This job expired on 22 November 2023

  • Job start date

    15 April 2024

  • Closing date

    22 November 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    6 November 2023

Job details

Job role

  • Deputy headteacher

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Full time: Not applicable

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£ 56,082 - £61,882

Pay scale

Leadership Scale 8 to 12

What skills and experience we're looking for

  • Qualified teacher status

  • Effective classroom practitioner with a secure knowledge and understanding of how children learn

  • Successful experience at curriculum leadership level

  • Experience of successful and co-operative working as a member of a team

  • Experience of successfully leading change

  • Experience of improving the skills of other practitioners

  • Experience of promoting safeguarding procedures in a school

  • Curriculum management that has resulted in successful change and effective practice

  • Experience of planning and managing high quality training and sustained professional development

  • Ability to communicate effectively in a variety of situations

  • Ability to lead by example with integrity, creativity, resilience and clarity

  • Proven leadership skills

  • Ability to promote an ethos within which all staff are motivated and supported to develop their own skills and subject knowledge, and to support each other

  • Curriculum management – planning, delivery and assessment

  • Ability to analyse and evaluate school self-evaluation processes including the use of external and internal data in order to accurately prioritise strategic leadership objectives

  • Ability to initiate and lead change by inspiring and influencing others

  • Experience, knowledge and understanding of education partnerships

  • Ability to demonstrate enthusiastic, sensitive, resilient and appropriate focused leadership whilst working with others

  • Ability to promote high quality care, guidance and support for pupils and parents

  • A clear vision and understanding of the needs of all pupils, in order to close gaps in achievement

  • Detailed knowledge of the structure and content of the current primary and Early Years curriculum

  • Understanding and knowledge of current issues in education

  • Evidence of being able to build and sustain effective working relationships with staff, Governors, parents and the wider community

  • Flexibility and adaptability to be able to mix with a wide range of people

  • Friendly and approachable

  • Resilient with a sense of humour

What the school offers its staff

The successful candidate will become an integral strategic member of our dedicated, hardworking Senior Leadership Team, who put the needs of our children at the forefront of their practice.

The successful candidate will have high expectations and demonstrate a caring attitude towards our children’s academic, social and personal development.

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 Shotton Primary School

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 3 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
298 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 11
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Arranging a visit to Shotton Primary School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email shotton.primar@durhamlearning.net.

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