This job expired on 3 July 2024

  • Job start date

    1 January 2025

  • Closing date

    3 July 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    13 June 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Deputy headteacher

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Early years

Working pattern

Full time: 1.00fte

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£54816 - £60448

Pay scale

L7 - L111

Additional allowances

SENDCo allowance

What skills and experience we're looking for

To share with the Headteacher leading and managing the school by:

  • determining the vision and strategic direction of the school to secure school improvement
  • playing an important role in formulating and reviewing the School Development Plan and the aims and objectives of the school by:
  • developing and reviewing the policies through which they will be achieved
  • leading and managing staff resources to that end monitoring and evaluating progress towards their achievement
  • assisting in the day-to-day running of the school in the absence of the headteacher

maintaining a high profile around the school

  • being a role model for good classroom practice
  • leading on delegated areas of responsibility
  • promotion of school behaviour policy consistently across school
  • contributing to the safeguarding and promotion of the welfare and personal well-being and care of students
  • deputising for the Headteacher in the event of absence or other urgent business

What the school offers its staff

We are seeking to appoint a committed and innovative Deputy Headteacher to work at our small one form entry primary school. The successful candidate will work alongside the Headteacher and passionate senior leadership team, to drive school improvement. As a small school there will be a class responsibility (currently in our reception class). There will be a minimum of 1-day release time per week for the role of Deputy Head plus additional PPA time and Early Years leadership time. In addition to this we are seeking a candidate that would be willing to take on the role of school SENDCO either immediately or through a willingness to complete the SENDCo qualification. The role of the SENDCO would provide an additional 1-day class release time per week also.

Wheelwright Lane Primary School is a friendly, community school with a village feel. We pride ourselves on our welcoming, inclusive and supportive ethos. Staff, governors and parents are committed to providing the best possible education for our children. We believe that children should enjoy their education and learn to love learning. Our staff provide a broad and balanced curriculum that ensures our pupils are articulate, community-focused individuals, who are well prepared for the next stage of their education. The role of the Deputy Head is very much an approachable person who can work actively with our staff, parents and pupils

We are looking for someone who:

  • Is a consistently good/outstanding classroom practitioner with high expectations and a proven track record of raising achievement
  • Has leadership experience as a senior teacher or phase leader
  • Is keen to share new ideas, work with staff and collaborate well with parents

In return we can offer you:

  • Opportunities for continuing professional development
  • Supportive colleagues, governors and parents, who welcome new initiatives and ideas
  • A well-resourced, learning environment
  • Friendly, welcoming children
  • Release time from class to undertake leadership duties

Further details about the role

Please contact the school for a Deputy Head teacher application pack which includes a full job description and person specification.

If you decide to apply for this post, please complete the application form.

Please include the following in your supporting statement:

  • A clear, succinct statement of your educational philosophy and practice
  • Demonstrate how this relates to the post of Deputy Headteacher at our school

Please return your completed application to admin2021@welearn365.com

For application queries please contact our school office on 02476364505

Visits to the school are warmly welcomed and highly recommended. Please contact the office to arrange an appointment with the headteacher.

The school is committed to safeguarding children and young people. Recruitment procedures are carried out in line with safer recruitment practices. Appointments are subject to satisfactory enhanced DBS check and references.

Closing Date: Wednesday 3rd July

Shortlisting: Thursday 4th July Interview Date: Thursday 11th July

Commitment to safeguarding

Wheelwright Lane Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. The successful candidate will be subjected to all pre-employment checks being performed prior to starting their new role.

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About Wheelwright Lane Primary School

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 4 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
216 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 11
Phone number
02476 364505

Wheelwright Lane Primary School is a lovely school located in the county of Warwickshire

Arranging a visit to Wheelwright Lane Primary School

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