• Expected start date

    1 September 2021

  • Application deadline

    12 April 2021 at 12:00 pm

  • Date listed

    22 March 2021

Job details

Job role
Working pattern
Full-time only
Contract type

Job summary

We are looking to recruit a passionate and experienced teacher as Deputy Headteacher to join our Church School from September 2021. This is a fantastic opportunity in a great location to serve a community of enthusiastic children.
We are looking for an outstanding senior leader to work alongside the headteacher, other senior leaders, the local schools board, and within a family of church schools, the Vine Schools Trust.
Our new Deputy will be someone who:
o Is an outstanding teacher and can model good practice.
o Is passionate about learning and working with children.
o Is ambitious for themselves and others.
o Is a strong communicator with children, parents, and staff.
o Is a positive role model for all and leads by example.
o Has a clear understanding of the needs of the school beyond the classroom.
o Has experience of leading change and improvement.
o Will be committed to supporting the Christian ethos of the school and the Vine Schools Trust of 23 schools, providing many opportunities for personal and professional development within a Church School context.

We can offer:
o A school with increasingly high expectations that seeks to get the best out of everyone.
o Pupils who are incredibly enthusiastic, friendly, and motivated to learn.
o A committed community of parents, staff, and members of the local governance board who are all committed to driving school improvement.
o A commitment to developing you to your full potential, through high-quality professional growth, coaching, and development.
o A DHT network within the Vine Schools Trust.
o Being an active part of an innovative and exciting partnership of 23 schools.

The successful candidate will have to meet the requirements of the person specification, job description, and will be subject to an enhanced DBS check. The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

Applying for the job

Completed application forms should be emailed to Jenny Kemp at Jenny.Kemp@dcvst.org.

Supporting documents

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

School overview

School type
Academy, Church of England
Education phase
School size
119 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 11
Ofsted report
View Ofsted report
Contact email
Contact phone number
01621 740328

About Latchingdon Church of England Voluntary Controlled Primary School

Latchingdon is a large village situated in the Dengie Peninsula in Essex. The primary school and the local church are at the heart of the community. Children come to our school mainly from the village of Latchingdon, with some travelling from the surrounding villages.

Latchingdon Primary School admits children aged from 4 years to 11 years. We have an onsite pre-school which admits children from the age of 2 years. The Published Admission Number for the school is 25 pupils per year group and currently, 123 children attend the school. Since being built in 1852 the building has been extended and improved on three occasions.

The pleasant working environment consists of five class rooms, four art areas; special needs room, group teaching area, changing rooms and hall. The school is set in attractive grounds and has a large playing field providing ample space for a wide range of summer and winter games. There are safe, adventure play areas for the children to use at break times and sheltered areas to provide shade in the summer. The school also has an environmental area and pond for wildlife studies.

At Latchingdon we are very proud of our Christian ethos and have strong links to Latchingdon Church who regularly support our daily acts of worship. We are an inclusive school and strive to ensure that everyone in the school community is given the opportunity to be the best they can be. Our last Ofsted inspection, in July 2018 and SIAMS inspection in December 2016, judged our school as Good in all areas. We are looking for a Deputy Headteacher who will be keen to develop their skills and support our school in its journey. The right person will have the exciting opportunity to make a significant impact on moving our school forward.

Arranging a visit to Latchingdon Church of England Voluntary Controlled Primary School

Virtual or In-person visits are welcome and recommended. Please contact the school office on 01621 740328 or email Jenny.Kemp@dcvst.org for an appointment.

School location

The Street, Chelmsford, Essex, CM3 6JS

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