Vacancies / Volunteers

Position: Deputy Headteacher
Salary: Leadership Spine Point L12-16
Contract Type: Full-time permanent
Start Date: April 2024 or sooner by negotiation
Job Overview:

Are you an experienced school leader looking for an exciting opportunity to shape the future of a successful and popular school?

This is an exciting opportunity to influence the direction of Cann Bridge School to further improve the lives of the most vulnerable children and young people. You will work collaboratively with the Headteacher and Governing Board, holding specific responsibility for areas of strategic development of the school, further developing and implementing robust school improvement strategies to enable Cann Bridge to provide the very best education.

You will demonstrate clear and effective leadership working closely with the extended Senior Leadership Team and Middle Leadership Team to ensure continued development from the recent strong foundations which have been laid. You will find a very supportive staff team who are dedicated to the learners, working diligently to implement the new vision and values for the school.

If you are looking for a role where you can make a significant impact and make a real difference, applying and developing your skills and knowledge further, then this is a great opportunity to join a school on its aspirational journey.


Key Responsibilities:
  • Formulating and driving the school’s aims and objectives
  • Establishing and implementing policies for achieving aims and objectives
  • Managing staff and resources effectively
  • Monitoring progress and reporting to the Governors
  • Leading strategic areas in the School Development Plan and Self Evaluation Framework
  • Strategically leading safeguarding, attendance, behaviour, and continuous professional development
  • Managing medical conditions and supporting vulnerable children
  • Leading curriculum development, teaching, learning, and assessment standards
  • Undertaking class teacher responsibilities when required
  • Representing the Headteacher at meetings as needed
 How to Apply:

To apply, complete the application form available on our website or contact the school reception. Outline your skills, experience, and suitability for the role as specified in the job description and specification. Submit your application by midday on 24th November to or by post.

Recruitment Timeline:
  • Opportunities to visit Cann Bridge School: 21st, 22nd & 23rd November (afternoon visits, please contact the school reception to arrange)
  • Application closing date: Midday, 24th November
  • Candidate shortlisting: Afternoon, 24th November
  • Interviews: Wednesday 29th November

Please note: All positions at Cann Bridge School require appropriate references and enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) clearance due to direct access to children.

For inquiries, please contact us at 01752 207909

Required from January 2024 support staff for two new classes
Job Title: Teaching Assistants – Permanent Term time 39 Weeks Per Year
Grade D/E (PPA Cover) 35 hrs per week 8.30 am to 4.00 pm Mon to Fri
Estimated Pro Rata 32.5 D 3.5 E (includes 1 hr prep time) £20,833 -£23,015
Grade D 31.5 hrs per week 9.00 am to 4.00 pm Mon 9.00 am to 3.45 pm Tues to Fri
FTE £24,702-£27,334 Actual Pro Rata for Term Time Contract £18,009-£19,928
Grade C 29.25 hrs per week 9.15 am to 4.00 pm Mon 9.15 am to 3.30 pm Tues to Fri
FTE £23,500-£24,294 Actual Pro Rata for Term Time Contract £15,909-£16,447
Grade C 20 hrs per week 10.00 am to 2.00 pm Mon to Fri
FTE £23,500-£24,294 Actual Pro Rata Term Time Contract £10,878-£11,245)

Are you passionate about making a positive impact on the lives of children & young people with special educational needs? We have an exciting opportunity for a Teaching Assistant to join Cann Bridge, a special school for learners aged 4-19 with severe learning difficulties. Our school values reflect being aspirational, learner-focused, collaborative & progressive.

As a Teaching Assistant, you will play a vital role in supporting learners with special educational needs, both inside & outside the classroom. Your responsibilities will include implementing individual education plans (IEPs) & personalised learning strategies, collaborating with teachers & professionals, assisting with personal care tasks & helping learners develop social & emotional skills.

Cann Bridge School is seeking candidates who are eager to develop the skills & knowledge necessary to become excellent Teaching Assistants. An appropriate Level 2 qualification is desirable, we also welcome candidates who are willing to work towards this qualification. We offer a comprehensive induction program, continuous professional development opportunities & clear pathways for career progression. We are looking for individuals who are calm, patient, have a good sense of humour & are committed to their own professional growth.

As we expand with the addition of two new classrooms from January 2024, you have the chance to join us during this transformative period & make a meaningful difference in the growth & development of our learners. ‘Together, We Cann’ establish a positive & nurturing learning environment that caters to the diverse needs of our school community.

Application forms & job description are available from the school reception; or on our website at For questions or to arrange a visit please get in touch.

Cann Bridge is committed to safeguarding & promoting the welfare of children. The successful candidate will need to undergo an enhanced DBS check & provide satisfactory references.

Application deadline:     1st December 2023
Interviews:                         week of 4th December 2023

At Cann Bridge School we are looking for a co-opted governors to join our governing body. As a governor you will be a volunteer who makes a vital contribution to the success of the school.

School governors have three main roles.

  1. Governors ensure clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction.
    The governing body helps to set long-terms plans for the school, decide where improvements need to be made and how to make them.
  2. Governors hold the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and the effective and efficient performance management of staff.
    The governing body looks at the quality of education being offered and ensures the head is doing everything possible to improve results.
  3. Governors oversee the financial performance of the school and make sure its money is well spent.
    Governors examine budgets and spending proposals to monitor whether the school is getting value for money and ensure the money is spent in the right areas.

This role may be particularly of interest if you have skills in finance/accounting, human resources, data or education but we invite applications from anyone who is interested in helping the school be the best it can be. Full training is available and governors are encouraged to attend regular training sessions, either in person or online.

We are looking for someone who can attend monthly full governing body meetings. Meetings are held in school, usually on Thursday evenings from around 4.45pm to 7pm. Governors also spend time in school during the day (around two visits per term).

You must be 18 or over to apply and all governors must have Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks. If you would like to find out more please email

If you would like to learn more about Cann Bridge School, please Contact Us