Deputy Headteacher

Deputy Headteacher: Behaviour & Standards

Pay Scale:             L20-24 (£75,331 to £83,081)

William de Ferrers is looking to appoint a Deputy Headteacher to join us in our exciting educational journey as our school becomes part of a strong and supportive trust, the Chelmsford Learning Partnership, committed to delivering excellence in education.

About the role:

You will be taking a lead on behaviour and standards across the school, supporting the school as we embark on this new chapter. This is a unique opportunity to make a significant impact on the lives of our students and contribute to the continued success and growth of our school within the trust. You will join our new Executive Headteacher and Head of School in September ensuring that, together with the wider leadership team, we continue to drive our school forward.

As Deputy Headteacher responsible for behaviour and standards, you will play a pivotal role in shaping the ethos and culture of our school, ensuring a safe, inclusive, and nurturing environment where every student can thrive. You will lead on whole school behaviour management strategies, to ensure high standards of student conduct and attitudes to learning. You will also play an important role as part of the wider safeguarding team as one of the schools Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads. You will work collaboratively with staff, students, parents and external agencies to promote positive outcomes for all our students.

About you:

As a practitioner, you will believe:

  • that a structured and clear approach to behaviour management contributes to a positive learning environment
  • in promoting a culture of responsibility and respect among students and the wider school community
  • in whole school approaches, involving collaboration between staff, students and parents to create a positive school culture

You will also be passionate about making a positive difference to the lives of young people and will have the skills and experience to lead on standards and behaviour in our school. You will be aligned to the school values of 'Aspire, Persevere, Achieve', as well as sharing the trust's unashamed ambition that is focused on the achievements of our students. This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a forward-thinking trust and a school at the beginning of a new chapter; contributing to the continued success and development of our school community.

What we can offer you:

Our vision for our schools is a simple one. We believe that, as a collective of schools, we are stronger together and that by working together we provide an outstanding education for every child in our family of schools. As a trust we provide excellent professional development and career progression opportunities for all our staff. Additionally:

  • You will be joining a team of supportive colleagues, both in the school and in the trust
  • We follow national Teacher Pay Scales as well as the Teachers Pension Scheme
  • All colleagues have access to a 24/7 confidential Employee Assistance Programme.
  • All colleagues have access to a benefits platform which offers valuable discounts
  • All colleagues have access to individualised CPD that not only supports them in their current role but allows them access to training for their career development.

Please click here for a job description and application form. If you would like to discuss this post further, please contact the school's new Executive Headteacher directly at:

The closing date for applications is Friday 19 April 2024, with interviews scheduled to take place on Thursday 25 and Friday 26 April 2024.