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  • Expected start date

    1 September 2021

  • Application deadline

    12 April 2021 at 5:00 pm

  • Date listed

    15 March 2021

Job details

Job role
Early years, KS1, KS2
Working pattern
Full-time only
Contract type
£52,568 - £60,744

Job summary

We have an exciting opportunity for a dynamic, visionary Deputy Headteacher to join our supportive senior leadership and wider school team.

Our current deputy is leaving to take up a headship in the midlands; the second deputy at Cuffley to be promoted into headship. And now we are looking for a new deputy to take up the challenge of supporting Cuffley on the next stage of its development.

We are looking for someone who is positive, child-focussed and also eager to develop staff, a flexible problem-solver, has a ‘can-do’ attitude and is excited about leading a school as part of an outward-looking, innovative senior leadership team.

What you can offer:

A good honours degree and QTS
A willingness to improve and develop your knowledge and skills
An excellent understanding of how to keep children safe
A collaborative, creative approach to leading professional development
Experience of curriculum innovation, development and meaningful assessment
A shared passion and enthusiasm for teaching and a keen desire to sharing this with others
A role model for professional practice
Proven leadership skills and a team player
Strong decision-making skills
A commitment to inclusion
An ability to think strategically and to implement a vision
The ability to promote our school and to work confidently with parents and governors
Reasons to work at Cuffley School:

Fantastic children who really want to learn and be the best they can be
Great staff
Excellent opportunities to lead and engage with CPD
Mentoring and coaching to develop outstanding leadership
Support and encouragement to work across schools
The opportunity to have a real impact on the development of the curriculum and assessment
Leadership areas by negotiation according to skills and experience
The opportunity to work with a supportive, collaborative leadership team, open to new ideas and way to feed into the school’s continued growth and development
Please read the job description and person specification for more details.

To find out more about our school – and to see why we are so proud of it – have a look at our website: www.cuffleyschool.org and take a look at our social media: Cuffley School | Facebook and our Twitter feed: @CuffleySchool.

If you have the ambition, drive and determination to make a positive difference to outcomes for children at our school, and this sounds like it could be just the school for you, please get in touch with Wendy Wing, our headteacher, on 01707 888100 for an informal chat and/or to arrange a visit so that you can see us in action.

Come and see what makes Cuffley so special!

Our school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We follow safer recruitment practice and appointments are subject to satisfactory references and an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check

Applying for the job

Please apply via teachinherts.com.

More on how to apply

Supporting documents

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

School overview

School type
Local authority maintained school
Education phase
School size
444 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 11
Ofsted report
View Ofsted report
Contact phone number
01707 888100

About Cuffley School

Cuffley School is a foundation, two-form entry primary and nursery school with approximately 450 pupils on roll. We have a warm and friendly ethos, where every child really does matter.

Learning to learn is at the heart of what we do as we prepare our children to become independent lifelong learners. Our children are eager to come to school and enjoy a wide range of opportunities.

The extensive site includes fifteen classrooms, well stocked school libraries and resource areas, two large halls, two dining areas, a nurture base (The Oasis) and two music pods. Excellent playing fields and playgrounds are adjacent to the school buildings. Computing is well resourced, with a range of desktops, a large number of laptops and iPads, as well as Chromebooks and a range of technology to support learning.

Arranging a visit to Cuffley School

Visits are warmly welcomed. Please call the school office to arrange a visit.

School location

Theobalds Road, Potters Bar, Hertfordshire, EN6 4HN

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