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  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    22 April 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    3 April 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Deputy headteacher

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Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Full time

Contract type


Pay scale

L8 - L12

What skills and experience we're looking for

This is an opportunity for an inspirational and ambitious leader who shares our determination to maintain and enhance the exceptional standards set by our school. You will work closely with staff, pupils, and parents to ensure that every child receives a first-rate education and experiences personal growth in a nurturing environment.

You will already be an established Deputy Headteacher or senior leader, with a breadth of demonstrable experience, who can contribute to delivering our vision for education in the school.

First and foremost, you will be an exceptional teacher with a commitment to ensuring progress and attainment for all pupils. The role includes a 0.2FTE teaching commitment although no specific class responsibility. You will be a strategic and analytical thinker who has a creative and forward-thinking approach to leadership in an educational setting.

The successful candidate will strengthen and maintain the links we have built with parents and the wider community, and will lead on assessment across school, tracking and strategically analysing whole school data in order to promote pupil progress and outcomes.

Personal Development is a key focus in our school and the successful candidate will be committed to ensuring that pupils in our school are supported to become active global citizens who celebrate differences and demonstrate high levels of respect for others.

We are seeking someone who will set the highest of expectations and be a key contributor to our school’s culture of continuous improvement in order to achieve the best educational experience and outcomes for pupils.

As Deputy Headteacher you will also be responsible for supporting curriculum development, monitoring and developing attendance and developing trainee teachers. The Deputy Headteacher will also be required to act as Deputy DSL.

You must be an excellent communicator and have the ability to forge strong relationships with pupils, parents, Trust colleagues, local schools and community networks.

What the school offers its staff

In return, we will offer you:

● The opportunity to join a well-established school and supportive Trust

● An experienced and well-informed headteacher and CEO

● Collaboration with Trust school leaders who are like-minded professionals with common goals and aspirations for their schools

● Support for your ongoing professional development

● A supportive school environment where the best people will flourish and grow

● An opportunity to build on the very strong foundations currently in place

Further details about the role

If this sounds like the right job at the right time for you, then please consider the additional information and submit your application form and an accompanying letter (of strictly no more than two sides of A4) by the deadline date.

Visits to the school are available by appointment only at the following times:

Monday 15 April 1.45pm or 4pm

Tuesday 16 April 10.45am

Friday 19 April 1.45pm or 4pm

To book an appointment please contact the school via email at admin@dhpschool.uk

It is our preference that shortlisted candidates are visited in their own schools between 24 and 26 April 2024. For an informal conversation with the Headteacher, Victoria Parr, please contact Victoria.parr@dhpschool.uk

The closing date for applications is Monday 22 April 2024 at 12.00 (noon).

Applications should be returned by email to c.leightley@peletrust.org.uk

Interviews are planned for 30 April and 1 May 2024.

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 Darras Hall Primary School

School type
Academy, ages 3 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
472 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 11
Email address
Phone number
01661 823857

We are a large, long established school, situated in the heart of our community. We attract children and families from Darras Hall, wider Ponteland localities and Newcastle. We are proud to be part of Pele Trust and work closely with our colleagues in neighbouring schools to ensure that all of our pupils are provided with the very best possible educational experiences, from the age of 3 to 18.

Our school is continually developing and we endeavour to ensure that the experiences we offer our pupils are responsive to the ever changing world. It is our vision that our children leave Darras Hall as happy, successful, resilient young people, who are curious about their world and are respectful towards those they share it with. We were excited to become a Primary school in September 2017 and are exceptionally proud of our state of the art new school building, which opened in September 2018.

We aim to continually evaluate and develop the experiences that we provide for our children.

Arranging a visit to Darras Hall Primary School

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

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