Headteacher Debenham High School, Stowmarket, Suffolk

Job description

Debenham High School, a high-achieving Church of England Academy, is seeking to appoint a committed and dedicated professional to lead the school into the next stage of its development. The new Headteacher will inspire our community and lead our stand-alone academy with acumen, integrity and compassion.

Miss Upton, the current Headteacher leaves us for promotion and this position offers an exciting opportunity for the right person to continue to lead a dedicated, strong and successful leadership team and staffing body.

It is expected that the new Headteacher will be in sympathy with the Christian ethos of the school. The success of our school is built on the foundation of strong relationships and an ethos of support and care that underpins all that we do. The successful applicant will demonstrate such values and set this example to our school community.

The school has:
-an excellent academic record (ranked 11th nationally in The Times State Secondary Schools 2019, 2019 80% Grade 4+ English and Mathematics, 71% Grade 5+, Progress 8 0.70)
-an enviable reputation and is consistently oversubscribed
-a hardworking and committed staff
-a very sound financial base
-experienced and ambitious leadership team and a supportive Governing Body
-Teaching School status
-OFSTED “outstanding” (2008)
-SIAMS “outstanding” (2017)
-lovely students who engage well in their learning and their community
-A wide range of extra-curricular activities.

Debenham is a large, attractive village 14 miles north of Ipswich and 30 miles south of Norwich; it is an excellent and attractive area for families and Mid Suffolk has been judged on a wide range of criteria to be among the best locations in which to live.

Essential educational requirements

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Essential qualifications

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Essential skills and experience

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Employee benefits

Leadership spine 26 – 32 (£75,936 to £87,960) + performance related bonus


About Debenham High School

A Church of England High Performing Specialist Academy

Address
Gracechurch Street, Stowmarket, Suffolk, IP14 6BL
Phase
Secondary
Type
Academy
Website
Debenham High School website (opens in a new window)