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  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    20 May 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    3 May 2024

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

Contract type


Pay scale

L14-L18 Inner London

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are looking for a forward thinking and innovative individual, experienced in working at a strategic level, to join our growing leadership team. You will have a successful track record of leadership and management and will be an outstanding classroom practitioner. You will have excellent communication skills as well as the ability to lead and motivate teams of staff.

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced professional to join our stunning school. Outcomes are exceptional and our recent Ofsted inspection stated, “There is enough evidence of improved performance to suggest that the school could be judged outstanding if we were to carry out a graded (section 5) inspection now.” Ofsted Feb 2023. The school also benefits from an Assisted Resource provision, catering for up to 25 pupils with SPL needs.

This is a non-class based post.

We are looking for a person who is:

  • A strategic and creative thinker, with the drive and enthusiasm to continue to promote and develop the highest expectations of teaching and learning across the school.
  • An individual with a strong commitment to school improvement and a clear determination to achieve and maintain educational excellence.
  • An excellent communicator.
  • Someone who has excellent interpersonal skills.
  • An individual of high standards and expectations of both themselves and others.
  • Someone who inspires and motivates staff and children.

We can offer you:

  • A chance to thrive in a highly ambitious school.
  • A team dedicated to constant improvement, innovation and evaluation.
  • A senior leadership team that has a desire to ensure the school is the best it can be.
  • Motivated, well behaved children who are keen to learn and are enthusiastic about school.
  • A supportive governing body.
  • Exceptional facilities in a “state of the art” building.
  • Excellent partnerships with parents.
  • Significant opportunities for career advancement

The working environment

  • The school building is quite simply spectacular, it is a £18 million Conran designed, state of the art, award-winning school– it must be seen to be appreciated. Our staff enjoy working in an exceptional environment and thrive from remarkable professional development and support. You must see St John’s for yourself.
  • Outstanding transport links – the most well connected part of London with Crossrail on the doorstep
  • Work in Ealing –a vibrant, trendy area

Our children and parents

  • We have stunning well-mannered and well-behaved children. Behaviour is exemplary across the school
  • Our parents are supportive and respectful

Candidates are stongly encouraged to visit the school by prior arrangement at one of the following times:

This post is subject to an Enhanced DBS check. CVs are not accepted.

School tours:

  • Wednesday 8th May – 8.45am
  • Thursday 9th May – 8.45am – 3.45 pm
  • Wednesday 15th May – 8.45am – 3.45 pm
  • Thursday 16th May – 8.45am – 3.45 pm

Closing date: 12.00pm Monday 20th May 2024, only candidates successfully short-listed will be contacted and invited for interviews

Interviews: Wednesday 22nd May 2024

To join a tour please contact the school to arrange a visit:

Email: adminoffice@st-johns.ealing.sch.uk Tel: 0208 567 6251

How to Apply:

Application forms and job descriptions can be downloaded from the school website https://www.st-johns.ealing.sch.uk/Working-at-St-Johns

Completed application forms should be returned to the school by email: adminoffice@st-johns.ealing.sch.uk

The school is committed to safer recruitment, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be required to apply for an Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). Further information can be found at: https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/dbs-checking-service-guidance--2.

The school reserves the right to research shortlisted candidates on social media platforms and the internet, and the recruitment panel may take this information into consideration during the recruitment process.

The application pack contains a letter from our Headteacher, job description and personal specification. More information about our school is available on our website www.st-johns.ealing.sch.uk

What the school offers its staff

As above

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 St John's Primary School

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 3 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
474 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 11
Phone number

Arranging a visit to St John's Primary School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email adminoffice@st-johns.ealing.sch.uk.

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