professional – manage a small team of staff undertaking direct work with children, young adults and carers in order to maximise their educational attainment and future life chances.
  • Make operational decisions and prioritise work, taking account of the needs and views of children and young adults and their carer’s views.
  • Track and monitor the educational attainment, progress and experience of allocated groups of children in care,children with a social worker in order to advise and recommend support and interventions necessary to improve outcomes.
  • Use own initiative to progress issues/cases and take on personal responsibility for keeping abreast of new legislation, guidance and developments in education and other fields as they relate to children in care and vulnerable groups.
  • Organise and deliver services within a specialist area to meet established operational targets.
  • Provide advice, support and guidance to schools, social workers and IROs on interventions aimed at improving educational outcomes and experience, and the funding of such interventions through the Pupil Premium Plus/Additional funding requests and best practice research in EEF
  • Quality assure and develop training programme for carers, designated teachers, social workers and independent reviewing officers aimed at raising awareness and understanding of the education of looked after children.

Payrate: £350.00 umbrella per day

3days in office