Leadership L4 - L8 (Surrey)
We have an exciting opportunity to join our fantastic team at Horley Infant School with the reinstatement of a Deputy Headteacher. We are looking for an authentic leader who will bring passion, enthusiasm and wisdom to the role. Our Deputy Headteacher would be an exceptional teacher who can both act as a role model and as a coach to other school staff in order to exemplify high quality teaching, learning and assessment for all children, regardless of their starting points. The position will focus primarily on improving the outcomes of our most vulnerable learners and leading the school community ever closer towards the school’s vision. Therefore, someone who is highly motivated and dedicated with high expectations of what all pupils and staff can achieve are essential attributes.
It is important to us that we build a team of people who truly enjoy the privilege of working with children and, as such, our Deputy Headteacher should enjoy teaching and have a proven record of excellent classroom practice.
Our new Deputy Headteacher will:
- Have a passion for quality first teaching and experience of working with pupils with special educational needs
- Be able to take a lead on the development of inclusive teaching and learning
- Have a positive “can do” attitude
- Have excellent behaviour management skills
- Be an innovative and strategic thinker with vision, ideas and strong ethics
- Have effective interpersonal skills and the ability to inspire, challenge and motivate the whole school community
In return, we have:
- Friendly, well-motivated children who enjoy learning
- Dedicated, enthusiastic staff who are keen to improve their practice
- A supportive Governing Body who know our school well
- A well-resourced working environment
- Positive and well-established partnerships with our parents
- A commitment to supporting the wellbeing of school staff
Although holding qualifications in SEN and DSL safeguarding would be an advantage, they are by no means a pre-requisite. We have a commitment to supporting the Professional Development of staff in relation to their role or the school’s strategic focus.
We have put together a Deputy Headteacher Recruitment Pack which has a variety of information about the role itself and also about our school. We strongly encourage candidates to browse our school website and to also get in touch with our School Business Manager, Mrs. Shazia Anjum, to arrange a time to meet with school staff and tour the school. Due to the ongoing concerns around COVID-19, we can make suitable arrangements to do this as safely as possible during the school day as well as outside of school hours, if preferred.
We really look forward to hearing from you and meeting with you soon.
Closing Date: Thursday 13th May
Shortlisting: Friday 14th May
Shortlisted candidates informed: Friday 14th May
Interview: Wednesday 19th May
Applying for the job
Please complete the attached application form and return with a covering letter and supporting statement to:
Mrs Shazia Anjum
More on how to apply
Horley Infant School
Surrey RH6 7JF
If you need these documents in an accessible format, please contact the school.
Local authority maintained school
296 pupils enrolled
4 to 7
About Horley Infant School
Our pupils are at the heart of all we do and have a genuine desire to motivate everyone succeed develop pleasure lifelong learning. We provide creative, stimulating balanced curriculum children encouraged question, investigate take ownership their A variety teaching approaches resources utilised, supported challenged as they work in range well organised situations environments. is thematic through school visits places such Wakehurst Place, Brighton Sea-life Centre Beach, Nower Wood Hever Castle. In regularly welcome visitors poets, authors, scientists, sports personalities, local clergy, theatre groups drama workshops. Other activities included Great Fire London Day, from ‘People Who Help Us’ astronaut training! an internally run wraparound care provision for both before after called Sunrise & Sunset; sessions 07.30-08.45 15.00-18.00 very popular. Bobtails been providing pre-school childcare over 30 years, opened second site Horley Infant School September 2007. secured its Ofsted Outstanding rating January 2018 during which inspector recognised importance team working closely with Infants prepare infant school. The Local Authority Maintained but has formed informal partnership eleven other schools within Horley. Learning Partnership (HLP) provides opportunities share expertise benefit our staff children. also pride ourselves on being inclusive school, sits community serve. This includes supporting Carnival, carol singing residents Care Homes, visiting businesses services including Waitrose town library often use Town Cricket Club Sports Day.
Arranging a visit to Horley Infant School
We strongly encourage candidates to browse our school website and to also get in touch with our School Business Manager, Mrs. Shazia Anjum, to arrange a time to meet with school staff and tour the school. Due to the ongoing concerns around COVID-19, we can make suitable arrangements to do this as safely as possible during the school day as well as outside of school hours, if preferred.