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  • Job start date

    1 September 2023

  • Closing date

    26 January 2023 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    8 December 2022

Job details

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£53,973 – 59,558

Pay scale

L9 - L13

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are looking for an outstanding practitioner, who is also a determined and ambitious leader with the ability to share, model and demonstrate the key characteristics of highly effective learning and teaching to continue to embed and further improve high standards for all children in our school.

As Deputy Headteacher, you will be expected to lead positively by example, and professionally inspire and develop children and adults to live out our vision. Successful candidates must have previous proven experience of successful senior leadership and be able to provide challenge, rigour and strategic direction.

We are looking for a leader who:

  • Will strive to make a positive difference to the lives of all of our pupils,
  • Is committed to promoting the school’s Christian vision, mission and distinctiveness of our school
  • Is passionate about providing challenging and meaningful learning experiences, with a proven track record of raising attainment and making a positive impact on children of all ages.
  • Has the skills and knowledge to monitor, evaluate, report on and influence whole school improvement, but particularly standards of attainment and learning and teaching.
  • Has experience of teaching and leading teams of staff effectively
  • Has clear and demonstrable experience of developing their own and others’ pedagogy and practice
  • Ability to motivate and inspire colleagues, promoting high aspirations for all through a range of leadership styles
  • Has excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to establish positive working relationships with colleagues, children and the wider community, through modelling high levels of professionalism, commitment and integrity.
  • Understands the role of a Church of England School in its community and knows how to live out the Gospel values in their daily life.
  • Has the energy, compassion and perseverance to lead whole school projects
  • Is committed to the safeguarding, welfare and wellbeing of children and staff.

What the school offers its staff

  • A vibrant, welcoming and happy school that is fully committed to providing the best start for every pupil so that they can experience ‘life in all its fullness’ (John 10:10) and where every individual is valued.

  • Enthusiastic, well-behaved children who are eager to learn

  • Hardworking, positive and supportive colleagues
  • A well-informed and supportive governing body, who are committed to our school
  • A creative environment that supports and enhances our Christian vision and inclusive ethos
  • The opportunity to make a real contribution to school improvement (through significant release time)
  • Professional development to enhance your work

Further details about the role

The full application pack, including the required diocesan application form, is available from the school website following this link: https://www.st-margarets.warrington.sch.uk/information/vacancies

Short listing: Thursday 2 February 2023

Interview dates: Thursday 9 February (and Friday 10 February 2023 if required).

Visits to the school and are welcomed and available dates are published on the school’s website. A visit should be arranged by contacting Ann McGuinness by email: stmargarets_primary_execheadsec@sch.warrington.gov.uk who will also be the first point of contact for any general enquiries.

Please return completed application forms to the school’s own recruitment mailbox: recruitment@smceps.org with “DHT Application ” in the subject field. CVs will not be accepted.

Commitment to safeguarding

St Margaret’s CE Primary School is committed to promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment. The successful applicant will need to undertake an enhanced DBS check, provide suitable references, provide evidence of qualifications and be subject to identity checks.

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About St Margaret's CofE Voluntary Aided Primary School

School type
Local authority maintained school, Church of England, ages 3 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
468 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 11
Phone number
01925 634207

Successful oversubscribed 2 form entry primary school providing high quality Christian education in Warrington.

Arranging a visit to St Margaret's CofE Voluntary Aided Primary School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email stmargarets_primary_execheadsec@sch.warrington.gov.uk.

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