Deputy Headteacher, Eton Dorney Therapeutic School, Berkshire

Eton Dorney Therapeutic School

Deputy Headteacher – Berkshire

Are you an ambitious leader committed to improving the lives of children and young people?

Do you have a genuine passion and working knowledge of SEN?

Do you have a proven track record of inspiring staff and students alike through your innovation and enthusiasm?

Then you could be our next Deputy Headteacher at our innovative 50 student therapeutic school; Eton Dorney.

Salary – £53,000 – £55,000 plus generous annual bonus and an excellent benefit package including:

  • Access to salary sacrifice car scheme with Tusker, save money, get a brand-new car (conditions apply)
  • Healthcare cover provided by Vitality.
  • Access to mental health & wellbeing employee assistance programme
  • Death in Service insurance
  • Workplace Pension through NEST.

We are looking for a Deputy Headteacher with an unwavering commitment to providing quality education for every one of our students at Eton Dorney. We want a leader who encourages the dreams and aspirations of everyone that they work with and inspires the confidence of the team with their commitment, dedication, and cutting-edge ideas.

The school is at an exciting stage of its development, with a new Headteacher and we are looking for an innovative, enthusiastic leader to continue to cultivate a love of learning across the school and add to our family ethos.

As Deputy Head you will demonstrate a proven track record in school improvement, be able to model best practice with the knowledge, skills, and expertise to develop and build on existing systems, promoting the quality of teaching and learning in this highly specialised school, supporting children with complex learning and behavioural needs.

The school is a listed building located in the heart of Eton Dorney. It is a well-resourced environment with state-of-the art facilities and the extensive grounds support staff to deliver a creative curriculum with outdoor learning facilities and the newly developed all weather playground area. As Deputy Head you will have the backing and support of the senior management team at CSfC and a range of supporting professionals working in the school to augment the everyday experiences of students attending the school.

Introduction to Calcot Services for Children (CSfC)
We are based in Berkshire, South Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire, and Hampshire with Ofsted rated ‘good and outstanding’ homes and schools. we have been successful for over 31 years providing warm, caring, family style homes for looked after children with emotional, learning, social and behavioural needs.

At Calcot Services for Children, we understand that a young person’s education is a vital part of their childhood and development, and we recognise that young people that come to live at our homes have had a disrupted education and may struggle to engage. Our expectation is that all our young people will be engaged in education and where they are unable to access mainstream education out Independent Therapeutic schools enable our pupils to access education in a safe and nurturing environment.

If you like what you have read and are ready for the next step in your career, then would love to hear from you!

Please contact Jenny Ray, Operations Director, for an informal discussion on 01189 952 190 or email your interest to

Closing date – 30th July 2021

Calcot Services for Children are committed to ensuring that all positions are subject to a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check and references. Calcot services for Children is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.