Deputy Headteacher

Aveley Primary School, South Ockendon, Essex, RM15 4AA

Deadline is tomorrow

  • Expected start date

    1 January 2023

  • Application deadline

    6 October 2022 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    8 September 2022

Job details

Key stages

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale

Leadership Spine 8 – 12 (£51,314- £56,506)

Deputy Headteacher job summary

We are currently looking for an exceptional Deputy Headteacher to join our leadership team at Aveley Primary School. We are an improving school and part of Catalyst Academies Trust, a small, local trust but the highest performing in the country (2019). The school is an active part of the Teach Thurrock Primary Partnership, supporting teachers during their training. We have many successful students who are now working in our school

We are seeking a dedicated and ambitious individual to develop as a senior leader and take the next step towards headship. Along with other members of the senior leadership team, the Deputy Headteacher will be centrally involved in the management of the school and will be responsible for raising standards, instilling high expectations for all and helping to establish a culture that is nurturing and rigorous. They will also play an important part in the team, working with Headteachers and Deputies from the other 4 schools to moderate, review and improve teaching and learning across the Trust.

Our ideal candidate will be an outstanding teacher and a strategic leader with a resilient character and a strong personal drive.

The ideal candidate will also:

  • Have a proven experience of positively impacting on student progress, raising attainment and developing excellence
  • Be fully committed to Aveley Primary School's ethos of high expectations
  • Have the drive to make a real difference to the lives of pupils
  • Be the strategic lead for assessment and pupil progress
  • Have experience in leading staff professional development in order to improve an aspect of teaching and learning

In return Aveley Primary School can offer you:

  • Well behaved children who are keen to learn and achieve their full potential
  • A non-class based role with some teaching responsibility across the school
  • Excellent professional development and opportunities for career development within the trust (all of the Headteachers in the trust have gained promotion within the trust).
  • A hardworking team who are committed to providing outstanding education to all children, no matter what their background or needs
  • An attractive and spacious building.
  • To be part of an exciting new development, Autism Resource Centre..

All appointments are subject to safer recruitment requirements to ensure the safeguarding of children and young people. All positions will involve appropriate checks and clearances.

Using the application form

Please apply by completingthe Catalyst Application Form

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Supporting documents

If you need these documents in an accessible format, please contact the school.

About Aveley Primary School

School type
Academy, ages 3 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
453 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 11
Contact phone number
01708 865868

This is an exciting time in Aveley Primary School’s journey as we open a new resource base from May 2022.

Aveley Primary joined the Catalyst Academies Trust at the beginning of February 2019. The Trust has a nationally recognised reputation for high achievement for all of its pupils and staff have embraced the collaborative nature of working as part of a MAT.

All members of the school community are committed to ensuring that children have a learning experience that is positive, encourages children to achieve and develop as well-rounded individuals. Aveley Primary School was formed in 1990 when the Infants and Junior schools amalgamated. From September 2005 to 2012, the school has been based in one building built in the early 1950’s. Since September 2012, KS1 have been in the purpose built block of four classes. Reception are in purpose built classes linked to the main building. The rest of the classes are in the original KS2 building, with some modifications to create a nursery class. In 2014, the school opened the library bus which is an iconic part of the school. 

The school is spacious, with expansive grounds and is within easy reach (5 minutes) of the A13 into London/Southend and the Dartford Crossing. There are three playgrounds, a large field and a multi-use games area. There is a separate dining room and school hall. We have a dedicated Food Technology Area; Library and Art, Design & Technology Room, a wildlife area and pond.

In 2018, the predecessor school, received a requires improvement judgement. Since joining the trust the school has worked collaboratively to secure improvements in all areas.

Staff are dedicated, hardworking and supportive of each other. The school has a Pastoral Manager to support the wellbeing of the children. All classes have some ancillary support to work alongside the classteacher. Children with Special Educational Needs are well catered for with adult support and a non-class based SENCo.

The catchment area of Aveley Primary School is in a mixed housing environment; the school has approximately 30% of children on free school meals. The school has positive links with the local community, notably with church groups and the secondary schools.

The school has achieved the 10 years Basic Skills Quality Mark award, Silver Science Quality Mark and Silver Artsmark. The school has a strong school ethos, followed by all staff and children.

The Head of School, Governors, together with a dedicated and hard-working team of teachers, aim to provide the best education and a variety of opportunities for all of our children.

Arranging a visit to Aveley Primary School

For an informal, confidential discussion please contact Sinéad Viner on 01708 865868 or email Visits to the school are warmly welcomed.

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