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Deputy Headteacher: Curriculum & Achievement

St Bartholomew's SchoolWest Berkshire

Are you an outstanding teacher and leader looking to develop your experience and professional career? We have an opportunity for you to do this to at St Bartholomew’s School. You might have a number of years’ experience in this type of role. We pride ourselves on our academic success. In 2019 83% of students achieved both GCSE English and Mathematics at level 4 or better and 29% of all grades were 9 – 7. Progress is outstanding with the average P8 score for the last 3 years nearly 0.5.

We are searching for a full-time Deputy Headteacher to join us from 1 September 2021 on a permanent basis. 

The Governors are seeking a person of vision, drive and a proven record of successful teaching and learning to be part of the Leadership Team as a Deputy Headteacher and to provide additional support to the Co-Headteachers.

The precise responsibilities will be agreed upon appointment but the successful postholder will be expected to:

• Provide leadership of the school.

• Ensure that the school is inclusive and that all students have the opportunity to reach the highest possible standards.

• Ensure that an appropriate curriculum is planned and delivered to each student, to allow them to achieve their full potential.

• To lead on and develop curriculum partnerships.

• Provide leadership in the use and analysis of all assessment data.

• Work with the Governing Body and other stakeholders to ensure the school’s vision is clearly articulated, shared, understood and translated into real and effective action by all.

We are looking for:

An enthusiastic and passionate individual who can provide first class leadership.

We offer you:

• A vibrant school with outstanding facilities with a work room for every faculty and a laptop and desk for all teaching staff.

• Smaller than average class sizes (average 27 students per class).

• An environment where students have an excellent attitude to learning where they can grow academically and personally. Students’ behaviour and safety was judged by Ofsted as Outstanding.

• Students who, through the wide and diverse academic and extra-curricular opportunities they are offered, grow as individuals and happily contribute to the school community.

• A personalised professional development programme to support your individual career goals including opportunities to be coached or coach others, internal and external training throughout the year, lesson observation and feedback.

• Involvement in developing the school further including Action Research Teams, sharing excellent practice, an Exit Pass enabling you to spend time in other schools gaining and sharing knowledge.

• Regular opportunities for staff to come together both professionally and socially. Staff are kept up to date with regular communications as well as meetings (don’t worry, we only have them when we need to), sports activities and social gatherings.

• A free lunch every day.

• A level teaching.

• Children of staff gain admissions preference as per the School Admissions policy.

St Bart’s is a leading academy school (1900 on roll with a Sixth Form of 590) in West Berkshire and our long history and excellent community links provide our students with opportunities in many ways.

Road links are good as we are close to the A34 and M4, as well as excellent public transport and within walking distance of Newbury train station.

Our Applicant Information booklet is below along with a Job Description. You can also scroll down to find out more about our school. We would love to receive your application. We know your time is precious, so please click on the Quick Apply button below.

Closing date: Wednesday 27 January 2021

If selected for interview you will be given a tour of the school so you can see first-hand all that we have to offer, we think you’ll be impressed. If you have any questions please contact us on 01635 521255 or email

Successful candidates will be subject to a DBS enhanced check along with other relevant employment checks.

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