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Deputy Head Teacher

Tenable from September 2019


Pay range:     Group 3 Leadership 8-12 based on experience

This is a marvellous opportunity for an inspiring leader to join our school on our exciting journey to become fully two-form entry.  We seek a Deputy Head Teacher who will facilitate the school to grow and evolve in a way that truly reflects our amazing community.  We are a dynamic and successful school with a positive ethos and strong family values in which children make very good progress.  The successful candidate will be a highly effective person able to provide strategic management for all children across all primary key stages; lead teaching and learning and the curriculum with a focus on high standards; and have excellent classroom practice.

We value and develop our staff, with professional development at the centre of our work.  We need a Deputy Head Teacher who can work with our fantastic children and offer a range of skills to complement our ambitious and highly effective teaching staff.  We are looking for an outstanding teacher with Senior Leadership experience who is ready for their next challenge.  Our recruitment process is about finding the right personality with the right experience, someone who will be as excited as we are about developing our school.

Our Deputy Head Teacher will be:

– An outstanding teacher, preferably with experience of teaching both KS1 and KS2.
– Someone with high expectations of children and a belief that all children deserve the best.
– A true professional; hardworking, organised, efficient, creative, collaborative and committed to their own continued professional learning.
– A skilled, flexible and determined leader who can make a positive impact on the curriculum and rise to a challenge; supporting, motivating and challenging children and staff.
– A consistent and competent support to our National Leader of Education (NLE) Head Teacher; able to manage our school effectively in her absence.
– Passionate about nurturing and developing our school ethos and will have an understanding about the distinctiveness of church schools.
– A person with the commitment, fervour and intelligence to thrive and lead in our busy school community, bringing creativity and inspiration.
– Excelling in communication skills with the ability to lead and motivate the school whilst valuing staff wellbeing.

We offer:

– The opportunity to help lead our outstanding, popular and successful school in the next stage of both our development and yours.
– A commitment to excellent CPD opportunities within and outside our school and the opportunity to shine.
– Supportive, dedicated and dynamic staff with high quality professional learning and support services.
– A welcoming, positive and caring environment.
– Well-maintained buildings and extensive grounds.
– An ambitious, supportive and effective Governing Body.
– A productive and enthusiastic school association and wider community who are fully invested in their children’s learning.

and most importantly …

– Delightful, curious, engaged, enthusiastic and well-behaved pupils who thrive and achieve through our broad curriculum and activities.

If you think you are ready for this role and feel you are the right person to become a major part of our forward thinking leadership team, we encourage you to visit and see us in action.  The Head Teacher will be showing potential applicants around on Wednesday 24th or Thursday 25th April.  Please contact the office to arrange an appointment or to book an informal chat with the Head Teacher.

Application packs and the application form can be downloaded from the school website:

No agency enquiries or CVs please.

Closing date: at noon on Wednesday 1st May 2019. Completed applications should be emailed to

Head Teacher visits to shortlisted candidate’s school: Tuesday 7th or Wednesday 8th May (tbc)

Interview and assessment process: all day on Thursday 9th or Friday 10th May (tbc)

St. John’s CofE Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and to equality of opportunity. References for shortlisted candidates will be sought prior to interview and an Enhanced Disclosure via the DBS will be completed on the successful applicant.

Photographic identification and certificates of all relevant qualifications will need to be provided at the interview stage.

In line with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the expected provisions of the Data Protection Act 2018 (DPA 2018) the school is responsible for holding and protecting personal data.  The school is required to share some data with the Local Authority and the DFE. For further information on who we share data with please see our website for our Privacy Notices:

You have 9 day(s) until the application deadline.