Dover Grammar School for Girls


Employment type: Full-time
Salary: £82,000 - £107,700 per annum
Close date: 26th February 2024 at midday
Date of Interviews: 6th & 7th March 2024
Position start date: September 2024

We are seeking an inspiring, dynamic and talented leader to shape the future of the Dover Grammar School for Girls. As a school, we not only strive for academic excellence, but we want to inspire the next generation of creative and dynamic thinkers. Whatever field they choose to pursue, we hope their experience at DGGS will set them up for a rounded and fulfilling future.  

We are looking for a Headteacher who can enhance the educational opportunities and experience of our young people. If you have the passion and drive to implement new strategies, to continue to enhance the school, motivation to attract and retain like-minded teachers and staff to deliver outstanding education and desire to establish the school at the heart of the local community then we want to hear from you. 

Dover Girls is an extremely successful school, judged outstanding in our last Ofsted in 2013. With a strong reputation for academic excellence and a rounded, caring community, Dover Grammar School for Girls aims for outstanding performance to help every student, from all backgrounds, fulfil their potential in whatever field they choose.

Your vision, inspirational leadership and ability to empower those around you, will support the future evolution of the school to create a sustainable legacy. We offer:

  • the chance to work in a high achieving school at the heart of the local community
  • an opportunity to make a real difference to the potential of pupils from a wide range of backgrounds 
  • unwavering support from energetic, enthusiastic and friendly staff and the Governing Body
  • students who attain outstanding results  at GCSE and A 'levels as well as excelling  in a range of enrichment activities

The successful applicant will:

  • champion high-quality and engaging teaching and learning in a flourishing and inclusive ethos
  • strive to ensure students reach their fullest potential academically and through enrichment activities
  • value the opportunity to lead and work openly and collaboratively with talented, passionate educators
  • understand and develop pastoral support as a key enabler of success
  • engage and inspire the community as the school of choice to maximise potential

The benefits of working at DGGS:

  • support in your leadership and professional development
  • respect, support and challenge, through collaborative governance, open communication, and shared decision-making
  • support to drive your vision for the school, and ensure together we achieve our school's strategic goals
  • a happy and motivated student body, dedicated staff and a caring community
If you would like to make an informal visit to the school before making an application, please contact to arrange a suitable time. 

Please do explore our website for more information about the school:

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 Legislation.

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