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Deputy Headteacher - Full-time

Eastchurch CEP School, Sheerness

  • Ref:KCC886-3106-241L
  • Posted:05/12/2022
  • Pay:L5 - L10
  • Start Date:1 April 2023
  • App Close Date:09/01/2023 at 12:00
  • Interviews:Tuesday 17th January 2023


Are you an experienced leader looking for an exciting opportunity and a new challenge? We are seeking to appoint a Deputy Headteacher at our new school based at St Clement's site from 1st April 2023.  

The Governors are seeking to appoint a highly motivated and inspirational Deputy Headteacher, who can support the Headteacher in the strategic leadership and management of the school. 

Our ideal candidate will have whole school leadership experience and be committed to ongoing personal professional development. They will have energy and drive, seeking to achieve the highest expectations to raise standards.  They will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills with an ability to build positive relationships with families and the wider community. 

The successful candidate will be expected to lead by example, working with the Headteacher to strategically plan an exciting and engaging curriculum, ongoing staff CPD and continually improved outcomes for all pupils. 

Early applications are encouraged and we reserve the right to close this vacancy early if a suitable candidate is found. 

We are looking for a person who will:

  • be committed to developing and enhancing the Christian ethos of the school;
  • be an outstanding class teacher, passionate about developing high standards;
  • have excellent communication and interpersonal skills;
  • be creative and forward thinking;
  • be resilient, honest and work well within a team or independently;
  • have the ability to lead, motivate and inspire staff and children to achieve the highest standards;
  • have experience of strategic planning and leadership;
  • have a strong commitment to their own learning and professional development.


We can offer you:

  • the opportunity to make a significant impact in a new school;
  • happy and well-behaved children;
  • committed, hardworking staff and governing body;
  • an experienced and supportive team of Aquila schools and Trust;
  • an opportunity to be part of a leadership team who are committed to raising standards and improving outcomes for all pupils;
  • opportunities for professional development.


Visits to our school are warmly welcomed. Please telephone 01795 880279 option 2 to make an appointment.

All applications to be made via Kent-Teach

Information about the school

Eastchurch Primary School is a nurturing, inclusive, learning community that celebrates all possibilities. Through a journey of faith and exploration, we strive to enable all to grow as resilient life-long learners who value themselves and others. Rooted in God's love and our Christian values, we are a nurturing, inclusive community where all can flourish and achieve their full potential. Our vision flows from our biblical strapline taken from Philippians 4:13 “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” Together with our vision our core values of courage, forgiveness, honesty, kindness, love and respect are at the heart of everything we do.

As a single form entry school in a village location, we aim to offer a family friendly and unique experience for staff and families. Our school has a well established Christian ethos and our staff team work together to ensure our children experience success and excitement in their learning every day. We are a member of Aquila, The Diocese of Canterbury Academies Trust (www.aquilatrust.co.uk).

We are proud of our ECO status and take an active role in the environment and community life. We value outdoor learning.

Eastchurch Church of England Primary School is committed to safeguarding children and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all trustees, staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All successful candidates will be subject to an Enhanced Criminal Record Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service along with other relevant employment checks, including overseas criminal background checks, where applicable. All new trustees, employees and volunteers will be required to undertake safeguarding training on induction which will be regularly updated in line with statutory guidance.

Please be aware that references will be taken up prior to short listing and online checks will be carried out on shortlisted candidates. We reserve the right to interview before the closing date.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Kelly Lockwood
  • Address:St Clement's Site, Leysdown Road, Leysdown, Kent, ME12 4AB
  • Telephone: 01795 880279 opt 2
  • Email: lockwoodk@eastchurch.school


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.