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Deputy Head (Academic)


We are seeking to appoint a Deputy Head (Academic) for September 2022 to the Senior Leadership Team. The successful candidate will work in support of the Headmaster, and be responsible for building on the current high academic reputation of Sandroyd. The Deputy Head (Academic) should have the passion and ability to drive all aspects of academic provision forward across the whole school. The current post holder has recently been appointed as a Head in a primary school. Whilst the post becomes vacant in April 2022, due to required notice periods, it is anticipated that the new Deputy Head will not be appointed until September 2022.

The Deputy Head (Academic) will possess strong people management skills, have a collegiate style of working and be a good listener. They should be able to respond decisively and quickly to matters that arise during meetings or the school day. Candidates should show a great sense of commitment and have an impressive work ethic. They should be a good sounding board for the Headmaster with a wise head on their shoulders. They must inspire trust and command the respect of pupils, staff and parents alike.

On the teaching side, The Senior Management Team currently consists of: The Headmaster, Deputy Head, Head of The Walled Garden, Deputy Head (Academic), Deputy Head (Pastoral), Director of Co-Curricular, Head of Performing Arts


Salary & Benefits

A generous package commensurate with experience will be awarded to the successful candidate. If the candidate has children of prep school age a fee remission is available. If required, family accommodation may be available on site.


Sandroyd School
Tollard Royal

Supporting documents

Deadline and how to apply

Interested candidates should apply by 10am on Tuesday 1st February 2022.

The completed application form and your brief letter of application should be addressed to the Headmaster and sent via Miss Sarah Harding

Equal opportunities

We recognise the value of a workforce in which people from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to introduce fresh ideas and contribute to delivering an outstanding education. Our staff work in a supportive and safe environment, recognising their responsibility to value and respect each other’s contributions. Standards of conduct are expected to be of the highest level to ensure that no one is harassed, bullied or victimised.

We are in favour of a workforce that reflects the make-up of the local and national population. No job applicant, temporary worker or employee should receive less favourable treatment on the grounds of age, disability, gender, race and ethnicity, religion and belief (including no belief), marriage or civil partnership status or sexual orientation.

We are conscious that there are many groups that are currently under-represented at Sandroyd and we are committed to changing this. To that end, we actively encourage applicants from all backgrounds.

Job reference: DHA-JAN22