Deputy Headteacher

Meole Brace School, Shrewsbury, Shropshire


Job details

Working pattern Full-time only
Salary £62,262 to £72,119

Job summary

The Deputy Headteacher will work closely with the Headteacher, the second Deputy Headteacher and rest of the Senior Leadership Team to provide professional leadership and management. The Deputy Headteacher’s main responsibility is for the quality of education in a particular key stage. This is an all-encompassing brief, the intention of which is to bring together the academic and pastoral strands of the school’s operational and strategic management. The Deputy Headteacher will lead on the development, monitoring and evaluation of all aspects relating to the quality of education in a key stage and in doing so, will contribute to the formation of a high performing secondary school. It is envisaged that both Deputies will switch key stage every couple of years.

In addition, the Deputy Headteacher will also work with the Headteacher on broader strategic as well as operational aspects of the school’s provision. The Deputy Headteacher will also have an appropriate teaching commitment and deputise for the Headteacher in his or her absence.

Essential educational requirements

Good honours graduate

Essential qualifications


Essential skills and experience

Proven track record of contributing to raising whole school standards
Ability to analyse and evaluate effectiveness of projects
Evidence of successfully leading teaching and learning
Ability to motivate, inspire and challenge to achieve improvement in performance.
Proven track record in leading and managing staff, including successful team building and effective delegation
Substantial leadership experience in a secondary school
Evidence of effective partnership with governors and parents in accounting for performance

More on how to apply

School overview

School type Academy
Education phase Secondary
School size 1253 pupils enrolled
Age range 11 to 16
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School website Meole Brace School website (opens in a new window)
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About Meole Brace School

School location

Longden Road, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY3 9DW