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Deputy Headteacher - Maternity

Wilmington Primary School, Dartford

  • Ref:KCC886-5219-79L
  • Posted:12/01/2022
  • Pay:Fringe Leadership Scale 5-9 £46,458 - £51,160
  • Start Date:Easter 2022
  • App Close Date:21/01/2022 at 09:00
  • Interviews:Wednesday 26th January


Are you passionate, energetic, positive, inspirational and looking for a new challenge? Do you aspire to be a headteacher in the future? Do you want to work in a school where staff wellbeing is a priority?

Wilmington Primary School is a one form entry school with 210 children, which is in the heart of the village. Children, staff, parents, governors and volunteers agree that our strength is our community spirit, which creates a caring, supportive and happy environment. We have high achieving children and we aim to inspire all, staff, governors and children, to reach their full potential. The children are exceptionally well behaved. You come to Wilmington to teach!

Our amazing deputy headteacher is going onto maternity leave in May this year and therefore we are looking to welcome a new inspirational, approachable, creative and ambitious leader to our team. If you are successful you would have the opportunity to work alongside the experienced headteacher to develop your leadership skills through a structured coaching and mentoring programme. This is an exciting opportunity to join a dynamic, fun and highly supportive group of dedicated people to further develop your career. The successful applicant will be class based in Year 2, to begin, but will also have management release time to enable them to support the headteacher in her quest to provide the best education for children that we can. We are keen to appoint a deputy head who will help advance our vision and continue to inspire and motivate the whole school community. This is an opportunity for an experienced leader, who has a proven track record of making a significant and positive impact in their current posts. If you are passionate about making a positive difference to the children of our school, then you may be the right person for us.

We are lucky to have very supportive parents and confident, well-behaved and delightful children to teach. Our motto is ‘sharing and caring as we learn together’.  We aim to provide education in a caring and interesting environment, that will motivate all children to maximise their learning opportunities. 

If you would like to discuss the vacancy then please email the headteacher Charlotte Scott - headteacher@wilmington-cp.kent.sch.uk

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  The successful applicant will be required to undertake a criminal record check via the DBS.


Information about the school

We are a one form entry primary school at the centre of Wilmington village. The school is very welcoming with motivated and well behaved children, an enthusiastic and friendly staff team, dedicated and supportive governors and many willing parents who give time and energy to provide financial, social and academic enrichment across the curriculum. The building has many break out spaces and a large tree lined, landscaped field. We provide a stimulating creative curriculum linking English and maths across the wide range of subject themes. The Ofsted inspection of June 2019 was graded good. A good staff work-life balance is a school priority.

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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).