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Deputy Headteacher - Full-time

Hadlow Primary School, Tonbridge

  • Ref:KCC886-2132-99T
  • Posted:17/04/2024
  • Pay:L3-L5
  • Start Date:02.09.24
  • App Close Date:01/05/2024 at 16:00
  • Interviews:10.05.24




Hadlow Primary School are seeking to appoint a highly effective senior leader to take on the newly established Deputy Headteacher role. 


The Deputy Headteacher, under the direction of the Headteacher, will take a major role in: 

  • Formulating the aims and objectives of Hadlow Primary School
  • Establishing policies for achieving these aims and objectives
  • Managing staff and resources
  • Monitoring progress towards the achievement aims and objectives of Hadlow Primary School 


The Deputy Headteacher will have a timetabled teaching commitment of 60%; they must comply with the Teachers’ Standards and model best practice for others.


The successful candidate will:

  • Build positive and respectful relationships across the school community and wider Bourne Partnership
  • Serve in the best interests of the school’s pupils, staff and families

  • Be intrinsically motivated, dedicated and passionate about education

  • Be consistent solution driven and resilient in times of challenge

  • Have the ability to think strategically whilst working operationally


Our school will provide you with:

  • Warmth, care and kindness
  • Wonderful children, with excellent manners and morals, who will make you smile every day
  • A strong and effective team; a family ethos built on trust and respect
  • Large, calm classrooms and extensive outdoor space, including a vast allotment (RHS, Outstanding)
  • Ongoing wellbeing support through coaching and mentoring opportunities, as well as a whole school commitment to further improve wellbeing and workload for all staff
  • Innovative policies and practice, carefully considered, with children at the core
  • Opportunities to collaborate with other professionals within the Bourne Partnership and local village collaboration
  • Great community cohesion, in a picturesque village location


We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

We are an equal opportunities employer, but reserve the right to appoint exceptional candidates immediately upon successful application, tour and interview.

Information about the school

Hadlow is a friendly and highly successful village school, with a strong ethos based on our school motto: Happiness, Progress, Success.

There are 7 classes with 187 (and increasing) pupils on role. We have a committed and enthusiastic staff who are determined to enable every child to flourish and grow by providing a stable, caring environment in which children are stimulated and challenged to learn. We cater for a wide range of abilities, and all children are supported to build learning resilience to achieve at their highest level. We teach our children to dream big; their opportunities are limitless.

Hadlow is part of the Bourne Partnership; a mutually supportive federation with Shipbourne Primary School.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Nicole Chapman
  • Address:Hadlow Primary School, School Lane, Hadlow, Tonbridge , Kent, TN110EH
  • Telephone: 01732850349
  • Email: headteacher@hadlow.kent.sch.uk


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 Education.