Whole School Deputy Head


Barcelona, B, ES

Date:  1 May 2024

Inspired Education is the leading global group of premium schools, with a portfolio of over 100 premium private schools spanning six continents which utilise proven educational practices from every corner of the globe, ensuring over 80,000 students receive a world-class learning experience from Kindergarten to Year 13. In addition, we are delighted to be recognised in the top 10 highest value private companies in the UK by Beauhurst.


In over 24 countries, Inspired schools are individually developed and anchored in the vibrant cultures of their respective locations. They collectively form an international family of schools that nurtures each student's academic and personal development in a progressive, dynamic, and innovative learning environment.


By joining our award-winning team of over 12,000 employees, you can work in state-of-the-art facilities alongside industry-renowned educators and leaders in some of the world's most desirable locations. We invest heavily in our team members who enjoy industry-leading professional development, exceptional career opportunities, and mobility across our group.



The British College of Gava (www.bcgava.com) an IB World School, near Barcelona is seeking to appoint an exceptional Whole School Deputy Head. This role is a new position which has been created as a consequence of the recent rapid growth and exciting future of this wonderful school. We are seeking an experienced school leader to join our excellent team at the end of August 2024. This is an exciting opportunity to be part of our new purpose built, expanding school with exceptional facilities. 


Primary objective:

To provide continual and unwavering support to the Head Teacher in all aspects of school life, including deputising as required. Embody the Group and School vision compellingly, leading strategically to ensure its realisation. Build and maintain positive working relationships with all members of the school  community. Keep up to date with developments across the Inspired Group and in wider education. Work with political and financial astuteness, translating policy into the school’s context. Lead by example, holding and articulating clear values and moral purpose with a clear focus on ensuring excellence for the students at the school. Under the direction of the Head Teacher, ensure that best practice is maintained and to lead on the operational, academic and pastoral arrangements of the school. To ensure that all students receive the best possible education.


Please send a CV and accompanying letter of application to the Principal, Mr Simon Mower at principal@bcgava.com . We will be conducting interviews by Google Meet as applications arrive, so early applications are encouraged.



  • Provide leadership and guidance to the Heads of Phase (Primary / Secondary)
  • Continually develop and maintain the school self evaluation documents and processes
  • Coordinate the formulation and development of the school’s aims and objectives
  • To establish policies and procedures to achieve the school’s aims and objectives
  • To allocate staff resources to enable the school to achieve its aims and objectives
  • Oversee the effective implementation of a quality assurance framework
  • Oversee the school’s appraisal processes
  • Implement whole school procedures for the accurate collection, analysis and communication of student progress and attainment
  • With the Head Teacher, identify staffing needs and run recruitment processes to fill them
  • In conjunction with the Heads of Phase, coordinate the whole school calendar and work to ensure the overall smooth running of the school
  • To help with student recruitment, Open Days and other marketing events as necessary.
  • To design and implement an effective whole school timetable 



  • UK Trained with qualified teacher status
  • Recognised Bachelor’s degree
  • Recognised Masters or post graduate qualification
  • Secondary school teaching experience
  • Knowledge and understanding of English National curriculum
  • Knowledge of the IB programmes
  • UK passport holder or right to work in the EU


Inspired Education Group is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff, volunteers and other third parties to share this commitment. Safer recruitment practices and pre-employment background checks will be undertaken before any appointment is confirmed.


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