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  • Job start date

    1 September 2023

  • Closing date

    20 March 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    3 March 2023

Job details

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary


Pay scale


What skills and experience we're looking for

Larkmead School is seeking to appoint a Deputy Headteacher for September 2023 with responsibility to lead the Quality of Education. This is a new role, part of the expansion and restructuring of the senior leadership team at Larkmead as our popular and successful school continues to grow. The appointment is an excellent opportunity for an inspirational leader who can model and demonstrate the key values and attributes of leadership at Larkmead:

  • Courage, conviction and creativity to achieve the best outcomes for all
  • Positive, enthusiastic outlook, creating and embracing opportunities and solutions
  • Drive for improvement, sharing good practice and research with a focus on development
  • Address underperformance through support and challenge, constructive conversations and coaching
  • Visible and proactive presence around school, engaging with students and staff to support positive behaviour
  • Effective communication and listening skills, influencing and inspiring individuals, teams and groups
  • Respect, compassion, fairness and empathy towards others
  • Advocacy for social justice, equality, diversity and inclusion for students and staff
  • Integrity and consistency in relation to your own and the school's practice
  • Mutual support in the face of challenges, promoting the well-being and mental health of yourself and others
  • Mentoring and developing teams, supporting career progression and succession planning
  • Collaborative partnership working, within and beyond the school
  • Leading learning as a reflective practitioner committed to continued professional development

This role will build on our strategies and developments in teaching & learning, the curriculum and assessment to enable us to achieve our ambitions for all students and our school. The successful candidate will play a key role in developing teachers at all stages in their career, part of our culture of professional learning, reflection and professional pathways, as well as providing practical and strategic leadership for our curriculum leaders.

What the school offers its staff

This is an exciting opportunity for a leader with ambitions to progress to Headship, developing the whole school experience and impact that will support career development while working as part of a mutually supportive SLT and wider leadership team committed to achieving our goals for our students, staff and school. We are a diverse community and greatly value the contribution that colleagues from different backgrounds and with different experiences bring to our school. If you are keen to be part of a school with clear, positive values and which adds positive value to our students and staff then we look forward to meeting you.

Commitment to safeguarding

At Larkmead safeguarding and student welfare is of paramount importance and to that end we will always put the physical and mental wellbeing of students first.
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About Larkmead School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
825 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

Larkmead is a happy, ambitious and vibrant school packed full of energy, opportunity and choice. Great teaching and learning across the school are supported by our culture of research and collaboration. Each student gets the very best experience to enable them to achieve their ambitions. Our pastoral care provides compassion, security and confidence, nurturing students to be happy, to develop and to thrive. The Larkmead Promise sets out our vision, ethos and ambitions for students and staff.

Arranging a visit to Larkmead School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email jmarshall@larkmead.vale-academy.org.

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