Deputy Headteacher

The Raleigh School
Leatherhead, Surrey
Contract Type
Full Time
Competitive Salary
Start Date
19th April 2024
29th April 2024 07:59 AM
Contract Type
Job ID
Start Date
19th April 2024
  • Contract Type :Permanent
  • Job ID: 1416149

We hope that this is the job you have been waiting for - This is an opportunity for an ambitious senior leader to play a leading and dynamic role in the education of children at our thriving school in the Leatherhead area. The Deputy Headteacher will contribute to the quality of education and support and inspire staff and children.

The successful applicant will be a vibrant energetic and strategic thinker who wants to be at the heart of national educational thinking.

South Farnham Educational Trust is a growing Trust which currently consists of seven schools: The Raleigh School, South Farnham School, Highfield South Farnham School, Great Bookham School, Busbridge Infant School, Wallace Fields Infant & Nursery School & Brighton Hill Community School. We also have one associate member, a Teaching School Hub and thriving SCITT.

Our Teaching School Hub is one of 87 centres of excellence for teaching training and development in the country. We provide high-quality professional development to teachers in over 300 schools and at each stage of their career (from TA to executive leadership), including outstanding teacher training, delivery of the Early Career Framework, National Professional Qualifications and Appropriate Body services. Our Appropriate Body currently supports and assesses over 800 Early Career Teachers each year and our RSHE Hub has trained over 1,000 schools since June 2020.

South Farnham SCITT is the largest and leading provider of Primary/secondary Initial Teacher Training (ITT) in the area. Our Ofsted outstanding provision has also been rated as No.3 in the UK for our School Direct programmes and No.1 in the UK for our employment rates (Good Teacher Training Guide, 2015 and 2017). We train over 170 teachers in schools across Surrey, Hampshire, Sussex, Berkshire and the London Boroughs each year and contribute to ITT at a national level.

Vision and purpose of the Trust

• To create a group of schools that have a shared commitment to ensuring the highest possible outcomes for their children.

• Through close co-operation children, parents and teachers will share professional expertise, training opportunities and facilities to ensure that the whole is greater than the part.

• To create a learning environment where the highest possible standards are a feature of all schools.

• To establish a shared understanding of what works and a reflective, research-based approach to school improvement.

• To celebrate and develop the uniqueness of each school within the MAT family of schools.

Please view our career site and staff prospectus for further information on our school and our Trust.

We strongly recommend a visit to find out more about this exciting opportunity. Please contact Claire Buckton to arrange a visit.

South Farnham Educational Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. Appointment to this post will be subject to an enhanced DBS check.

Required for September 2024.

We reserve the right to withdraw this vacancy at any time ahead of the closing date if there is a good level of response. Shortlisting to take place upon application, therefore, we recommend you submit your application as early as possible.


Safeguarding Statement:

The Raleigh School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
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