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Deputy Headteacher - Full-time

The Brent Primary School, Dartford

  • Ref:KCC886-2679-244L
  • Posted:24/03/2023
  • Pay:Leadership (Fringe) - L7 - L11 (£52,700 - £58,017)
  • Start Date:September 2023
  • App Close Date:05/05/2023 at 23:00
  • Interviews:TBC


About this Role

An exciting opportunity has arisen at The Brent Primary School for a highly skilled and inspirational Deputy Head Teacher. Initially, for 2023-2024 this is a non-class based position and the successful applicant will be responsible for driving forward our established and ambitious curriculum, so that all our pupils achieve the very best.

This position will be perfect for a leader who has experience in curriculum design and a proven track record of supporting quality teaching and learning. They will have a solid understanding of current pedagogical approaches that draws on current research, in order to support our enthusiastic and dedicated team at The Brent.   

About the School

At The Brent, as a Growth Mindset School, we strive for our children to be the best version of themselves and through fostering our core values of ResilienceRespect and Responsibility, we nurture aspirational learners for life!

Our Deputy Head Teacher will:

  • Be a highly effective classroom practitioner across the primary range, who is able to inspire others  
  • Be dynamic and forward-thinking, demonstrating a passion for curriculum design and implementation, recognising that a curriculum is constantly evolving
  • Be a confident, participative team member that demonstrates effective leadership ability
  • Be innovative, have energy and drive linking with personal ambition
  • Be a confident communicator who engages with all stakeholders building effective relationships across the school community
  • Share and promote the school’s passion for providing meaningful opportunities for all children’s personal development

We can offer: 

  • A commitment to your professional development and future career through superb CPD opportunities in the school and across the Trust
  • A positive working environment with strong focus on staff and pupil wellbeing 
  • Motivated and engaged children who are keen to learn
  • Opportunity to work in strategic partnership with the Headteacher and across Cygnus Academies Trust
  • Professional, hardworking and motivated team of teachers and support staff committed to developing and raising standards

We encourage visits to our school, and would love for you to come and meet our wonderful children and staff and see us in action.  To arrange this and a further discussion about the role please contact the school office on  01322 223943.

Information about the school

The Brent Primary School

With extensive grounds, which include a swimming pool, running track and wildlife areas; we are committed to an outdoor learning approach. Our creative, topic-based curriculum 'IGNITE' promotes engagement and enjoyment, as well as the knowledge and skills for life-long learning.

We encourage all our staff to be active in their self-development and training. We offer many opportunities for staff to develop their career within our mutually supportive team. We are a Growth Mindset school, without limiting pupil or adult learning. We encourage everyone to strive to be the best they can be personally and professionally.

The Brent Primary School, part of Cygnus Academies Trust, is situated in Dartford. We are an Outstanding growing 3 Form Entry Primary school that is friendly and welcoming, with supportive staff and children from a variety of backgrounds. We are caring with effective structures to support staff in their roles across the school.

With a great reputation in the community, The Brent Primary School prides itself on providing the best possible education for the pupils in its care.

Visits to the school are positively encouraged. To arrange a visit or for further information, please contact our Business Manager Sarah Fordham on 01322 223943 or email office@brent.kent.sch.uk

Cygnus Academies Trust

The Brent Primary School is part of Cygnus Academies Trust who are a group of friendly, like-minded schools, working together in the best interest of all our children. Driven by a desire to collaborate at every level, with an emphasis on staff development and opportunities for all. Cygnus Academies Trust schools really are a fantastic place to work and learn.

Our approach is to allow all schools to retain and celebrate their uniqueness. While ensuring; great teaching and learning, strong leadership and management, effective local governance, curriculum expertise, visionary business and financial management.

For further information about the Trust, please visit www.cygnus.org.uk

Safer recruitment

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff to share this commitment. In line with Safer Recruitment guidelines, CVs will not be accepted, and you are required to complete the application in full giving details of all employment, training and gaps in employment. Cygnus Academies Trust reserves the right to reject incomplete application forms and any consistencies or anomalies will be explored at, or prior to, interview.

Any offer of employment is subject to pre-employment checks including a satisfactory ‘Enhanced with Barred List Check’ through the Disclosure and Barring Service.  We will require two satisfactory references; one of which must be your line manager in your present or most recent employment. References will be requested prior to interview so please ensure that your referees are available to provide a reference.

Equal Opportunities

Cygnus Academies Trust is an equal opportunities employer committed to diversity and inclusion who welcomes applications from all sectors of the community.  All people who work and study at our Trust have the right to be respected and valued within a safe and secure environment and not to be discriminated against on the grounds of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage & civil partnership, pregnancy & maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Jenny Baker
  • Address:Cygnus Academies Trust, London Road, Dartford, Kent, DA2 6BA
  • Telephone: 01322224201
  • Email: hr@cygnus.org.uk


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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 Education.