Deputy Headteacher

St Mary's Church of England Primary School, Bideford, Devon, EX39 2QN

This job expired on 18 May 2022 – see similar jobs

  • Expected start date

    1 September 2022

  • Application deadline

    18 May 2022 at 9:00am

  • Date listed

    29 April 2022

Job details

Key stages

Early years, KS1, KS2

Working pattern

Contract type




Deputy Headteacher job summary

The leadership team of St Mary's C of E Primary School is looking to appoint a Deputy Headteacher.

We are looking for a forward thinking, enthusiastic and experienced middle/senior leader to join our dedicated and innovative team, the deputy head will work closely with the headteacher and our assistant head teachers to continue to develop this good school.

This is a fantastic opportunity for someone looking to step up to strategic school leadership and it may have a small teaching commitment. You will have the opportunity to lead developments within the school as we continue to build upon the things implemented during our recent changes in school leadership. We have recently received a good SIAMS inspection (March 2022) and will be looking for someone to lead on further developing the school's Christian distinctiveness.

We can offer you:
- Hardworking, dedicated, enthusiastic staff and children;
- A very well resourced school, with a supportive community as part of the Atlantic Coast Co-operative Trust (ACCT) and a member of the SWiFT;
- An experienced, resourceful and reflective leadership team fully supported by a forward thinking governing body.

You will:
- be expected to deputise for the Headteacher, and be in charge in her absence.
- Be committed to developing the opportunities for all pupils and staff;
- Be happy to support the Church of England ethos of our school though our school values;
- Be experienced in evaluating and supporting the development of a school strategically.
- Have had recent experience of contributing to school self-evaluation and improvement planning;
- Be an effective communicator with the ability to articulate our vision and commitment to education to all stakeholders including parents, staff and external agencies (OFSTED, SIAMs);
- Be dedicated to raising standards and removing barriers to learning for pupils with the ability to challenge each pupil from whatever their starting point;
- be able to lead on Performance management of staff.
- Have high expectations of yourself and pupils with a positive, can do and proactive nature;
- Have a clear understanding of safeguarding processes and procedures and experience of multi-agency working with a commitment to the success of every child.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults, and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
This role requires a DBS disclosure.
This role requires the ability to fulfil all spoken aspects of the role with confidence and fluency in English.

Please contact the Headteacher for an application pack by emailing ntottle@stmarysce.co.uk.
Please apply by 9am on the closing date.

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About St Mary's Church of England Primary School

School type
Local authority maintained school, Church of England, ages 4 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
416 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 11
Contact phone number
01237 477288

St Mary's CE VC Primary is a 2 form entry primary school in the North Devon town of Bideford.
We have a large, well resourced site.
“Together we journey to a future of opportunity.”
Our vision is to give every child the skills and experiences they need for their next step in life. At St. Mary’s C of E Primary School, we aim to provide a high-quality education that develops children intellectually, socially, morally, physically and spiritually within a Christian environment. Through the school’s ethos and collective worship, we use the Bible as guidance, as teaching and as our compass. In our school, children learn to respect the diversity within their community, themselves, differences of others and their surroundings. Children will leave our school on the next part of their journey in life with the confidence and the ability to make responsible and appropriate choices. They aspire to be the best they can and are valued members of the community.

Arranging a visit to St Mary's Church of England Primary School

If you would like to visit the school please contact our School Business Manager, Sally Westlake on 01237 477288 to arrange a suitable time.

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