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Aylesford School and Sixth Form College

Aylesford School and Sixth Form College

Deputy Headteacher

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Deputy Headteacher at Warwickshire’s first all-through school.

Required from January 2021

Aylesford School and Sixth Form College is a successful single Academy, now providing education on a single site to pupils aged 4 to 18, Reception through to Sixth Form.

The Headteacher and Governors of Aylesford are seeking to appoint an experienced professional with a strong track record of success, to join them and help shape the future direction of the school.

Applications are welcomed from those who can demonstrate that they are able to:

  • share our passion for learning
  • successfully communicate their understanding of our local context and their vision of how our school can continue to improve
  • lead the development of an effective, inclusive and balanced through-school curriculum that supports learners to develop the skills and knowledge needed in life
  • challenge, inspire, and support both students and colleagues
  • build effective relationships with parents, other schools and the wider community

Application process 

Applicants must complete the application form and submit it to the school by no later than midday on the closing date of Thursday 1st October 2020.

All applicants are strongly advised to read the job description and person specification for the post prior to submitting their application.

Application forms are available below and should be submitted to FAO Anna Timson (HR Manager) - 

Letter of application 

Please include a covering with your letter with your application form.  This should be addressed to the Headteacher, Mr Tim Hodgson, and should be no more than 1 side of A4.  

Selection process 

Applications will be ranked against the person specification for the role.  All shortlisted applicants will be subject to assessment tasks as per the person specification.    

Shortlisted candidates 

Applicants who have been shortlisted for the post will be notified early in the week commencing 5th October 2020.  We will provide further information relating to the selection process at this point.  Please also be aware that references will be taken up from referees for all shortlisted candidates.

Interview date 

Interviews will be held at Aylesford School on Monday 12th October 2020.     

School visits 

We invite potential applicants who would like to visit the School to contact Anna Timson on 01926 747100 or by email at 

Wherever possible, tours will be conducted by the Headteacher, Mr Tim Hodgson.  We strongly encourage applicants wishing to visit the School to plan to do so prior to interview.  Tours will not be offered on the interview day.

Further information  

Applicants who require further information should contact Anna Timson, HR Manager in the first instance.


This post is paid on the Leadership Pay Scale, Leadership points 21-25 

As a school we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff to share this commitment. This post is subject to two positive references and a full enhanced DBS check.