Senior Deputy Headteacher, Sunderland

Closing date:Expiring tomorrow

Biddick AcademySunderland

Date posted:
Start date: September 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: L20 - L24
Contract term: Permanent

11-16 Comprehensive
 1094 on roll
 Headteacher: Miss K M Morris

Senior Deputy Headteacher                                          
 L20-24 (£63,806 - £70,370)
 Required for 1st September 2019

We are committed to providing the very best education for our students and are seeking to appoint an exceptional Senior Deputy Headteacher who shares our unwavering commitment to raising standards across all areas of the academy for all groups of students. 

The successful candidate will play a significant part in accelerating the development of the academy into an outstanding provider of education for the local area. Your track record to date will clearly evidence the impact you have had as a senior leader in shaping whole school culture, as well as in raising achievement. 

First and foremost we are looking for a leader with the right skills and attributes to effect rapid school improvement. The successful candidate will have responsibility for a number of key strategic areas as well as be required to effectively carry out the full range of day-to-day operational duties. Specific responsibilities will be based upon the strengths of the successful candidate. You will be expected to readily build excellent relationships with students, staff and parents in order to ensure that the students thrive and achieve to the highest standards. 

We are seeking to appoint a person who:

• Has an outstanding track record in educational leadership with proven success and demonstrable impact.

• Is able to think strategically, analytically and creatively about school improvement and who has the personal authority and communication skills to make a difference.

• Has the vision, imagination and commitment to be part of a cohesive team that takes the school to ‘outstanding’.

• Is committed to the continuous improvement of people and systems.

This post provides an outstanding career opportunity for the right individual to be part of driving our academy forward and to play a critical role in the next phase of the academy’s development. 

We actively welcome visits and would be delighted to show you around our academy. Please contact Mrs Helen Neary, HR Manager at or 0191 5111600, ext 5013 to arrange a visit, or to have an informal discussion with the Headteacher regarding the role. 

To apply, please complete an application form and covering letter (maximum of two sides of A4) detailing how your skills and experience will enable you to fulfill the role of Senior Deputy Headteacher, returning to Mrs H Neary at the email address above.

Please note that Biddick Academy is also currently advertising for a separate position of  Deputy Headteacher.  Can you please advise in your covering letter whether you wish to be considered for both of the positions.  

Biddick Academy is committed to the safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect that all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  The successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced DBS check before taking up the post, along with pre-employment safeguarding checks.

Closing date for application: 9:30am on 25th April 2019
 Shortlisting date: 29th April 2019
 Interviews: 7th and 8th May 2019

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More about Biddick Academy
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 16 years
Address: Biddick Lane, Washington, Tyne And Wear, NE38 8AL, United Kingdom.
Telephone: +44 191 511 1600
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Biddick Academy is a co-educational secondary school based in Washington, near Sunderland, for students aged 11-16. 

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