Deputy Headteacher

Prendergast Vale School, London, SE13 7BN

Deadline is tomorrow

  • Expected start date

    1 September 2022

  • Application deadline

    23 May 2022 at 9:00am

  • Date listed

    12 May 2022

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£78,725 - £86,001

Deputy Headteacher job summary

Would you like to work in a small school in a big community? At Prendergast Vale School we believe all our pupils can achieve success in life by working hard and being kind.

We are seeking to appoint an experienced teacher to the post of Deputy Headteacher from September 2022 or January 2023. The postholder will have strategic leadership and management of Key Stages 3 & 4 across the school. You will also be responsible for developing the school timetable and managing performance and assessment.

As a member of SLT, the Deputy Headteacher will play an important role in the overall leadership and management of the school. In particular, you will work closely with the Headteacher to lead and develop an outstanding, inclusive, comprehensive education that serves the local community.

The successful candidate will have:

• the knowledge and skills to lead on raising the attainment and development of KS3 and KS4;
• the ability to be the strategic lead on transition arrangements for Yr6 to Yr7 students raising the profile of the school as a destination of choice for the local community it serves;
• a track record of outstanding teaching across Key Stages 3 to 4;
• significant relevant experience of contributing to whole school issues;
• proven ability and enthusiasm to motivate students and staff;
• the ability to raise expectations and aspirations of students of all abilities.

Prendergast Vale School is a small all through school providing high quality education from nursery to Year 11, which aims to transform the lives of all the children who attend our school. By keeping the school small, we have created a community of pupils and teachers where no pupil is left behind and it has enabled us to create an environment in which pupils want to learn, achieve and behave well. The school benefits from being part of the Leathersellers’ Federation of Schools.

We offer a comprehensive employee benefits package including:

• Teachers pension and Local Government Pension scheme
• Employer funded healthcare scheme
• Cycle to work Scheme
• Home electronics scheme
• Affordable travel card loan scheme

Visits to the school are welcome; please contact Ruth Retamino, PA to Headteacher on email or telephone 020 8297 3540 extension 4003 to arrange.

Interviews: Wednesday 25 & Thursday 26 May 2022

Please note CVs are not accepted.

Applying for the job

Please apply online via the school's website.

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About Prendergast Vale School

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 3 to 16
School size
785 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 16
Contact phone number
020 8297 3540

A Foundation school which is part of the Leathersellers' Federation of Schools

Arranging a visit to Prendergast Vale School

Visits to the school are welcome; please contact Ruth Retamino, PA to Headteacher on email or telephone 020 8297 3540 extension 4003 to arrange.

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