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Deputy Headteacher

Wycombe High School, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, HP11 1TB

This job expired on 2 December 2022

  • Start date details

    April or September 2023

  • Closing date

    2 December 2022 at 9am

  • Date listed

    8 November 2022

Job details

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Contract type

Permanent

Full-time equivalent salary

L21 - L25 (currently £69,022 - £76,122)

Additional allowances

We offer a first class remuneration package.
An award-winning Employee Assistance Programme.
MIND Wellbeing Index Silver Award winners 2021-2022.

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are seeking to appoint an exceptional Deputy Headteacher to join the Leadership Group within our outstanding girls’ grammar school, to work closely with the Headteacher in inspiring staff and students to fulfil their potential. Under the direction of the Headteacher, the Deputy Headteacher will:

Visibly promote the culture, ethos and values of Wycombe High School

Ensure that staff understand their professional responsibilities and are held to account through effective line management

Ensure staff have access to appropriate, high standard professional development opportunities

Lead on relevant items of the School Development Plan

Take a collaborative role in identifying barriers to school effectiveness, and developing strategies for school improvement that are realistic, timely and suited to the school’s values

Take responsibility for evaluation of all areas of specific responsibility

The successful candidate will be a strong classroom practitioner with successful experience of senior leadership in the secondary education sector

What the school offers its staff

We are passionate about single sex education and the extraordinary benefits it brings our students. We are proud of the excellent teaching, care and guidance we offer, along with excellent facilities and the wide range of opportunities in and beyond the classroom. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff, trustees, parents and visitors to the school to share this commitment. Wycombe High School has a long history of providing a high quality education for girls. We match the very best of the school’s traditions, with an ambitious vison, mission and strong core values This means, we are constantly developing and evolving our curriculum and facilities. We are never complacent and constantly strive to further build on our reputation as one of the best schools nationally and internationally.

Commitment to safeguarding

Candidates for teaching and support staff posts will be assessed at interview for their suitability to work with children.

Appointment is conditional upon at least two satisfactory references which include specific comments on working with children and young people.

Wycombe High School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. All staff are required, before taking up post, to undertake a criminal record check through the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

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About Wycombe High School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1319 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Email address
hr@whs.bucks.sch.uk

Wycombe High School is a girls’ selective state academy school with 1304 students on roll, of whom around 400 are in the Sixth Form. Each year 192 girls are admitted into Year 7. All students are assigned to a vertical tutor group consisting of about 21 students; usually three students from each year. group There are six houses with 10 tutor groups in each house. Our school is part of the Wycombe High School Academies Trust. The school has educated girls of High Wycombe for over a hundred years and is very highly regarded in the local and wider community. There is a strong and shared sense of community and collective pride, built on core values. Parental support is strong. We have excellent links with other local schools, colleges and universities. We have a knowledgeable and supportive Governing Body fully involved with all aspects of school life, and an enthusiastic and active Parents and Friends Association. Our staff are professional, forward-looking and committed to extending the horizons of our students, encouraging them to aim high, to take on leadership roles and to become independent learners. We have an ambitious development plan, with a focus on improving the quality of teaching and learning, both within and beyond the classroom. We are a National Support School, a Teaching School and one of 35 Mathematics Hubs nationally. We are delighted to have been recently designated as a National Mathematics and Physics SCITT in 2017 and have strong community partnerships. We have invested substantially in IT systems and training. We also have an outstanding reputation for the performing and visual arts. Numerous educational visits take place each year and for every age group, at home and abroad. Our school motto summarises our ethos and sense of community. All those who study, work at, or send their children to our school are part of this community and are role models for our ethos. Fortiter, Fideliter, Feliciter (Courageously, Faithfully, Joyfully) Courageously: Each student is encouraged to embrace our core values of honesty, respect and hard work. She is encouraged to speak out against injustice, supported to take risks, and is not afraid of failure. She learns new subjects and skills. She pushes herself to her personal limits and beyond. She is encouraged to listen to the opinions of others, as well as to voice her own. She accepts responsibility for herself and other students. She leads the school in partnership with staff and the governing body. She is independent and innovative in thought and action. Faithfully: Every student is expected to uphold our school rules and traditions. She acts with integrity and is truthful and honest in all she does. She keeps promises and is reliable. She works hard to achieve her full potential. Above all she is a good friend, a good neighbour and a good citizen. She contributes positively to school life and society. Joyfully: All our students contribute to making our school the happy and joyful place it is. Each student demonstrates mutual respect and empathy for all and is proud of her own achievements and those of others. She shows commitment to a fair and peaceful community and embraces diversity. Our students are happy and positive in approach, and support others to be the same. As an immediate adopter of the Early Career Framework, any NQT applying will be guaranteed two years on a reduced timetable, a dedicated mentor and access to an exceptional career development programme.

Arranging a visit to Wycombe High School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email hr@whs.bucks.sch.uk.

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