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  • Expected start date

    1 January 2022

  • Application deadline

    31 July 2021 at 4:00pm

  • Date listed

    5 July 2021

Job details

Job role
Leadership
Working pattern
Full-time only
Contract type
Permanent
Salary
LS25 - 34 (£79,141 - £94,914)

Job summary

DEVONPORT HIGH SCHOOL FOR GIRLS
A Specialist Language College 

HEAD TEACHER
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 Email: recruitment@dhsg.co.uk Head Teacher: Mrs A E Hemsi BSc(Hons), PGCE, MA(Ed), NPQH

Applying for the job

The application form can be found on the Staff Vacancies page on the school website at www.dhsg.co.uk. Please complete this in full and ensure that any employment gaps are explained. When completing the personal statement, please give clear and concise information to demonstrate how your experience to date has enabled you to meet the requirements of the Person Specification and how your personal skills and qualities can contribute to the successful development of Devonport High School for Girls. Please note that CVs will not be accepted.

Applications should be submitted by post to the school address or by email to recruitment@dhsg.co.uk.

The deadline for applications is 31 July 2021 at 4 pm.

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Supporting documents

If you need these documents in an accessible format, please contact the school.

School overview

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
Secondary
School size
835 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Contact email
recruitment@dhsg.co.uk
Contact phone number
01752 705024

About Devonport High School for Girls

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

School location

Lyndhurst Road, Plymouth, Devon, PL2 3DL

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