Deputy Headteacher - Full-time

Temple Hill Primary Academy, Dartford

  • Ref:KCC886-2657-196L
  • Posted:05/05/2021
  • Pay:Leadership (L12-L16)
  • Start Date:September 2021
  • App Close Date:10/05/2021 at 12:00
  • Interviews:13/05/2021


Temple Hill Primary Academy has an excellent reputation in the local community and has an exciting opportunity for a Deputy Headteacher to join the team in September 2021.

We are one of four schools that form The Galaxy Trust (, where the vision is to instill the values of Respect, Responsibility and Equality amongst our children and create and foster a culture of high aspiration, enjoyment for learning, academic success and lifelong skills amongst all pupils, regardless of their social, economic or cultural background.

The Galaxy Trust is growing rapidly and all schools work closely together to provide a vibrant, exciting and dynamic place to learn and work.

We are looking for a person who:

  • is an outstanding classroom practitioner
  • has high expectations of the children and themselves
  • has a passion for raising standards and attainment
  • has an engaging teaching style which enthuses and motivates children to learn
  • works well as part of a team
  • has a commitment to improving and developing their own practice
  • has demonstrated their ability to lead others
  • is an excellent role model for the staff and children within the school

We can offer you:

  • well-motivated children who are eager to learn
  • a well-resourced learning environment
  • commitment to continued professional development
  • an enthusiastic and supportive staff
  • a forward-thinking school that is dedicated to the success of all children and staff

We strongly advise that a COVID friendly visit to the school is made prior to application.

Visits can be arranged by contacting the Head of School’s PA at or by phone 01322 224600.

Please take care to complete the application in full, as any incomplete applications will not be considered.

The Galaxy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and views it with paramount importance. It engages with children and staff in policy and practice developments, and proactively encourages feedback. The school requires employees to obtain a Criminal Records Disclosure via the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), including checks against the barred list. Medical clearance and two references are also required prior to commencement of employment.

Early applications are encouraged and The Galaxy Trust reserves the right to close the vacancy if a suitable candidate is found. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Information about the school

The Galaxy Trust is a Multi-Academy Trust that comprises of Fleetdown Primary Academy, Oakfield Primary Academy, Temple Hill Primary Academy and West Hill Primary Academy.

Each Primary has its own unique character, but all subscribe to The Galaxy Trust values of Respect, Responsibility and Equality. Please visit the individual school website to find out more.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Lucy Wisdom
  • Address:St Edmund's Road, Temple Hill, Dartford, Kent, DA1 5ND
  • Telephone: 07444 035771
  • Email:


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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.