Deputy Headteacher, Suffolk

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King Edward VI SchoolSuffolk

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Start date: Required from April 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £63,147 - £69,652
Contract term: Permanent

Are you passionate about developing teaching and learning? Do you have the skills and aptitudes necessary to lead a large team of teachers who jointly aspire to deepen their passion for our craft?

We are looking for an ambitious, reflective and talented leader who can help us to develop the quality of teaching at King Edward VI School and ensure an even better learning experience for our students. This is a new role and a key appointment in the future development of our school.

King Edward VI CEVC School is a successful, oversubscribed 11 - 18 school with 1,593 students on roll, including 377 in the sixth form. We are situated in the historic town of Bury St Edmunds ('the jewel in the crown of Suffolk'), surrounded by beautiful countryside - just over an hour by train to London, and a 30 minute drive to Cambridge.

We are seeking to appoint a person who:

  • has an outstanding track record in educational leadership with proven success and demonstrable impact
  • is able to think strategically, analytically and creatively about teaching and learning, and has the personal authority and communication skills to make a difference in this crucial area of school life
  • has the vision, imagination and commitment to add to and complement the existing strengths of our Executive Leadership Team
  • is committed to the continuous improvement of people and systems to improve outcomes for students and staff.

School visits: 11am, 19 October 2017 and 11am, 2 November 2017.

For further information, to arrange a school visit or for an application pack, please contact Diane Hartnell, Headteacher's PA on (01284) 761393 or email:  

Alternatively, an application pack be downloaded from the related information section on this page, or visit our website:  

Closing date: midday, 6 November 2017.
Interview date: 14 / 15 November 2017.

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This authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. DBS checks or police vetting will be required for relevant posts. Suffolk County Council - welcoming diversity.


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More about King Edward VI School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Voluntary Controlled
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Church of England
Address: Grove Road, Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk, IP33 3BH, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1284 761393
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