Deputy Headteacher, Lewisham

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Prendergast SchoolLewisham

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Start date: 1 September 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Inner London Leadership Scale L22 – L26
Contract term: Permanent

We are seeking to appoint an experienced teacher to the post of Deputy Headteacher from September 2019. The postholder will be responsible for the Quality of Education across the whole school.  They will also have strategic leadership and management of Key Stage 5.  A key priority of this role will be to increase the size of the sixth form and make it the destination of choice for students from the Federation and the wider community.

As a member of SLT, the Deputy Headteacher will play an important role in the overall leadership and management of the school. In particular, you will work closely alongside the Headteacher to lead and develop an outstanding, inclusive, comprehensive education that serves the local community.

The successful candidate will have:

• the knowledge and skills to lead on the management and development of Key Stage 5; 

• experience of developing teaching, learning and assessment at a whole school level;

• a track record of outstanding teaching and improving results;

• significant relevant experience of contributing to whole school issues;

• proven ability and enthusiasm to motivate students and staff;

• the ability to raise expectations and aspirations of students of all. 

You will share our ethos that disadvantage should not be a barrier to academic achievement and success for all.

Prendergast School is an Outstanding 11-16 Girls School with a mixed 6th Form of 330 and benefits from being part of the Leathersellers’ Federation of Schools. It is one of the most successful schools in Lewisham.  Awarded its third Outstanding OFSTED grading in a row in November 2013, the school has been leading girls’ education in Lewisham for over 125 years. 

The school is part of the Leathersellers’ Federation of Schools; you will have the opportunity to work with a forward thinking school leadership team, and access to a rich and varied CPD programme within the school and across the federation. 

Visits to the school are welcome please contact Fiona Fuller, Acting PA to Headteacher to arrange via email  or telephone 020 8690 3710 ext: 603039.  

To apply for this post please click here .

Closing Date: 9.30am on Tuesday 26 February 2019

Interviews: 1 and 4 March 2019

Please note CVs are not accepted.

The Leathersellers’ Federation of Schools is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and all employees are required to have an Enhanced DBS Disclosure.

Appointment will be subject to qualifications, experience checks and satisfactory references. 

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More about Prendergast School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Voluntary Aided
Gender: Girls
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: Part of the Leathersellers’ Federation of Schools, Hilly Fields, Adelaide Avenue, Brockley, London, SE4 1LE, United Kingdom.
Telephone: +44 20 8690 3710
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Prendergast School is a happy and successful girls’ school, located in a vibrant part of Lewisham in South East London.  We are the lead in a hard federation of 3 schools with one Governing body.  The school has around 850 girls at Key Stag...