Senior Deputy Head – Teaching & Learning, Bedford

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Bedford Girls' SchoolBedford

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £75,000 to £80,000 per annum
Contract term: Permanent

An outstanding opportunity for a forward thinking, innovative and ambitious school leader to assist in taking the School to the next stage of its development.  As Senior Deputy Head – Teaching & Learning, the post holder will work collaboratively with the Headmistress, Governors and the Senior Leadership Team to champion the School’s strategic plan and ensure that we build on our reputation as an outstanding School, developing independent young women who want to make a difference to the world around them. 

The successful candidate will need to demonstrate a clear affinity for the International Baccalaureate philosophy of education, and will be expected to lead by example, exhibiting the IB attributes in all that they do.  Strong communication skills and a track record of leading effective change programmes in schools are essential, as is a commitment to delivering innovative pedagogical solutions, which unlock pupil potential and ensure that high level learning and thinking are achieved consistently across the School.

As an Apple Distinguished school, candidates should embrace technology and creativity in teaching and be at the forefront of re-imagining the future world of education. 

Located on the banks of the River Ouse, Bedford Girls’ School is an independent selective girls’ school of 920 pupils from age 7-18, which achieves exceptional results both academically, in sports, and across the co-curriculum.  Our ethos is underpinned by the International Baccalaureate philosophy and we believe in developing within young women the skills and attributes they will need to face an ever-changing world with confidence.

Bedford Girls’ School is part of a wider group of schools, within the Harpur Trust, allowing the successful post holder to collaborate and engage with other colleagues from the Harpur Trust community on a regular basis.

The post is generously rewarded in accordance with the significance of the role.  Additional benefits for the role include Teachers’ Pension, substantial fee remission for all Harpur Trust schools in Bedford (dependant on availability), free car parking, and access to a healthcare scheme.

An application pack with detailed job description and person specification can be downloaded from our website 

Closing Date: Noon Monday 21st May 2018 

Interview Dates: First round 6th June 2018 and second round 13th & 14th June 2018

The successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced DBS check. The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

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More about Bedford Girls' School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Girls
Age Range: 7 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Cardington Road, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK42 0BX, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1234 361 900
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Bedford Girls’ School is a selective independent day school for girls aged 7-18. Underpinned by the International Baccalaureate philosophy of education the School is innovative, outward looking and vibrant. It is our belief that learning should be ex...