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  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    26 April 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    27 March 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Deputy headteacher

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Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Full time, part time, job share

Contract type


Pay scale

L7 - L12

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are seeking a dynamic and experienced educator to join our team as Deputy Headteacher. This pivotal role involves working closely with the Headteacher to provide strategic leadership and ensure the highest standards of academic excellence, student welfare, and staff development within our school community. The successful candidate (or candidates in a job-share capacity) will demonstrate exceptional leadership skills, a passion for education, and a commitment to fostering a positive and inclusive learning environment. We would like a Deputy Headteacher who has a drive and expert knowledge in a specific field within Primary education that can offer a fresh dimension to our senior leadership team: What’s your thing that makes you get up for work each day? This post offers the chance to work with our great team of highly committed and talented staff and improve the life chances of our wonderful pupils, who have a diverse range of individual needs and abilities. The specific role and responsibilities will depend on the experience and aspirations of the individual appointed, but this role will initially not be class based.

We are seeking someone who:

- is an inspirational leader, committed to the development of others through coaching, mentoring and modelling of best practice.

- is an outstanding classroom practitioner.

- sets high expectations for themselves and others, rooted in the belief that all pupils can achieve.

- can demonstrate a track record of improving standards of teaching and learning and pupils’ progress across a school.

- is committed to remaining abreast of advances in research and practice within Primary education.

- is a team player, treats everyone with kindness and is fully committed to our Christian ethos and school vision: ‘Working together, growing together, all to flourish’.

- is enthusiastic and highly committed to overcoming barriers to ensure our pupils can flourish academically, socially, emotionally and spiritually.

What the school offers its staff

As a school we can offer:

- Wonderful children, who are motivated to learn.

- A positive climate in which to work, with friendly and dedicated staff and governors.

- An opportunity to work with a supportive and ambitious senior leadership team, who value others and are committed to the professional development of colleagues.

- A strong Christian ethos.

- A fantastic rural setting, close to Dartmoor and 15 minutes from the picturesque North Cornwall/Devon coastline.

- Opportunities for professional development and career advancement. - Contributory pension scheme.

- Health and well-being benefits.

Holsworthy C of E Primary is committed to safeguarding, inclusive practice and equal opportunities for all.

Visits to the school are welcome. Please contact the school as soon as possible to arrange this prior to interview.

If you are passionate about making a positive impact on the lives of young people and possess the skills and experience required for this role, we encourage you to apply. Join us in our mission to inspire, challenge, and empower students to achieve their full potential.

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 Holsworthy Church of England Primary School

School type
Local authority maintained school, Church of England, ages 3 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
323 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 11
Phone number
01409 253700

Church of England Primary School

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To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email admin@holsworthy-primary.devon.sch.uk.

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