Deputy Headteacher, Brighton, East Sussex

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Varndean SchoolBrighton, East Sussex

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Start date: September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Leadership Spine L20-24
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No


Deputy Headteacher 

September 2018. (Salary Scale L20-24)

Varndean School is an 11-16 school with around 1350 students, set in a picturesque south coast location in the vibrant and diverse city of Brighton and Hove. We are a Good (Ofsted 2017) and well-established school already, and we have made rapid progress over the past couple of years and have no intention of resting on our laurels. The potential here is immense and the successful applicant will have a key role in our vision to develop World Class Learning. 

We are seeking an enthusiastic, committed and outstanding Deputy Headteacher with a passion for education. Varndean operates a system of four small schools within one larger school – the small school approach. The position advertised carries the status of Deputy Head and the specific responsibilties will be based on the strengths of the successful candidate. 

The post would suit candidates who are ambitious for Headship; four previous incumbents have moved to substantive Headteacher posts and one to CEO of a Multi Academy Trust. We are a lead school in the Pavilion and Downs Teaching Alliance and there will be opportunities to work across Brighton and Hove and beyond. 

Our four small schools each have a busy and productive school base and require an experienced leader to manage the daily working environment and to provide an appropriate level of strategic support to the Headteacher as he goes about developing the small school approach to modern education.

If you are interested in joining us, please complete the application form and send/e-mail it, with a covering letter, to Hilary Goldsmith, Director of Finance & Operations, Varndean School. Email: 

The closing date is 9am Friday 27th April and the interviews are currently scheduled 3rd and 4th May 2018.

Varndean School 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 candidate will be subject to an enhanced CRB check.

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More about Varndean School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Community
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 16 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Balfour Road, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 6NP, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1273 561281
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