This job expired on 16 October 2023

  • Job start date

    1 January 2024

  • Closing date

    16 October 2023 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    27 September 2023

Job details

Visa sponsorship

No, visa sponsorship not available

Working pattern

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

Leadership 16 - 19

Deputy Headteacher job summary

This is a unique and exciting opportunity for an inspirational and talented leader to take the post of Deputy Headteacher and ensure that The Dean Academy continues to go from strength to strength.  The Dean Academy is a school that is improving rapidly and was judged as “good in all areas” by Ofsted in September 2021.  Since then, academic standards have continued to improve, and the school has gone through an exciting phase of growth with both staff and students.  As such we are looking to appoint a new Deputy Headteacher to a permanent position to start in January 2024.

The successful candidate will be an outstanding leader with a proven track record of school improvement.  They will have a background as an excellent teacher and have experience of school leadership over a varied range of areas.  Fundamentally, this post is centred on ensuring that the quality of the school’s education is exceptional.  The post holder will drive forward our work around strengthening the curriculum alongside shaping how we teach and the pedagogical approaches we prioritise.  You will lead quality assurance and use assessment data to identify areas of opportunity.  The successful applicant must be willing to work hard, day in and out, leading and inspiring colleagues and making decisions that ensure we sustain the trajectory of rapidly improving GCSE outcomes and destinations for the young people we serve.

Commitment to safeguarding

The Athelstan Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. If successful in being called for interview, all candidates are expected to apply for an enhanced DBS before appointment is confirmed. References will be sought for shortlisted candidates before interview. Please also be aware that you will be subject to an online check and that you may be questioned about the findings of such a check at your interview.
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About The Dean Academy

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

The Dean Academy is an 11-16 school with approximately 700 students on roll in Lydney, in the beautiful Forest of Dean. As a small, local and fully comprehensive school, The Dean Academy is part of the highly successful Athelstan Trust. We are a school who have been on an incredible journey of rapid improvement and were judged as “good in all areas” in September 2021 leading to the school growing quickly. The successful candidate will share the drive and ambition of our dedicated staff and will be keen to deliver exceptional education in a “school where students thrive” (Ofsted, 2021).

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