Deputy Head, Thetford, Norfolk

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Thetford Grammar SchoolThetford, Norfolk

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Start date: January or April
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Competitive
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Deputy Head 

Thetford Grammar School, Norfolk

Thetford Grammar School is proud of its history as a seat of learning stretching back over 1400 years. Today, we are a 3-18 school that achieves excellent outcomes for pupils at every stage of education. We have begun an ambitious programme of growth, nationally and internationally, carefully designed to ensure we retain close relationships with pupils and parents as well as the strong sense of family and belonging that defines the TGS experience from nursery to sixth form. 

Our ultimate aim is to develop the girls and boys in our care into young women and men capable of fulfilling their immense potential. Pupils that come through our school consistently achieve outstanding GCSE and A level results and go on to the places at some of the world's best universities, including Oxford and Cambridge entrance rates significantly above local and national trends. 

Thetford Grammar School is seeking to appoint as Deputy Head an individual with a proven track record of managing change and delivering excellent outcomes across the 3-18 age range. This is a whole school, sole Deputy position with candidates from junior and senior school backgrounds warmly welcome to apply.

Our next Deputy Head will be highly adaptable, pragmatic and capable of motivating and guiding colleagues as well as having good commercial understanding of the sector. The role will be a challenging and busy one, and the successful candidate will demand high standards of themselves and others. They will have the full support of the Head and will work with a passionate and talented staff body, as well as the Directors and Governors, to realise Thetford Grammar School’s vision for the future. 

The Deputy Head will teach a reduced timetable to be agreed based upon their stage or subject specialism. Qualified applicants from all subject backgrounds will be considered. 

Please see attached job description and welcome letter from the Head. Please contact for further details. 

Closing date: Noon, Tuesday 25th September 2018.

Interviews will take place: w/c Monday 8 and Monday 15 October 2018.

The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and all successful applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate for the post, including checks with any past employer and the Disclosure and Barring Service. 

Thetford Grammar School is an equal opportunities employer. 

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More about Thetford Grammar School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 18 years
Address: Bridge Street, Thetford, Norfolk, IP24 3AF, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1842 752840
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Thetford Grammar School is an independent co-educational day school in Thetford, Norfolk, with some 300 pupils aged from 3-18 coming from feeder schools across Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire.

Celebrating its 900th anniversary in 2014, the school...