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Deputy Headteacher - Full-time

St John's C.E.Primary School, Tunbridge Wells

  • Ref:KCC886-3050-260L
  • Posted:19/04/2024
  • Pay:L10 to L14, dependent on experience
  • Start Date:September 2024
  • App Close Date:13/05/2024 at 21:00
  • Interviews:20 May 2024


St John’s Church of England Primary School is looking to appoint a Deputy Head to expand our Senior Leadership Team. We are a successful 3-form entry Primary school in Tunbridge Wells who are seeking an ambitious and energetic Deputy to help St John’s on the quest from Good to Great. Candidates should have experience as a senior leader, a history of being an outstanding class teacher and having whole school impact on Quality of Education. We are committed to supporting flexible working and will accept applications for part-time for the right candidate.

The successful candidate will be:

  • Committed to nurturing the potential in everyone
  • A highly effective Teacher and Senior leader
  • A motivational and inspirational leader with high expectations of all staff
  • A capable communicator who can deliver a clear vision for the school
  • Approachable and willing to work with staff across the school and Governors to implement strategies to move the school forward
  • Able to develop and establish excellent relationships with the community and other stakeholders
  • Able to demonstrate a track record of excellence in teaching and pupil outcomes
  • Able to lead key areas of school improvement
  • Able to foster and maintain excellent relationships with Staff, Governors, Parents and the wider community
  • fully supportive of the Christian ethos and values of our school
  • Have high expectations of pupil behaviour and achievement

In return we can offer:

  • Excellent opportunities to develop your leadership skills through National College, National Professional Qualifications and the Masters via Apprenticeship route
  • The opportunity to join a high achieving school and make a difference to pupil progress and attainment with the support of a dedicated senior leadership team
  • Opportunities to work closely with other Primary Leaders within the Tunbridge Wells Collaboration
  • The opportunity to join a kind and caring community with a focus on well being and individual development

Naturally, we are seeking to appoint the best possible candidate and therefore the application process will reflect our desire to undertake all necessary measures to achieve this.

On the basis that interested candidates may be keen to visit the School before making a formal application, you can arrange this by contacting Tara Jones on secretary@st-johns.kent.sch.uk. Visits to the school are encouraged and will be hosted by Niall Dosad (Headteacher). Please ensure you offer Tara a range of dates when you are available in your initial email to ensure we can coordinate a visit that works for both you and the school. Candidates wishing to have an initial conversation with the SLT about this role can also arrange for a telephone call. Those wishing to do so should also contact Tara (as above) in the first instance.

Closing date:       Friday 10th May 2024

Shortlisting Date:   Monday 13th May 2024

Interview date:      Monday 20th May 2024

St John’s is committed to safeguarding children and successful candidates will be subject to an Enhanced DBS check. Our commitment to safeguarding is underpinned by robust processes and checks.

Information about the school

St. John’s is a school with a Christian foundation and we welcome all children and adults into our community. We want our children, families and staff to know that they are valued, cared for and to be happy. We want our children to be passionate about learning and to equip them with the tools that will enable them to flourish academically, emotionally and spiritually.

1 Corinthians 12 v 12 says, ‘there is one body, but it has many parts. But all its many parts make up one body.’

We are a Voluntary Controlled Church of England School situated in Tunbridge Wells. We have three forms of entry with a total of 630 pupils. We offer a wide range of extra curricular activities to pupils.

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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.