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Deputy Headteacher

Rolph CofE Primary School, Clacton-on-Sea, Essex

Job details

Job role Leadership
Subject Primary
Working pattern Full-time only
Salary L3-L7

Job summary

We are looking to recruit a passionate and experienced teacher as Deputy Headteacher to join our Church School on its school improvement journey from January 2021 or earlier if possible. This is a fantastic opportunity in a great location to serve a community of well-supported children.
We are looking for an outstanding senior leader to work alongside the headteacher, other senior leaders, the local governance 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 An opportunity to work towards the SENCO Award if desired unless you already have this.
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.

For further information please contact the school office to have a conversation with the headteacher.

Closing date midday on 19th October 2020
Shortlisting: 19th October 2020
Interviews: 21st October 2020

Applying for the job

Completed application forms should be emailed to the Vine Schools Trust CEO. Emma.Wigmore@dcvst.org.

Supporting documents

School overview

School type Academy, Church of England
Education phase Primary
School size 220 pupils enrolled
Age range 4 to 11
Ofsted report View Ofsted report
School website Rolph CofE Primary School website (opens in a new window)
Contact email Emma.Wigmore@dcvst.org

About Rolph CofE Primary School

Rolph is a one form entry village school in Thorpe Le Soken, Clacton on sea. We are a nurturing Christian family, where everyone aspires to achieve their own unique potential. We are a very friendly school, in the hub of our local community, with which we have strong links Rolph Primary School admits children aged from 2 years to 11 years. We have an onsite nursery which is a part of our school community.
At Rolph we are very proud of our Christian ethos and have strong links to our local 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 Head teacher 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.
Our class teachers are supported by an experienced team of Teaching Assistants who also take on additional responsibilities within the school. We have an efficient and dedicated team of administrative staff and a strong, supportive Trust Interim Board. Outside of the school there is a very effective Parent-Teacher Association who raise funds to support our children's experience in school as well as organise events for our children to enrich our community.
We have an excellent relationship with our local Primary Schools in Tendring through our membership of The Vine Schools Trust.

Arranging a visit to Rolph CofE Primary School

Virtual or In-person visits are welcome and recommended. Please contact the school office on 01255 861317 or email sally.morris@rolph.essex.sch.uk.for an appointment.

School location

High Street, Clacton-on-Sea, Essex, CO16 0DY

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