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  • Job start date

    1 January 2023

  • Closing date

    10 October 2022 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    21 September 2022

Job details

Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

Leadership Range L16 – L20 (Inner London Weighting)

Deputy Headteacher job summary

Ben Jonson Primary School is a vibrant, three form entry school for children aged 3 to 11. We are situated close to Mile End park and a short distance away from the City of London, in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets.

We welcome children from all backgrounds, abilities and talents. Our main aim is to give all our children the opportunity to develop their full potential.

Our children are at the heart of every decision we make to ensure that they are happy, confident and that the opportunities provided for them are relevant to their needs, both now and in the future.

Our Ethos

Ben Jonson Primary School has a character of its own with a real ‘buzz’ around the building from our youngest children in the Early Years, all the way up to our Year 6 children preparing for the next steps in their journey. It is this buzz that captures the heart of our School, a truly unique place where children are happy, confident, and proud of their achievements, both inside and out of the classroom.

The school values -Brave,Kind,Curious,are central to our school life, and support our provision of a uniquely engaging and warm environment in which all children can learn, enjoy and succeed. We strive to inspire our pupils to be lifelong learners, equipping each and every pupil with the skills, knowledge and mindset to succeed in the next stage of their education. We believe in furthering strengths and interests while supporting each child’s developmental needs, and through creativity, curiosity and high expectations, we aim to support our children in becoming responsible, successful citizens.

What we offer

  • Competitive salary depending upon qualifications and experience;
  • Professional development opportunities;
  • A motivated team of teachers and support staff committed to developing and raising standards. In addition, we have a team of specialist teachers in specific areas to provide targeted and quality first teaching;
  • A supportive and knowledgeable Governing Body and experienced Senior Leadership Team;
  • Excellently resourced school in a beautiful modern building;
  • Free parking on site (subject to availability);
  • Free coffee and tea supplied throughout the day.

Who are we looking for?

The ideal candidate will be a reflective and inspiring Deputy Headteacher who:

  • Must be able to work well under pressure, having the ability to adopt a flexible approach to working and support other areas of the school when required;
  • Must be able to take both a strategic overview and hands-on approach, managing multiple levels of demand from multiple sources;
  • Proven experience managing others and experience operating as a member of the Senior Leadership Team;
  • An excellent knowledge of current safeguarding regulations and best practice;
  • Excellent social and presentation skills;
  • High level written and spoken English;
  • Organised and resourceful;
  • Proactive and intuitive;
  • Shares the school’s vision for education and has a commitment to the same ethos;
  • Demonstrates a solid understanding of, and commitment to working within the principles of equality, diversity, and inclusion;
  • Has strong interpersonal skills and can build professional relationships and collaborate with a wide range of people including staff, parents, and pupils;
  • Is motivated to develop a culture of excellent teaching and learning by sharing good practice and participating actively in continuing professional development;
  • Embraces developments and innovations in teaching and learning and is open to a range of approaches to assessment and differentiation in the classroom;
  • Is a team player who shows a positive attitude, works well with colleagues, and offers constructive suggestions for school improvement;
  • Is a good role model to other colleagues.

Application Process

Please apply for this vacancy by the following link: https://www.benjonson.towerhamlets.sch.uk/vacancies

Return your completed application form to: recruitment@benjonson.towerhamlets.sch.uk

We are an equal opportunities employer and we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff to share this commitment. The post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

School Visit

A visit to the school is essential. There is an opportunity to attend the school for a tour on Monday 26 September 2022 and Friday 30 September 2022. Please call 020 7790 4110 to book your slot or email admin@benjonson.towerhamlets.sch.uk

Closing Date: Monday 10 October 2022 at 12:00pm

Interview Date: Monday 17 October 2022 and Tuesday 18 Oct 2022

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About Ben Jonson Primary School

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 3 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
679 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 11
Phone number
020 7790 4110

Ben Jonson Primary School is a vibrant, three form entry school for children aged 3 to 11. We are situated close to Mile End park and a short distance away from the City of London, in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets.

Arranging a visit to Ben Jonson Primary School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email recruitment@benjonson.towerhamlets.sch.uk.

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