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  • Expected start date

    11 April 2022

  • Application deadline

    4 January 2022 at 12:00pm

  • Date listed

    8 December 2021

Job details

Job role
Working pattern
Full time
Contract type
L19 - 23

Job summary

Deputy Headteacher

SALARY : L19 – 23
CONTRACT : Full time
TERM : Permanent
STARTING DATE : 11th April 2022
RESPONSIBLE TO : Headteacher

Due to the promotion of the previous postholder to headship, we have an excellent opportunity for a strong, highly motivated, organised leader to join our thriving school as Deputy Head. The successful candidate will have a strong moral compass, passion for helping students to succeed, and a proven track record in pastoral care and safeguarding students. The person appointed will play a key role in setting the strategic direction of the school for the next five years.

The person appointed will also be responsible for the strategic overview of our Boarding Department. This is a non-residential post and would suit experienced middle or senior leaders with a pastoral background.

Burford is a dynamic and exciting school, with examination results that put us in the top 20% of schools in the country. It is a successful and oversubscribed school situated in an area of outstanding natural beauty. Our aim is to recruit colleagues who will be stimulated by the prospect of working hard to share in our success.
Burford School is committed to staff wellbeing - we offer bespoke professional development programmes, a subsidised healthcare plan, free flu vaccinations during school hours and we support our staff in maintaining a good work / home balance by having a sensible assessment policy, no written reports and a sensitive approach to requests for time to share family events.
Visits to the school are warmly welcomed so you can see for yourself what makes Burford School such a special place to work – please contact Sarah Evans, HR Manager, to arrange this.

Burford School is committed to safeguarding children and young people. All post holders in regulated activity are subject to appropriate vetting procedures and a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service Enhanced check.

Closing date: Tuesday 4th January 2022 (12.00pm)

Interviews will be during the week commencing 10th January 2022

This job post has expired.

Supporting documents

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School overview

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
School size
1441 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Contact phone number
01993 823303

About Burford School

Burford School is a highly successful 11-18 rural comprehensive school with Academy status. Established in 1571, we currently have around 1400 students on roll with a strong Sixth Form of over 200 students. Situated high above the town of Burford, on the eastern edge of the Cotswolds, the school includes a Boarding House with just under 100 boarders from both the UK and abroad.
We serve a widespread rural community and close links are maintained with our nine partner Primary Schools which provide two thirds of our annual intake of approximately 200 students. Some students travel considerable distances from beyond our catchment area, to take up places at the school due to its excellent reputation for academic success, extra-curricular activities and pastoral care, and the growing Sixth Form attracts new members each year. Our aim is to recruit colleagues who will be stimulated by the prospect of working hard to share in our success.

Arranging a visit to Burford School

Please contact
Mrs Sarah Evans
HR Manager
01993 823303

School location

Cheltenham Road, Burford, Oxfordshire, OX18 4PL

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