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Deputy Headteacher (Willingdon Primary School)

  • Employer: East Sussex County Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/49421/20418
  • Published: Fri 14/01/2022, 0:00 AM
  • Closing on: Fri 04/02/2022, 0:00 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 32.5
  • Salary: £51,402 - £55,338 per annum
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: BN20 9RJ

Job introduction

Hours of work: Full-time Teachers hours
Working pattern: Full-time

Closing date: Noon on Friday 4 February 2022

For more information and to apply for the above post, please contact:

Willingdon Primary School, Rapsons Road, Eastbourne, BN20 9RJ

Phone: 01323 482619
Email: office@willingdonprimary.co.uk
Website: http://www.our-school.net
Please note, we do not accept CVs.

This post is covered by the Childcare Disqualification Regulations 2018. 

The school will need to ensure that they are not knowingly employing a person who is disqualified under the 2018 Regulations in connection with relevant childcare provision.  Accordingly, the successful candidate will be required to demonstrate to the school, by completing a self-declaration form as part of the pre-employment checks process, that they have not been disqualified under the 2018 Regulations. 

If the preferred candidate is found to be disqualified under the 2018 Regulations, the offer of employment will be subject to the application by the preferred candidate to Ofsted for a waiver and the receipt of a waiver from Ofsted. 

About the role

Willingdon Primary School is looking for a dynamic Deputy Headteacher to join the new leadership team from April 2022 or September 2022. The school is situated on the edge of Eastbourne, in a superb location at the base of the South Downs.

Willingdon Primary School is a rapidly improving school committed to getting the best from all staff and gaining excellent outcomes for all children. We have a proven track record of developing our staff and working in a collaborative way within the school and in partnership with other schools.

The school is in an exciting phase of development and we need a passionate Deputy to support the Headteacher and SLT to drive school improvement.

The successful candidate will deliver an exciting first-class learning experience for all our pupils. The post carries specific responsibility for curriculum and assessment, together with a Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead responsibility. There will also be a 2 day teaching commitment within the role, job sharing in a class.

This is an outstanding opportunity for someone with the leadership skills and ambition to work within a flourishing school.

The successful candidate will:

  • Share responsibility for the day-to-day running of the school, assisting the Headteacher in the effective administration and management of the school.
  • Promote the positive ethos of the school, fostering a welcoming, lively, safe and effective learning environment.
  • To assist in the promotion, direction and oversight of high standards of teaching and learning, pupil achievement and progress.
  • Inspire and motivate colleagues and contribute to the to the professional development of all members of the school community.

Our new Deputy Headteacher will be:

  • Flexible and supportive, with high expectations of children and staff.
  • A great communicator, with the ability to earn the trust of parents and colleagues.
  • An excellent classroom practitioner, leading by example.
  • Approachable and have a sense of humour.
  • Very energetic and enthusiastic!

We can offer you:

  • A friendly, dedicated and committed staff team.
  • Delightful children with a willingness to learn.
  • Excellent support for your career development.
  • A really great school site with excellent facilities.

Tours of the school will be available on the following dates and times:

  • 1.30pm Monday 17 January
  • 1.30pm Wednesday 19 January
  • 1.30pm Monday 24 January
  • 9.30am Thursday 27 January
  • 9.30am and 1.30pm on Monday 31 January

For an informal discussion or to book a tour of the school, please contact office@willingdonprimary.co.uk or call 01323 482619.

If you are interested in applying for this role, please complete an application form.

Please note we do not accept CV's.

Please email your application form to the School Business Manager, Claire Maskell, at office@willingdonprimary.co.uk 

Application information is available on our school website:


The closing date for applications is at noon on Friday 4 February and interviews will take place on Thursday 10 February 2022.

The post is subject to an enhanced DBS check and satisfactory completion of all pre-employment requirements.  

Additional information


Work Permits: we may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Border Agency’s Points-based Immigration System.

Due to the restrictions we cannot guarantee that individuals that meet the requirements of the Points-based Immigration System will be issued with clearance to obtain work permits.

This authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All staff will be expected to hold or be willing to obtain Enhanced DBS check or Enhanced check for Regulated Activity with the Disclosure & Barring Services (previously the Criminal Records Bureau). For further information about what is required in this process please go to www.gov.uk/disclosure-barring-service-check.

All school based staff have the responsibility for promoting the safeguarding and welfare of children.  All school staff should be aware of the school’s Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy and work in accordance with this document at all times.


Company information

East Sussex County Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all suitable candidates, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, disability or age. All applications are treated on merit.

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  • Employer: East Sussex County Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/49421/20418
  • Published: Fri 14/01/2022, 0:00 AM
  • Closing on: Fri 04/02/2022, 0:00 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 32.5
  • Salary: £51,402 - £55,338 per annum
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: BN20 9RJ