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Vacancy Details

Deputy Headteacher

Prendergast School
Inner London Leadership Scale L22 – L26
Prendergast School
Working Pattern:
Full Time
32.5 hours per week.
DBS Check:
Closing Date:
16/05/2022 at 09:30
Prendergast School

We are seeking to appoint an experienced teacher to the post of Deputy Headteacher from September 2022. The postholder will be responsible for the Quality of Education across the whole school.  They will also have strategic leadership and management of Key Stage 5.  A key priority of this role will be to continue with the exceptional recruitment to the sixth form, whilst maintaining the high standards of education, ensuring our sixth form is the destination of choice for students from the Federation and the wider community.

As a member of SLT, the Deputy Headteacher will play an important role in the overall leadership and management of the school. In particular, you will work closely alongside the Headteacher to lead and develop an outstanding, inclusive, comprehensive education that serves the local community.

The successful candidate will have:

  • the knowledge and skills to lead on the management and development of Key Stage 5;
  • experience of developing teaching, learning and assessment at a whole school level;
  • a track record of outstanding teaching and improving results;
  • significant relevant experience of contributing to whole school issues;
  • proven ability and enthusiasm to motivate students and staff;
  • the ability to raise expectations and aspirations of students of all abilities.

You will share our ethos that disadvantage should not be a barrier to academic achievement and success for all.

Prendergast School is an Outstanding 11-16 Girls School with a mixed 6th Form of over 400 students, and benefits from being part of the Leathersellers’ Federation of Schools. It is one of the most successful schools in Lewisham.  Awarded its third Outstanding OFSTED grading in a row in November 2013, the school has been leading girls’ education in Lewisham for over 130 years.   The school holds the Gold Artsmark Award, the NACE award and the Wellbeing Award for schools. 

The school is part of the Leathersellers’ Federation of Schools; you will have the opportunity to work with a forward thinking school leadership team, and access to a rich and varied CPD programme within the school and across the federation.

We offer a comprehensive employee benefits package including:

  • Teachers pension and Local Government Pension scheme
  • Employer funded healthcare scheme
  • Cycle to work Scheme
  • Home electronics scheme
  • Affordable travel card loan scheme

Visits to the school are welcome please contact Dorothy Azebiah, PA to Headteacher to arrange via email d.azebiah@prendergast-school.com or telephone 020 8690 3710 ext: 3002. 

Interviews:                 Thursday 19 and Friday 20 May 2022

Please note CVs are not accepted.

The Leathersellers’ Federation of Schools is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and all employees are required to have an Enhanced DBS Disclosure.

Appointment will be subject to qualifications, experience checks and satisfactory references.

How to apply

Please apply online. For technical difficulties, please contact the Support Team. For further information about the role, please contact the school directly.




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