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Deputy Head - Full-time

Westgate Primary School, Dartford

  • Ref:KCC886-2077-139L
  • Posted:26/02/2021
  • Pay:L6 – L10 (depending on experience)
  • Start Date:September 2021
  • App Close Date:17/03/2021 at 12:00
  • Interviews:22nd / 23rd March


Westgate Primary School, which is a welcoming, vibrant and inclusive community school in Dartford is seeking to appoint a passionate leader who can join our fantastic team and help lead our school on its journey to outstanding.

We are seeking an ambitious and energetic professional with experience and a proven track record of effectively leading teams, monitoring teaching and learning and with experience of successfully leading improvement and raising standards. Our multi-cultural and diverse community is highly valued by our families and staff and as a school we expect everyone to actively contribute to and promote our strong, positive ethos.

You will be an integral part of the Leadership and staff team and play a pivotal role on the journey to achieve the highest standards of learning, aspirations and achievement for all pupils. Alongside this, you will take an active role in the leadership and management of the school, being an exemplar role model and committed to the vision of the school. Whilst this role is a non-class based role, you will be required to have responsibility for supporting teaching and learning.

We are looking for a colleague who:

· is an outstanding practitioner

· has inspirational leadership skills with a clear vision of excellent practice

· is able to lead, inspire, encourage and empower

· has excellent organisational skills with the ability to support and motivate colleagues

· is able to build on current success and help implement new initiatives

· has initiative, energy, creativity and a sense of humour

· is approachable with excellent communication skills

In return we can offer:

· An inspiring Leadership Team

· Children who are ready to learn

· A dedicated team of staff who believe in and value the children with whom they work with

· The support and professional development offered by Cygnus Academies Trust

· The opportunity to work across schools and to collaborate with colleagues across the Trust

Cygnus Academies Trust is a multi-academy trust, working to realise the ambitions of all people within the Trust. It is our desire to give our pupils the education of advantage that used to be the preserve of privilege. This advantage will prepare them well both for their next stage in education, but also for their career paths of the future.

Please visit our school website for your very own virtual tour and to find out more information: https://westgateprimary.org/. We would also welcome and encourage visits to the school: these will be managed in line with Covid secure guidelines. We look forward to hearing from you.

Information about the school

Westgate Primary School, part of Cygnus Academies Trust, is situated near the centre of Dartford. It is a friendly, welcoming school with supportive staff and children from a variety of backgrounds.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Mrs J Evans
  • Address:Summerhill Road, Dartford, Kent, DA1 2LP
  • Telephone: (01322) 223382
  • Email: hr@cygnus.org.uk

Fax: (01322) 286979


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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.