Deputy Head (Academic), Bedford

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Bedford SchoolBedford

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

An exceptional candidate is sought for the post of Deputy Head (Academic) for September 2018 to lead and manage the academic side of this successful and dynamic school. The post is available following the appointment of the current incumbent to Headship after five years in the role; and, indeed, the previous incumbent took an identical route to Headship.

The successful candidate will have a passion for teaching and learning and a real ambition to stretch, challenge and inspire boys to academic success in all its forms. They will be an experienced manager, an innovative leader, and be fully supportive of the all-round ethos and strategic vision of the school. 

The School has its own salary scale (well above national scales) and the post will be rewarded generously in accordance with the importance of the position. There is substantial fee remission for children of teaching staff in all the Harpur Trust Schools in Bedford.


Closing   date: Wednesday 24th January   2018 (Noon)

Interview date: First Round: Tuesday 30th January 2018 

                    Second Round: Tuesday 6th February 2018

Further details and an application form can be found on our website 

Please send completed applications to: or post to Sarah Lapidge, PA to the Head Master, Bedford School, De Parys Avenue, Bedford MK40 2TU.

The Harpur Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be subject to an Enhanced DBS check, references and other checks.

Bedford School is part of The Harpur Trust

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More about Bedford School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Boys
Age Range: 13 - 18 years
Address: De Parys Avenue, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK40 2TU, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1234 362200
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We are one of the region’s leading boarding and day schools, educating boys from the ages of 7 to 18. Part of The Harpur Trust, Bedford’s leading educational and social welfare charity, we’re a vibrant school with a very strong sense of ...