Deputy Headteacher

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14 May 2021
Graveney School
Location: London
Salary: £64,343 - £81,866
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Deputy Headteacher (Head of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion)

£64,343 - £81,866 (L14 – L25, depending on skills and experience)

Tooting, SW17 9BU

Would you like the opportunity to work as part of a team of highly experienced and ambitious colleagues?

Graveney is an extremely popular and successful 11-18 School, located in South West London, SW17. Set in beautiful campus stylex surroundings, there are excellent facilities and we strive to create a really warm and friendly community atmosphere. Graveney is a fiercely aspirational school. We want all our students to thrive, not just academically but in all aspects of their work and life at school. To make sure this happens, we are committed to developing the professional skills and career aspirations of our staff within a supportive and collaborative environment.


Designated ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted in March 2015 and widely recognised as one of the top 100 state funded schools in the country.

“Top performing local school again, based on an aggregation of the five key accountability measures…” The Times


This is an exciting opportunity for the right person to join our leadership team and help us with our work on developing some of our most important school practices. Do you have track record of leadership/management? Do you have experience of working in either Special Needs or Equality, Diversity and Inclusion? Do you excel as a classroom practitioner? We are looking for a new colleague with the skills and the motivation to lead teams of staff and have the strategic vision necessary to situate their work within our larger programme of whole school improvement.

We have a truly diverse intake with students from many different ethnic backgrounds and speaking 58 heritage languages. We want to make sure that this diversity plays a leading role in the continued success of our school, bringing a richness of cultural and other experience to bear on everything that we do. We are also proud of our track record in working with our disadvantaged students and were delighted with a recent analysis of our GCSE outcomes (Summer 2019) which places us in the top 10 secondary schools in the country for closing the gap. However, we also recognise the need to continue to innovate in our practices in order to best support all of our students and their needs.

We would greatly value your expertise and skills in managing all aspects of equality, diversity and inclusion. Your contribution with us will ensure that Graveney remains at the forefront of educational thinking as well as using your role as inclusion lead to secure the best possible outcomes for all of our students of every background or ability.  

Visits to the school are most welcome and if you wish to visit, please contact the HR Department on 0208 682 7028. 

To find out more and apply, please visit 

Closing date: Noon on Friday 14th May 2021

Interview date: w/c Monday 17th May 2021

Graveney School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will need to undertake a DBS Enhanced Disclosure. 

Strictly no contact from agencies. Please respect this request.

Work Permit:

All applicants must be based in the UK and confirm that they are able to prove their eligibility to work in the UK.