Deputy Head Academic – Uppingham Careers

Deputy Head Academic

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Job details

Contract hours: Full time
Basis: Permanent
Location: Uppingham
Closing date: 12 February 2024, 9:00 am


The Headmaster of Uppingham School invites applications for the role of Deputy Head Academic.

Uppingham is a thriving co-educational, full boarding school serving 850 pupils aged 13-18. The Deputy Head Academic is responsible for ensuring the highest of academic standards for each of those 850 pupils whilst drawing the very best professional standards from those who lead and deliver the academic curriculum.

Uppingham strives for the highest academic outcomes and demands that teaching is creative, inspirational, and innovative. The School believes that the curriculum should excite intellectual curiosity and ensure pupils are challenged and imbued with thinking skills, so that they thrive academically and achieve excellent outcomes. This is an exciting opportunity to play a pivotal role in the strategic leadership of Uppingham’s academic provision and support the School’s ambition to lead the way in British education.

The successful candidate will be a visionary leader, with significant experience of curriculum leadership and organisation. The nature of this role, coupled with the demand for creative leadership of the curriculum and teaching, requires a professional who demonstrates sophisticated, research-led, evidence-based practice. The ability to inspire others, think flexibly, and to lead, create, and work as part of a team are essential. High-level analytical and data-handling skills will be essential to successfully deliver the strategic aims of the role.

Further information on Uppingham School can be found at:

A candidate brief is available from  

CVs, covering letters and application forms should be sent by the closing date, 09.00 GMT on Monday 12 February.  

Uppingham School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. Therefore, we expect all workers and employees to share this commitment.  All appointments are subject to satisfactory pre-employment checks, including a satisfactory Enhanced criminal records with Barred List check through the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

Deputy Head Academic – Candidate Information Pack

This role is being managed by our external agency partner. Please click the apply button to complete the application via their site.

Uppingham 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 Disclosure and Barring Service.

All positions at the School are exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, therefore ALL convictions, cautions, reprimands and final warnings (including those which would normally be considered ‘spent’ under the Act) MUST be declared, subject to the DBS filtering rules. All information given will be treated as confidential and each case will be taken on its merits. Failure to disclose this information may result in the withdrawal of an offer of employment or immediate termination of employment.

Uppingham School is an equal opportunities employer.

Working at Uppingham

Uppingham is a vibrant, stimulating, energetic and forward-looking school. Our community is made up of talented people offering a diverse range of experiences. We welcome applications from candidates who are both experienced and new to working within the independent education sector.