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Deputy Headteacher

Denefield SchoolWest Berkshire

Deputy Headteacher

Required for September 2021

Salary L21- L25 £69,031 - £76,142

This popular, oversubscribed and fully inclusive school is seeking to appoint an outstanding Deputy Headteacher.

Denefield School is a successful standalone academy providing high quality education to nearly 1150 students aged 11 to 18.  The school has excellent facilities, is financially stable, and has recently benefited from considerable investment.  The school is firmly focused on ensuring ‘Success for Life’ for all of its students, and embeds nine CHARACTER values in its community: confidence, happiness, articulacy, resilience, ambition, courage, tolerance, empathy and respect.   In February 2018 Ofsted graded the school as ‘good’, noting ‘Pupils behave well in the school. They are kind and respectful towards each other and their teachers.  They wear their uniform with pride.’  We strive to equip our students with the skills, academic qualifications and personal attributes to thrive in the modern world and are firmly committed to ensuring students are the best they can be.

This role will suit candidates with significant previous school leadership experience and who have the necessary energy, communication skills and presence to lead and inspire others.  The successful candidate is likely to lead on one or more of the following areas: quality of education, behaviour and welfare, or personal development.  While we expect that he or she will be an excellent classroom practitioner with a real interest in pedagogy, any subject specialism will be considered.

We can offer:

● enthusiastic, friendly and engaged students who are keen to learn

● a talented and dedicated hardworking team of staff

● an excellent care and wellbeing package

● a distinctive and caring ethos based on a set of CHARACTER values

● well-cared for grounds set in pleasant surroundings

● excellent transport links, with Tilehurst station on the main London-Reading-Didcot-Oxford line

● an on-site nursery (owned and managed by an external provider)

● a community of supportive families and external partners

● the opportunity to develop as a leader.

If you like what you have read so far then we would like to hear from you.  For further information, and the opportunity to meet the Headteacher, please contact Sue Ellison, the Headteacher’s PA, on 0118  941 3458 or via or, visit the schoo l’s website for further details.

Denefield School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  All successful candidates will be subject to Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks along with other relevant employment checks.  CVs will not be accepted.

In our school we are committed to securing genuine equality of opportunity in all aspects of our activities as an employer and education provider.

Completed applications, submitted directly via the TES website, should reach us by 9.00am on Monday 1 March 2021.  Interviews will be held either the week beginning 8 or 15 March.

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