Deputy Headteacher, Grays, Essex

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William Edwards SchoolGrays, Essex

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Start date: 01/09/2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Leadership Scale pt 20-24
Contract term: Permanent

William Edwards School is a large, highly successful and oversubscribed mixed 11-16 school. It is the strategic lead school for the Thurrock Teaching School Alliance and is part of the growing South West Essex Community Education Trust. Pupil outcomes across the school are significantly above the national average and the school has been judged to be ‘outstanding’ since 2010.

This post provides an excellent opportunity for an enthusiastic and outstanding candidate to develop their career further within the context of a very successful, harmonious and thriving secondary school. 

We are seeking a dynamic, hard-working and inspirational leader to be part of the team that drives the school to the next stage of its development. Final responsibilities will be negotiated according to the strengths of the successful candidate. However, areas of responsibility will include: 

  • the development of pedagogy 
  • curriculum development •
  • quality assurance processes 
  • oversight of assessment and intervention strategies 

You must be capable of working independently as well as working collaboratively with highly experienced and capable teams. You should be able to contribute to our continued drive for further school improvement. A track record of improving student performance at middle and senior leader level, as well as excellent interpersonal and management skills are requirements for the post, which would suit an individual who is a successful member of a School Leadership Team. We will provide a supportive environment along with excellent professional development opportunities. 

William Edwards School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Applicants for this post must be willing to undergo child protection screening, including reference checks with previous employers and a DBS check with the Disclosure & Barring Service.



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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 16 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Stifford Clays Road, Grays, Essex, RM16 3NJ, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1375 486 000
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SWECET is a growing, cross phase Multi Academy Trust, established in 2015 to serve the needs of its communities.  SWECET currently has three ‘Good’ primary schools, one ‘Outstanding’ secondary and one ‘RI’ Secondary that joined the Trust in Apri...