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Deputy Headteacher - Quality of Education


Salary: LS19-23

To start: September 2021

Closing Date: Friday 16 April 2021

What makes Ridgewood School special?

Staff and students at Ridgewood work hard every day to embody the school’s core values: Excellence, Teamwork, Enjoyment and Integrity. We are enjoying a trajectory of continued success and look forward to welcoming a successful applicant who can join us on our journey. We became a standalone academy in 2011, and we are incredibly proud of the progress we have made as a school, having laid strong foundations for further improvement going forward.

Our school motto, ‘Prepare for the road ahead’, represents our belief in preparing our staff and students for their future. We exemplify our motto not only in terms of academic achievement, but also in terms of the training, enrichment and experiences which make us all model citizens. Our school values underpin what we do and contribute to our ethos in everything we undertake as a school community. We set our standards high and do not compromise, because we believe in the best for everyone.

Why is the role of Deputy Headteacher – Quality of Education right for you?

We are looking to appoint an inspiring and dedicated Deputy Headteacher to join a school which strives for excellence in all respects and which believes in giving children the best possible opportunities to succeed, both academically and as members of the community.  You will be an inspiring leader with a track record of improving standards. Your letter of application, which should be no more than two sides of A4, should outline how you would make a significant impact on continued improvements on the Quality of Education at Ridgewood School and present clear examples of significant whole school impact in your current role.

We are committed to offering the staff who work at Ridgewood every opportunity to become the best they can be. Our training packages, for staff at all stages of their careers, are second to none. As well as our whole school and departmental training, we also offer personalised coaching programmes. These are designed to give teachers one-to-one coaching to develop specific aspects of their classroom practice. NQTs and RQTs are supported through their early years of teaching as they embed excellent classroom routines; developing and experienced teachers are prepared for positions of leadership and responsibility; and senior staff are trained to reflect on and evaluate their practice whilst simultaneously developing others. We can match training and development to everyone’s needs and wishes.

Are you a seeking an energetic, vibrant working environment, working alongside supportive colleagues who share your passion for teaching? Do you want to work in a school with a dedicated team of senior leaders committed to whole school development? Are you passionate about giving young people every opportunity for success through the power of education? If so, Ridgewood School is for you.

How can you apply for this role?

For full details, to discuss the role or to request an application pack, please contact Frances Hamlet, the Head’s PA -email: or  We welcome visits from potential candidates – please contact Frances to arrange this. 

The closing date for this post is 9am Friday 16 April 2021.

Interviews will take place soon after. Please return your application form as soon as possible directly to the school.

Ridgewood School reserve the right to close this advert prior to the closing date above.

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check. The school operates a no smoking policy.