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Priory Woods School & Arts College

Priory Woods School & Arts College A Special Place to Learn


We are an Ofsted rated ‘Outstanding’, all age (4-19) special school in Middlesbrough and we work with children and young people with a range of learning difficulties, including Severe Learning Difficulties, Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties, and Complex Learning Difficulties and Disabilities.

Our school is a vibrant and dynamic place to work. We are a forward thinking, outward facing school, and we constantly strive to challenge, motivate and inspire our special learners to be the best that they can be.

The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Safer recruitment and pre-employment checks will be undertaken before any appointment is confirmed. All posts are subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.


Required start September 2022
NOR 197 - Group size 6 ISR (L16-L20)

Due to the forthcoming retirement of our current Deputy Head Teacher, the governors wish to appoint an outstanding Deputy Head Teacher for our outstanding school.

The new Deputy Head Teacher will have vision, high expectations and be able to show themselves as a very special person for our very special school.

If you:

  • Have significant experience within SEND settings
  • Have proven leadership experience, with evidence of positive impact on pupil outcomes
  • Enjoy leading within a fast-paced, innovative, exciting and supportive environment.
  • Are able to take a strategic overview and inspire others to follow your vision

then we would welcome your application.

We warmly encourage you to visit in order to get a sense of the family and community spirit that is at the heart of our school. Please contact the school office on 01642 770540 to arrange an appointment. 

Please complete the application form and return to Mrs S Robinson by email to 

Closing Date: Noon – Thursday 12th May 2022
Shortlisting:  Thursday 12th May 2022
Interviews:   Wednesday 18th May 2022

Teacher - FTE 1

Temporary Contract September 2022 to August 2023
Salary MPS + SEN 1

If you:

  • are an excellent classroom practitioner
  • have an ability to work across different ages
  • have some experience within SEND settings
  • enjoy working in a fast-paced, innovative, exciting and supportive environment.
  • have high aspirations and are eager to work towards the best outcomes for children and young people
  • are competent in the use of ICT across the curriculum.

then we would welcome your application. The post will be suitable for a teacher with either mainstream or special school experience. 

Visits prior to application are warmly welcome, please contact the school on the above number to arrange an appointment.

Please complete the application form and return to Mrs S Robinson by email to

Closing Date: Noon – Friday 13th May 2022
Shortlisting: 13th May 2022
Interviews:  23rd May 2022