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Deputy Headteacher - Quality of Education - Curriculum and Progress

Leadership Range 21 – 25  

(£78,507 to £86,450 per annum depending on experience) 

100% FTE


Brentwood County High School
Shenfield Common, Seven Arches Road, Brentwood, Essex.CM14 4JFEssex
Brentwood County High School

Due to increasing student numbers, Brentwood County High School is on a journey of improvement and is seeking to appoint an experienced Deputy Headteacher. Following our “Good” Ofsted rating in June 2022, demand for places in Year 7 and Year 12 has been rising. In February 2024, we opened the final stage of our £27 million DFE heritage building project. This provides new state-of-the-art learning environments including new science, sporting, technology, and art facilities whilst also retaining the character of the original school buildings that date back over a century.

We are seeking to appoint an experienced, dynamic and dedicated leader to actively promote the quality of education within curriculum and progress of Brentwood County High School. The successful applicant will be an outstanding leader, who will have the ability to think strategically. As an effective team player, you will work within a diverse community of students’ parents, staff, Trustees and Senior Leaders. The core purpose of this role will be to take a lead in shaping the quality of education within curriculum and progress throughout the school, and to play a major role under the direction of the Headteacher in formulating the aims and objectives of the school.

Some of the Key Responsibilities of this role include:

  • Managing staff and resources to achieve the aims and objectives of the school and monitor progress
  • Undertake the professional duties of the Deputy Headteacher reasonably delegated to you by the Headteacher and duties of the Headteacher, in the event of their absence from the school
  • In partnership with the Headteacher and the Senior Leadership Team, provide professional leadership and management of quality of education throughout the school

Why apply for Brentwood County High School?

We aim to provide all students with an education that is tailored to support their academic development as well as their well-being; physically, mentally and spiritually. We have a clear set of co-operative values; self-help, self-responsibility, equity, equality, democracy and solidarity. These values underpin everything we do. These values are not just words but help to create the “Brentwood County High School Way.”  

Our school was judged to be “good” in all areas by Ofsted. The report states that “Pupils have high aspirations for themselves and each other. They know that learning and doing well are important. Pupils work hard to achieve high levels of success. Lessons are calm and purposeful.” And “Pupils understand and live up to the trust’s core values. For example, they readily demonstrate ‘self-help’ when facing difficult tasks in lessons. Pupils have also shown admirable resilience in learning in the face of the challenges presented by the school’s large building project. Many pupils proudly take up positions of responsibility. Students in the sixth form make many positive contributions to school life such as reading with younger pupils.”

BCHS is a Co-operative Academy which is firmly rooted in serving our community. We are proud to be an inclusive co-educational comprehensive school where we recognise that success for young people is built on firm foundations of trust, respect, care and hard work. We measure our success by much more than exam results as we recognise that such data tells only a part of the story of each of our young people. BCHS is already a great place to teach and learn and we have many strengths including: 

  • Motivated pupils, who have a voice in the school with diversity champions and student parliament 
  • Staff are aided by extensive and wide-ranging in-house support and coaching
  • Knowledgeable and dynamic Trust with supportive governors, with a robust understanding of education 

BCHS is located in the heart of Brentwood, near the town centre, a short distance from the train station, which is 25 minutes from Liverpool Street Station. The school, also includes a large sixth form campus and achievements at KS5 have been a key strength at BCHS. Parking is available on-site and there are good transport links by both rail and bus. BCHS is just over two miles from the M25. 

BCHS is a member of Osborne Co-operative Academy Trust a Multi-Academy Trust, with twelve member schools within Essex. All schools in the Trust work in equal partnership and are members of the schools’ Co-operative Society. Our Co-operative Values focus on enabling all students to achieve their potential both academically and as young people.  

In return for your hard work you will receive:  

  • A relocation package is available of up to £8,000 for new employees renting or buying a property
  • Support from highly experienced SLT members, and the wider trust network and collaboration with our other schools  
  • Support network for all staff including managing workloads and work-life balance   
  • Career progression throughout the Trust, with the ability to progress in other schools  
  • Recognition of continuous service   
  • Excellent CPD opportunities through the school and the trust   
  • Fully Subsided Employee Assistance Programme    
  • Excellent behaviour management policy to support all staff  
  • National Conditions of Service  
  • Automatic enrolment into the National Teachers Pension Scheme 

If you feel you could make a positive contribution to the school, and you have the passion, drive and commitment to work with us to make all aspects of our school outstanding, please apply now. To request a visit of the school, or to request a copy of the Deputy Headteacher brochure or for more information please speak to Sharon Jenner Executive Headteacher of Secondary Education on 01375 648936 or email Louise Guy HR Director

BCHS is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. In compliance with safer recruitment procedures and guidelines, all applications must be made on our formal application form, CVs will not be accepted. This appointment will be subject to pre-employment checks including an enhanced DBS disclosure and satisfactory references. Osborne Co-operative Academy Trust is an equal opportunities employer. As a Trust, we recognise the value of, and seek to achieve a diverse workforce. We welcome applications from all backgrounds. Please refer to our recruitment & selection policy statement ( for more information.    

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Posted on: 19 March 2024

Application Closing date

Monday, 15 April 2024 12:00 am

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Please note: we may hold interviews as and when applications are received, and we reserve the right to offer to a candidate prior to the closing date. With this in mind, we encourage you to apply as soon as possible.

Osborne Co-operative Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. This post will be subject to an enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service.