Job Vacancies and Volunteering

Current Job Vacancies

Deputy Headteacher

The Governors of Heaton School wish to appoint a Deputy Headteacher with excellent leadership qualities to join the Senior Leadership Team of our highly successful school from September 2024.

This is an exciting time to join the school after the recent appointment of our current Deputy Headteacher as Headteacher from September 2024 onwards.

Alongside the Leadership Team, the successful applicant will lead a team of skilled and committed staff and work with remarkable students, supportive parents, carers and governors in partnership with the Local Authority and the wider community.

We require a colleague who:

  • is committed to supporting our Ethos and Values in supporting young people with additional needs
  • a proven classroom practitioner in a specialist setting
  • a commitment to raising standards of achievement and driving school development priorities
  • demonstrates efficiency, organisational skill and hard work
  • has the highest expectations of pupils’ attainment and behaviour and be committed to developing a curriculum that truly gives our young people skills for their future lives.
  • has excellent professional judgement and interpersonal skills; the ability to lead, motivate and inspire; and have creative ideas to enrich the lives of our young people.
  • thrives as part of a team

We offer:

  • a welcoming and friendly school community
  • strong partnership with parents and professionals
  • an opportunity to help develop a successful school further and drive development
  • Opportunity to train and prepare for future Headship roles.

Closing date for applications is Monday 24th June - Application form at the bottom of this page.

Interviews planned week beggining 1st July.

We recommend that interested candidates contact our School Business Manager, Laura Harrison for a tour of the school.

Laura can be contacted at

Completed application forms to be sent to


Casual Teaching assistants  

Are you interested in working as a Casual SEN Teaching Assistant or a Mid-day Assistant? 

We wish to appoint a number of supply staff who are:

  • Child-centred in their approach
  • Sensitive and patient in their dealings with children who have significant special needs and who may, at times, present challenging behaviour
  • Knowledgeable about, or interested in, working with children who have autism and or profound and complex learning and physical difficulties
  • Flexible, versatile and enthusiastic

Prior experience is not essential. We are looking for people with a genuine interest and positive approach. Ongoing training is provided within school for all staff.

Heaton School is an Outstanding Special School for children aged 11-19 who have severe or profound learning disabilities. You will be working alongside a dedicated and supportive team of staff.

If you are interested and want to hear more about this opportunity we would love to hear from you / receive a completed application form (see below).

Heaton School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful applicants will be required to undergo an enhanced DBS check.


Volunteering in School

Heaton School encourages the appropriate use of voluntary workers and recognises the  immense benefits that volunteers can bring and the links that they make between the school and the local community.

A volunteer is a person who gives freely of their time, skills and experience to the school without expectation of financial reward.

Volunteering can take many forms, some tasks can require particular skills whereas others require no specific skills.

Volunteering may be a one off activity, for a limited time to complete a particular activity or project or carried out on a frequent basis.

In return the school hopes to give its volunteers an opportunity to exercise their skills in a  different environment and to undertake new experiences.   It is the policy of the school that voluntary activities will not be a substitution for paid  employment.

To read our Volunteering Policy in full, please refer to our Policies page.

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Heaton School
St James Road, Heaton Moor, Stockport SK4 4RE
01614321931 Jonathan Curtis | Headteacher
Laura Harrison | School Business Manager

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