Deputy Headteacher, Sawbridgeworth, Hertfordshire

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LeventhorpeSawbridgeworth, Hertfordshire

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Start date: September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Leadership Spine point 18 – 23
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Following the successful promotion to Headship of our Deputy Headteacher, the Governors are seeking a dynamic, inspirational and compassionate leader, who is committed to securing the highest standards of learning, teaching and leadership at the school. 

Leventhorpe is a successful, oversubscribed Business and Enterprise Academy with keen and respectful learners. It was rated ‘Outstanding’ in all 5 categories by Ofsted in 2012. In June 2012 we were awarded National Support School status and we are also an accredited Teaching School, currently a partner in the Alban Teaching School Alliance. Leventhorpe is also the lead school for School Centred Initial Teacher Training within the Bishop’s Stortford Educational Trust (BSET). 

Our new Deputy will be joining us at an exciting time in our development when we are expanding our roll from 180 to 240 PAN due to demand for places at the school. To accommodate this increase we are further developing our facilities to include a new state of the art, performing arts block alongside a brand new science and sixth form block. These new facilities will represent a further £7M investment in the school. Previously, Leventhorpe has experienced an intensive capital build programme including sports facilities (sports hall, fitness suite, dance studio, all weather pitch and floodlit tennis courts) and Learning Resource Centre. 

We operate our leadership team with flexible responsibilities and are looking for someone with vision, drive and strong leadership skills with a proven track record. Responsibilities will be discussed at interview and will be matched to your experience, strengths and development needs. 

In addition you will be an outstanding classroom practitioner who consistently demonstrates the highest standards of delivery, is committed to raising attainment across all key stages and has a sound understanding of the strategies required to achieve this. Our new Deputy Headteacher must be able to lead and inspire staff and students alike. 

This is an exceptional opportunity to fill a key role in a forward-thinking and dynamic school. 

For more information about the school, please visit 

If the exciting opportunities provided by our Deputy Headteacher post, in our very successful and growing school, interest you, then we would like to meet and talk with you and welcome your application. 

We welcome daytime visits to experience the school at work, by appointment with Jackie Moodie, Clerk to the Governing Body. Please telephone: 01279 603156 or email to 

Please apply to Wendy Shannon, HR Manager by letter and application form which can be found on our website. Applications can be sent by post, or by email to 

Closing date: 12 noon, 23rd April 2018. 

Leventhorpe is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. A DBS is required for all successful applicants. 

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More about Leventhorpe
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Cambridge Road, Sawbridgeworth, Hertfordshire, CM21 9BY, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1279 836633
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Leventhorpe School is an outstanding mixed, 11-19 secondary school and sixth form in the historic market town of Sawbridgeworth, Hertfordshire. The school became a Business and Enterprise Academy in August 2011. The intake at age 11 is drawn...