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Teacher In Charge Vacancy


Job Title Assistant Headteacher  (Teacher in Charge)
Job Salary Leadership Pay Spine L7 – 12
Contract Type (FT/Perm) Full Time / Permanent
Closing Date of Application Monday 18 October, 5 pm.
Interview date Thursday 21 October
Location Amersham
Required for January 2022


The opportunity:

Do you have the necessary leadership and management skills to step into the role of Teacher in Charge at The Oaks Primary PRU, based in Amersham? 

We are looking for an outstanding leader with high aspirations and ambitions for themselves and others to join our leadership team.  We want to find someone who shares our passion and values so that the children we support have the best opportunities to succeed despite some of the challenges they face.

Our new Teacher in Charge will be a proactive, dynamic and enthusiastic leader who will be part of an ambitious team focused on delivering outstanding teaching and learning, alongside strategies to support the social, emotional and mental health issues presented by the pupils we support.

Who are we?

We are The Buckinghamshire Primary PRU. We support children who are finding life difficult at their mainstream school. Everyone who works for the PRU is passionate about giving the children we support the best opportunities to succeed.   We are proud to be an outstanding PRU (OFSTED 2018) with a great reputation and close links to the mainstream schools in our community so that we can work together to help children achieve. You can find out more about us on our website

We will offer you

  • A varied and challenging workplace
  • A supportive leadership team
  • Opportunities to develop your leadership and management skills, and to have a real impact on outcomes for pupils through your leadership of others
  • Children who will stretch your skills and test you emotionally

About the role:

One of our existing leadership team will be retiring in Autumn 2022.  We have decided to advertise now so that we can have a smooth handover and effective transitional period, alongside a bespoke induction programme depending on the experience and background of the successful applicant.

The role will be based at our PRU site in Amersham (The Oaks)), with travel between the sites as needed. This is a fantastic opportunity to contribute to and enhance the different provisions offered by the PRU and to further develop your leadership skills and consolidate your excellent behaviour management skills.

We have high expectations of our pupils, and as Teacher in Charge you will need to be able to challenge and support classroom colleagues to build the curriculum around pupils and their needs.  You will be responsible for all aspects of day to day site management together with leading and managing the team based at your site to deliver both inreach and outreach interventions, and for developing effective relationships with colleagues in mainstream schools.

The role also provides opportunities to provide training and advice to colleagues in mainstream schools with their own behaviour management policies and strategies as part of the services commissioned from the PRU by the local authority.

You will be well supported in your role by an enthusiastic and friendly staff team, with opportunities for professional development, and a positive and proactive Management Committee.

Working at the PRU is not always easy, but then nothing worthwhile achieving ever is. Each day brings different challenges and that is why it is so rewarding to work here.  You can find more specific details about the PRU, the role and the knowledge skills and qualities we are looking for in the details attached to this advert.

A visit to one of our three sites is highly recommended to help you decide if this is the role for you. Please contact us to make a suitable appointment. We are following Government guidance about covid safety and will ensure that your visit is as safe as possible. Alternatively, you can telephone our Executive Headteacher for an informal discussion about the role.

About you:

You will be an established and successful leader, who understands the primary curriculum, with a good understanding of what it takes to support pupils with social, emotional and mental health issues. We are looking for someone who:

  • Can demonstrate a good understanding of outstanding classroom practice
  • Evidence impact in your current leadership/management role
  • Is reflective in practices and relishes the opportunity to lead, inspire and coach others
  • Can demonstrate successfully managing others to achieve high standards
  • Is able to lead initiatives and manage change
  • Is sensitive and supportive to the needs of our unique community

You will have successful record of working within teams and be able to provide a visible and professional presence to pupils, parents, carers, to colleagues in the local authority and within mainstream schools within the Buckinghamshire area.

If you are innovative, motivated, flexible and resilient and have a proven track record as a successful leader with strong behaviour management practice, then we would like to hear from you.

Other information/how to apply:

Please send applications by email or post to:

PA to the Executive Headteacher
The Oaks Pupil Referral Unit
Elangeni School Site
Woodside Avenue

01494 586845


The PRU operates safe recruitment practices and checks will be made through the Disclosure and Barring Service. All applications must be on Bucks Council application forms.

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Team Teach Training – UPDATE

Behaviour Management Training delivered by the PRU

In light of the covid 19 pandemic and In line with government guidance,  The PRU has temporarily suspended all face-to-face behaviour management training. As soon as it is safe to do so, we will contact schools and publish a revised offering. If any school needs advice or support about how to manage behaviour or physical interventions, please call your local PRU site and we will consider options to support you for the short term. We regret having to take this decision but feel that it is appropriate in order to keep all colleagues safe at this time.