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  • Job start date

    1 January 2024

  • Closing date

    6 October 2023 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    6 July 2023

Job details

Job role

  • Headteacher
  • Deputy headteacher
  • Assistant headteacher

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Full time: 1,265 hours per academic year, spread over 195 days, and any other hours required to discharge professional responsibilities.

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£72,603 - £79,112

Pay scale

L16 to L20 Inner London Weighting

What skills and experience we're 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.

What the school offers its staff

  • 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.

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

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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
666 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 11
Phone number
020 7790 4110

Arranging a visit to Ben Jonson Primary School

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

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