Deputy Headteacher – Bishop Vesey’s Grammar School

Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands

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Required for September 2024.

L19 to L23 £73,509 – £81,070

Following the promotion of the current post-holder to Headship, we have an exciting opportunity for you to join the Senior Leadership Team of our unique and wonderful school.   You will be joining a vibrant and exciting community with highly talented leadership and teaching teams and aspirational students.  We are seeking to appoint a committed and inspirational leader, striving for excellence, with responsibilities for:

  • Leading on whole school behaviour and discipline policy. Leadership of the pastoral team.
  • Raising achievement further at Key Stage 4
  • Developing and leading an innovative Outreach Strategy promoting social mobility and strengthening admission of students attracting Pupil Premium
  • Building strong partnerships with businesses, charities, arts and sporting organisations and universities across the West Midlands
  • Leading ‘Character Education’, delivering a strategy which will develop pupil character through participation, partnership and the curriculum.

The closing date for applications is Friday 9 February 2024 at 10.00am (UK).

Interested candidates are invited to contact RSAcademics by email to arrange a confidential discussion with Peter Lockhart, who is leading the search, or Barbara Elliott, the Senior Advisor handling this appointment:

You should submit:

  • A completed application form
  • A covering letter addressed to the Headteacher, Mr Dominic Robson. The letter should be a maximum of two pages and should explain your reasons for applying and outline your suitability for the role. There is no need to submit a separate CV.

Applications should be made electronically to RSAcademics. To submit your application please click on Apply Now on the right side of this page and upload your documents according to the instructions provided.

If you have any questions about uploading your application documents, please contact Alison Hooper, Project Coordinator, at Alison can also be reached by calling our Head Office on +44 (0)1858 383163.

Bishop Vesey’s Grammar School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment.  An enhanced DBS check together with Identity, Right to Work, Prohibition Order, Section 128, pre-placement medical and verification of qualification checks are requirements for this post. An online search will also be carried out as part of due diligence on all shortlisted candidates.

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020. 

 The safeguarding responsibilities of the role are indicated in the candidate information. 

RSAcademics is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and to promoting diversity and inclusion in schools. 




Key Dates

The closing date for applications is Friday 9 February 2024 at 10.00am (UK).

Selected candidates will be invited to a preliminary interview via Teams with Barbara Elliott and Peter Lockhart on Monday 19 February or Tuesday 20 February.

Precise dates have not yet been fixed for two further rounds of interviews with members of the governors’ selection panel, but the aim is for these to take place in the week commencing 4 March 2024.