Deputy Headteacher, Wiltshire

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Sheldon SchoolWiltshire

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Start date: September 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: L20 – L27
Contract term: Permanent

Required for September 2020, a full-time permanent deputy headteacher to join our senior management team.

This is an exceptional opportunity for a candidate with vision and outstanding leadership skills who is keen to work in a large, high-performing comprehensive school with 1700 students and help take Sheldon on to even greater successes. We would like to appoint a highly motivated and enthusiastic professional to work with the headteacher and senior team to build on our strengths and take the school further forward. As a member of the senior team, the person appointed will have significant responsibility for pastoral matters, including line management of five heads of year, as well as being the designated safeguarding lead. The role has more wide-ranging aspects involving the oversight of training for ITE students and programmes of induction for new staff. There is also a focus on maintaining and developing our work around staff and student wellbeing.

The deputy headteacher would be joining a hugely committed senior team in a friendly, successful school, where morale is high, students are keen to learn and there is a shared will to make it even stronger. If you possess the drive, energy, passion and ambition needed, we would very much like to hear from you.

To apply, please submit a covering letter of no more than two sides of A4 and complete the application form.

We are situated in attractive parkland on the edge of the rapidly growing market town of Chippenham, surrounded by beautiful countryside. There are good rail and road links to London, we are 5 minutes from junction 17 on the M4 and a 10 minute train journey to the beautiful Roman City of Bath.

For further details about the school, please visit our website

Application process: Please click ‘Apply Now’ and download our application form and submit together with your application to

Closing Date: Monday 24th February 2020 – Noon
Interview Dates: week beginning 9th March 2020 (2 days)

Sheldon School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post requires a satisfactory enhanced DBS disclosure.

More about Sheldon School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Hardenhuish Lane, Chippenham, Wiltshire, SN14 6HJ, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1249 766020
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Sheldon School is a mixed, comprehensive, non-denominational secondary with sixth form situated in Chippenham, Wiltshire. It is an academy supported by a single-academy trust, the Sheldon School Trust. The total capacity is 1,800 students aged 11-18.