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  • Expected start date

    1 September 2022

  • Application deadline

    2 February 2022 at 12:00pm

  • Date listed

    7 January 2022

Job details

Job role
Working pattern
Full time
Contract type
£60,000 per annum

Job summary

Stanchester Academy is a secondary school located in Stoke-Sub-Hamdon. The school is part of the Bridgwater & Taunton College Trust.

Job Ref: 399

Full-time and permanent

Salary: Fixed salary point of £60,000 per annum

Start Date: September 2022

Bridgwater and Taunton College Trust and the Governors of Stanchester Academy wish to appoint a dynamic and talented Deputy Headteacher with proven leadership and management skills to join a highly effective leadership team.

This is an incredibly exciting time for Stanchester Academy having received an Ofsted rating of Good (October 2019) and having joined a highly successful Multi Academy Trust (December 1st 2019).  The Academy is also in a period of growth. It has increased its published admission number from 120 to 180 over the last three years to account for the preferences of families within the community.  The Academy draws from nine rurally located feeder primary schools all of whom work closely with the Academy to provide exceptional transition experiences for young people.

The Deputy Headteacher position is available due to the previous deputy moving into the post of Headteacher within the school.  This is a pivotal time for the school and senior team who are deeply committed to school improvement. Stanchester is driven by the core value of every child achieves and the overarching vision to nurture a culture with:

Ambitious learners who are knowledgeable and literate.

Candidates must already hold a Senior Management post of Assistant or Deputy Headteacher with the capacity to drive continued, rapid school improvement, lead staff and have clear impact on student outcomes.  The post will carry specific responsibilities in a variety of areas that will benefit the team and the school; these are outlined in the job description and will be discussed with candidates during the interview process. This post will provide an ideal opportunity for preparation for Headship.

What we offer:

A Trust wide leadership competencies framework
A professional leadership development coach
A Trust wide staff wellbeing policy
Personalised professional development supported by an exceptional team within the Academy and driven through The Continual Professional Growth Policy which replaces appraisal and pay progression
A beautiful rural location. Stanchester Academy is set in the South Somerset countryside within a mile of the A303, and benefits from exceptionally good rail links to major cities in the UK including London, Bristol, Bath & Exeter
For more information about the role, department and letter from our Headteacher Ellie Forward, please view the Deputy Headteacher Application Pack on our website.

For further details and an application form please visit our website:


Closing date:  Midday on Wednesday 2nd February 2022

Anticipated interview date:  Wednesday 16th February 2022

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School overview

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
School size
731 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16

About Stanchester Academy

We aspire to be amongst the best, not just out of a healthy competitive spirit, but because it is our duty to foster and pursue this commitment for our learners and learning community.

We strive to be a school known for a productive and welcoming atmosphere, to value achievement but also strongly promote personal development. School should be a preparation for later life, and learning self-respect, consideration for others, and the consequences of our own actions, helps develop a sense of duty, citizenship and belonging.

Success will always depend on good communication between school and home, and we never under-estimate the crucial role of parents and guardians.

School location

East Stoke, Stoke-sub-Hamdon, Somerset, TA14 6UG

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