Deputy Headteacher Curriculum, Buckinghamshire

Closing date:Expiring soon

The Cottesloe SchoolBuckinghamshire

Date posted:
Start date: 1 September 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £64,000 - £69,000 pa
Contract term: Permanent

The Cottesloe School is a successful and oversubscribed Foundation Secondary School with Sixth Form situated in the village of Wing in rural North Buckinghamshire, situated conveniently for Buckinghamshire, Bedfordshire and Milton Keynes

We are committed to ensuring that every learner has access to a broad, rich, deep, strong curriculum that develops the necessary skills, knowledge, understanding, virtues and character to enable them to securely take the next steps in their life, learning and education.

To that end we deliver a curriculum that is not only rich and deep in knowledge but that is also empowered through planned opportunities for students to broaden their learning and experience to enable them to confidently face the challenges of the future.

At The Cottesloe School we believe that success is underpinned by the development of 'Healthy Relationships' and 'The Cottesloe 6Cs'; we define this as 'character'. By developing this holistic approach to the ‘curriculum’ it is our intention to create an educational journey for each pupil that inspires, motivates and engages them to become independent learners who can make a positive contribution to the community they live in.

We are seeking to appoint an innovative and dynamic leader with extensive knowledge of the current educational agenda, and someone who has a proven track record of school improvement.  You will lead on Curriculum and support the Headteacher to lead the whole-school team towards ‘outstanding’ by building on our current strengths.  The expectation is that the candidate will: 

• Be an outstanding classroom practitioner.

• Have a proven track record of improving academic standards.

• Be able to think strategically.

• Be insistent on educational excellence.

• Be able to inspire, challenge and empower staff.

• Have the ability to foster our culture of high standards in Teaching and Learning, curriculum and emotional intelligence.

We are expecting to appoint a Deputy Headteacher who is passionate about combining academic rigour with opportunities for all students. You will play an instrumental role in raising our academic standards via the management and implementation of our curriculum. 

The Cottesloe School is a forward-looking school with a new Headteacher who leads an experienced and stable senior leadership team who have a passion for creating an inclusive learning environment, which enables all students to meet high expectations. All staff and students are highly valued.  Through our personalised CPD programme we offer first class commitment to developing individuals to reach their full potential.  Emphasis on staff wellbeing is central to our culture and we provide a vibrant working environment.

You are very welcome, and encouraged, to visit the school by prior arrangement.  Please email our HR Manager, Mrs Judith Woods, on to arrange a visit.

How to Apply:  An application pack can be downloaded from the school website at or via TES online.   Completed application forms should be emailed to

The closing date for applications is 9.00am on Friday 26 April 2019.   Shortlisting will take place on Friday 3 May 2019 and interviews will take place over two days, on Tuesday 14 and Wednesday 15 May 2019.

The Cottesloe School is committed to promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children and offers of employment will be subject to Enhanced DBS clearance, and satisfactory qualification, health and reference checks. 

More about The Cottesloe School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Foundation
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Aylesbury Road, Wing, Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire, LU7 0NY, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1296 688264
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The Cottesloe School is a successful and oversubscribed Foundation secondary school situated in the village of Wing in rural North Buckinghamshire.  


Mr Simon Jones, MA

NOR: 1,070 including 126 in Sixth Form

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