Deputy Head Academic

To start January 2020 or as agreed


The role:

We are seeking an exceptional leader and inspirational teacher to join the senior leadership team at our thriving and high-achieving school.

Candidates should have a proven track record of providing highly effective leadership and management. They should have the ability to inspire, motivate and support our pupils and the confidence and desire to take responsibility for the school when required.

In depth knowledge of what makes an outstanding curriculum is key and some experience in curriculum implementation is desirable.  This is a tremendous opportunity which calls for innovative applicants with energy, commitment and the ability to plan strategically.


About the School:

Portsmouth High School is part of the Girls’ Day School Trust (GDST) which is the UK’s leading network of independent girls’ schools and also one of the top 100 best not-for-profit organisations.



Portsmouth High School is a dynamic place to work, offering a range of career opportunities and benefits and is committed to staff wellbeing. We offer:

  • Competitive salaries and pay progression
  • Access to extensive professional development opportunities
  • Training grants for qualifications
  • Generous pension schemes
  • Free life assurance benefit
  • A discount of up to 50% on fees for children at GDST schools
  • Interest free loans for training, computer purchase loans and travel season ticket loans
  • A Cycle to Work scheme
  • Competitive terms and conditions of employment


To request an application pack please email or telephone 023 9282 6714.

Closing date for applications: 24 September 2019.

Initial interview date:  1 October 2019.


Portsmouth High School is part of the GDST (Girls’ Day School Trust) – the leading network of independent girls’ schools in the UK. The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the DBS.