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Head of School - Upper School
  • Employer: Brighton & Hove City Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/490/29172
  • Published: Fri 18/11/2022, 0:00 AM
  • Closing on: Tue 06/12/2022, 0:00 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: Full Time Teacher Hours - 32.4 per week
  • Salary: £56796 - £62561
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Dorothy Stringer School, Brighton

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Head of School - Upper School

Job introduction

Paid weeks per year: 52

Start date: 1st April 2023

Our school is ‘Good’ (Ofsted 2018), being one of the most popular and successful 11-16 mixed comprehensive schools in the Preston Park area of Brighton, consistently over-subscribed. We pride ourself on the high quality teaching and learning throughout the school and a commitment to staff well-being.

About the role

The Headteacher and Governing Body are seeking to appoint a dynamic leader with excellent interpersonal skills, a flair for innovation, drive and ambition to join the Senior Leadership Team of our forward thinking 11-16 comprehensive school. This is an exciting opportunity to make a significant contribution to the further development of our school. 

Specific responsibilities our outlined in the attached Job Description. Specifically, we are seeking a senior leader who, under the direction of the Headteacher:

  • Can lead and manage the work of others with vision, energy and sensitivity 
  • Has a commitment to improve teaching and learning, and student outcomes that is rooted in research-informed practice 
  • Has effective communication and interpersonal skills as well as emotional intelligence to motivate and inspire staff, students and stakeholders.

Our curriculum is broad and balanced and offers many exciting opportunities for all students, both in school and out. There are tremendous extra-curricular opportunities at Dorothy Stringer through sport, performing arts, the Junior Leadership Team, Art on-going links with our partner schools in Africa, the Duke of Edinburgh award, as well as a number of other trips. In short, we believe there is something for everyone at the school.

For further details see the Person Specification and Job Description (attached).


Application is by application form with a supporting letter.  Your application should take account of the Person Specification. In line with our safer recruitment Policy, we cannot accept C.V.s.

See application form and associated paperwork attached.

Please return your completed application to If you have a problem replying electronically please contact the school on 01273 852222.

Dorothy Stringer is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment and comply with the Department of Education Statutory Guidance ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’.

*We reserve the right to appoint a suitable candidate before the closing date.

Closing date: Midday, Tuesday 6th December*

Interview date: 13th December

Telephone: 01273 852222


Additional information

Work Permits: We may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) Points-based Immigration System. Please see for more information on the Skilled Worker Visa.


Company information

Please note that this post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, and is subject to a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) Check.

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The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Brighton & Hove Schools do not accept CV or resume.