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Deputy Headteacher - Full-time

Harrietsham CEP School, Maidstone

  • Ref:KCC886-3067-107L
  • Posted:10/01/2022
  • Pay:Leadership Pay Scale
  • Start Date:September 2022
  • App Close Date:21/02/2022 at 12:00
  • Interviews:3rd March 2022


We are seeking to appoint a highly motivated, committed and inspirational teacher to join our leadership team, starting in September 2022. 

This full-time position is for an outstanding practitioner who is keen to use their leadership skills to support whole school improvement, on our journey to become outstanding. Although not class-based, the post holder will be expected to teach on a regular basis - for example to raise standards by supporting small groups of pupils or to provide cover. 

If you are passionate about enabling every child to fulfil their potential, have high personal expectations of your own achievement and professional development and are flexible, creative, and energetic , then we would love to meet you!

We are looking for someone who:

  • is an inspirational and highly effective teacher
  • seeks to nurture the children in their care
  • is confident in their understanding of the learning and teaching process
  • makes the curriculum exciting and real
  • is able to contribute to, and work as part of a team
  • demonstrates a high level of professionalism and personal integrity
  • has excellent communication and organisational skills
  • has leadership and management skills and ideally managerial experience

We can offer:

  • Happy children who value learning and achieve high standards
  • A safe, caring learning environment
  • An enthusiastic and supportive staff team
  • On-going CPD programme 

Above all, we are seeking an inspirational and innovative teacher, who expects and achieves high standards, for our children. If this describes you then we would love to hear from you.

Personal visits to the school are warmly encouraged. Please contact Mrs Karen Furmidge in the school office (office@harrietsham.kent.sch.uk) to make an appointment.

At this stage it is uncertain as to the exact form the interviews will take; these will be held to conform to the DfE guidance at the time.

Harrietsham Church of England Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Any appointment will be subject to a satisfactory DBS check and references.

Information about the school

Our Vision Statement

We are a growing community welcoming all into a secure, caring and inclusive environment, enabling us to flourish. Rooted in traditional Christian values, learning is fun, active and challenging. This nurtures spiritual, mental, physical and creative development. Our happy children build trusting relationships reflecting the love of God.

“Nurtured We Flourish”

Harrietsham Church of England Primary School is a friendly, rural village school set in beautiful countryside in the heart of the community. Our children, of whom there are currently 319, are polite and love to learn! We pride ourselves on the achievements of all our pupils - we are a school where everyone works together putting children at the heart of everything we do. The school is a modern building, which is a wonderful learning environment, our new extension houses classrooms, an activity room and offices. In September 2018, we started to embark on an exciting journey of expansion to become a two-form entry school. We are a friendly, welcoming school which is very well resourced; we maintain close links with the church. We have supportive parents and an active PTFA and Governing Body. Please contact us or visit our school website to find out more.

Job Contact Information

Fax: (01622) 859372


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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 Legislation.