This job expired on 15 March 2024

  • Start date details

    September 2024

  • Closing date

    15 March 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    16 February 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Deputy headteacher

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Working pattern

Full time

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£49,574.00 - £54,816.00 Annually (Actual) Leadership Scale L3 - L7

Deputy Headteacher job summary

Deputy Headteacher, Harlington Lower School

Salary: L3-7

Hours: Full Time

Due to the retirement of our long-standing Deputy Headteacher, we are seeking to appoint a talented, dynamic, and inspiring Deputy Headteacher for September 2024. This is an exciting opportunity to join our friendly village school and to help lead the school on the next stage of its journey.

As a values-based school, our values of respect, kindness, and honesty are at the heart of everything that we do. We are looking for a Deputy Headteacher who embodies these values.

The successful applicant will need to demonstrate senior leadership experience and evidence of strong leadership skills and proven impact on outcomes. The ideal candidate must be resilient, patient, and have good communication skills.

As Deputy Headteacher, you will support the Executive Headteacher in providing clear vision, ethos, and direction for the school. You will lead by example, model best practice, and be able to motivate and inspire others. You will have high expectations in behaviour and attainment and put the children at the heart of everything.

The Executive Headteacher is Headteacher over two schools (Harlington Lower School and Sundon Lower School). Therefore, this role will involve deputising for the Headteacher on a regular basis. The role will also include the role of Designated Safeguarding Lead.

The successful applicant will need to be able to work well independently but also as part of a team. They must be prepared to work collaboratively with other schools, especially our sister school – Sundon Lower School.

We can offer a supportive environment with a friendly staff team, a passionate Senior Leadership Team, and a warm, positive, and caring ethos with values at the core of our school, and excellent opportunities for CPD.

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment. Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers, online checks, and the Disclosure and Barring Scheme. CVs will not be accepted for any posts based in schools.

Visits to the school are strongly encouraged. To book a visit with Victoria Paulding, Executive Headteacher, please contact office@harlingtonlower.co.uk

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment.

Online checks will be completed in line with Keeping Children Safe in Education.

All appointments are subject to enhanced DBS checks.

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 Harlington Lower School

School type
Academy, ages 4 to 9
Education phase
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School size
149 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 9

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