This job expired on 11 October 2023

  • Job start date

    1 January 2024

  • Closing date

    11 October 2023 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    12 September 2023

Job details

Job role

  • Deputy headteacher

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Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Full time: This is a full time role.

Contract type


Pay scale


What skills and experience we're looking for

Due to the retirement of our current Deputy Head/SENCo we are seeking an enthusiastic individual to join our dedicated team. As Deputy Head, you will play a pivotal role in supporting the Headteacher in the leadership and management of the school. You will collaborate closely with colleagues, parents, and students to create an inspiring and supportive educational environment.

This is a senior position within the school's staffing structure. It is a combined role with responsibility as the school's SENCo.

The role is non class based although the current Deputy currently covers one afternoon of PPA per week.

We would welcome enquiries from both experienced deputies and those looking for their first deputy headship.

Although SEN experience is important we are willing to support the right candidate through the National Award for SEN Co-ordination. It would be a condition of the role that this be completed following appointment.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Leadership: Assist the Headteacher in setting and communicating the school's strategic vision and goals.

  • Curriculum Development: Contribute to the development of the school's curriculum, ensuring that it is innovative, inclusive, and meets the needs of all students.

  • Teaching and Learning: Promote excellence in teaching and learning, providing guidance and support to staff to enhance classroom practices.

  • Student Welfare: Oversee the pastoral care and well-being of students, fostering a positive and inclusive school culture. The school is committed to the safeguarding of all children.

  • Staff Development: Support the professional development of teaching and non-teaching staff, promoting a culture of continuous improvement.

  • Community Engagement: Build and maintain strong relationships with parents, guardians, and the wider community, promoting a sense of belonging and involvement.

What the school offers its staff


  • Opportunities for professional development and growth.

  • Supportive and collaborative working environment.

  • A school with with a rich community feel with delightful children and supportive parents and governors.

Sellindge Primary School is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to promoting diversity and inclusion in our workplace. We encourage applications from candidates of all backgrounds and experiences.

Join our team and be part of a passionate educational community dedicated to shaping the future of our students. Our mission is to provide a safe and secure environment where every child is given every chance to be nurtured and developed.Apply today and help us lead our school to even greater heights as Deputy Head!

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

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About Sellindge Primary School

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 4 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
172 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 11
Phone number
01303 812073

Sellindge Primary School is a thriving school situated in a small, semi-rural village, surrounded by farmland, between Ashford and Hythe. The original building dates back to 1900 but there have been recent renovations, including a new 6 classroom block in 2021, new playground and newly developed wildlife area giving the school a feeling of space both inside and out. The school was judged as ‘Good’ during a 2023 OfSTED inspection, with areas of outstanding provision, in Early Years and in Behaviour and Attitudes.

The school has recently expanded to become a 1FE school and, although the school is growing in size, most class sizes are currently smaller than the average. The school has 167 children on roll and maintains a small village school feel with a real sense of community amongst children, staff and families.

The school is dedicated to the welfare of our pupils and ensures that all members of staff are committed to our safeguarding policy.

Arranging a visit to Sellindge Primary School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email office@sellindge-ashford.kent.sch.uk.

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