Deputy Headteacher - Full-time

Blean Primary School, Canterbury

  • Ref:KCC886-2258-156L
  • Posted:06/04/2021
  • Pay:L08 - L14
  • Start Date:01/09/2021
  • App Close Date:04/05/2021 at 12:00
  • Interviews:13/05/21 and 14/05/21


 Following the promotion of the post holder we have an exciting opportunity to appoint a permanent, full time Deputy Headteacher to help lead our ‘Outstanding’ two form entry Primary School.

Are you:

  • An enthusiastic leader that is proactive in improving teaching and learning
  • A talented leader committed and passionate about what you do
  • Keen to make a real difference to our community and school
  • An outstanding teacher that can model excellent practice

We are looking for:

  • Someone who is excited to work with the Headteacher to lead the school
  • Someone who has substantial senior leadership experience
  • A reflective leader that uses their initiative and actively promotes inspirational teaching and learning practices across the school
  • A person who is able to motivate staff and pupils
  • Excellent knowledge of the EYFS and National Curriculum
  • Proven knowledge of teaching writing, maths and reading, resulting in excellent achievement for all groups of children
  • A person who has excellent knowledge of foundation subjects and understands how to assess each subject
  • A leader who has the ability to design an exciting, inspiring curriculum that promotes a love of learning curriculum
  • Ability to analyse data and identify strengths and areas for improvement
  • A leader who can coach and lead School Direct students as part of CASTTA
  • An excellent team player with the ability to enthuse and motivate
  • Someone who has great communication skills with parents, governors and staff
  • Enthusiasm, commitment and a sense of humour!

We can offer:

  • Highly motivated, well behaved and enthusiastic children
  • A committed team of staff willing to learn from and with each other
  • A stimulating environment
  • A forward-thinking school that is dedicated to the success of all children and staff
  • Commitment to professional development 

If you are interested in the position, please contact the school office to arrange an after-school visit with the Headteacher. Applications to be completed by Tuesday 4th May 2021 12 noon.

Observations by the Headteacher between 6th May – 12th May 2021

Interviews:  Thursday 13th May and Friday 14th May 2021

Information about the school

We are a popular, creative and imaginative school set on the outskirts of Canterbury on a spacious site. Ofsted judged us as ‘Outstanding’ in our recent Inspection (March 2016); with leadership described as ambitious an inventive. Leadership at all levels was recognised as a strength and our Forum Group praised as a ‘dynamic, expert, passionate and creative group of middle leaders’. We are an inclusive school and all our children, including those with special educational needs and children who are less advantaged, make excellent progress and achieve.

We have a strong track record of collaborative working with the EduCant group of schools and in providing high quality professional development through our Learning and Development Centre. Teaching is of a consistently high standard and we use action research based enquiry as a tool to reflect and improve practice. If you feel you have the skills and knowledge to support us in the next phase of the school’s development and would like to know more about our school visit our school website on

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Mr Ian Rowden
  • Address:Whitstable Road, Blean, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 9ED
  • Telephone: (01227) 471254
  • Email:

Fax: (01227) 787247


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