Deputy Headteacher, Gloucestershire

Closing date:

St White's SchoolGloucestershire

Date posted:
Start date: September 2019 (or earlier if possible).
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Leadership Group 2. Salary Range L6 – L10 £45,213 - £49,937 per annum.
Contract term: Permanent

The Governors, staff and pupils of St. White’s School are seeking a dynamic, enthusiastic and vibrant Deputy Headteacher with the courage and ambition to rise to the challenge of ensuring the school becomes a beacon of excellence.  We will be looking for someone who will build on the work which has already been done and lead us through this exciting time and beyond.  St. White’s is one of the largest primary schools in the Forest of Dean and has 299 children on roll, organised into 12 classes, several of which contain mixed year groups.  

We need someone who:

  • Is a committed, forward-looking and proven leader - with an excellent grasp of the curriculum provision, the use of data to raise standards and experience of leading school improvement.
  • Is inspirational, enthusiastic and vibrant - someone who will want to get to know the pupils, parents and wider community.
  • Can demonstrate that they are an outstanding classroom teacher with experience of children’s learning across the primary phases.
  • Has proven management skills and strong analytical ability.
  • Is resilient and calm under pressure while retaining an air of authority.
  • Can demonstrate charisma, adaptability and empathy. 

What we have to offer:  

  • A fantastic opportunity to work in a state-of-the-art new school building. 
  • A popular school with well-behaved, enthusiastic children, supportive parents, committed, knowledgeable and motivated staff, a highly committed governing body and an active, supportive PTA.
  • The opportunity to work in the heart of the Forest of Dean with all it has to offer - impressive views, industrial and architectural heritage and a wide range of outdoor activities. 

Application packs are available from: Miss Wendy Gallagher, Governor Services Officer, Gloucestershire County Council –

Tel. 01452 427802

Email: governor.services@gloucestershire.gov.uk

For further information about the post, or the school, please contact the Chair of Governors by email: chair@st-whites.gloucs.sch.uk

Closing Date:  Friday 26th April 2019 at 12.00 noon

Interviews:  Wednesday 22nd and Thursday 23rd May 2019 

This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expects all staff, and volunteers, to share the same commitment. This position is subject to an enhanced DBS check and appropriate vetting. References will be requested in support of candidates called for interview.



More about St White's School
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Primary
Funding status: State - Community
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 5 - 11 years
Address: Sneyd Wood Road, Cinderford, Gloucestershire, GL14 3GD, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1594 822311