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Deputy Headteacher - Full-time

The Primary First Trust

  • Ref:KCC-F16-17-L
  • Posted:08/05/2019
  • Pay:Bexley L14-L18
  • Start Date:Sep 2019
  • App Close Date:22/05/2019 at 09:00
  • Interviews:W/C Monday 3rd June 2019


Lessness Heath Primary School is seeking to appoint a Deputy Head teacher to be part of the next phase in their journey.  As part of this exciting phase of growth and development, the school are seeking to appoint a Deputy Head Teacher to start in September 2019/January 2020.  This is a rare opportunity for a dynamic and motivated professional to make a very real difference to the educational lives of children. This is non-class-based role but the successful candidate will show themselves to be someone who can clearly implement and drive improvement in the teaching and leadership practice of others.

Our Deputy Head Teacher will be:

  • passionate about high quality teaching, learning and assessment;
  • a school leader who can demonstrate and develop high quality classroom practice;
  • someone who is excited about and effective in managing change and rapid improvement for children.

The school will offer:

  • a determined and vibrant staff team;
  • professional improvement opportunities both within the school and the wider Trust;
  • friendly and responsive children with a desire to succeed;
  • parents who want to work closely with the school to drive improvement;
  • a successful Wellbeing strategy that looks after all stakeholders in the school community.

The school is part of the Primary First Trust, a primary only family of schools that has already demonstrated a commitment to improving standards and also working with effective professionals on career development both within their individual schools and the wider Trust.

Visits to the school are strongly encouraged.  Please contact Kate O’Connor, Head Teacher, via the school office on 01322 433290 to arrange an appointment.

An application pack is attached to this advert and completed application forms should be emailed to HR@theprimaryfirsttrust.co.uk by 9am on Wednesday 22nd May 2019

Interview date:  Week beginning Monday 3rd June 2019

Only those applicants shortlisted for interview will be notified on Friday 24th May 2019

References will be requested from those shortlisted.

The Primary First Trust and Lessness Heath Primary School are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Information about the trust

The Primary First Trust is a dedicated team of primary based school improvement professionals.

The fabric of our organisation is a profound understanding of primary schools and an individual understanding of their contextual needs.

The Primary First Trust is a growing group of self- supporting primary schools ranging from Outstanding to Special Measures. All schools within the Trust are committed to improving the life chances of every child with whom they work. When schools join The Primary First Trust they work with us on achieving our aims in a mutually supportive framework.

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Our School and all its personnel are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children. This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service.