Deputy Headteacher – Achievement for All

Hours: Full-time Salary: Inner London L19-23

We are seeking a dynamic and ambitious Deputy Head to join our newly appointed headteacher in leading the school through an exciting period of rapid school development.  We are looking for an inspiring professional who is committed to providing an excellent holistic and inclusive education to all students in our complex, challenging urban context. Initially, we will require our deputy headteacher to provide vision and strategic direction particularly in relation to the progress, outcomes and well-being of disadvantaged students in the school. We know that our school community is richly diverse, and that the best outcomes for all can be achieved through curriculum provision, high quality teaching and learning and strong and pastoral care. Our priority is to ensure that disadvantaged students achieve the best possible outcomes alongside all others. The post holder will work alongside other senior leaders and with the whole staff group, to build on the existing strengths in all aspects of our provision and innovate where there are gaps, bringing greater clarity and coherence to the learning experience of students so that they all make excellent progress in their academic learning, personal development and behaviour.

As a pivotal member of the school’s senior leadership team, the successful candidate will play a leading part in the strategic development of the school. The post has arisen because the incumbent has been appointed as Headteacher. It is envisaged that the post provides a step towards headship and as such the post holder will benefit from a broad experience, and coaching and mentoring.

William Ellis values the development of thinking, reason and preparing young people to be happy adults and responsible citizens. This holds true to this day. We take great pride in preparing young men to be responsible citizens and contributors to their community, to be able to look after themselves and others.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • A commitment to single-sex boys’ education with an understanding of its challenges and a compelling vision for its successful future;
  • Understanding and experience of how to lead whole school behaviour strategies, quality curriculum development and effective learning in many aspects of the school;
  • A strong knowledge and understanding of how to strengthen achievement, particularly of disadvantaged students, in this richly diverse 11-18 comprehensive school;
  • A commitment to being a Camden community school – and promoting boys’ safety and welfare within the school and this community.

For more information, please see the advert on our website: William Ellis School – Deputy Headteacher – Achievement for All (L19-L23)

Closing date:  Thursday 15th April 2021 at 5pm

Longlist / shortlist: Monday 19th April 2021

Activities / Interviews: 29th – 30th April 2021

Additional information:

We strongly encourage interested candidates to visit the school for a guided tour and have an informal discussion about the role. A similar discussion with the headteacher would also be possible via video call by arrangement up to Friday 9th April.

To arrange a school visit or informal discussion, please email Fiona McWilliam: mcwilliam@williamellis.camden.sch.uk