Deputy headteacher: model job description

Download and adapt our model job description to help you find the right candidate for your deputy headteacher role. Our model is based on the Headteachers' Standards 2020.

Last reviewed on 12 October 2021
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  1. Download our model job description and person specification

Download our model job description and person specification

Use our model job description to recruit your next deputy headteacher - it's suitable for both primary and secondary schools.

Adapt it to suit your school’s context, needs and priorities (for example, if you're part of a multi academy trust, you can add details about how you expect the deputy headteacher to work with other schools in the trust). 

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