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Deputy Headteacher - Full-time

Pilgrims' Way Primary School , Canterbury

  • Ref:KCC886-2098-237L
  • Posted:22/09/2023
  • Pay:Leadership Scale L6 – 8 (£50,122 - £52,659)
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:04/10/2023 at 12:00
  • Interviews:19th October 2023


Pilgrims’ Way Primary School

Pilgrims’ Way, Canterbury, CT1 1XU

Deputy Headteacher

Salary Scale: Leadership Scale L6 – 8 (£50,122 - £52,659)

I am extremely proud to be the new Headteacher of Pilgrims' Way Primary School in Canterbury. We are on a very exciting journey with a hugely committed team, wonderful children, a recent Ofsted grading (Sept 2022) and a school rebuild project on the horizon.  We are driven to providing a learning environment for adults and children with a culture of high-quality learning for all that is safe, kind and inclusive, in short irresistible learning for all.

We are looking for a Deputy Headteacher to be part of our community and work with us to achieve our goals through their support, challenge and experiences. In return we can offer you the support of our wonderfully skilled staff, collaborative learning and professional development with our Trust’s schools, and an opportunity to be part of what I believe is the best team ever. Who could resist?

Do you believe education makes a difference? Do you have the enthusiasm to instil this in others? Do you have a desire to work in a forward-thinking school that is part of Veritas Multi Academy Trust and thrives on making a difference in children’s lives? If so, we would love to hear from you.

Head Teacher

Emma Campbell

In alignment with our values, the Trust is committed to supporting inclusion and diversity in our recruitment. We actively seek to ensure that we are representative of our diverse communities. We are committed to flexible working and encourage applications from those wishing to explore opportunities for flexible working.

Visits to the school are strongly encouraged. Please contact Mrs Bertram, Office Manager, on 01227 760084 or email: jo.bertram@pilgrims-way.kent.sch.uk

Veritas Multi Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. Applicants will be subject to recruitment and selection procedures designed to emphasize the Trust’s commitment to the safeguarding of its pupils and staff.  Posts are subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure, two satisfactory references, an adequate pre-employment health check and verification of the right to work in the UK.  Please note as part of Keeping Children Safe In Education requirements, Veritas Multi Academy Trust will carry out online searches for all shortlisted candidates.

Information about the school

Our school has been part of the Veritas Multi Academy Trust since May 2018. Ofsted report September 2022 rates our school as GOOD with an OUTSTANDING Early Years. Our irresistible curriculum and inclusive ethos ensures that all children achieve their potential.

The school is situated in the beautiful city of Canterbury, benefitting from many excellent cultural opportunities. We have wonderful grounds, including a forest school. Learning outside the classroom is a school priority.

We are on an exciting journey to rebuild our school and are working with the Department for Education on a new build project.

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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.