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Deputy Headteacher

Axe Valley Academy, Axminster, Devon

Job details

Working pattern Full-time only
Salary Lead Practitioners range 15 to Lead Practitioners range 19, £57,986 to £63,975

Job summary

The Directors of Uffculme Academy Trust are seeking to appoint an experienced, dynamic and inspirational Deputy Headteacher for Axe Valley Academy, who can lead by example and inspire others whilst providing challenge and rigour within the school and across the Multi Academy Trust. In return we can offer wide ranging career development, excellent support and access to some of the best leaders in the South West.

This is an exciting opportunity for a leader who embodies our core values of excellence, perseverance, respect and care. We are seeking an individual who inspires confidence and trust, who builds exceptional relationships with staff, students and families and who wants to work in a school which is relentless in its pursuit of excellence and inclusive.

We are looking for a Deputy Head who:
· Is an outstanding leader with proven track record of school improvement,
· Has excellent and proven leadership expertise,
· Has expert knowledge of a secondary setting,
· Is committed to the ideals of comprehensive education and inclusive schools and
· Has ambitions for Headship and who is committed to realising these in the medium term.

Essential educational requirements

Good Honours Degree

Essential qualifications


Essential skills and experience

Experience of:
• Senior leadership in a secondary setting
• Leadership of the curriculum and line management of heads of department
• Effective working with governors
• Leading effective change and significant improvement within a secondary school setting
• Holding key leaders to account
• Working with data to identify key areas of improvement
• Effectively leading and motivating staff and students
• Effective engagement with parents
• Quality assuring teaching and learning
Knowledge of:
• Current thinking around National educational priorities including recent initiatives
• The new Ofsted Education Inspection Framework
• Keeping Children Safe in Education
• The SEND Code of Practice

Employee benefits

· A supportive, friendly and caring work environment,
· A highly professional, talented, innovative and motivated teaching and support team who are committed to progression and change in order to further the development of the school,
· A supportive Trust who are keen to develop individuals at every stage of their career,
· Access to some of the best educational leaders in the South West,
· Automatic access to Benenden Health provider as part of the Trust's commitment to staff health and well-being.

More on how to apply

School overview

School type Academy
Education phase Secondary
School size 590 pupils enrolled
Age range 11 to 16
Ofsted report View Ofsted report
School website Axe Valley Academy website (opens in a new window)
Contact email lford@axevalley.devon.sch.uk

About Axe Valley Academy

School location

Chard Street, Axminster, Devon, EX13 5EA