Head Teacher

Devonport High School for Girls, Plymouth, Devon, PL2 3DL

This job expired on 31 July 2021

  • Expected start date

    1 January 2022

  • Application deadline

    31 July 2021 at 4pm

  • Date listed

    5 July 2021

Job details

Working pattern

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

LS25 - 34 (£79,141 - £94,914)

Head Teacher job summary

A Specialist Language College 

Full-time, Permanent
LS25 – 34 (£76,141 – £94,914)

Required from January 2022 

Devonport High School for Girls is seeking a new Head Teacher to join and lead our community of outward-looking, aspirational and hard-working students and teachers. Spanning Years 7 – 13, with a mixed Sixth Form, we provide exceptional care for our students, who are drawn from a wide area and come from diverse backgrounds, to immerse themselves in the rich learning environment, broad curriculum and dedicated, enthusiastic teaching that characterises our school.

With a wealth of resources on our doorstep in Britain’s Ocean City, from Dartmoor to the sea, Plymouth is a creative, exciting and vibrant place to live, work and harness opportunity.

We seek to provide the very best for each and every student in our community, to foster a life-long love of learning, to nurture care and respect for themselves and others, so as to prepare them to be global citizens, keen and able to make the most of their individual talents and enrich the communities in which they will live, learn and work in the future.

We hope you like the sound of our school. Please see our Head Teacher Candidate Pack for more information about the school leader we seek, our school, our city and its environs and, most importantly, our students. We never stand still and are always looking to develop and improve. If you are excited to share our mission and our passion for our students and their education, then we’d love to hear from you!

We warmly welcome enquires and visits to our school - please contact Miss R Mortimore, Personnel Assistant, at recruitment@dhsg.co.uk or on 01752 705024.

Further information and application packs are available from our website: www.dhsg.co.uk

The closing date for applications is 4.00pm on Saturday 31 July 2021.  Please note that CVs are not accepted.

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people.  The successful applicant will be required to undertake an enhanced check by the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Lyndhurst Road, Peverell, Plymouth, PL2 3DL 
Tel: 01752 705024 
Head Teacher: Mrs A E Hemsi BSc(Hons), PGCE, MA(Ed), NPQH
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About Devonport High School for Girls

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
821 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Contact phone number
01752 705024

DHSG is a high-achieving, oversubscribed 11-18 selective Single Academy Trust. With 113 years of history, we are very proud of our tradition and reputation, but our main focus is firmly forward-looking as we strive to further enhance the educational experience of our students. Our whole community works hard to achieve a balance of academic excellence with the provision of a caring, nurturing, yet challenging environment which enables our students to develop into highly-motivated, confident global citizens ready to play active and inspirational roles in their future communities.

We have a balance of experienced and newly qualified teachers who have an ability to inspire students with their enthusiasm, creativity and excellent subject knowledge. Our support staff are committed professionals who perform a vital role in helping to secure the aims of the school. Governors utilise their wide-ranging skills to support and hold the school to account and our parents and carers are interested and involved. At the very centre of the school are our students, our largest asset and the best advert for DHSG. They are capable, intelligent and articulate; they enjoy being challenged; are keen to learn and fully embrace our wide-ranging curriculum. They are proud of their school and of being part of the DHSG family for life.

DHSG has held Specialist Language College Status since 2005 and International School Status since 2006, enabling many and varied global opportunities for our students and staff. The Real Schools Guide rated DHSG as the Best State-Funded School in the Greater Plymouth Area in 2018, 2019 and 2020. Our latest OFSTED inspection in November 2019 rated the school as Good.

Our school is part of a wider network of grammar schools, the South West Academic Trust (SWAT), which shares good practice and provides support, including a strong Head Teachers’ network. We also work in collaboration with Plymouth secondary schools, sharing experiences and expertise to help raise standards for all students in the city. 

Arranging a visit to Devonport High School for Girls

If you would like to visit the school and meet with a governor, please contact Miss R Mortimore (Personnel Assistant) on 01752 705024 or at recruitment@dhsg.co.uk

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