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Deputy Headteacher (Behaviour and Pastoral) - Full-time

Dover Grammar School for Boys, Dover

  • Ref:KCC886-5459-360L
  • Posted:31/01/2024
  • Pay:L19 - L23
  • Start Date:September 2024
  • App Close Date:26/02/2024 at 10:00
  • Interviews:w/c 11th March 2024


A rare opportunity has arisen to join our successful, happy and forward-thinking school as a Deputy Headteacher. 

We are seeking an inspirational and experienced senior leader with the skills, enthusiasm, commitment and drive to make a significant contribution to the further development of our school in every area of our work. We will expect a lot of you; but in return you will have the opportunity to work with a fantastic staff and an amazing group of students and to make a real difference.  

Whether you are currently a Deputy Headteacher looking to broaden your experience in a different context, or an Assistant Headteacher looking to take the next step in your career, we would very much like to hear from you. It doesn’t matter if you’ve not worked in a selective school before; whatever your journey to date, what matters most to us is that you share the Headteacher and the SLG’s commitment to doing everything we can for the betterment of our students and staff.  

If you are passionate about working with the fantastic young people in Dover and surrounding areas, relish a challenge and feel you have the necessary skills for this post, we really want you to apply.   

Applications should include: 

  • a completed application form, either through Kent Teach or that found on the DGSB website 
  • a covering letter of no more than two sides of A4 in length (font size 12) which addresses both the job specification and the person specification for this role. You should outline in as much detail as possible how you plan to make a positive difference to our school if appointed to this position 

If you have any questions, please contact the Headteacher's PA, Lizzie Reynolds, via email on lreynolds@dgsb.co.uk.  The deadline for applications is Monday 26th February 2024 at 1pm. 

We will be offering the opportunity to tour the school prior to making an application on the following date: 

Wednesday 7th February 2024: 2.30pm – 3.30pm

Tuesday 20th Feburary 2024: 2.30pm - 3.30pm

Please contact Lizzie Reynolds at the above email address if you would like to visit us on either of these dates. 

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient suitable applications for the role. Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application as early as possible. 

PLEASE NOTE: Interviews will be held across two days in the week beginning Monday 11th March 2024. Candidates involved in the process will be informed at the end of day one if they are to be invited back for day two. 

Information about the school

Dover Grammar School for Boys is a selective school with a school roll of 800 students. Approximately 200 of these are in the Sixth Form. Girls are admitted to the Sixth Form.

DGSB is on a very exciting journey. Having retained our "Good " OFSTED designation, without condition, in October 2019, we are working hard on every aspect of what we do as we want to become even better. We moved into a £26m new school building in July 2022 and our new accommodation provides us with modern, bright, spacious teaching rooms, and has increased opportunities for students both inside and outside of the taught curriculum.

However, our success both in school – we recorded a fantastic Progress 8 score in 2023 of +0.57 - and within the local community means that we are already looking to expand our site and develop opportunities further.

DGSB is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our students and expect all staff to share in this commitment. Successful candidates will be required to undergo appropriate child protection screening including an enhanced DBS check. An ‘online presence’ check may be carried out before any appointment is confirmed. All appointments are subject to the receipt of satisfactory references.

Non-contributory access to the Benenden Healthcare Scheme is offered to successful candidates.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Lizzie Reynolds
  • Address:Astor Avenue, Dover, Kent, CT17 0DQ
  • Telephone: (01304) 206117
  • Email: lreynolds@dgsb.co.uk


Below are documents that have been added to this vacancy.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our students. You are advised that this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and therefore this post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). Please be aware that schools are also required to undertake online recruitment checks on shortlisted candidates under changes to Keeping Children Safe in Education.