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  • Job start date

    1 January 2024

  • Closing date

    10 October 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    21 September 2023

Job details

Job role

  • Deputy headteacher

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Full time: 32.5 hours a week

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£66,628 - £73,509

What skills and experience we're looking for

  • Experience of a middle leadership role in a secondary school
  • Experience of a senior leadership role in a secondary school
  • Experience of leading on a whole-school change process
  • Experience of providing support, guidance and challenge to middle-leaders through line management
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Excellent literacy, numeracy and ICT skills

What the school offers its staff

  • Annual Leave
  • Pension
  • Medical Services

Further details about the role

The Ripley Academy is a great place to learn and to work. We instil “The Ripley Way: we are ambitious, we are committed, we are proud” to ensure all our students can achieve their academic and social potential. We consequently strive to have the highest of expectations and standards from, and for, all our students, to ensure they can achieve their version of “nothing short of remarkable”.

The Ripley Academy saw a rapid journey of improvement from 2017 to 2020 to secure its current “good” Ofsted judgment and has continued to flourish beyond. This is an exciting time to be joining our school as we continue our journey to embed this positive change. This role will enable you to play a lead role in shaping the futures of our talented students and is an opportunity for someone with successful experience of pastoral leadership to further improve progress at Ripley.

We are looking for a driven, organised and highly-skilled senior leader who has recent and successful secondary school senior leadership experience to join our team.

The successful candidate will be able to lead and develop the vision to ensure the best outcomes for our pupils. The post will require you to work in collaboration with the other members of the Senior Leadership Team.

The successful candidate will have to meet the requirements of the person specification to be offered the post, will be required to undergo a full enhanced DBS check and must be eligible to work in the UK. The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. safeguarding checks will be undertaken during the recruitment process and this may include online searches.

We welcome applications regardless of age, gender, ethnicity or religion.

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

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About The Ripley Academy

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
841 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

The Ripley Academy is an 11-18 school located in Derbyshire close to Nottingham, Derby and Sheffield and within easy reach of the Peak District. We are a member of the East Midlands Education Trust and work in close partnership with the other academies within the Trust including The West Bridgford School and John Flamsteed Community School.

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