Deputy Headteacher
Garden City Academy
Radburn Way Letchworth Garden City, Hertfordshire, England SG6 2JZ
Start Date
17th April 2023 or September 2023
L6-L10 (depending on experience/skills)

About the Role

Looking for a change? fancy a challenge?
We are looking to expand our Senior Leadership capacity within the school with the introduction of an additional Deputy Head. So, if you are an outstanding practitioner already, who has 6 years or more experience teaching and if you work hard and thrive on challenge then we would like to hear from you.

Our belief is that children should experience a full and rich curriculum, from cookery to colour run, from forest school to photography and everything in between – they must be safe, happy, enthused and become fearless learners.

We need a dedicated person who will give everything for our magical children. This is not a simple day job – we are transforming a community and creating an enduring legacy. We are here to make a difference, break down barriers and raise aspirations…these are the values and moral purpose of the candidate we need.

Garden City Academy serves a socio-economically deprived area. This means that we have to work extra hard to provide the life chances that every child deserves. This is a task that we do not shy away from but embrace it!

Also, we know how to have fun! (after all, aren’t we all just big kids?), Be ready for dressing up days, children v teachers sports matches, staff BBQ and much more. Its really is a case of work hard and play hard, as staff well-being and workload is a key focus for us here at GCA.
For more details regarding the role please read the application pack.

As a school we offer the following benefits:
• The opportunity to work in partnership with an outstanding school through REAch2 Academy Trust.
• A supportive working environment where your talents will be valued and nurtured.
• Being part of a team that champions children’s welfare.
• Leadership development opportunities that help you reach your potential.
• An opportunity to be at the cutting edge of educational development.

Garden City Academy is a member of the REAch2 Trust, a national family of primary academies committed to raising standards and achieving excellence for all pupils, whatever their background or circumstance. Teachers within REAch2 belong to a national community of professionals, and benefit from a wide range of networks and development opportunities across the Trust. In time, our best teachers are able to work across schools, develop specialisms and step up to leadership roles within and beyond their own academy. The Trust provides a strong culture of collaboration and support, together with high expectations for staff and pupils alike.

We hope you will take the time to find out more about our new academy and experience our warm welcome. For further information about the role, or to arrange an informal discussion or come and take a look around with the Headteacher, please contact Lisa Glennon, School Business manager at [email protected] or telephone 01462 621800 in the first instance.

Closing Date
Monday 30th January 2023 at Midday
Application Contact
Trust Social Media

The Application Form can be downloaded from the Documents section of this advert.

Completed applications forms should be sent to Lisa Glennon, School Business Manager using [email protected]

REAch2 Academy Trust have an Equal Opportunities Policy for selection and recruitment. Applicants are requested to complete the Trust’s online Equality & Diversity Monitoring Form separately.

REAch2 is continuously working towards improving the diversity of the Trust, and the experience for our staff from diverse backgrounds. We are clear that the value of greater diversity to the Trust lies in the way we will value difference when we work together towards richer solutions. 

We are keen to hear from all candidates with the appropriate experience who feel they can make a real contribution to the Trust. If you can bring a fresh perspective to the challenges we face whether through your background as someone from an ethnic minority or you live with a disability (visible or not), are open about your faith, religion or belief or about being LGBTQ+, your application will receive a warm welcome. As will applications from all suitable candidates.

REAch2 is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all adults working in or with our schools to share this commitment.

Enclosed in our application pack is a copy of our safer recruitment policy, which outlines the steps we take to ensure that we attract the most suitable, high calibre candidates, and to help deter, reject or identify people who might abuse children or are otherwise unsuited to working with them.

We encourage all potential candidates to read this policy carefully in order to fully understand what is expected of you in our recruitment process. All roles will be assessed for the appropriate level of DBS check, which will include a Children’s Barred List check if the role meets the criteria for regulated activity.

• A wide range of professional development opportunities and the opportunity to work with some of the best educational professionals in the country,
• Membership of the Teacher’s Pension Scheme TPS,
• Access to professional coaching and mentoring,
• Annual leadership events, workshops and conferences,
As part of REAch2 employee benefits we also offer an eye care scheme, access to an Employee Assistance Programme for you and your immediate family and membership to ‘perks at work’ – which includes discounts on holidays, shopping, family days out and much more.