Deputy Headteacher

Deputy Headteacher


Start Date: 1st September 2022

Permanent, full time contract.

Leadership scale 3-7 dependant on experience. 


This is an exciting opportunity to join Bledlow Ridge School as Deputy Headteacher from September 2022. We are looking to recruit a dynamic and enthusiastic Deputy Headteacher to join our new Headteacher. The successful candidate will have a passion for teaching and learning and will have a vision and strategic insight for delivering high outcomes for all children.  


About Us

Bledlow Ridge School is a welcoming environment with high aspirations that all of our children achieve their potential. We are committed to giving all children in the school memorable and exciting learning opportunities as well as equipping them for their futures. We foster a sense of community involving all children, parents, staff and governors in our shared drive and ambition for the children in our care. A smaller school (175 on roll) and a beautiful rural setting make the school an interesting and stimulating place to work.


About the Role

The successful candidate will demonstrate and lead excellent teaching and take responsibility, with the headteacher, for school improvement. They will assist the Headteacher in the management, organisation and development of the school, in order to achieve the highest possible standards of teaching and learning and will assume the duties of the Headteacher in her absence. They will also support the further development of effective communication strategies with parents to enable them to engage most effectively with the work of the school and its aspirations for pupils’. 


Other prominent roles of the position will involve helping to facilitate high quality professional development for staff, working with the headteacher on monitoring of standards, continuing to foster a culture of high achievement, but also where interpersonal and emotional literacy are recognised as having high importance and above all, ensuring the safety and wellbeing of the pupils at all times.  


In return, Bledlow Ridge School can offer a supportive, dedicated and hard working staff team, a pupil and parent body who are committed to supporting the school and engage with the education the school provides and a number of policies and work practices focussed on improving workload across the school.  


The job description is linked below, and an application form can be attained via the school office. 


Please telephone or email the School Office for further information or an application pack. Visits to the school are warmly welcomed.  Telephone 01494 481253 or email:  


Bledlow Ridge School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of its pupils and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  Appointments made are subject to an Enhanced DBS check.

Closing date:     3pm, Tuesday 26th April, 2022

Interviews:        Friday 29th April, 2022