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  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    20 February 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    23 January 2024

Job details

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Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale

Leadership Scale, points 20-24

What skills and experience we're looking for

Qualifications and CPD

  • Good honours degree.
  • Qualified Teacher Status.
  • Substantial successful teaching experience in 11-18 education.
  • Significant leadership experience as an Assistant or Deputy Headteacher, with a track record of successfully implementing change with a positive impact on student performance.
  • Proven skills and experience in strategic leadership.
  • Continuous professional development relevant to Deputy Headship

Skills and knowledge

  • Excellent teaching skills.
  • Ability to lead by example with the highest professional standards.
  • Demonstrates integrity and consistency of judgement.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and build relationships when engaging with students, parents/carers, staff, governors and the wider community.
  • Strong planning and organisational skills and ability to remain calm and effective under pressure.
  • A strong work ethic and high degree of administrative efficiency.
  • Proven, sound decision-making and problem-solving skills, with a successful record of raising individual pupil achievement and self-esteem.
  • Knowledge of current educational issues, including developments in public examinations, teaching and learning and curriculum design.
  • Ability to articulate a vision and demonstrate attention to detail.
  • Innovative with the intellect to initiate and manage change.
  • Strong IT skills.

Personal attributes and qualities

  • A visible style of leadership with the charisma and energy to lead by example and motivate and inspire the whole school community.
  • A strong sense of personal integrity, high emotional intelligence and good judgment.
  • Positive and approachable with a commitment to equal opportunities and high achievement.
  • A belief and commitment to the school’s values.
  • A curiosity for learning and willingness to seek feedback.
  • Commitment to the continuous development of individuals and the school.


  • Commitment to providing a safe and secure environment for all.
  • Practical understanding of the processes and procedures relating to child protection, Prevent, safeguarding and safer recruitment.
  • Understands the impact of current, contextual safeguarding issues and strategies to help students to stay safe.
  • Understands the support required to ensure that the academic, personal and social needs of CLA and formerly CLA are fully met.
  • Knowledge and understanding of health and safety issues.

Accountability and governance

  • Ability to report to the Curriculum Committee and be accountable to the Governing Board.
  • Ability to work with the Governing Board, meet with link governors, providing information to enable the Governing Board to meet its responsibilities.
  • Ability to work with members of the senior leadership team who attend sub-committee meetings.

Teaching and learning

  • Evidence of being a role-model with regard to teaching and learning whilst in a senior or middle leadership role.
  • Ability to continuously monitor and evaluate performance in order to improve the quality of teaching and learning.
  • Experience of managing and developing teaching, learning and curricula in Departments/Subject Areas/Faculties within Years 7-13.
  • Evidence of raising educational standards and outcomes.
  • Evidence of providing vision, sense of purpose and the highest aspirations with a determined focus on student achievement and wellbeing.
  • An understanding of maximising learning for all groups of students eg Pupil Premium, SEND and English as an additional language.

Working with and developing staff

  • A track record of leading, managing, and inspiring staff, with the ability to manage change and ensure broader buy-in for leadership vision and strategic plans.
  • A high-profile role model with a professional approach that demands excellence and commands the confidence, trust and respect of the school and wider community.
  • Experience of staff development to raise standards and promote equality, diversity and to maximise opportunities for students.
  • Ability to inspire and maintain high morale, address issues and resolve conflict by applying skills of arbitration in the context of persistently pursuing accountability.
Leadership and Management of the School

  • Experience of self-evaluation and school development planning, and a strong track record of implementing and managing aspects of school improvement.
  • An understanding of the freedoms and constraints of Single Academy Trust status.

What the school offers its staff

  • We have fantastic results and continue to reflect on ways we can improve and support students to make further progress
  • We offer a wide variety of CPD that colleagues can opt into,
  • Teaching and learning sessions form most staff meetings, led by a variety of colleagues.
  • We are informed by educational research, focussed on developing our questioning, retrieval practice and continuing to refine our approach to assessment.
  • Growth mindset strategies and character development are central to our day-to-day activities whilst maintaining staff and student well-being.
  • We offer the opportunity to join theTeachers' Pension Scheme, the BHSF Healthcare Plan and/or sign up to our Cycle to Work Scheme.

Commitment to safeguarding

This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

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About Sutton Coldfield Grammar School for Girls

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1220 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Phone number
0121 354 1479

At Sutton Girls, our focus is on providing high quality teaching and learning, personal development and wellbeing within a supportive, aspirational environment. Students are highly motivated, have a thirst for knowledge and a desire to learn. Whilst we have a long history of excellent GCSE and A-level results, we provide students with so much more than mastery of examination syllabuses. Students are encouraged to embrace challenges, apply their knowledge, and build their resilience and independence.

Arranging a visit to Sutton Coldfield Grammar School for Girls

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email recruitment@suttcold.bham.sch.uk.

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