Head of Upper School

Dorothy Stringer School, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 6PZ

4 days remaining to apply

  • Job start date

    1 April 2023

  • Closing date

    6 December 2022 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    15 November 2022

Job details

Key stage

Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Contract type

Permanent

Pay scale

Leadership Point Range 11-15

What skills and experience we're looking for

Specific responsibilities our outlined in the attached Job Description. Specifically, we are seeking a senior leader who, under the direction of the Headteacher:

  • Can lead and manage the work of others with vision, energy and sensitivity
  • Has a commitment to improve teaching and learning, and student outcomes that is rooted in research-informed practice
  • Has effective communication and interpersonal skills as well as emotional intelligence to motivate and inspire staff, students and stakeholders.

What the school offers its staff

Our school is ‘Good’ (Ofsted 2018), being one of the most popular and successful 11-16 mixed comprehensive schools in the Preston Park area of Brighton, consistently over-subscribed. We pride ourself on the high quality teaching and learning throughout the school and a commitment to staff well-being.

Our curriculum is broad and balanced and offers many exciting opportunities for all students, both in school and out. There are tremendous extra-curricular opportunities at Dorothy Stringer through sport, performing arts, the Junior Leadership Team, Art on-going links with our partner schools in Africa, the Duke of Edinburgh award, as well as a number of other trips. In short, we believe there is something for everyone at the school.


Commitment to safeguarding

Dorothy Stringer is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment and comply with the Department of Education Statutory Guidance ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’.

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About Dorothy Stringer School

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
1661 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16

Dorothy Stringer is a vibrant, stimulating and happy community where it is safe to learn and where everyone can excel both inside and outside the classroom. We are ambitious for our students’ progress and attainment and strive to create an environment that promotes a keen enjoyment of learning. Today’s students face a world that is changing at an ever-increasing pace and we have a duty to prepare them for their adult lives. We value and promote self-discipline, creativity, independence, self-confidence and the ability to work collaboratively with others. We work to ensure that all our students achieve their full academic potential. However, we believe that school is not just about academic success: we want our students to thrive and to develop holistically. We are immensely proud of the wide range of opportunities we offer outside the classroom in sport, performance, creativity and service. We excel at nurturing our students in a safe and happy environment and believe that schools need to care for the emotional wellbeing of their students and understand their personal needs. We have created an atmosphere where students can be themselves and they are known and supported as individuals. Students take pride in our school and in their own achievement as well as in the achievement of others. We are a community which is based on clear moral values and where there is a sense of belonging and identity. We work hard to develop partnerships with parents and carers and to secure their interest, support and commitment. We aim to be a community to which everyone wants to belong and where all feel respected and valued. Matt Hillier | Headteacher

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