Vranch House is a centre for the treatment of over 2,000 outpatients with physical difficulties, a provider of various therapies throughout Devon and an independent Day School in Exeter for children with significant physical difficulties.

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Last updated: 07/06/2023

Head of Education


Head of Education:

Pay scale: £51,261- £57,876


Vranch House is a unique charity based in Exeter that brings together the best of the voluntary and public sectors to deliver first class educational and therapy services to children and young people with a wide range of disabilities across Devon. It is a formal partner of Devon County Council and the NHS in the delivery of educational and clinical services.

Set in purpose built sensory gardens, Vranch House School is a small independent day school for children aged 3 -19 years with significant physical and associated difficulties. It is already a successful school with the two most recent Ofsted gradings being ‘Outstanding' (the most recent Ofsted inspection was in Autumn 2022), and the three gradings prior to that were ‘Good'.

There are two early years classes, four primary classes and four secondary school classes, with a total school population of 58 children. The classes are set primarily by pupils' needs and abilities, and have between five and eight children in each class, with appropriate teaching and support staffing.

Sharing our school site is the Vranch House Therapy Department which is staffed by a team of physiotherapists, occupational therapists, speech and language therapists and other clinical staff who meet the therapeutic needs of our pupils as well as an outpatient caseload across Devon.

We are looking for an inspirational educationalist and a proven team leader who has a track record of services to children with disabilities and their families. We require someone with high emotional intelligence, a great team-builder, who understands the importance of relationships and the empowerment of staff and pupils. The successful candidate will have vision, passion, determination, a positive outlook and a great sense of fun.

This Head of Education post offers a unique leadership role which will allow the successful candidate the opportunity to lead a strong team in the running and development of an individualised needs led curriculum. You will be led and supported by a senior management team, consisting of a Chief executive, Chairman of Trustees and Business Manager who are responsible for the management issues across the charity including employment, discipline, infrastructure, equipment procurement, legal compliance and financial matters.

You will work closely with the Head of Therapies (who leads our Therapy Department) supporting our children and families in all aspects of the Vranch house curriculum and medical therapy journey. You will be supported by two experienced senior teachers in your role, one based in our primary school and one based in our secondary school. Vranch House is a supportive, friendly and positive place to work with strong integration of the educational and medical sides of the charity, and we look forward to welcoming a new Head of Education to our team.

For more information, job description and person specification see www.vranchhouse.org or ring 01392 468333 and arrange a visit to meet with Kate Moss, Chief Executive.


Closing date: 1 May 2023 

Interviews: tbc


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