Deputy Head (Academic)

Bedales School - Bedales School, Church Road, Steep, Hampshire

Reference: OCT20208264
Salary: Competitive
Category: Teaching
Contract: Permanent - Full Time

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Bedales is looking to appoint its next Deputy Head (Academic). The successful applicant will be responsible for driving the school’s progressive pedagogy, supporting and developing its teachers as skilled and accomplished classroom practitioners, and ensuring the best academic outcomes for its students.   


You will manage directly the Assistant Head (Student Progress) and the Assistant Head (Learning and Development), and under your aegis will be the Faculty Heads and Heads of Department. As an experienced, well-qualified teacher of your subject from Key Stage 3 to Oxbridge, you will model academic excellence and communicate it enthusiastically to students to develop their life-long love of learning.


Our school is a unique educational establishment, set in beautiful Hampshire countryside. Our aim is to create an environment where questioning, divergent thinking and freedom to learn from mistakes are all encouraged. Central to our success is the sense that each person is a member of our community whose voice is entitled to be heard and treated with respect. Both our staff and students expect of each other the best kind of relationships – co-operative, authentic and trustful.


To succeed in this position you will have excellent management skills and be ready to embrace change with positivity and a ‘can-do’ approach. You will be a committed educationalist who reads widely in the field and who can intelligently challenge orthodoxies of curriculum delivery and assessment. You should also be keen to play a full and inclusive role in the life of our busy boarding community, and be able to contribute to the development of our innovative school through an enthusiastic embrace of new ways of teaching, learning, and working.


A competitive salary package, including accommodation and fee remission is offered.


Closing Date:                        9:00am, Friday 6 November 2020

Long List Interview Date:    w/c 9 November 2020 via Teams

Short List Interview Date:   w/c 23 November 2020

If you are interested in applying for this post please read the Job Description and Terms & Conditions which includes full details regarding the post.  CVs cannot be accepted in lieu of an application form.


Job related enquiries for the Recruiting Manager can be forwarded via Pam Goff Headmaster’s PA via email to:
[email protected]


All other enquiries relating to the recruitment process, should be forwarded to: 
[email protected]


Bedales is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. All teaching posts are exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and all successful applicants will undergo safeguarding screening including an enhanced DBS and Barred List check from the Disclosure and Barring Service and a Prohibition from Teaching Check and where required a Prohibition from Management Check (Section. 128 Check).


On Site Parking, Free School lunches during Term Time, Life Assurance, Pension, Personal Accident Cover
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Posted on: Fri Oct 16 2020 Closing on: November 6, 2020

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More about Bedales School
Address: Bedales School Church Road Steep Petersfield, GU32 2DG
Telephone: 01730 300100
Type: Independent
Age Group: 3 - 19 years
Gender: Mixed