Deputy Head Teacher

Longmeadow Primary SchoolHertfordshire

We have Alvin, we’ve got Simon but we need Theodore!! We would like to appoint someone ready for an exciting next step in their career to be our Deputy Headteacher from April 2020. We are looking for someone to join our current Headteacher and Deputy Headteacher, who is ready to play an important role in moving our school forward. We work hard, get on well and are excited about how we can move the school forward in the future.

What we want:

  • An experienced leader
  • An outstanding practitioner
  • Someone with the ability to inspire, lead and motivate staff
  • Someone able to raise standards of teaching, learning and attainment (we are particularly interested in experience in Early Years and KS1)
  • Someone ready to seek ways to improve the provision further, with fresh and positive ideas
  • Someone to provide nonfattening chocolate biscuits for our SLT meetings*

We can offer you:

  • A brand new Microsoft Surface Go
  • A non class based role
  • Commitment to support your professional development
  • A school rated Good by Ofsted
  • A dedicated and hardworking team
  • A wellbeing day each year
  • Leadership Coaching from an accredited coach
  • Support from the Educational Support Partnership, brought in by the school
  • The odd bit of cake

You’ll notice we don’t ask you to be “enthusiastic”, “dynamic” or “hardworking”- we kind of take that for granted. Note! The interview process will involve us coming to see you teach with your current class / in your current setting - we're keen to see the relationships you have with your children! These observations will take place on Wednesday 3rd and Thursday 4th February in agreement with your current Headteacher. Anyway- that’s us- If you like the advert – you’ll love working with us! (*note- we don’t really need the biscuits – however they will certainly win you brownie points especially non-fattening ones!) The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and as such all appointments will be subject to satisfactory DBS checks and references. Visits to the school are essential – we’d love to meet you!  

Closing date: 22/01/2021 12:00:00

Interview date: 12th Feb 2021

Longmeadow Primary School is a large, 2 form entry school in the South of Stevenage. We serve a diverse community and strive to do the very best by the families we work with every day. We operate a fully inclusive setting and staff work proactively to secure the best outcomes for all pupils. The new headteacher is working alongside all staff to introduce some exciting new changes to our school to enable innovative new practice to develop. We retain high expectations across the school for all children, but maintain our sense fun. We look forward to meeting you soon!

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