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Head of School

Head of School

Full time. Permanent

Leadership 11-14 (£52643 - £56579)

Are you seeking an exciting opportunity to develop your career? Are you a dynamic, creative, motivational team player ready to take on the operational leadership of either our primary or secondary site, with a strategic responsibility across both sites?

Due to the promotion of our current Deputy Head Teacher to Headship, Mabel Prichard school is able to offer this exciting new role. The school has grown considerably in recent years and has the potential for further growth; therefore, governors have decided to introduce Heads of School to the structure to ensure our learners benefit from the best teaching and learning opportunities possible as the school moves forward.

Mabel Prichard School is a community special school for students with severe learning difficulties and profound and multiple learning difficulties. We believe in enabling every student to discover who they are and to realise their full potential. Our curriculum offers a broad range of opportunities to face challenge; develop independence; prepare for adulthood; discover the world; be safe and develop the skills and knowledge to lead a happy, positive and fulfilled life.

Through our strong caring ethos, we support students to respect their whole community, regardless of background, race, gender, faith and disability and to celebrate diversity, so they are able to develop skills of empathy and tolerance in their life ahead.

If you have two or more years of SEND senior leadership experience, a proven track record of building and leading teams and are committed to ensuring the very best for all learners, we would love to hear from you.

In turn, we offer:

  • Imminent joining of The Gallery Trust, a strong community of special schools in Oxfordshire.
  • Excellent CPD opportunities, including a fully funded Masters of Educational Leadership.
  • Encouragement to develop the skill and practice to apply to become a specialist Leader in Education (SLE), demonstrating knowledge, expertise and excellent practice in the specialist area of SEND, e.g. Cognition and Learning, C&I, etc.
  • A supportive team of dedicated professionals focusing on developing the very best evidence-based practice to achieve the best outcomes for our learners.
  • Wonderful students, families and professionals, working as a strong team.
  • A staff wellbeing group, supporting individual wellbeing targets and organising social events.
  • An opportunity to use the fully equipped gym in one of our co-located schools.

For more information about our school, visit

Mabel Prichard School is committed to safeguarding children and young people.  All post holders in regulated activity are subject to appropriate vetting procedures and a satisfactory “Disclosure and Barring Service Enhanced check”.

All applications will be expected to demonstrate a commitment to British values.

For an informal conversation, contact Lucy Wawrzyniak, Head Teacher on 01865 777878.

We encourage anyone considering applying for the role to visit the school first. To arrange a visit  and for an application pack, please contact or go to the school website

Application Procedure

Applicants must complete the school's application form in full, with all requirements, for their submission to be considered.

Please send your completed application form to by 12pm on Sunday 1st March 2020.

Shortlisted candidates will be informed by 5pm on Monday 2nd March 2020.

The interviews will be held Monday 16th March 2020.

Head of School Job Pack


Teaching Assistant Vacancy

Special School Teaching Assistants 

Grade 6 £19,945 - £22,021 FTE (Actual £13,469) -Term time only

30 hours per week


Are you dynamic and energetic and committed to improving opportunities for children? Are you seeking to join an equally exciting team? If so, Mabel Prichard School has an opportunity for you. We are seeking to appoint two teaching assistants, one with Early Years’ experience, to support our students in their learning to ensure they have the best life chances possible.

Mabel Prichard is a special school for children with profound and multiple learning difficulties and severe learning difficulties with an age range of 2 to 19 over two sites. Our classes vary from 8 to 10 students and we have a team of adults working in each. We offer training across a number of areas and support and encourage career development.

To apply for this job, you will:

  • Have experience of working with children with PMLD, SLD, ASD and other complex needs.
  • Be an excellent team player
  • Have strong written and verbal communication skills which will be assessed at interview.
  • Believe passionately all students should be offered every opportunity to reach their full potential.
  • Maybe have an interesting skill or talent to share with our students.
  • Be keen to undertake professional development to build your skills.

For an application form and job description, please visit the school website at

For further information or to arrange a school visit please contact the school office on 01865 777878 or email

Mabel Prichard School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post involves the type of work with children and young people that require applicants to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service check. The possession of a criminal record will not necessarily prevent an applicant from obtaining this post. All cases are considered confidentially and according to the nature of the role and information disclosed.

All applications will be expected to demonstrate a commitment to British values.

Application Procedure

Applicants must complete the school's application form in full and meet all requirements for their submission to be considered.

Please send your completed application forms to