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Deputy Headteacher - Full-time

Churchill CEP School, Westerham

  • Ref:KCC886-3055-102L
  • Posted:10/08/2022
  • Pay:L5-L9
  • Start Date:January 2023
  • App Close Date:12/09/2022 at 12:00
  • Interviews:22/23 Sept 2022


Churchill Church of England Primary School is seeking to appoint an inspirational and talented Deputy Headteacher who can build on the current strengths of the school and enrich and enhance the provision for all pupils.  We are ambitious for all our pupils and committed to ensuring they each achieve their potential; a can-do attitude and understanding that a sound education is a foundation for the future.

Are you ready to step up and be part of our dynamic leadership team? Do you have the drive, determination and inspiration to be our next Deputy Headteacher?

You will:

be an outstanding classroom practitioner who leads by example and is an inspiration to colleagues;

understand how to build and strengthen a rich, rigorous and exciting curriculum;

have successful leadership experience and a proven track record of raising standards for all pupils;

be passionate about ensuring that our vulnerable pupils get the best possible start in education;

be able to forge positive relationships with staff, pupils and parents, and work in collaboration with Governors;

be committed to being the best you can be and continuing your own professional development.

have a secure understanding of Inclusion and Safeguarding, including tracking pupil achievement robustly and using data to inform strategic planning;

be committed to, or sympathetic to, the Christian faith, able to lead worship with authenticity and value wholeheartedly our Christian ethos. 

be proud of and promote our committment to diversity and equality.

We can offer:

wonderful pupils who are very well behaved, kind and considerate to each other and very proud of their school;

a commitment to continued professional development and the opportunity to complete National Professional Qualifications;

a supportive and committed team of governors who work in collaboration with the leadership team to further develop the school;

a warm and friendly staff team who are highly committed to improving outcomes for pupils.

Potential candidates are warmly invited to visit the school.  

Please email headteacher@churchill.kent.sch.uk to arrange a visit.

Please see the attached job description and person specification.  When completing your application form, please ensure that you demonstrate clearly how your experience reflects the skills, knowledge and experience required on both documents. Failure to do so may result in your application not being shortlisted.

Churchill C.E. Primary School is committed to the safety and wellbeing of all its pupils and as such any appointment will be subject an enhanced DBS check and the take-up of safeguarding references. 

Information about the school

We are proud of our fabulous one-form entry primary school, which serves the community of Westerham, a charming market town in Kent. The school, which is situated in amazing grounds, attained Ofsted "Good" in Jan 2020, and is continuing to grow from strength to strength.

We provide a safe and caring environment for our children where they can thrive, whilst promoting Christian and British values. Naturally the children are considered to be our greatest asset, which ensures they are at the heart of our strategic and operational decision making. The school fosters an ethos where our pupils are keen to learn, well-behaved and a joy to teach. We encourage their development into caring and socially minded individuals, who value diversity and inclusion and who actively support the local community and beyond with initiatives; supporting the local food bank and a variety of local charities are just two examples.

Our collective behaviours, teaching and decision-making are underpinned by our core values; Respect, Excellence, Determination, Courage, Creativity and Teamwork; all of which ensure a well-founded and consistent approach in everything we do.

We have strong links with St Mary’s Church Westerham and participate in the many activities aligned with the religious calendar, which draws us closer to the community as a whole. A team from the church regularly lead our worship, providing guidance to ensure that Christian worship and distinctiveness are an integral part of the school.

The school has a breakfast club and after school club which can be used by staff.

Job Contact Information


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). Please be aware that schools are also required to undertake online recruitment checks on shortlisted candidates under changes to Keeping Children Safe in Legislation.