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  • Start date details

    8th January 2024

  • Closing date

    25 September 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    7 September 2023

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No, visa sponsorship not available

Working pattern

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£50,122.00 - £52,659.00 Annually (FTE)

Deputy Head Teacher (FAR064BC) job summary

Farndon Fields  Primary School

Deputy Head Teacher 

L6 - L8 

32.5 hours per week, 52 weeks per year.

Farndon Fields is a wonderful place to work, where colleagues and children take pride in their school: the environment, their learning and the wider community.  It is a Good school (Ofsted June 2023) that is growing towards 420 children on roll. The school has a thriving preschool and wrap around care provision. Following the promotion of the previous post holder to Headship, we have an exciting opportunity to appoint a Deputy Headteacher to work with the new Headteacher to lead the school on the next stage of its journey.

It is our mission to provide our pupils with a stimulating and engaging curriculum in a safe and secure environment. We believe that emotional wellbeing is essential in developing positive behaviour and academic success. We value and respect all individuals and our ethos gives our community the confidence to achieve their full potential and to be the best that they can be, and in doing so make a positive contribution to society. 

Discovery Schools Academy Trust is dedicated to improving learning and teaching by creating a culture that promotes excellence. The needs of all children are placed at the heart of all decision making regardless of the school they attend. Teaching and learning excellence is shared through learning networks, sharing of ideas and materials as well as leading practitioners between schools. Discovery has developed a school improvement system which focuses on improving outcomes for all children. It also places staff development, talent management and succession planning at the heart of achieving outstanding organisations.      


We are looking for  who:   

- is a dynamic and reflective educator with a secure, research-informed understanding of excellent learning and teaching

has strong interpersonal and communication skills

- is committed to the highest expectations of children’s achievement and progress

 -  is innovative and imaginative, dedicated and nurturing

 -   has an excellent understanding of using digital technology to enhance and support learning

  - is willing to work as part of a team and contribute to the wider life of the school

 -   is able to motivate and engage pupils and colleagues, recognising individuals whilst embracing inclusion, equality and diversity


You will lead on curriculum, promote the use of digital technology to enhance learning across the curriculum and lead on maintaining excellent behaviour as well as supporting the implementation of projects and policy and the development of colleagues at all levels. As Deputy Headteacher you will play a significant part in developing our school improvement priorities and will have access to collaboration and networking events across the Discovery Academy Trust and our partner organisations to develop your own leadership.

We welcome applications from experienced leaders as well as those looking to take the next step in their career.

If you believe that you have the necessary skills and experience, then we would like to hear from you. To arrange an informal discussion please contact Simone Harrison, Headteacher, on sharrison@dsatfarndonfields.org or 01858464744. Visits to the school are strongly encouraged. 

 Please refer to the Job Description and Person Specification attached to support with your application.

What we offer:

- Flexible working options

- Support for continuous professional development in the role

- Opportunities to visit other organisations for professional learning

- Highly committed and motivated Team

- A role which has the opportunity to make a real difference whilst having fun

- Free car parking

- Annual incremental pay increases with the pay scale range

- A defined benefit pension scheme

- Employee Assistance Programme - EAP

- Employee self-service portal.

- Eyecare voucher scheme.

- Cycle to work scheme

- Retail discounts

- Dental support

- Gym discount

- Be an integral member of the team in a vibrant school

- Create an outstanding learning environment for the success of all of our children

Safeguarding Statement:

We are committed to safeguarding our pupils; therefore, the successful applicant will require an Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and references.

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About Farndon Fields Primary School

School type
Academy, ages 2 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
332 pupils enrolled
Age range
2 to 11

We are a friendly, nurturing, inclusive school set in beautiful, extensive grounds on the edge of Market Harborough. We currently have approximately 300 children on roll including our Preschool and our school is growing, with six additional classrooms completed in January 2019.

Our vision is for Farndon Fields to be a high achieving, vibrant learning community in which children are nurtured, motivated and have outstanding expectations for themselves and others. We believe that every member of our school community has a right to achieve their potential in an atmosphere which balances support with challenge. We provide a climate for learning which encourages creativity, is enjoyable, safe, exciting, and well-structured. We are passionate about improving the health and life choices for all our children and our school ethos promotes health, well–being, self-esteem and resilience and these are the foundations for our children to be successful in all they do. Our goal - underpinned by our four foundation stones of Nurture, Inspire, Learn, Succeed - is to develop life-long learning characteristics in children that encourage self leadership skills, helping each child to be the very best they can be.

We enjoy close links with our parents and community. We believe that strong and effective parent partnerships are key to the successful academic, social and emotional development of the children in our care. We also have established collaborative partnerships with other schools in the locality, in our Trust, with the Affinity Teaching School Alliance and Inspiring Leaders Teacher Training. In a rapidly changing educational landscape, we know that working in partnership is a vital way to grow our capacity and improve on the achievement of our school. Here at Farndon Fields we recognise that progress can come from the power of many if we have a common aim: to achieve success for all.

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