Posting Date: Monday 30th April 2018
Closing Date: Wednesday 16th May 2018
Interviews: W/C 21 May 2018
Salary: L 18 – 22
Contract Type: Permanent

Deputy Head

Start date:                  September 2018
Location:                   Haverhill, Suffolk
Contract type:           Full time
Contract term:          Permanent
Salary:                        L 18 – 22
Total roll:                   1320

We are looking for a dynamic, ambitious and skilled individual who either can demonstrate these qualities through experience or through their potential. You will work alongside a highly dedicated team and have access to a wide range of development opportunities through the teaching school, the Trust’s research school and through the links we make with the 22 schools in the Trust. This will include the possibility of completing the NPQH qualification and this role is the perfect preparation for an aspiring headteacher.

Responsibilities will be wide-ranging and linked to your skill-set and interests in relation to the other team members. Precise responsibilities would be agreed following the successful candidate’s appointment to the post.

We will offer you:

  • Fantastic students to work with and care about and who can achieve great things when expectations are set high enough of them and inspired within themselves,
  • A school striving to gain the best results possible, whilst also valuing rounded individuals,
  • Excellent support to help you develop further and progress in your career.

Samuel Ward is a highly successful oversubscribed 11-18 co-educational academy with 1320 pupil on roll.  We are situated in pleasant surroundings on the western edge of Suffolk, within easy reach of Cambridge and Bury St Edmunds.  We benefit from excellent facilities, and our new £10m building is due to open in April 2019.

If you would like an informal discussion prior to submitting your application then please contact 01440 760333 or

Candidates are invited to apply using an application form together with a supporting statement of not more than two sides of A4.

The application form and job description are available on our website:

Closing date:  16 May 2018
Interviews: commencing w/b 21 May 2018