Deputy Headteacher, Watford, Hertfordshire

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Watford Grammar School for GirlsWatford, Hertfordshire

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Start date: September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Scale Range: L18-21(fringe area)
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Founded in 1704, Watford Grammar School for Girls is one of the country’s most successful schools with exceptional academic standards. 


Scale Range: L18-21(fringe area) • Required from September 2018 

The Governors and Headmistress are seeking to appoint a Deputy Headteacher to join the school’s dynamic and dedicated leadership team. He or she will take a lead role in the monitoring and evaluation of standards, the promotion of effective teaching and learning practices and the management of the processes that ensure the efficient running of the school. 

The successful applicant must have: 

  • excellent interpersonal skills, ideas and imagination to build on current good practice;
  • a proven track record in raising standards in whole school provision; 
  • experience in developing and maintaining excellent teaching and learning; 
  • a deep understanding of current issues affecting 11-18 schools. 

We are seeking to appoint a person who is able to sustain and contribute to the school’s ethos and vision. The successful applicant will be an outstanding teacher and an effective team player. The ability to think strategically and to work with the Headmistress and leadership team to develop the school and maximise the use of resources is essential. 

Prospective applicants are welcome to visit the school by prior arrangement with the Headmistress’s Executive Assistant. To apply please contact Sue Granville, EA to Headmistress/ HR Manager, via email or alternatively visit the school website 

Closing Date: 12noon, Monday 30th April 

Assessment Day: Tuesday 8th May 

Shortlisted Interviews: Wednesday 9th May 

WGGS is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. The successful candidate must be willing to undergo an enhanced disclosure through the Disclosure and Barring Service. 

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More about Watford Grammar School for Girls
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Girls
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: Lady's Close, Watford, Hertfordshire, WD18 0AE, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1923 223403
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For over 300 years, Watford Grammar School for Girls has served the children and the community of South West Hertfordshire. The school was founded in 1704 by Mrs Elizabeth Fuller, valuing her qualities of tolerance, care, dedication and service to ot...