Deputy Head - Academic, Lewisham

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St Dunstan's CollegeLewisham
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Start date: September 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Not less than £75K per annum
Contract term: Permanent

St Dunstan’s College seeks to appoint an outstanding Deputy Head Academic, following the appointment of the current incumbent to an HMC Headship; this being the second HMC Headship that has come from the College Leadership Team in two years. 

After a period of significant change and improvement at the College, we are seeking to appoint an ambitious educator who can build on the outstanding work of the outgoing post holder, continuing to develop a culture of excellent learning and teaching throughout the College within the framework of a broad, ambitious and forward-thinking curricular offering. 

The successful applicant will need to be excited by the prospect of working in a fast-paced, ambitious environment, hallmarked by the highest of expectations in everything we undertake. They will feel at ease in a diverse south London setting and with the particular requirements that come from leading a school in such a location. 

The College is about to embark on one of the most ambitious redevelopments since its Foundation in 1888 and the successful applicant will be an important part of the executive team who support this and all elements of the College’s strategic and operational development. They will be able to work within a diverse team with insight, commitment, good humour and intellectual pace. 

Thanks to the excellent work undertaken in recent years and the unparalleled growth in demand for places at the school, the next few years will see some excellent public examination results. The successful applicant will be able to capitalise on this success without being dictated by it and will understand and articulate the place for quantifiable achievement within the bigger picture of character development and educating young people who are equipped to shape the future. 

Application closing date: Thursday 16 January 2020

Interviews will be held w/c: Monday 27 January 2020

For further details and how to apply, please visit 

Completed application forms and covering letters must be emailed to for the attention of Mrs Philippa Devo.

Early applications are advised as the College reserves the right to appoint at any stage during the application process.

St Dunstan’s College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children; the successful applicant will be subject to an enhanced disclosure through the DBS. 

St Dunstan’s Educational Foundation Registered Charity Number 312747

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