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Deputy Headteacher - Full-time

Saltwood CEP School, Hythe

  • Ref:KCC886-3350-127L
  • Posted:10/08/2023
  • Pay:Leadership Scale L5 - L10
  • Start Date:January 2024
  • App Close Date:03/10/2023 at 09:00
  • Interviews:12th & 13th October


Following the promotion of the previous post holder to head teacher, the Executive Headteacher and Governors of Saltwood Primary School are looking to appoint a new Deputy Head Teacher for January 2024.

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced school leader, looking to take the next steps in their career.

Saltwood is a one form entry, Voluntary Aided, Church of England Primary school situated near the coastal town of Hythe in a supportive and vibrant village community. The school is Federated with Bodsham Church of England Primary school and this position will offer the successful applicant valuable experience of systems leadership in a Federation.

Our new Deputy Head Teacher will be:

  • Committed to the well-being and development of children and families.
  • Friendly, outgoing and keen to develop our school’s role in the local community.
  • Experienced in school leadership.
  • Keen to learn and develop themselves as well as others.
  • Prepared to act as school leader while the Executive Headteacher is working at Bodsham CEP.
  • Excited by opportunities to develop the curriculum across our Federation over time.
  • Able to demonstrate highly effective communication skills, recognising the need to provide support for staff, as well as children and parents.
  • Happy to support and model our Federation’s Christian values, using kindness and love as guiding principles.
  • Organised and efficient with a pro-active approach to problem solving.
  • In possession of good sense of humour!

We offer a friendly and welcoming working environment, with experienced staff who are highly committed to the school and our community. The school was judged as Good with Outstanding Personal Development by Ofsted in May 2022 and Outstanding by SIAMs in 2017. Our children are happy and well behaved. Their interest in learning is high which enables teachers to deliver interesting and effective lessons. Our parents are engaged and supportive, with excellent uptake of all the opportunities we offer to involve them in the life of the school. Our Governors are committed and effective and keen to ensure the wellbeing of staff is always a high priority.

This role has exciting possibilities for leadership development and aspects of the Job Description can be fully explored at interview. It is anticipated that the post holder will spend around one day a week teaching across every year group to help develop close relationships with all our children.


Visits to the school are warmly encouraged. Please contact enquiries@saltwood.kent.sch.uk to arrange an appointment.

Information about the school

Saltwood Church of England Primary School is a successful single form entry school at the heart of a supportive village community. We have 210 pupils on roll in 7 classes with good facilities, including an ICT suite and attractive grounds. Ofsted described the personal development of our children as Outstanding.

Pupils are well behaved and motivated; they respond well to our caring Christian ethos and they are eager to learn in our happy environment. Saltwood CEP School is federated with Bodsham CEP school. Please look at our website for more information and pictures of our schools.

Saltwood Play and Learning Centre is a registered charity with a team of up to 15 staff operating from the grounds of Saltwood School and offering childcare for nursery and school age children during term time.

Job Contact Information

Fax: (01303 264899)


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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 Legislation.