Deputy Head (Student Development, Welfare & Behaviour), Southampton

Closing date:Expiring soon

Upper Shirley High SchoolSouthampton

Date posted:
Start date: Required for September 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: L19- L23
Contract term: Permanent

USH is delighted to welcome applications to join our senior leadership.

USH has made significant progress in the last three years and is now placed in the top 10 Hampshire schools for Progress 8. We pride ourselves on our inclusivity and we are a local school of choice. We are looking for someone who shares our commitment to young people and who has a proven track record in school improvement. In return, we can offer you an opportunity to join a school which is ambitious, dynamic and highly-regarded in the local community. USH has energy and drive and is a highly stimulating place to be. We encourage interested professionals to look at our website and come in for a tour to get a ‘feel’ for USH before applying.

The successful candidate will join a team which includes another Deputy (Teaching & Learning), one Assistant Head and Business Manager.

The role:

Firstly, the successful candidate will have:

  • An ability to secure impact with a positive, professional approach
  • A literate, curious mind, backed by excellent technical capability in student development, pastoral care, safeguarding and behaviour.
  • Excellent clear-thinking and decision-making skills.
  • A cool head and a warm heart.

Full details and application forms can be downloaded from our website: Please return your completed applications to

We positively encourage prospective candidates to visit our school prior to applying, please contact our HR Officer, Georgina Figgins, to arrange this. Her email address is:

Closing Date: Noon, Thursday 28th March 2019
Interview date: Thursday 4th April and Friday 5th April 2019

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More about Upper Shirley High School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 16 years
Address: Bellemoor Road, Shirley, Southampton, SO15 7QU, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 23 8032 5333
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Upper Shirley High School is a mixed, mainstream secondary academy in Southampton, Hampshire. The school caters for students aged 11 to 16. 

Upper Shirley High School is part of the Jefferys Education Partnership, a multi-academy trust. Formerly...