Deputy Headteacher

Thomas Gainsborough School

Start Date: 1st September 2021

Salary: Leadership L19-24 (£65,735 - £74,295 per annum)

Contract type: Full time, permanent

Following the well-deserved promotion of the current post holder, we are seeking to appoint an inspirational leader with a proven track record in whole school leadership to play a key role in contributing to the continued success of our school. The successful applicant will lead student and staff support and development across the school. They will be required to ensure that the values and expectations of the school are upheld to enable every student to achieve their potential.

Thomas Gainsborough School is part of the Unity Schools Partnership. We are an excellent school with clear values and expectations for our staff and students. We are committed to providing ‘Excellence: for each, for all’. We are a co-educational school on the Suffolk / Essex border for students aged 11 to 18.

You will be:

  • an outstanding teacher who has high expectations of themselves and others
  • an innovative leader
  • a good communicator
  • committed to delivering the best possible outcomes for all students.
  • be knowledgeable, enthusiastic, determined, and rigorous about improving further the achievement of all students.
  • A team player who can inspire, enthuse, and motivate students and staff.
  • someone with an excellent sense of humour

In return, we offer:

  • the opportunity to work with the most wonderful students anywhere in the country
  • the chance to be part of a hardworking and friendly SLT
  • an enthusiastic and willing staff
  • high quality professional development

For an informal discussion or to arrange a visit to the school please contact Mrs K Fuller (Headteachers PA) on  or 01787 375232

Closing date:  09:00am, Monday 10th May 2021
Interviews:      Monday 17th and Tuesday 18th May 2021

If you are a current employee of Unity Schools Partnership, please use the following link to apply

Unity Schools Partnership is committed to safer recruitment, equal opportunities, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  An enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check will be required. 

Unity Schools Partnership, welcoming diversity.

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