Hours of work: 26 per week (0.8fte)
Working pattern: Part-time
(As the position is part-time, the above salary will be pro rata)
Closing date: Thursday 19 May 2022, midday
Shortlisting: Friday 20 May 2022
Interview date: Tuesday 24 May 2022
Start date: 01 September 2022
We welcome, and actively encourage, visits to our school. Please contact the school office on 01825 723377 to arrange a suitable time to visit.
Please email our School Business Manager, Emily Winslade on email@example.com with any questions and your completed application form. CVs will not be accepted.
Please note, we do not accept CVs.
About the role
Following the promotion of the existing post holder to Headteacher, the governors, staff and children wish to appoint an aspirational, dynamic Deputy Headteacher to join our ambitious and collegiate team.
We are looking for an outstanding practitioner, who is also an inspirational leader, with the vision and skills to work alongside the Headteacher to continue improving standards of learning and teaching for all our children, and build on our successes to date.
Newick CE Primary School is a popular 1-form entry school located between Uckfield and Lewes.
About the role
The successful candidate will have:
• Proven leadership and management skills and the ability to move the practice of others forward.
• An in-depth understanding of approaches to self-evaluation for school improvement.
• Strong communication skills, with the ability to interact effectively with pupils, parents, staff and the wider community, promoting equal opportunity, as a flexible and positive leader.
• Be able to deputise for the Headteacher as and when necessary.
• A clear understanding of what constitutes outstanding teaching, learning and assessment, and how this underpins school effectiveness.
• Commitment to the school’s Christian vision and to work in partnership with the Headteacher in a strategic capacity to ensure the best possible outcomes for all children.
• The ability to motivate and inspire both staff and children.
• commitment to the extra-curricular activities of the school
• a lead responsibility for the pastoral care and behaviour management of children
In return, we can offer:
• An exciting opportunity to develop your skills, strengths and leadership.
• A welcoming, friendly school with enthusiastic children who enjoy learning.
• A commitment to continuous improvement, professional development and staff wellbeing.
• An environment of active collaboration between home, school, and the local community where we strive to develop resilient and creative independent learners.
• A supportive place to work, with a teamwork ethos in all aspects of school life.
• A knowledgeable and supportive governing body who are committed to the development of all staff.
Although this is a non-class based role, there is an expectation that there will be two days a week in class teaching across the school. This includes whole class and focus groups.
Newick CE Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
The successful candidate will be subject to application screening and vetting, an enhanced DBS check and check of the Children's Barred List, a Prohibition from Teaching check, and satisfactory reference checks, along with other mandatory and recommended pre-employment checks.
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.
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.
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.