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  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    21 April 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    26 March 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Deputy headteacher

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Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Full time: 32.5 hours per week

Contract type


Pay scale

£75,331 - £83,081 (L20 – L24)

What skills and experience we're looking for

Commitment to system leadership and working beyond the school

Be an inspiring role model for pupils and staff

Ability to delegate effectively and productively

Ability to keep calm under pressure and meet deadlines

Build, support and challenge high performing teams

Proven record of successful leadership and management at senior level

Highly effective communication skills, both oral and written

Knowledge and understanding of educational development

Exemplary teaching skills

A proven track record of raising achievement & securing high achievement of students

Experience of working with school governors

Clear understanding and effective use of self-evaluation processes

Strong ability to analyse, interpret and explain relevant data and evidence

Commitment to Inclusive Education

Belief in the ability of each young person to succeed

Commitment to providing a world class education

Commitment to team working

An understanding of what constitutes high quality CPD provision for all colleagues

Proven ability to bring about improvements in the quality of teaching and learning

Experience of dealing effectively with the under-performance of teachers

What the school offers its staff

  • A competitive salary
  • A full and varied CPD programme offering teaching and leadership development for our staff
  • An opportunity to work in a supportive team from whom you can learn, develop and grow
  • Wider opportunities to be involved across the Futura Learning Partnership
  • An energised and professional working environment
  • Benefits include; pension scheme, discounted sports centre/gym membership, free wellbeing support & medical cover, free on-site parking and cycle to work scheme and EV car scheme.

Further details about the role

We set the bar high in terms of our expectations of student attendance, behaviour and academic achievement while ensuring that our young people are given all of the support they need to reach those ambitious standards. As a result, Sir Bernard Lovell Academy is now one of the highest performing schools in Bristol and South Gloucestershire. Behaviour is a particular strength of the school, reflected by the calm and purposeful atmosphere in our classrooms and corridors. It is a genuine privilege to work with our young people.

We are looking to appoint a driven, compassionate and resilient Deputy Headteacher with a high level of moral purpose and the ability to motivate and develop trust in others. The focus of the role will be to enhance our high standards of behaviour, strengthen the sense of belonging felt by all students and build on our culture of respect and inclusivity. This is an exciting opportunity to collaborate closely with the Headteacher and Senior Leadership Team to provide strategic leadership towards the school’s 2030 vision of an exceptional education for all.

Interviews will be held during week beginning 29 April 2024.

Commitment to safeguarding

Futura Learning Partnership is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Your suitability to work with children and young people will form part of the selection process. Prior to appointment Futura Learning Partnership will apply for a satisfactory enhanced Disclosure and Barring check, a Children’s Barred list check, two satisfactory references, satisfactory pre-employment health screening and a Prohibition Check in relation to the children’s workforce. A Declaration will be required in order to meet our obligations under the ‘Disqualification under the Childcare Act 2006.

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About Sir Bernard Lovell Academy

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1192 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Phone number
0117 456 5900

Futura Learning Partnership is a partnership of schools which span 5 local authority areas: Bath & North East Somerset, Bristol, North Bristol, North Somerset, Somerset and South Gloucestershire. Working together to provide a high quality educational experience for all students in their care and be a truly inclusive provider of 3-18 education in the area. We are a mixed MAT, comprising 6 secondary, 21 primary and a special school. We work in partnership with the Diocese of Bath and Wells, which brings considerable benefit to all our schools.

OFSTED judged Sir Bernard Lovell Academy “Good” in all areas during our most recent full inspection (November 2021).

Arranging a visit to Sir Bernard Lovell Academy

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email lvaughan@sblacademy.org.uk.

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