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Deputy Headteacher - Full-time

Hampton Primary School, Herne Bay

  • Ref:KCC886-2264-226L
  • Posted:31/03/2023
  • Pay:LPS L9-L13
  • Start Date:September 2023
  • App Close Date:26/04/2023 at 12:00
  • Interviews:w/c 2nd May 2023


A rare and exciting opportunity has developed at Hampton School for a highly skilled and inspirational Deputy Headteacher. This is a non-class based position and the successful applicant will be joining a team of determined and committed staff.

This position will be perfect for a leader who has a proven track record of supporting quality teaching and learning, school improvement and leading areas having significant impact. Due to the strengths and diversity of our SLT team we have the flexibility of finding the right candidate who can bring expertise and passion in a range of areas. KS1 and Early Years experience is desirable.

Our Deputy Headteacher will:

  • Be a highly effective classroom practitioner across the primary range, who is able to inspire and motivate others  
  • Share and promote Hampton’s passion of inclusion and wellbeing of all  stakeholders
  • Be dynamic and forward-thinking, demonstrating a passion and determination to lead areas of priority at Hampton ie attendance, mental health and wellbeing, pastoral care and safeguarding
  • Be a confident, caring and inspiring communicator who engages with all stakeholders building strong relationships across the school community

 We can offer: 

  • A positive and supportive culture and working environment with a strong focus on staff and pupil wellbeing 
  • Motivated and engaged children who are keen to learn
  • Professional, hardworking and motivated team of teachers and support staff committed to making sure every child reaches their full potential and is ready for their next phase in learning
  • An excellent staff wellbeing package including paid wellbeing days, complimentary refreshments in our newly refurbished staffroom, free Breakfast and After School Care for children of staff who attend the school whilst staff are working, subsidised staff lunches, on-site parking, plus Kent Reward benefits and much more (see attached Staff Wellbeing Policy)

Informal visits to the school are welcome - please contact the school office to make an appointment during the following times. During the Easter holidays, the office is open between 3rd April - 7th April to book appointments. 

Monday 17th April @ 3.30pm

Wednesday 19th April @ 9.30am and 2.00pm

Thursday 20th April @ 3.30pm

Hampton Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All staff will be expected to hold or be willing to obtain DBS clearance.   Applicants may be subject to online checks.

Information about the school

We are a large and successful primary school, which converted to a stand alone Academy in April 2012. We operate under Hampton Collaborative Trust allowing the freedom to grow and develop with our community needs at the forefront of all decisions.

We are an inclusive, caring and constantly improving school with an exceptionally strong collaborative staff team. Our current roll is 670 children with 3 classes per year group, group teaching in KS2 to facilitate smaller class provision, a purpose built on-site nursery and a strong Well-Being Team, FLO, Play Therapist and Emotional Well-Being practitioner to provide the support and nurture for our most vulnerable children.

We are in the process of creating an additional learning environment for identified children typically with EHCPs to support their access to the curriculum as well as supporting their emotional and social development.

Our current SEND is 15% and we are constantly signposted within the local authority for our excellent SEND provision. We are also incredibly excited to be in the process of developing an ASC SRP provision to further support and nurture our SEND children.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Jacquie Evans, Office Manager
  • Address:Fitzgerald Avenue, Herne Bay, Kent, CT6 8NB
  • Telephone: (01227) 372159
  • Email: office@hampton.kent.sch.uk

Fax: (01227) 741549


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.