Deputy Headteacher (L19-23)

Bournemouth School, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH8 9PY

7 days remaining to apply

  • Expected start date

    1 January 2023

  • Application deadline

    4 October 2022 at 9am

  • Date listed

    12 September 2022

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Key stages

Key stage 3, Key stage 4

Working pattern

  • View all Full timejobs - Core hours are Monday-Friday 8.10-3.40 (term-time). Some evening work required commensurate with the post's level of responsibility and remuneration. (Full time / Permanent from January 2023 or as soon as possible thereafter)

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Deputy Headteacher (L19-23) job summary

Bournemouth School is a successful, popular and ambitious 11-18 school. We have 1170 students on roll, including 295 in the sixth form. We seek an enthusiastic, innovative and dynamic colleague to lead further improvement in our students’ learning and achievement. The post has become available due to one of our current deputies progressing to headship.

Details of the post and an application form are available on the school’s website. 

Closing date: 9 am on Tuesday 4 October

Interview date: Monday 17 and Tuesday 18 October

Please note Bournemouth School does not accept CVs as part of our recruitment process.

Bournemouth School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children; all applicants will be expected to undergo DBS checks along with other relevant employment checks.

We are an equal opportunities employer.

This role is UK based and your Right to Work will need to be established as part of the appointment process.

Applying for the job

Candidates are asked to submit a completed application form by 9am on Tuesday 4 October. The school cannot consider any substitute for the official application form. The application form may be downloaded from the school’s website. Prospective applicants are encouraged to visit the school if they are able during the weeks beginning 19 or 26 September – please contact the Headmaster’s PA, Ms Angie Burt (, if you wish to do so.

Please fill in the form carefully and give the names, addresses, telephone number and email address of two professional referees. In the application, you should describe your experience of leadership within your current and previous school and the impact you have had in these roles, your vision of education as it relates to our school and how you would seek to develop your role at Bournemouth School.

We will acknowledge the receipt of your application by e-mail. References will be taken up on long-listed applicants. Interviews for those short-listed are likely to be held during the week beginning Monday 17 October. The interview programme will be rigorous and will include teaching a lesson. It will extend over two days so that candidates can get to know the school. Further information will be supplied prior to interview.

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About Bournemouth School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1165 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
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Bournemouth School, which was founded in 1901, is an over-subscribed grammar school for boys (with girls in the sixth form) serving Bournemouth and the surrounding area.

The school’s published admission number for Year 7 entry is 180 with students having to pass an examination to join us. A number of students join us in Year 12 from other local schools. The School converted to become an academy on 1st September 2011. Shortly afterwards, we were inspected by Ofsted and judged to be “outstanding”.

Our school is committed to achieving the highest academic standards through a broad and balanced education within a stimulating environment. At Bournemouth School we aim to: provide an environment that enables every individual regardless of race, creed, class or ability to develop their potentials and talents within the School community; encourage all our pupils to develop their potential to the full by setting themselves the highest standards of excellence and achievement; develop in all our pupils the integrity and the means to face confidently the challenges of a fast changing world; provide a stimulating environment which shows students that learning is an exciting life-long activity; develop well-rounded, self-fulfilled individuals who are aware of and who are able to take advantage of all that Bournemouth School offers; encourage and help all students to develop talents, skills and interests, and to have understanding of moral and spiritual values, inspiring them to lead happy, purposeful and responsible lives; involve all members of the community, especially parents, in the life of the School and in the education of their sons and daughters.

At Bournemouth School we know we can make a significant difference in the lives of our learners.

Arranging a visit to Bournemouth School

Prospective applicants are encouraged to visit the school if they are able during the weeks beginning 19 or 26 September – please contact the Headmaster’s PA, Ms Angie Burt (, if you wish to do so.

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