Deputy Headteacher, Somerset

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The Castle Partnership TrustSomerset

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Start date: September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: L15 – L20
Contract term: Permanent


Wellington Road, Taunton, Somerset TA1 5AU

Tel:  01823 274073

Deputy Headteacher – L15 – L20 

Are you looking for an exciting opportunity to join a thriving Trust with an outstanding record of achievement and staff development?

The Castle Partnership Trust is seeking to appoint 2 Deputy Headteachers from September 2018 to join our growing Trust. We will give you opportunities to develop leadership and management, to work with some of the best teachers in the country and to learn leadership from some of the best in the profession.

Our schools are friendly and welcoming and our parents and students are always very appreciative of what staff do for them. Our belief is that every child should Achieve, Belong and Participate, and that staff should be supported to fulfil their potential and aspirations, whatever those might be. We are looking for two Deputy Heads to provide the strategic lead ensuring exemplary Academic Progress and Achievement in our two schools. The specific roles can be tailored to the successful candidate to ensure we strengthen what you are already good at and give opportunities to develop in preparation for Headship if that is what you wish.

The Trust comprises two secondary schools and a growing number of primary schools, as well as a successful and thriving Teaching School, Affinity Teaching School Alliance. 

Situated in Taunton, the historic county town of Somerset, The Castle School is a very popular and over-subscribed outstanding academy with an enviable record of academic success over many years.  Our students achieve some of the best exam results in the UK and we continue to achieve the top attendance rate in Somerset.

Court Fields joined the Trust in January 2014 and both the RSC and HMI have recognised the very effective work of the trust to secure improvement in the school. Already Court Fields is the most improved school in Somerset and the hard work is reaping rewards. The progress was recognised by the HMI report in January of this year. Students at Court Fields are the best thing about the school.  They are motivated and keen to learn but they are proud of their school and want to see it improve

At The Castle Partnership Trust we are fortunate to have students who are motivated and enthusiastic about learning and taking part in the huge range of enrichment on offer. 

We are looking for candidates with a proven record of impact and success in achieving progress for students as well as strategic vision and commitment. The successful candidates will also have an understanding of the wider role of the school in the community and excellent interpersonal and teamwork skills, capable of leading staff through change that will benefit learners.

For application packs, details of the interview process and more information about The Castle Partnership Trust, please visit or

The closing date for applications is 9 am on Monday 30 April.  Interviews will be held on Tuesday 8 May and Wednesday 9 May 2018. The programme for interviews is available on the school website as well as details of opportunities to visit the school.

The Castle School Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all who work here to share this commitment. The successful candidates will be subject to enhanced DBS disclosures.

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More about The Castle Partnership Trust
Type: English Secondary Schools
Address: c/o The Castle School, Wellington Road, Taunton, Somerset, TA1 5AU, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1823 274073