Deputy Headteacher, Sutton

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Sutton Grammar SchoolSutton

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Start date: September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £63,000 - £73,000
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Who we are looking for

On the retirement of Ingrid Sutherland, the Board seek a visionary thinker and excellent communicator with a strong academic background to become our new Deputy Head. You will be:

  • an inspiring teacher who challenges students to perform at their best, 
  • passionate about pastoral care and making every student confident, resilient and successful. 

The School

Sutton Grammar School is a five form (5 x 27) entry boys’ selective school that is heavily over-subscribed. There are 934 on roll with 289 in the sixth form, including 19 girls in the Lower Sixth, having this year welcomed girls into the sixth form. It is small enough to be friendly and welcoming to pupils and staff, yet large enough to support a wide and varied academic curriculum. 

The school has excellent facilities and with its central Sutton site (South London) is well placed to serve the surrounding area. It is highly regarded in the community and committed to excellence for all in a caring environment. 

We have very good facilities for sport and the extra-curricular life of the school is rich and varied. 

Our Ofsted grading is ‘outstanding’.

The role

If you have ideas, ambition and some leadership experience, we offer plenty of scope for you to make your mark in this senior role at one of the country’s leading grammar schools. 

The current post holder has chaired the Pastoral Board and led in areas like pastoral support and behaviour management, but the leadership team is a strong and flexible one and we can adjust roles to best fit the skills and experience of our new Deputy Head.

How to apply

For further details please download the files below or visit the vacancies link on the school website at Please use the 'apply now' button below to access the online application form for easy submission of your personal details, referees etc. The last box on the online form 'Job-specific questions' is a suitable space to answer the extra question on the attached file 'SGS Job Specific Question'. The question is not printed on the form.

Informal discussions with the Headmaster Gordon Ironside are welcomed and you can arrange a visit prior to application or interview. Contact details:

Closing Date: Thursday 1 February 2018
       Interviews:  Monday 19 February 2018

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More about Sutton Grammar School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Boys
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Manor Lane, Sutton, Surrey, SM1 4AS, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 208 642 3821
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Sutton Grammar School is a five form entry boys' grammar school. It moved to the current site in 1928 and in recent years has added several new buildings to cope with the growth of pupil numbers. It is one of five selective schools...