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Deputy Headteacher

  • Organisation
  • Willingdon Primary School
  • Number of positions
  • 1
  • Location
  • Eastbourne
  • Salary
  • £57,482 - £61,882 per annum
  • Closing date
  • 26/04/2024
  • Contract type
  • Permanent
  • Work pattern
  • Full Time
  • Hours
  • 32.5
  • Job type
  • Teaching and Leadership
  • Job reference
  • orbis/TP/329897/40059
  • Job reference
  • orbis/TP/329897/40059
  • Number of positions
  • 1
  • Location
  • Eastbourne
  • Salary
  • £57,482 - £61,882 per annum
  • Closing date
  • 26/04/2024
  • Organisation
  • Willingdon Primary School
  • Contract type
  • Permanent
  • Work pattern
  • Full Time
  • Hours
  • 32.5
  • Job type
  • Teaching and Leadership

Hours of work: 32.5 hours per week
Working pattern: Full-time

Closing date: 12pm Friday 26 April 2024

For more information and to apply for the above post, please contact:
Willingdon Primary School
Rapsons Road, Eastbourne
BN20 9RJ
Phone: 01323 482619
Email: recruitment@willingdonprimary.co.uk
Website: www.willingdonprimary.co.uk
 
Please note, we do not accept CVs.

This post is covered by the Childcare Disqualification Regulations 2018.

The school will need to ensure that they are not knowingly employing a person who is disqualified under the 2018 Regulations in connection with relevant childcare provision.  Accordingly, the successful candidate will be required to demonstrate to the school, by completing a self-declaration form as part of the pre-employment checks process, that they have not been disqualified under the 2018 Regulations. 

If the preferred candidate is found to be disqualified under the 2018 Regulations, the offer of employment will be subject to the application by the preferred candidate to Ofsted for a waiver and the receipt of a waiver from Ofsted. 

Required from September 2024 

Willingdon Primary School is looking for an exceptional Deputy Headteacher to join the Leadership Team from September 2024. 

Willingdon Primary School is a rapidly improving school committed to getting the best from all staff and gaining excellent outcomes for all children. We have a proven track record of developing our staff and working in a collaborative way within the school and in partnership with other schools.

The school is in an exciting phase of development, and we need a passionate Deputy to support the Headteacher and SLT to drive school improvement.

The successful candidate will deliver an exciting first-class learning experience for all our pupils. The post carries specific responsibility for Teaching and Learning (curriculum and subject leadership), together with a Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead responsibility. Although there is no class teaching commitment, the post holder will be expected to provide cover for lessons as required, including cover for other Leaders.

This is an outstanding opportunity for someone with the senior leadership skills and ambition to work within a flourishing school. Experience within a similar, dynamic Senior Leadership team is essential for this post.

The successful candidate will:

  • Share responsibility for the day-to-day running of the school, assisting the   Headteacher in the effective administration and management of the school.
  • Promote the positive ethos of the school, fostering a welcoming, lively, safe and effective learning environment.
  • To assist in the promotion, direction and oversight of high standards of teaching and learning, pupil achievement and progress.
  • Lead on whole school curriculum development and subject leadership.
  • Inspire and motivate colleagues and contribute to the professional development of all members of the school community.

Our new Deputy Headteacher will be:

  • Professional in all aspects of school life.
  • An outstanding practitioner.
  • Flexible and supportive, with high expectations of children and staff.
  • A great communicator, winning the trust of leaders and the whole school 
  • community.
  • Approachable and have a good sense of humour.
  • Very energetic, resilient and enthusiastic!

We can offer you:

  • Leadership development in-house and via NPQH.
  • A friendly, dedicated and committed staff team.
  • Delightful children with a willingness to learn.
  • Excellent support for your career development including leading whole school initiatives.
  • A really great school site with excellent facilities.

For an informal discussion or to book a tour of the school, please contact office@willingdonprimary.co.uk  or call 01323 482619. 

We would ask that you visit the school during the school day to see it in action!

If you are interested in applying for this role, please complete an application form. 
Please note we do not accept CV's. 

Please email your application form to the School Business Manager, Claire Maskell, at recruitment@willingdonprimary.co.uk  

Application information is available on our school website:
https://www.willingdonprimary.co.uk/Vacancies/ 

The closing date for applications is at noon on Friday 26th April and interviews will take place the following week. 

The post is subject to an enhanced DBS check and satisfactory completion of all pre-employment requirements.

Additional Information

 

Work Permits: we may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Border Agency’s Points-based Immigration System.

Due to the restrictions we cannot guarantee that individuals that meet the requirements of the Points-based Immigration System will be issued with clearance to obtain work permits.

 
This authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All staff will be expected to hold or be willing to obtain Enhanced DBS check or Enhanced check for Regulated Activity with the Disclosure & Barring Services (previously the Criminal Records Bureau). For further information about what is required in this process please go to www.gov.uk/disclosure-barring-service-check.

All school based staff have the responsibility for promoting the safeguarding and welfare of children.  All school staff should be aware of the school’s Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy and work in accordance with this document at all times.