Deputy Headteacher

Whitfield Aspen School, Dover, Kent


Job details

Subjects Other, Other, Other
Working pattern Full-time only
Salary Lead Practitioners range 4 to Lead Practitioners range 8, £44,218 to £48,808
Leadership level Senior Leader

Job description

Whitfield Aspen School are seeking a Deputy Headteacher to join its well-established leadership team from September 2020. This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a unique school, which is a combination of mainstream and special school pupils with profound, severe and complex needs. As well as being part of a supportive team, we will be able to offer both training and opportunities, in order to develop your leadership skills further. You must be passionate about and committed to, supporting inclusion, with the rewards and challenges that brings. You need vision and creativity to be able to problem-solve and positively overcome barriers. Building relationships must be at the heart of everything you do in order to fulfil the school’s vision of Learning Together with Aspiration, Imagination and Determination.
We are hoping to find someone who has already had some experience of leadership and they must be able to demonstrate knowledge of how to plan and initiate improvement across the school, based on sound research.
Visits to the school are essential prior to application.
Information about the school
We are a ‘Good’ school with outstanding opportunities for pupils and staff. In September 2019, we were one of the first schools inspected under the new framework. Whitfield Aspen School is unusual in a national context, in that it is a two/three form entry mainstream primary, with three hundred and eighty pupils, combined with the district special school for one hundred and twenty-eight pupils with Profound, Severe and Complex Learning Needs (PSCN). Our school is an extremely cohesive community with an ethos and culture that helps young people to thrive.

The job description and application form is available on the school website or

School visits can be arranged by contacting Juliette Fletcher on or by telephoning the school office on 01304 821526.

Deadline for applications: Midday, Friday 27th March 2020
Interview date: Wednesday, 22nd April 2020

Our school and all its personnel are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children. Any contract will be subject to satisfactory references, Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service checks, qualification checks, and pre-employment health screening.

Essential educational requirements

• Qualified teacher status [note: this is a requirement under the TPCD]
• Degree
• Professional development in preparation for a leadership role

Essential qualifications

Qualified teacher status [note: this is a requirement under the
Professional development in preparation for a leadership role

Essential skills and experience

• Successful leadership and management experience in a school
• Teaching experience
• Involvement in school self-evaluation and development planning
• Line management experience
• Experience of contributing to staff development

School overview

School type LA Maintained School
Education phase Primary
School size 491 pupils enrolled
Age range 4 to 11
Ofsted report View Ofsted report
Website Whitfield Aspen School website (opens in a new window)
Contact email

School location

Mayfield Road, Dover, Kent, CT16 3LJ