Deputy Headteacher- Curriculum, Brighton and Hove

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King's SchoolBrighton and Hove

Date posted:
Start date: September 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Leadership scale - point 16-21 depending on experience
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Deputy Headteacher - Curriculum 

Contract: Full time, permanent 

Salary: Leadership scale - point 16-21 depending on experience

Start date: September 2020 

Application closing date: Wednesday 5th February 2020 - Midday 

Interview date: Week commencing 10th February 2020

King’s School is recruiting for a Deputy Headteacher with responsibility for the curriculum to join our ambitious, committed and supportive leadership team. Please see the accompanying job description and person specification for further details of the role, and the letter from Mrs Sarah Price, Headteacher, for more information on the school.

We are looking for a candidate who is:


  • A Christian (or if not, is respectful of the traditions and values of the Faith);
  • An exceptional leader, with experience of securing outstanding outcomes for students;
  • An outstanding classroom practitioner, and role model for all stakeholders;
  • Experienced in developing new curriculum models and content to advance school improvement;
  • Adept in the use of assessment data at classroom and leadership levels.

Who are we? 

King’s School is an ecumenical Christian School in the Diocese of Chichester. The school opened its doors to its first cohort of students in September 2013. There are currently just over 600 students in years 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11, and a team of over 60 teachers and support staff. In September 2019 the school moved into its new, purpose built site in Hangleton. This is the culmination of six years of hard work and planning, and marks the beginning of an exciting new stage in the school’s development. 

The school received its second Ofsted inspection in December 2018 (Section 8 inspection) and retained its rating of good overall with outstanding features, being recommended for an early full Section 5 inspection due to the progress made against the areas for improvement identified in the last Section 5 inspection in 2015. The inspector noted that “Pupils from a range of backgrounds thrive in this highly successful and inclusive school” and praised the School’s leadership team as being “dedicated, determined and ambitious”. We are keen to continue driving improvement and are seeking to appoint a talented and energetic Deputy Headteacher who will support the school’s development and growth. 

Our work and relationships are based upon the four core Christian values of Love, Forgiveness, Respect and Responsibility and through these we encourage and support every student and member of staff to be the best that they can be.

Why join King’s School?


  • Enthusiastic, committed and supportive staff team
  • Range of opportunities for professional development
  • Exciting opportunities for in school development 
  • Excellent support through our sponsor- Russell Education Trust
  • Close proximity to the vibrant city of Brighton

The closing date for applications is noon Wednesday 5th February 2020. Shortlisted candidates will be asked for interview shortly after close of applications. 

There will be an opportunity to view the school and meet Sarah Price, Headteacher on Thursday 30th January 4.00-5.00pm. To book a place on this tour, please email vacancies@kingsschoolhove.org.uk. 

If you have any questions about this role, or would like an informal discussion about joining King’s, please contact Eleanor Edwards via vacancies@kingsschoolhove.org.uk. 

If you wish to apply for this position, please visit our website for the application form and further information   www.kingsschoolhove.org.uk Completed applications should be sent to vacancies@kingsschoolhove.org.uk by noon on the closing date. Please note that we are only able to accept applications made via our application form. Applications made by C.V. or other application form will be rejected. 

We are completely committed to safeguarding the welfare of our students. Those who work for us are expected to share this commitment, which will be fully tested as part of the selection process.  Our policies, procedures and practices reflect our commitment to equality and diversity. Individuals will be selected for appointment based purely on their suitability for the post.

King’s School is a Free School which takes funding from the department for Education and operates as any other state school. Our sponsor is the Russell Education Trust which is an organisation staffed solely by Educational Professionals (and not by private business). 



More about King's School
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Free School
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Christian
Address: Hangleton Way, Portslade, Hove, Brighton and Hove, BN3 8BN, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1273 840004
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