Deputy Headteacher (Wallands Community Primary and Nursery School)
Hours of work: Full-time teachers hours
Working pattern: Full-time
Closing date: Tuesday 18 April 2023
For more information and to apply for the above post, please contact: Wallands Community Primary and Nursery School, Gundreda Road, BN7 1PU
Phone: 01273 472776
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
Start Date: 1 September 2023
Interviews: Week beginning 24 April 2023
We are seeking a highly motivated and inspirational Deputy Headteacher to join our friendly, nurturing primary school. The successful candidate will be an integral part of the leadership team, working closely with the Head Teacher and other senior staff. This role will involve leading and managing the delivery of exemplary provision in order to ensure that all pupils achieve their full potential. This is a perfect opportunity for a dynamic and talented leader, with a proven track record of raising achievement and improving teaching and learning.
Wallands is a primary school in Lewes, which includes a Nursery and a Speech and Language/ASC (Autistic Spectrum Condition) Facility. Our school is set in fantastic grounds and situated on the edge of the South Downs National Park. We are only a short train/bus ride from Eastbourne and Brighton. We have supportive, caring and dedicated staff and governing body and fabulous children.
Our recent Ofsted inspection in September 2022, stated that, 'this is a great place to learn. Leaders have high aspirations and hopes for pupils to achieve all they are capable of. They also care deeply about the well-being of every child.'
Our ideal new Deputy Headteacher is someone who:
- Is an excellent classroom practitioner
- Has experience and evidence of impact as a middle or senior leader across the EYFS and primary phase
- Has excellent communication and interpersonal skills
- Has a passion for an innovative curriculum and can confidently lead teaching and learning
- Can inspire and lead a creative and committed staff team
- Can support and drive high expectations, the ethos, aims and values of the school
- Have a holistic focus on children’s well being to ensure a safe and inspirational learning environment and culture
We can offer you:
• Talented, enthusiastic and supportive colleagues who are committed to continuous improvement
• Friendly, caring pupils who support and respect each other
• An inclusive school serving a diverse community
• Excellent opportunities for professional development
• An ethos that is ambitious for all
We would encourage a visit to the school, please phone or email to arrange this or to have an informal discussion with the Headteacher.
Contact Fiona Adams, Business Manager: email@example.com to arrange a visit, a discussion with the Headteacher and for an application form, person specification and job description.
All applications will be acknowledged and shortlisted candidates will then be provided with further information regarding the interview process. References will be taken up at this stage.
Shortlisted applicants will be invited to interview on Monday 24 April and Tuesday 25 April 2023.
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children and therefore each post is subject to a DBS (Disclosure and Barring service) check.
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.