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  • Start date details

    January 2024 or sooner if possible

  • Closing date

    29 September 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    15 September 2023

Job details

Job role

  • Deputy headteacher

Visa sponsorship

Skilled Worker visas can be sponsored

Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£56,082 - £61,882 per annum

Pay scale

L8 - L12

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are looking to appoint an excellent Deputy Headteacher, committed to achieving the best outcomes for our pupils, and the best support and development of our staff.

We are looking for an exceptional teacher and leader who is able to inspire confidence and respect from the teams they work with. You would be able to model learning and teaching best practice to others and would be able to demonstrate how you have worked alongside other teachers to guide and support them to continue to develop their learning and teaching practice.

We are looking for someone who has experience of ensuring pupils make good progress and is confident to hold others to account. The role will involve a regular part-time teaching position. You will have a desire and a passion to work alongside the Executive Headteacher and Head of School to develop school improvement and drive standards forwards.

Our Deputy Headteacher will need to be flexible to the needs of the school. This is a leadership role requiring high visibility around the school and in the school community, demonstrating and applying strong social and emotional literacy skills. You will need to be confident working with parents as well as other stakeholders and partners and have the skill set to challenge others when necessary, whilst maintaining strong professional relationships.

The Deputy Headteacher, under the direction of the Executive Headteacher and Head of School, will take a major role in:

  • Formulating the aims and objectives of the school
  • Establishing policies for achieving these aims and objectives
  • Managing staff and resources
  • Monitoring progress towards the achievement of the school’s aims and objectives
  • A teaching responsibility

You can view a full list of requirements and further information about the school and trust in the candidate pack.

What the school offers its staff

In return we will offer:

  • Bespoke teacher development programmes supported by our Teaching School Hub
  • Excellent career development opportunities across our trust network including secondments to other trust schools 
  • Access to excellent senior leadership training 
  • Support from an experienced and nurturing school improvement team
  • On-hand expertise from our dedicated network education and operations teams who are ready to support you and your school   
  • Evidence informed research opportunities via our Research School and programmes to reduce teacher workload including the development of the CUSP curriculum and other programmes the staff within our schools benefit from
  • Highly competitive remuneration 
  • Influence across network-wide issues through our leadership meetings and regional collaboration networks 

At Unity Schools Partnership our objective is to smash through barriers to make remarkable change happen. We pride ourselves on being an educational organisation that puts children first, going the extra mile for the vulnerable and disadvantaged, and every one of us has an impact on unlocking our pupils’ potential. We are committed to providing a working environment where our employees can grow and thrive. We value collaboration, wellbeing, diversity, equality and work-life balance. Throughout our diverse family of schools and within our vibrant central hub we nurture talent, whether you are at the beginning of your career or looking to grow your expertise.

Further details about the role

Unity Schools Partnership is made up of a family of 33 schools (9 secondary, 19 primary, and 5 special schools) located on the Suffolk, Essex and Cambridgeshire borders, as well as Romford in East London. The Trust expects its work to be characterised by ethical leadership, an ambition for improvement at pace and the expectation that remarkable improvements can be achieved. We refer to ourselves as a family because, throughout the trust, we foster a supportive and collaborative relationship, whilst recognising, and celebrating that, we are all different and have our own contextual characteristics. Sharing the same values and facing similar issues not only enables us to support each other, but to challenge each other too. This interdependence allows each of our schools to flourish and grow; providing stimulating, nurturing yet self-challenging environments in which our pupils and staff members can thrive.

Unity Schools Partnership has created a subsidiary trading company Unity Schools Partnership Education. Having a separate legal entity that is free to trade independently with other commercial organisations as well as schools, gives scope and opportunities for greater impact and reach within the wider sphere of education. In return, income is invested into our trust to improve educational outcomes for the children in our schools. By working with Unity Schools Partnership, you may have the opportunity to work on a commission basis beyond a standard career in education and develop some ideas of your own.  

Commitment to safeguarding

Unity Schools Partnership is committed to safer recruitment, equal opportunities, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check will be required.

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About Westfield Primary Academy

School type
Academy, ages 3 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
404 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 11
Phone number
01440 761697

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