Deputy Headteacher - Quality of Education

Ratton School, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN21 2XR

Deadline is tomorrow

  • Job start date

    1 April 2023

  • Closing date

    7 December 2022 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    14 November 2022

Job details

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale

Leadership Scale 19-23 (£69,022 - £76,122)

What skills and experience we're looking for

Our senior leaders are expected to lead by example and maintain high standards across the school community, supporting our vision to be relentlessly ambitious about a curriculum that leads to excellent outcomes and experiences for our students. You will need to be organised, dynamic, collaborative and inclusive, with a relentless focus on achieving the best outcomes for our students and will use your initiative to inspire, motivate and encourage a climate of learning where expectations are high, clearly communicated and consistently reinforced.

This is a strategic role with lead responsibility for the quality of education across the whole school. The successful candidate will be driven by moral purpose and a passion for learning, able to demonstrate a track record of excellent leadership with impact and be able to demonstrate a strong knowledge of how to improve key components of Quality of Education. Our journey to ensure improved whole school progress and attainment outcomes for all learners is ongoing, which was evidenced during our OFSTED inspection in June 2022, which highlighted our commitment to continued and rapid improvement across the school.

We are looking for a leader who can inspire and influence a range of stakeholders and who:

  • Has a proven background in raising aspirations and leading whole school initiatives.
  • Is an outstanding classroom practitioner.
  • Has a proven history of improving standards.
  • Has experience of successfully leading, managing and developing teams (including middle leaders)
  • Has recent evidence of planning and leading whole school improvements, which have a demonstrable impact on student attainment
  • Has experience of whole school self-evaluation and improvement planning
  • Has experience of strategically developing the curriculum and approaches to teaching and learning in order to support high levels of progress and attainment

What the school offers its staff

We offer NPQH to all our senior leaders and would welcome applications from leaders who aspire to headship in due course. We are committed to developing all leaders and give them the expertise to enable them to take the next step.

We offer an incentive package which includes:

  • A comprehensive induction programme for new staff to the academy.
  • On-going investment into your career development through appropriate CPD.
  • Support and mentoring by a strong Senior Leadership Team and other experienced leaders.
  • Access to the Bike 2 Work scheme allowing up to 42% discount on the cost of bikes and equipment.
  • Full use of an employee assistance programme supporting wellbeing.
  • Staffroom with complimentary tea and coffee.
  • Subsidised membership of Benenden Healthcare (affordable alternative to private health insurance).
  • On-site parking.
  • Free Breakfast Club/After School Club place for staff children at Ocklynge Junior School.
  • Enviable setting and extensive grounds.

Further details about the role

We became a converter academy on 1st August 2012 and joined with Ocklynge Junior School on the

1stDecember 2017 to form the South Downs Learning Trust. The aim of our trust is to provide an outstanding educational experience for all learners in our schools. We want both schools to retain their own identity whilst working together to support the learning of everyone in the Trust community. Our aim is to develop a sustainable and exciting educational experience that places our students at the centre of all that we do and develop a community of primary and secondary academies that are the first choice for students and families in Sussex, with an outstanding reputation for high aspiration and high achievement.

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About Ratton School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
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School size
1187 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
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