Vice Principal, Dawn House School, Rainworth

Vice Principal

Dawn House School, Rainworth

Salary: Teachers Leadership Group pay scale 11-13 (£52,643 – £55,202) plus non-residential allowance

Dawn House School and I CAN are looking for an exceptional and successful leader to join our highly effective executive team. Taking strategic ownership of education, the successful candidate will be pivotal in driving the realisation of the school strategic plan.

You will lead, inspire and drive change.

This is an exciting opportunity for an aspiring Principal to work with a multi-disciplinary team who are committed to delivering excellent outcomes for all pupils.

At Dawn House School we help those young people who find communication the hardest. We are looking for a Vice Principal who shares our belief that communication is at the heart of learning.

Dawn House School is a non maintained residential specialist school for approximately 80 children and young people aged 5 to 19 years who have severe and complex speech language and communication difficulties and / or Asperger’s Syndrome with average cognitive abilities.

The last Ofsted Section 5 (February 2018) judged the provision at Dawn House to be ‘outstanding’ across all areas.

The Vice Principal will work directly under the Principal and be able to provide the day to day operational management of the school enabling the Principal to focus on strategic and outward facing work. You will provide a strategic and operational lead to a team of teachers and teaching assistants to ensure high quality provision for all of our pupils; to develop the curriculum and to form and sustain external partnerships. As a key member of the executive leadership group you will lead on developing, implementing and monitoring policies and practice to ensure the aims and objectives of the school are achieved. You will play a key role in the school’s self-evaluation processes actively seeking opportunities to improve and develop the school further. As a qualified teacher you will have a depth of experience across a number of key stages. A thorough understanding of children and young people, how they learn, the importance of the role therapy plays in this learning, and a passion to improve their life chances are essential.

Dawn House School is one of I CAN’s two specialist schools which together provide intensive support for children aged 4 to 19. I CAN is the children’s communication charity. We are experts in helping children develop the speech, language and communication skills they need to thrive in a 21st century world.

For an informal discussion please contact Jenny McConnell (Principal) on 01623 795 361.

Visits to the school are very welcome and will take place on 31/1/2020, please telephone to book an appointment.

All details of the post and supplementary information is available to download from the I CAN website Alternatively, please email to request an application pack. To apply, please send your completed application form to by the closing date. CVs will not be accepted.

Closing Date: 03/02/2020 9am                             Interviews: 13/02/2020

Dawn House School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS, barred list and NCTL check.

Registered Charity Number 210031; Scotland Charity Number SC039947