43 days remaining to apply

  • Job start date

    1 January 2025

  • Closing date

    2 September 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    9 July 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Deputy headteacher

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Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Full time

Contract type


Pay scale

L10 to L15

What skills and experience we're looking for

This is an exciting opportunity for a talented individual who is an ambitious, inspiring, innovative and experienced leader whose next step will be headship. The Deputy Headteacher will work with the Headteacher and all stakeholders to further enhance the strategic vision and priorities of the school by developing strategic plans which will motivate all members of the school community and develop an ambitious, outstanding and inclusive education for the children in our care. They will share responsibility for shaping the future of our fantastic school, the development of an inspiring curriculum and teaching, learning and assessment across the school. We will also continue to develop the creation of a learning culture where all children are valued and given the opportunities that will allow individual children to reach and fulfil their potential.

The successful candidate must be an exceptional class teacher with experience across the primary age range. They must be able to use these skills in the development of a highly effective staff, inspiring motivational and engaging teaching and learning in all areas of the curriculum and school life. They will enhance the learning experience of every pupil and show a commitment to the best innovation and learning based on experience, pedagogy and educational research. They must be empathetic with excellent interpersonal skills and an effective communicator. They should have a proven track record of school improvement with experience of school self-evaluation, performance management and Ofsted preparation. The right candidate will be organised and have high expectations of themselves and others.

The position will involve a teaching commitment.

We are looking for a leader who is able to:

  • Demonstrate inspirational and outstanding teaching by developing excellent teaching across the primary age range in line with the National Curriculum and Ofsted framework.
  • Ensure standards are met and the best possible outcomes for all children.
  • Use rigorous monitoring and assessment strategies to review progress and set targets.
  • Work in partnership with other leaders across the Chesil Collaboration.
  • Provide in-depth information and analysis ofdata for different audiences: Headteacher, SLT and Governors.
  • Strengthen and maintain community links
  • Operate strictly in accordance with school policy but also formulate new policy
  • Be flexible, organised, committed and dedicated.
  • Deputise for the Headteacher in their absence.

What the school offers its staff

We can offer you:

  • A happy, supportive and nurturing environment with a dedicated, experienced team.
  • Children who are eager and motivated to learn.
  • Opportunities to refine your leadership practice and develop the knowledge and skills needed for future headship.
  • A commitment to your continued professional 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.

Applying for the job

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About St George's Foundation Primary School

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 4 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
422 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 11
Phone number
01305 820520

Arranging a visit to St George's Foundation Primary School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email office@stgeorgesportland.dorset.sch.uk.

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