Deputy Head, Bury St. Edmunds

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South Lee SchoolBury St. Edmunds
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Start date: September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: competitive
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Dates: Job start September 2018 

Salary: competitive 

Location: Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk 

Contract type: Full time 

Contract term: Permanent 

Founded in 1961, South Lee School is a thriving, highly successful, co-ed day school. Pupils move on at 11+ and 13+ to a range of strong senior schools, locally and further afield. This is an exceptional opportunity for a passionate, dynamic and inspirational teacher to join the Senior Management team as Deputy Head in this vibrant and forward looking prep school in the heart of Suffolk. 

We are looking for someone with outstanding communication skills and an understanding of prep school life.  The Deputy Head will be expected to teach a reduced timetable; subject specialism to Common Entrance 13+ and Scholarship or equivalent level would be an advantage, all subjects will be considered. A willingness to be involved in the extra-curricular life of the school is essential and expected.  

The school will offer the successful candidate training opportunities both for enhancing performance as Deputy Head and, if desired, as an aspiring Head. The Deputy Head attends meetings of the Governing Board as required and of some of its committees. The Deputy Head is co-responsible, along with the Bursar, for Health and Safety across the school and is the Designated Safeguarding Lead. 

To request an application pack for this position, please telephone the Head’s PA, Mrs Louise Ronge on 01284 754654 or email: 

Closing date: Thursday 15th March 2018  

Interviews: Long list – Monday 19th March,                       

Short list - Tuesday 20th March 2018 

Please complete an application form and enclose a letter indicating your motivation, and relevant experience, for applying for the post, addressed to the Headmaster. Only applicants completing the school’s official application form will be considered. CVs alone will not be accepted. 

South Lee School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Appointments are subject to an enhanced DBS [Disclosure and Barring Service] disclosure, satisfactory references and proof of legal right to work in the UK.

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More about South Lee School
Address: Nowton Road, Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk, IP33 2BT, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1284 754654