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Deputy Headteacher - Parental Leave Cover - Fixed Term

Platt CEP School, Sevenoaks

  • Ref:KCC886-3325-95L
  • Posted:16/05/2022
  • Pay:L4
  • Start Date:1st September 2022
  • App Close Date:23/05/2022 at 12:00
  • Interviews:25th May 2022


Parental Leave cover for Deputy Headteacher

(Secondment considered)

We are looking for an aspirational Assistant Head Teacher or existing Deputy Head who would like to be part of our leadership team whilst our current Deputy Head Teacher is on parental leave.

Our school values of Care, Learn and Forgive are felt throughout the school. As a key member of the senior leadership team you would also be supported under these values.


We are looking for someone who is dedicated, energetic, enthusiastic, kind and caring to collaborate with our amazing team, who will mentor teachers and support staff to ensure that they fulfil their potential. As a non-class based deputy you will support our ethos of inclusion and our drive to support one another.


As part of the role there will be a whole school responsibility for curriculum development and safeguarding alongside our Head Teacher. As one of our designated safeguarding team you will work with others to ensure our pupils are safe.

We believe that all children should be given the opportunity to ‘live life in its fullness’ and we aim to nurture individuals. You will champion our children and work with families to ensure that we can give everyone the best opportunity to succeed.

The role is non-class based but there is an expectation of teaching across the school as required, to demonstrate best practice.


We believe that a large part of learning is taking learning risks. Our children know this and will try most things. We want staff members to try new things too and rather than fear, know they are trusted.

If you would like to join our team, have a look round or talk the post through please contact headteacher@platt.kent.sch.uk to discuss further.

We are a team who support and encourage each other's development to ensure that the children have the best education they can whilst they are with us.

A handover with the substantive Deputy Head Teacher before their parental leave is expected.

The post is subject to the appropriate safeguarding checks including those required for safer recruitment.

Closing date for applications –Noon 23rd May 2022

Shortlisting –PM 23rd May 2022

Interviews – 25th May 2022

Start date – 1st September 2022 for a fixed term contract of one year.

Leadership Scale – L4

Information about the school

We are a small community church school made up of 164 kind, motivated and excited learners. Our Christian values of care, learn and forgive are felt throughout our school and we keep central to all we do. Our children are confident and proud of their school and belonging to it. We believe education should not only equip children academically and emotionally but provide memories and shape our children to 'live life in all its fullness' (John 10:10).

We are a team who support and encourage each other's development to ensure that the children have the best education they can whilst they are with us. We welcome new ideas and approaches in our school. We believe in implementing change through coaching and team development, empowering us all to achieve more.

We have just moved into our beautiful new school building and you will now be part of growing our site and our learning community. We have dedicated space for groups, interventions and we hope to build on this provision.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Mrs Jenna Crittenden
  • Address:Platinum Way, St Mary's Platt, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN15 8FH
  • Telephone: (01732) 882596
  • Email: Office@platt.kent.sch.uk


Below are documents that have been added to this vacancy.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our students. You are advised that this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and therefore this post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).