Assistant Headteacher - Marland Upper Secondary School

  • Multiple Locations
  • Full Time
  • LS6 - LS10

Marland is a successful all age (KS1-4) special school for students with Social, Emotional and/or Mental Health (SEMH) needs. It is currently located across three sites; Peters Marland, Barnstaple and Central Bideford and will be opening a new 'Upper Secondary Day School' (Yr9 - Yr11) in East of the Water, Bideford in April 2023 for 40 students. This teaching post will be based at this new school site and commence April 2023. Each school has its own Headteacher, Assistant Headteacher and middle management team, and each Head reports directly to the Executive Principal.

The overall Marland group of schools are currently graded as 'Good' by Ofsted Education, with the residential care provision separately judged to be 'Outstanding' by Ofsted Social Care inspectorate. Our overarching ethos is based around personalisation and meeting the needs of each individual child. We utilise 'THRIVE' based social and emotional development at the core of everything we do.

We are looking for an enthusiastic, caring and motivational leader manager to join this new staff team led by an experienced Marland Headteacher and fully supported by the Marland organisation. This important senior role has a 50% teaching commitment and is assisted by a Curriculum Manager and a Learning Support Manager. This is an exciting opportunity for an existing (or new) middle manager / leader to help lead the development of this new well resourced special school.

You will have the regular opportunity to liaise and network with existing senior colleagues at our other sites to assist their role. A good understanding of, and interest in, supporting the SEMH needs of our students are important attributes for all staff. You will have good communication and relationship building skills, including a focus on helping children to develop socially and emotionally. Applications are welcome from suitably qualified / experienced SEN and MAINSTREAM practitioners.

Training and ongoing professional development opportunities are offered to all staff, as are potential promotion opportunities due to the ongoing expansion of our popular schools.

Please visit for further information about our school. You can also contact Mark Bithell, Upper Secondary School Headteacher Designate, for an informal discussion on 01805 601324.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults, and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
This role requires a DBS disclosure.
This role requires the ability to fulfil all spoken aspects of the role with confidence and fluency in English.

Please visit (vacancies page) to download an application pack.
Your completed application form should be returned by email to or by post to Andrea Dart at Marland Residential School, Peters Marland, Torrington, Devon EX38 8QQ.

Interview Date: w/c 10 October 2022

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Job Details

  • OrganisationDevon County Schools
  • Work LocationNorth DevonDevonTorridge
  • Work Postcode

    EX39 4PL

  • Reference


  • Occupational GroupSchool Leadership

  • Salary Details

    LS6 - LS10

  • Job TermPermanent
  • Appointment TypeFull Time
  • Hours

  • Closing Date


  • DBS Check Required