Deputy Headteacher

Uplands Primary School and Nursery, Sandhurst, Berkshire, GU47 9BP

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  • Application deadline

    25 September 2022 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    16 August 2022

Job details

Working pattern

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

L5-L9 (£49,971-£52,828)

Deputy Headteacher job summary

Uplands Primary School and Nursery is a well-respected, one form entry school with a nursery on site in Sandhurst, Berkshire, and is the lead school in The Forest Learning Alliance, which provides professional development to schools. We are looking to recruit an approachable,flexible and enthusiastic Deputy Headteacher.

Key Details:

  • Start date of 01 January 2023.
  • Candidates with experience of working in a leadership position welcome to apply.
  • Full time role (out of class until September 2023).
  • Potential of a part time teaching responsibility from 2023.

What you will gain from working at Uplands:

  • Team members who are passionate about education and who share a common goal and drive.
  • A family feel, where all staff and opinions are valued, and where there is a culture of mutual respect.
  • Training opportunities for professional development.
  • Opportunities for CPD through the Forest Learning Alliance.
  • Staff who all work together to be innovative, creative and effective.
  • Bracknell Forest employee benefits plan.

What our staff say about Uplands:

  • “I love my job and it makes me so happy to come to work.”
  • “I feel very lucky to work in such a happy, friendly and supportive school.”
  • “I've really enjoyed joining the Uplands family and everyone's made me feel so welcome.”

Pupil Voice videos:

Our pupils were recorded answering a set of questions that they had never seen before. To see the type of pupils we have,click here to watch the videos!

What we, as a school, expect from the successful applicant:

  • Able to build relationships at all levels.
  • Integrity and a professional approach.
  • Committed to continually achieving and raising standards.
  • A passion for teaching and learning, as well as caring for pupils and staff.
  • A commitment to work/life balance for all.

What personal qualities we are looking for:

  • Good communication and interpersonal skills.
  • A model of excellent classroom practice.
  • Ability to lead and inspire a committed and talented staff.
  • Ability to effectively handle and report all matters of a sensitive and confidential nature.
  • Ability to meet deadlines and to work positively under pressure when necessary.
  • Ability to tackle challenges openly and honestly and seek guidance as required.

Deadline for applications: Sunday 25 September 2022, 23:59Interviews: week commencing Monday 03 October 2022

How to Apply

  • Please complete theonline application form, found via the BFC jobs page here.
  • Only applications received on Bracknell Forest application forms will be considered (no agencies, please).


Our school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children/young people, and expects all employees, workers and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices share this commitment. This position requires an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check because it involves contact with (or access to data concerning) children/young people/adults at risk.

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020. If you are successful in being shortlisted for this position, you will be required to complete a self-declaration form, when you will need to tell us about any spent convictions, cautions, reprimands or warnings which may later appear on your DBS Certificate. To find out more about the application process for working with children, young people and adults at risk visit:


The Bracknell Forest Safeguarding Board (BFSB) has responsibility for working together to oversee the safety and well-being of children and adults in Bracknell Forest. Find out more about the BFSB at:https://bracknellforestsafeguarding.org.uk/

Equal Opportunities

We are an equal opportunities employer and are committed to providing equality of opportunity to all. Our aim is to treat all employees and prospective employees with integrity, respect and consideration. We aim to ensure that individuals are recruited, selected, trained and promoted on the basis of ability, job requirements, skills, aptitudes and other objective criteria. In this respect we will ensure that no job applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, gender, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, marital status or disability, or is disadvantaged by conditions or requirements which are not covered by legislation or existing codes of practice.


We are a Disability Symbol User and as such have made a commitment to guarantee an interview to all applicants with a disability who meet the essential criteria of the person specification. To help us with our commitment to this guarantee, please indicate if you have a disability on your application form.

Pre–employment medical check

You may be asked about your physical ability to perform the job during interview. As a condition of the Offer of Employment, the successful applicant will be asked to complete an Occupational Health questionnaire from which our Occupational Health Advisor will assess your medical suitability to do the job. You may be required to attend a medical examination.


On your application form, you will be asked to provide the names and addresses of two people who will provide a reference. At least one must be from your current employer, completed by a suitable person with appropriate authority. If you have previously worked with children at least one must be from this employer.References will not be accepted from relatives or people writing solely in the capacity of friends. We take up references for all shortlisted candidates and wherever possible, we like to apply for these prior to interview.

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About Uplands Primary School and Nursery

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 3 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
248 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 11
Contact phone number
01252 873069

Uplands Primary School and Nursery is a well-respected, one form entry school with a nursery on site in Sandhurst, Berkshire, and is the lead school in The Forest Learning Alliance, which provides professional development to schools

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