22 days remaining to apply

  • Job start date

    1 September 2023

  • Closing date

    17 April 2023 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    17 March 2023

Job details

Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale


What skills and experience we're looking for

Location: Thamesmead

Salary:L14 – 18

The Headteacher and the Governing Body wishes to appoint a Deputy Head Teacher, to start in September 2023.

Discovery Primary School is a good school (OFSTED November 2021) located in the Royal Borough of Greenwich in Thamesmead. It is a three form entry with pupils aged 2 to 11 years old. It also has a designated provision for autistic pupils.

Our Senior Leadership Team are ambitious about driving standards of teaching and learning and improving outcomes for all children, as well as offering the very best pastoral support for children and their families. This is a great opportunity for an experienced and influential senior leader to work alongside the Headteacher and SLT to deliver our vision for the school.

Do you:

  • Have excellent interpersonal and leadership skills?
  • Have high expectations for all children and put them at the centre of all you do?
  • Give feedback that enables reflection and improvement?
  • Have enthusiasm and a sense of humour

If so, then this may be the perfect opportunity for you!

We recommend that candidates visit the school, please e-mail our Business Manager – Tracy Hennessy – thennessy@discovery.greenwich.sch.uk or call 0208 855 2470

Closing date: Monday 17th April 2023

Shortlisting: Tuesday 18th April 2023

Interviews: W/C 24th April 2023

What the school offers its staff

The Deputy Headteacher at Discovery Primary School will play a major role in supporting the Headteacher with the day-to-day management of the school as well as taking a lead role in the strategic direction of the school. The Deputy Headteacher will be required to deputise and assume full responsibility for the school in the absence of the Headteacher. This is a non-class based role, with regular weekly commitments to cover PPA/management time. As a member of the leadership team, the Deputy Headteacher will play a major role in formulating the culture, vision, aims and objectives of the school, establishing the policies through which they shall be achieved, managing staff and resources to achieve the aims and objectives and monitor and evaluate progress towards their achievement.

Remuneration: The pay range for Deputy Head Teacher is L14-L18 depending on experience

The Deputy Headteacher is accountable to: The Head Teacher

The Deputy Headteacher is accountable for: Assistant Headteachers, year leaders, subject leaders

Applying for the job

If you're interested in teaching or training to teach in England as an international citizen, we can help you understand your next steps.

Please download the application form using the link below, and once completed send to thennessy@discovery.greenwich.sch.uk

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If you need these documents in an accessible format, please contact the school.

About Discovery Primary School

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 3 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
642 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 11
Phone number
0208 855 2470

This is a school with extraordinary charm and an ethos which holds the children at its heart. We have a highly-skilled, committed team of staff who are caring and supportive and strive for the upmost success for our children. The children are hard-working, kind and friendly. Discovery Primary has lots to offer the children and families in the Thamesmead community. We always welcome visitors to the school and if you would like further information, please contact the school and we will be happy to help.

Arranging a visit to Discovery Primary School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email thennessy@discovery.greenwich.sch.uk.

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