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  • Start date details

    September 2024

  • Closing date

    26 April 2024 at 12:59am

  • Date listed

    28 March 2024

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  • Deputy headteacher

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Full-time equivalent salary

£56,126.00 - £61,789.00 Annually (Actual)

Deputy Head Full-time job summary

Post Title: Deputy Head

School: Dartford Bridge Community Primary School

Contract Type: Permanent

Hours: Full time

Grade: Leadership Pay scale L7-L11

Salary: £56,126 -£61,789

Start Date: September 2024

Advert Closing Date (We reserve the right to close adverts earlier than the closing date):25th April 2024

Interview Date: Wednesday 1st May 2024

Are you an excellent teacher who has high expectations and the ability to inspire children? Are you an experienced leader who can lead and motivate others? Are you looking for your next career move? Then Dartford Bridge Community Primary School could be the perfect place for you.

Dartford Bridge Community Primary School, which is part of Cygnus Academies Trust, is looking to appoint a Deputy Head for its two-form entry school with a Nursery in the heart of the Bridge Community. This is an exciting opportunity for a passionate teacher and leader to join our fantastic team and help lead the school on its continued journey of success.

You will be an integral part of the Leadership and staff team and play a pivotal role on the journey to achieve the highest standards of learning, aspirations and achievement for all pupils. As well as taking an active role in the leadership and management, you will also be driving teaching and learning across the whole school. You will be expected to be an exemplar role model with some teaching responsibility and be committed to the vision of the school.

We are looking for a colleague who:

Is an expert practitioner

Has inspirational leadership skills with a clear vision of excellent practice

Is able to lead, inspire, encourage and empower

Has excellent organisational skills with the ability to support and motivate colleagues

Is able to build on current success and help implement new initiatives

Has initiative, energy, creativity and a sense of humour

Is approachable with excellent communication skills

In return we can offer:

An inspiring Leadership Team

Children who are ready to learn

A dedicated team of staff who believe in and value the children with whom they work with

The support and professional development offered by Cygnus Academies Trust

The opportunity to work across schools and to collaborate with colleagues across the Trust

Cygnus Academies Trust is a multi-academy trust, working to realise the ambitions of all people within the trust. It is our desire to give our pupils the education of advantage that used to be the preserve of privilege. This advantage will prepare them well both for their next stage in education, but also for their career paths of the future.

Visits to the school are strongly recommended and encouraged (16th April -24th April). Please visit our website www.dartfordbridgecps.com and come and meet our wonderful children!

Please contact Mrs Sarah Smith (Headteacher) via the school office on 01322 470678 office@dbcps.kent.sch.uk

Safer Recruitment

Cygnus Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff to share this commitment. In line with Safer Recruitment guidelines, CVs will not be accepted, and you are required to complete the application in full giving details of all employment, training, and gaps in employment. Cygnus Academies Trust reserves the right to reject incomplete application forms and any consistencies or anomalies will be explored at, or prior to, interview. Any offer of employment is subject to pre-employment checks including a satisfactory ‘Enhanced with Barred List Check’ through the Disclosure and Barring Service. We will require two satisfactory references; one of which must be your line manager in your present or most recent employment. References will be requested prior to interview so please ensure that your referees are available to provide a reference.

Equal Opportunities

Cygnus Academies Trust is an equal opportunities employer committed to diversity and inclusion who welcomes applications from all sectors of the community. All people who work and study at our Trust have the right to be respected and valued within a safe and secure environment and not to be discriminated against on the grounds of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage & civil partnership, pregnancy & maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation.

Additional Information

- References will be requested for shortlisted applicants prior to interview.

- Shortlisted applicants will be required to complete and return a Self-Disclosure form prior to interview.

- Online Searches will be carried out on shortlisted applicants prior to interview. Any concerns will be discussed with candidates at interview.

- Further vetting checks including an enhanced DBS, incorporating a check of the Children’s Barred List, will be undertaken on provisional offer.

- The Child Protection Policy can be found on the school website.

- The Employment of Ex-Offenders Policy can be found on the Trust website

This post is a customer-facing position and falls within the scope of the Code of Practice on English Language Requirement for Public Sector Workers. The school has a statutory duty under Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2016 to ensure that post holders have a command of spoken English sufficient for the effective performance of the job requirements. The appropriate standards are set out in the JD/Person Specification. These will be applied during the recruitment/selection and probationary stages.

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

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About Dartford Bridge Community Primary School

School type
Academy, ages 3 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
471 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 11

At the heart of everything we do for children, families and our community is our safe, stimulating and inclusive learning environment where every member of our community is valued and respected. Ubuntu is an important word here at DBCPS which stems from an African concept that has at its heart the idea that a person is a person through other people. A phrase synonymous to Ubuntu is that ‘I am happy, if you are happy’ and that it takes a village to raise a child. There is a great deal more information on our Ubuntu page. In our happy and caring school we continually strive to provide an exciting, relevant and challenging curriculum.

DBCPS is a Growth Mindset school where all members of the community are encouraged to continually reflect and develop giving everyone the opportunity to succeed without fearing making a mistake. Children are encouraged to become independent, resilient learners, problem solvers, good communicators and a team player. Encouraging children to ask questions and being given the tools to find out supports the active learning we promote.

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