Primary School Deputy Headteacher

Upshire Primary Foundation School, WALTHAM ABBEY, Essex, EN9 3PX

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  • Expected start date

    As soon as possible

  • Application deadline

    12 September 2022 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    5 July 2022

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Leadership Range Point 4 - 8 £46604 - £51314

Primary School Deputy Headteacher job summary

We seek to appoint an exceptional Deputy Headteacher to join our senior leadership team. Following on from our Ofsted inspection rated as good in November 2019 we are looking for a senior leader with the vision and expertise to support the school on its journey towards Outstanding. The successful candidate will be: • passionate about providing the best possible education for all children • an exceptional, creative and highly motivated teacher, providing an excellent role model for all staff • able to model and disseminate high quality teaching and learning • possess the drive and determination to implement school-wide improvements • have excellent communication, interpersonal and organisational skills • committed to the principles of inclusion and to safeguarding children This is an exciting opportunity for a candidate ready for a new challenge. We offer a warm, caring and inclusive ethos, excellent support from all colleagues and professional development opportunities to enable fulfilment of leadership potential. Our school is situated on the edge of Epping Forest, enjoying a large playing field and views across the countryside. We have a committee run Pre-school onsite and recently acquired 2 railway carriages which we will be converting into learning spaces. This post is a teaching role with release for PPA and 1 day release for Leadership duties.

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About Upshire Primary Foundation School

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 4 to 11
Education phase
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School size
227 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 11
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There has been a school in Upshire since 1874. It was then housed in a building on the Warlies Estate. The present school has been on this site since 1939. The buildings have been extended and altered during this time. A major refurbishment was carried out during 1989/90 with redecoration and upgrading of many facilities.

Upshire Primary Foundation School is a co-educational primary school for children aged four years to eleven years of age. The standard number for admittance during the academic year is 30, although in September 2017 we accommodated an additional class of 30 Reception children. We currently have 231 children on roll, although this number does fluctuate. There is also a Pre-school on the site which admits children part time from the age of 2 and offers morning and afternoon sessions.

A particularly beautiful feature of the building is the lovely abstract stained-glass window, which overlooks the main staircase. This was designed by a local Essex artist whilst working with a group of children from Upshire Primary Foundation School. It represents the forest, its leafy glades and the birdsong, which permeates the trees.

The school has its own spacious playing field, two tarmac playgrounds, an adventure trail, outside classroom, wildlife areas and attractive grounds. The school building has a rural aspect overlooking fields where horses frequently graze.

The town of Waltham Abbey with its beautiful Abbey Church and wealth of historic fact and legend is just a mile away and is used as an educational resource by the children. The forest is also very accessible and can be used as a source of study and interest. The Lea Valley Park with its waterways and neighbouring farmlands is also nearby.

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