Deadline is tomorrow

  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    26 April 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    26 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

Contract type


Pay scale

L12 to L16

What skills and experience we're looking for

The Deputy Head Teacher will take a major role in:

  • The Strategic lead of Teaching and Learning across school
  • Design and development of curriculum and assessment
  • Whole school quality assurance
  • Staff Appraisals

In addition to this, we are looking for a strong, dynamic and inspirational leader who:

  • Is effective, innovative and enthusiastic with an ability to motivate, empower and inspire colleagues through highly effective interpersonal skills.
  • Sets an excellent example of classroom practice and demonstrates commitment to high expectations of children’s behaviour and attainment.
  • Is highly motivated with a successful track record in working with children with a wide range of educational needs.
  • Is committed to working in partnership with the Head Teacher, governors, and the wider school community.
  • Has an ability to drive forward developments in the curriculum.
  • Will keep up to date with current education initiatives and be proactive when managing change.
  • Is committed to the Christian Ethos of the school serving a culturally diverse local community at the heart of Bolton.
  • Is dedicated to make a difference to the lives and achievements of all at St Matthew’s Primary School.

What the school offers its staff

In return, we can offer:

  • Fantastic children who are eager to learn.
  • An enthusiastic, supportive and forward-thinking leadership team who are committed to making a difference in the lives of every child in our school family.
  • Friendly colleagues who work exceptionally hard and are committed to providing high quality

education and experiences for all children.

  • A Governing board who is fully committed to a brighter future for the whole school community.
  • Support for your own professional development.
  • Support from both the Diocese and the local authority.

Further details about the role

Job Title: Deputy Head Teacher

Contract Type: Permanent

Pay scale: L12– L16

Required for: September 2024

The Governors of St Matthew’s CofE Primary School wish to appoint an additional Deputy Head Teacher to join the existing Senior Leadership Team.

Visits to the school are warmly welcomed and encouraged and can be arranged by contacting our School Business Manager, Joan Saunders on 01204 333005.

The information pack is attached to download. If you think you have the experience and knowledge to fulfil the role then please submit an application to Sam Tremblen, HR Lead for Schools and Childrens Services, Bolton Council at

Closing Date: 26th April 2024 at 10:00am

Shortlisting: 1st May 2024

Assessment Centre: 20th May 2024

Interview: 21st May 2024

Commitment to safeguarding

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The post is subject to an enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure Barring Service.

Applying for the job

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About St Matthew's CofE Primary School, Bolton

School type
Local authority maintained school, Church of England, ages 3 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
442 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 11
Phone number
01204 333005

St Matthew’s is a welcoming and inclusive Christian school serving a diverse local community. Our Christian vision and values underpin our daily life within school.

At St Matthew’s our Christian foundations shine brightly for all to see, guiding us spiritually, morally, socially and intellectually to become confident, successful and aspirational individuals.

Our children and staff uphold our Christian values of Love, Friendship, Creativity and Respect; caring for, respecting and valuing each other within our school community and beyond.

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