Deputy Head Teacher (Standards)

The Taunton Academy, Taunton, Somerset


Job details

Working pattern Full-time only
Salary Leadership range 17 to Leadership range 23 (£60,895 to £70,556).

Job summary

To lead the rapid and sustained improvement of the academy through high quality leadership and communication skills and an up to date knowledge and understanding of educational theory and practice.
To have a relentless focus on raising standards in teaching and learning and provision so that all students make at least expected levels of progress with many making above expected levels of
To lead on curriculum development, assessment and reporting, tracking and monitoring of student progress and appropriate intervention to enable all learners to achieve beyond their potential.
Other, specific, according to strengths identified and determined at interview.

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Applying for the job

For more information about the Taunton Academy and to apply for this post, please visit our website Completed applications should be submitted to Mrs Greenslade by emailing Please note CVs will not be accepted.

More on how to apply

Supporting documents

School overview

School type Academy, Church of England
Education phase Secondary
School size 733 pupils enrolled
Age range 11 to 18
Ofsted report View Ofsted report
School website The Taunton Academy website (opens in a new window)
Contact email

About The Taunton Academy

The Taunton Academy, sponsored by the outstanding Richard Huish Trust, is an 11-16 academy in the north of Taunton. With modern, impressive facilities, the academy currently caters for approximately 830 students, with an increasing roll anticipated to see numbers rise to in the region of 1200 over the next few years. Taunton is Somerset’s county town and has easy access to the M5. Somerset is a lovely place to live with the stunning Somerset Levels, Quantock Hills and Blackdowns on your doorstep.

The academy is on a rapid improvement journey and has a strong staff team in place to ensure every child is enabled to fulfil their potential. We have excellent pastoral support and our students report that they feel very happy and safe at the school. We are proud of our students. The relationships between staff and students are strong. Community engagement is also an important feature; our last poll showed a very high degree of parental satisfaction.

If you want to work in an inspiring, fully inclusive environment with students who want to succeed and friendly, supportive staff, then we want to hear from you! You will join a passionate and dedicated team, praised for their strong leadership, and a Trust who is committed to providing professional development and opportunities for all colleagues.

Arranging a visit to The Taunton Academy

If you would like to discuss the role in more detail or to arrange a visit please email the Head teacher, Mr Eddy,

School location

Cheddon Road, Taunton, Somerset, TA2 7QP