Deputy Head (Quality of Education) - Tiverton High School

  • Multiple Locations
  • Full Time
  • L22 - L26

In January 2017, Tiverton High School formed a Federation with Heathcoat Primary School and Rackenford C of E Primary School called the Federation of Tiverton Schools.

The formation of the Federation has enabled the three schools to build on the collaborative and supportive work that was already taking place. The Federation is tailored to the needs of our school and communities to provide the best experience for all children and young people in all schools.

Are you emotionally intelligent?
Do you have a relentless drive around school improvement?
Can you see yourself playing a role in Tiverton High School becoming an outstanding school?

We are looking to appoint a Deputy Head for Quality of Education at Tiverton High School to start from 1 January 2023.

We require a post holder who will strategically lead the quality of education across the school through an outstanding curriculum which enables all students to make strong progress, including in reading, as well as supporting the developments of learning within the wider federation.

Positive relationships at all levels are key for THS to be an outstanding school. Ofsted said ‘There is a strong sense of common purpose in the school. Your concern for individuals is a striking feature of your leadership, which is summed up with the statement, “we stopped working with the data; we started working with the pupils”.'

The Deputy Head for Quality of Education will have to work long hours, often contacting parents/carers in the evenings. There will be times when they will have to give clear messages to individuals, trying to resolve conflict or remove barriers to learning making them unpopular in the short term but respected and valued in the long term.

THS is a highly inclusive school. Ofsted said ‘You lead a highly inclusive school which benefits pupils and the local community’. Outcomes for vulnerable groups, especially SEND and DA pupils, continue to be a key focus for us with ‘further work needed to ensure that these pupils’ outcomes are at least in line with those of other pupils nationally’.

We want to be full and over-subscribed with parents pushing to get a place for their child at our school. We aspire to secure and take us close to 100% of our year 6 learners from our catchment. You will need to be flexible, creative, diplomatic and caring when you work with our primary colleagues, parents and young people.

As a lead professional, you will be a role model of the highest order, providing high quality leadership and management for students and staff alike. You will be unfailingly solution focused and positive in your outlook as you seek to implement change, make the change ‘stick’ and take others with you.

The Deputy Head for Quality of Education will work in close proximity with the Headteacher, the Deputy Head for Inclusion, as well as other members of the Leadership Team, to play a significant strategic and operational role in the school. You will be responsible for ensuring that students achieve their maximum potential through the quality of education they receive. You will be closely supported to do this by two Assistant Heads, one who focuses on Curriculum and Assessment and the other who leads on Teaching and Learning. You must have a robust understanding and overview of a curriculum which is designed to be rich, varied and fit for purpose in the 21st century.

You will have a proven track record of raising standards and outcomes for young people, as well as be able to demonstrate impact in changing the practice of others. You will be confident carrying out educational research that assists and challenges your thinking, using this to formulate a strong vision for improvement and the clarity of how to implement it. You will stand out because of your ability and capacity to drive and secure sustained whole school improvement.

If you are willing to go the extra mile and share our ambition to provide an outstanding education to our students, then we would welcome your application.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults, and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
This role requires a DBS disclosure.
This role requires the ability to fulfil all spoken aspects of the role with confidence and fluency in English.
With safeguarding in mind, we will seek references.

For an application pack, please visit or contact Meg Hepworth, Head's PA, on 01884 256655 (extension 225) or
Please apply by noon on the closing date.

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Job Details

  • OrganisationDevon County Schools
  • Work LocationMid DevonDevon
  • Work Postcode

    EX16 6SQ

  • Reference


  • Occupational GroupSchool Leadership

  • Salary Details

    L22 - L26

  • Job TermPermanent
  • Appointment TypeFull Time
  • Hours

  • Closing Date


  • DBS Check Required