Deputy Head of School – Curriculum

The Magna Carta School
Location: Surrey
Salary (£): L20 - L24
Closing Date: CLOSED
Start Date: September 2024
Phase: Secondary

Role Managed by

Will Bridge
Executive Search Consultant


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At the Magna Carta School, we are guided by our vision that Learning Shapes Lives and are relentless in our work to ensure that our students achieve the highest possible outcomes.

We are looking for a talented, successful, and committed leader to join our senior leadership team.

As the successful applicant you will:

  • be an excellent classroom practitioner with a proven track record of success at Key Stage 3 and 4
  • have a commitment to ensuring the best possible outcomes for all students
  • to able to demonstrate substantial and successful senior leadership experience
  • have a proven track record of raising student attainment
  • have successful experience of developing high-quality teaching practices and developing the quality of teaching
  • be able to demonstrate successful curriculum development
  • have an ability to use data and data systems effectively to improve student outcomes.

The Magna Carta School is an 11-16 academy in Unity Schools Trust based in Staines-upon-Thames, with approximately 1150 students on role. The school is a founder member of Unity Schools Trust and the 1215 Learning Partnership, determined to enhance lives for young people across this area of Surrey.

We are particularly proud of our students; they are aspirational and enthusiastic about their learning and as a result make good progress and achieve impressive GCSE results. They consistently and successfully progress on to further education and apprenticeships.

We strive to provide a welcoming, challenging, secure and inclusive learning environment where all students and staff are respected, cared for, and feel that they belong. We are committed to realising our vision that Learning Shapes Lives by creating a culture in which everyone aspires to achieve and where as a community we learn to know, to do, to be and to live together.


We have a strong commitment to professional development, collaboration, and career planning so that our staff are supported in their development both within their current role but also in their future career development.

In addition, teaching staff also benefit from enrolment in the Teachers’ Pension Scheme and a health assured and wellbeing programme and an allowance for running after-school enrichment activities.

To apply, please complete and return the application form on our website:

Closing date for applications: 23rd of April at 12 noon

Unity Schools Trust reserves the right to interview suitably qualified candidates ahead of the application deadline where appropriate.

Applications from agencies will not be considered and all applications must be made on the Trust’s application form.

Please note this Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. The successful applicant’s appointment will be subject to satisfactory enhanced clearance by the Disclosure and Barring Service.