Deputy Headteacher – Academic Achievement, Somerset

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Stanchester AcademySomerset

Date posted:
Start date: April / September 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Fixed salary point of £55,000 per annum
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Start date: April / September 2020

Full-time, permanent

Salary: Fixed salary point of £55,000 per annum

Bridgwater and Taunton College Trust and the Governors of Stanchester Academy wish to appoint a dynamic and talented deputy headteacher with proven leadership and management skills to join a highly effective leadership team.

This is an incredibly exciting time for Stanchester Academy having just received an Ofsted rating of Good (October 2019) and having joined a highly successful Multi Academy Trust (December 1st 2019).  The Academy is also in a period of growth having increased its published admission number from 120 to 180 over the last three years to account for the preferences of families within the community.  The Academy draws from nine rurally located feeder primary schools all of whom work closely with the Academy to provide exceptional transition experiences for young people.

The current leadership team have operated without a Deputy Headteacher since August 31st 2019 due to the previous deputy moving into a full-time safeguarding role within the school.  On joining the Trust the leadership team is undergoing a restructure providing the capacity to appoint a Deputy Headteacher.

Candidates must already hold a Senior Management post of Assistant or Deputy Headteacher with the capacity to drive continued, rapid school improvement, lead staff and have clear impact on student outcomes.  The post will carry specific responsibilities in a variety of areas that will benefit the team and the school; these are outlined in the job description and will be discussed with candidates during the interview process. This post will provide an ideal opportunity for preparation for Headship.

What we offer:

  • A Trust wide leadership competencies framework
  • A Trust wide staff wellbeing policy
  • Personalised professional development supported by an exceptional team within the Academy and  driven through The Continual Professional Growth Policy which replaces appraisal and pay progression
  • Stanchester Academy is set in a rural location in the South Somerset countryside within a mile of the   A303, close to Yeovil and benefits from exceptionally good rail links to major cities in the UK including London , Bristol, Bath & Exeter 

Please note, although we are ideally looking for a full-time colleague, we are open to discussing flexible working options.

For more information about the role, department and letter from our Headteacher Amy Joynes, please view the Deputy Headteacher Recruitment Pack.

Closing date for applications is 12 noon, Friday 24th January 2020

Please click the ‘Quick Apply’ button below to complete the application form,

Or see the details on our vacancies page at: www.stanchester-academy.co.uk 

For further information contact, Liz Joynes by telephone: 01935 827240, or by email: Liz.joynes@stanchester.co.uk  

‘The Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. A criminal disclosure check will be requested for any applicant who is offered a position’.



More about Stanchester Academy
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 16 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: East Stoke, Stoke-sub-hamdon, Somerset, TA14 6UG, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1935 823200
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