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This job expired on 29 February 2024

  • Start date details

    September 2024

  • Closing date

    29 February 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    9 February 2024

Job details

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Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4

Working pattern

Contract type

Permanent

Pay scale

L18 – L22

What skills and experience we're looking for

Our school is part of the Blackdown Education Partnership, we believe that our schools should sit at the heart of our communities; that there are no limits to what our children and young people can achieve; and that they should be great places to work and learn.

We are incredibly proud of our Trust and the schools within it. Strong partnerships, collaboration and generosity are the bonds which underpin our collective mission to provide great education for all children no matter what their starting point or their background.

The Castle School is seeking to appoint a Deputy Headteacher (Pastoral) who will provide professional and inspirational leadership for the school to ensure its continued success, improvement and development. The Deputy Headteacher will deputise for the Headteacher in all matters as required.

The successful candidate will work within our SLT structure and will lead the Pastoral team. You will work alongside our Headteacher, current Deputy Headteacher (Curriculum) as well as our three Assistant Heads. Following our recent outstanding OFSTED in October 2023, we are seeking to appoint a driven colleague who understands our ethos and culture, that wants to make a different for all children in our school. You will be invested in significantly and will work with a Strategic Leadership who work tirelessly to fulfil our vision and aims. You will need high levels of stamina and a strong sense of moral purpose and in return you will have clarity of vision and high challenge and high support.

This is a key strategic role in our school, and we will give you opportunities to develop leadership and management, to work with some of the best teachers and support staff in the country and to develop your leadership from some of the best in the profession. The detail of the role will be discussed with you so that we strengthen what you are already good at and give you opportunities to develop in preparation for Headship if that is what you wish. Headship is not for everyone but there is a commitment to supporting you to achieve this through significant investment in your professional development. However, we are just as keen to meet candidates who wish to be deputies and to make that their sustained role.

What the school offers its staff

The benefits a working in the Blackdown Education Partnership (BEP) will be a source of support and opportunity. Collaboration and a shared sense of purpose is evident across the Trust. Strong professional relationships are at the core of what we do.

We can offer you: An opportunity to work in an experienced and supportive team from whom you can learn, develop and grow. A friendly, busy and dynamic workplace where each day is different from the last. A competitive salary. Wider opportunities to be involved across our Trust. An energised and professional working environment. The Castle School is a special place to work, we expect a lot from our colleagues and the culture here ensures our students get the best possible education.

Further details about the role

Candidates are encouraged to contact Angela Broadway, Office Manager and Heads PA, on 01823 274073 to arrange a visit the school. Dates available to visit are Thursday 22nd February 2024 at 11:30am and Monday 26th February 2024 at 2:30pm.

Further details are available within the job description and person specification.

Closing date: Thursday 29th February 2024 at 9:00am

Interview: Thursday 14th and Friday 15th March 2024

Commitment to safeguarding

The Castle Partnership Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all who work here to share this commitment. The successful candidates will be subject to enhanced DBS disclosures.

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About The Castle School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 19
Education phase
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School size
1199 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 19
Phone number
01823 274073

At The Castle School we have very high expectations of ourselves and of our students. We invest heavily in our staff and have a superb reputation for outstanding support and development for teachers, particularly for ECTs. The successful candidate will join our outstanding Trust comprising two secondary schools and a growing number of primary schools.

We can offer you: An opportunity to work in an experienced and supportive team from whom you can learn, develop and grow. A friendly, busy and dynamic workplace where each day is different from the last. A competitive salary. Wider opportunities to be involved across our Trust. An energised and professional working environment.

Arranging a visit to The Castle School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email Recruitment@castle.somerset.sch.uk.

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