Deputy Headteacher

East Coker Community Primary School, Yeovil, Somerset, BA22 9HY

This job expired on 27 June 2022

  • Expected start date

    1 September 2022

  • Application deadline

    27 June 2022 at 12:00pm

  • Date listed

    7 June 2022

Job details

Working pattern

Contract type



Leadership Range L4 – L8

Deputy Headteacher job summary

Leadership Range L4 – L8 (£45,434 - £50,151) Full Time Permanent

Required from September 2022 or January 2023

Following the promotion of our current Deputy Headteacher, we are seeking a dynamic and highly motivated Deputy Headteacher who has the ambition to play a key role in the leadership and management of our school. The role is part class-based in a KS1 or KS2 class with one day of dedicated leadership time in addition to PPA.

The appropriate candidate will be highly effective in driving through improvement plans and practices, through creative and innovative thinking and applying systematic and effective monitoring processes. They will be well organised, pay attention to detail and be able to meet deadlines. They will be responsible for assisting the Head Teacher in supervising the day-to-day activities of the school, ensuring high standards of behaviour and teaching and learning and deputise in their absence.

They will have the children at the centre of their actions and be an effective Pastoral lead with a strong interest in promoting good mental health of staff, pupils and parents. The right candidate will have an interest, if not current experience, in the role of deputy safeguarding lead.

Our school is situated in the picturesque and historic village of East Coker. We currently have eight classes, some of which are mixed age. Although we are large for a village school we retain a ‘village’ feel with good links with the local community. East Coker is a school where academic achievement is of as equal importance as the foundation subjects and wider aspects of education. We offer many well supported extra-curricular activities in sports, music and the arts.

We are looking for a Deputy Headteacher who:

Will be fully committed to our school ethos
Demonstrate the ability to lead effectively, improve outcomes and create a positive, inspiring culture
Is a dedicated and inspirational leader who is passionate about teaching
Is an excellent classroom practitioner with experience teaching in KS1/KS2 providing high quality teaching which will motivate, inspire and challenge colleagues
Will have a strong commitment to community engagement and have the ability and willingness to make a broader contribution to the life of the school
Can build warm, positive and inclusive relationships with all staff, pupils and parents
Have high regard for self-improvement by keeping up-to-date with the latest educational research and practice
Be the Deputy Safeguarding Lead
We can offer:

A warm and friendly school with happy, well behaved and highly motivated pupils
An excellent, talented staff team dedicated to providing the best for our pupils
Supportive and enthusiastic Governors and parents.
A professional training programme with opportunities for leadership development
A strong commitment to positive mental health and wellbeing
Further details about the post can be obtained from the school website. Application forms should be accompanied by a covering letter and returned to the school by e-mail.

Closing date: Monday 27th June

Interview Date: Wednesday 6th July

East Coker Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be required to undertake an Enhanced DBS disclosure.


East Coker, Yeovil, Somerset.  BA22 9HY.

Tel:  01935 862532     Fax 01935 864137, Website: www.eastcokerschool.co.uk

E-Mail:  eastcoker@educ.somerset.gov.uk

NOR: 239

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About East Coker Community Primary School

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 4 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
232 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 11

We are respectful of others’ differences, beliefs and property.

We understand how our actions affect others and our community and we have a sense of compassion and care for ourselves, others and our world.

We develop supportive relationships with our peers.

We have the courage to take risks and make mistakes and to stand up for what is right.

We will develop the skills and strategies to have the confidence to meet challenge with resilience and strive to do our best.

We have a sense of ambition and curiosity and are given opportunities to explore our individuality.

We have the independence and confidence to embrace the variety of opportunities offered and try new things

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