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  • Start date details

    April 2023

  • Closing date

    31 January 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    10 January 2023

Job details

Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale

Leadership Pay Scale: L5-L9

What skills and experience we're looking for

Ramsgate Arts Primary School is looking to appoint an inspirational Deputy Headteacher to join our Arts primary school. We are looking to recruit an ambitious leader who would like to develop and hone their leadership skills before taking that courageous step into Headship.

Applicants do not need to currently be on a Leadership Team but must be able to show that they have proven school leadership experience that has had a significant impact on the whole school. Above anything else, you must have an uncompromising passion for teaching and believe that you can make the necessary contribution to ensuring the best start for every child, both leading teaching yourself and by taking whole school leadership responsibility.

Our Deputy Headteacher will:

  • Be an inspirational and talented teacher with a proven track record of improving outcomes for children.
  • Be a courageous school leader – our pupils deserve a first-class educational experience. You must resolutely believe this and be prepared to question practices in the school that do not match the high standards we expect from every member of the RAPS staff.
  • Have proven experience as a coach and mentor, working alongside new teachers to develop excellent practice.
  • Have a passion and interest in the Arts.
  • Lead on pupil well-being, ensuring our children display excellent learning behaviour inspired by an engaging curriculum that challenges all our pupils.
  • Be an excellent role model for staff and pupils; embracing our ‘One Childhood One Chance’ philosophy.
  • Have excellent interpersonal skills; able to establish positive relationships built on mutual trust and respect

What the school offers its staff

You can expect:

  • Talented pupils, each deserving a Deputy Headteacher that will willingly go that extra mile to ensure they succeed.
  • Excellent CPD, including NPQH, and other leadership training opportunities. Career progression to Headship will be actively encouraged.
  • A supportive school community with an inspirational, new, state of the art building.
  • A dedicated, skilled staff team, committed to ensure all pupils achieve their potential.
  • The challenge and opportunity to take a pivotal role in our journey towards “outstanding status”

Further details about the role

The role is non-class based however the expectation will be for the post-holder to fulfil a teaching commitment.

Prospective candidates will be expected to make a visit prior to submitting an application and meet with Mrs Michaela Lewis, Executive Headteacher and Mr Nick Budge, Head of School.

Please contact Nick Budge for further details:headofschool@ramsgateartsprimaryschool.co.uk or Aimee Trevelyan to book a tour: aimee.trevelyan@ramsgateartsprimaryschool.co.uk

Commitment to safeguarding

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all of our pupils. You are advised that this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and therefore this post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).
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About Ramsgate Arts Primary School

School type
Free School, ages 4 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
328 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 11

Ramsgate Arts Primary School (RAPS) is a two-form entry primary school with a focus on the 'Arts' (music, dance, drama, and art). We are located in a bright, modern, spacious building which encompasses state of the art technology and designated spaces (such as our dance studio, music room, art studio and gallery) which facilitate our Arts Curriculum. What Makes Us Distinctive? At RAPS, we endeavour to nurture, encourage, and build upon creativity through our innovative and inspirational Arts Curriculum. Our specialist teaching team guide children in learning the value of discipline, commitment, and work ethic, as well as creative thinking skills. The result is children who, not only have a secure educational foundation, but also have the ability to think outside the box, express themselves creatively and become resilient learners, enabling them to succeed in our rapidly changing world. We are passionate about providing an inspirational education for our children based upon our belief that creativity and the arts enhance and enrich learning experiences, improve pupil wellbeing and support pupils in developing their skills and talents. Each afternoon, we nurture our pupils' creativity through a variety of arts activities and educational visits. Our vibrant arts curriculum is delivered with the 'wow' factor. Each child is encouraged to enjoy a hands-on learning experience that will last a lifetime. Our pupils thoroughly enjoy experiencing the arts curriculum, where they can develop skills and enhance their artistic talents. We have forged successful partnerships with performing and visual arts groups within the community and are proud to have close links with the Turner Centre, Margate to enrich our visual arts curriculum. At RAPS we truly take pride in our school and know that, if you come to visit, you will see that the impact of the Arts curriculum is evident. The RAPS learning environment is filled with imaginative and colourful displays, energetic lessons and lively performances. Alongside the Arts Curriculum, we also teach our RAPS Topic Curriculum which first and foremost develops children’s knowledge of the foundation subjects and science, providing rich and meaningful information to pupils enabling them to make learning links and therefore develop their understanding of the world around them. Our constant drive for success in reading, writing and maths also ensures that pupils can achieve their potential. We strongly believe in developing the whole child through and do so through our core values, the teaching of the British Values and through the teaching of PSHE. Ramsgate Arts Primary School is an exciting, innovative primary school because, not only do we offer a fabulous education that develops core and foundation subjects, but we also provide unique opportunities to develop children in the arts too.

Arranging a visit to Ramsgate Arts Primary School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email HRD@vikingacademytrust.com.

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