Deputy Headteacher, Peterborough

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Lime Academy WatergallPeterborough

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Start date: September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: L10-L14 + London fringe allowance
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Lime Academy Watergall is an inclusive 2 form entry Primary School in Bretton, Peterborough. Our children are exceptionally polite, respectful and ambitious, and are an absolute pleasure to teach. Lime Academy Watergall prides itself in working closely with families to ensure that the children receive the best education available to them both at school and at home. 

Lime Trust is an expanding multi-academy trust, with schools in London and Peterborough. The ethos of Lime Trust is to put children first. Our commitment to our staff is to seek out, grow and develop ambitious young leaders, providing outstanding Continuous Professional Learning opportunities for all our staff. Strong leadership structures ensure that all staff are well supported whilst also setting clear expectations for all to follow. Lime Trust believes in building capacity and expertise from within, providing excellent opportunities to Trust schools through central resources and a school-to-school support programme. Lime Trust pays all teachers and leaders a London fringe allowance.

A new substantive Headteacher and Assistant Headteacher have recently been appointed. The Lime Academy Watergall team are looking to develop and increase the leadership capacity within the school to drive forward the school improvement targets and raise standards and aspirations of our children. 

The right candidate will be able to coach individuals as well as talent-spot future leaders. They should also lead by example, sharing their understanding and knowledge of outstanding teaching and learning to develop the practice of others.  This post would suit an existing Deputy Head, Assistant Head or someone looking for a move from successful middle leadership experience. 

Candidates must take heed of the following information, as the assessment process at interview will be looking for the following criteria:

Qualification and experience

• Degree and Qualified Teacher Status.

• Recent, relevant continual professional development

that enables the applicant to succeed as a Deputy Headteacher.

• Successful experience as a middle leader

• Successful teaching experience of the age-range served

by the school.

Leadership and strategic direction

• Ability to work with the governing body to create and

articulate a clear vision for the future of the school.

• Capacity to lead change, identify areas of improvement

and implement these on our journey towards becoming

a good school

• Demonstrable track record of providing inspiration,

motivation and strong leadership to all staff and the

school community.

• To set high expectations for every child and ensure all

pupils achieve these standards.

Teaching, learning and assessment

• A commitment and driving passion for the inclusion of

all children in a high-quality education.

• Ability to provide pupils with the excitement of a

relevant, challenging and creative curriculum that raises

standards of education for all.

• Evidence of raising standards through monitoring, analysing 

and evaluating the quality of teaching and learning.

• Experience of monitoring, analysing and evaluating

pupil performance information to help set improvement

priorities and raise standards.

Staff management and development

• A leader who can engage and motivate staff in a culture

of high expectation.

• A leader who holds promoting the relationship between

excellent teaching and raising achievement at the heart

of their practice.

• Experienced in developing, and creating opportunities

for high quality staff, focused on raising achievement.

• Ability to engage collaboratively with and respond to

challenge from the governing body.

Organisation and management of systems and


• Ability to interpret, monitor and manage a budget.

• Excellent analytical skills with the ability to prioritise

demands and manage financial and human resources to

ensure high educational achievement.

Personal attributes

• A confident leader, able to engage and inspire all

members of the school community to enhance pupils


• Highly professional and demonstrating integrity at all


• Outstanding communication skills, both written and


• Understanding and ability to create and maintain an

environment which promotes high standards of

behaviour, alongside pupils’, moral, social and cultural


Visits to the school are strongly encouraged. Please call Angela Wood to arrange a visit and discuss this role on 01733 264 238 or email

If you are interested in this position, please then download the application pack below. Completed applications should be sent by email to 

Closing date: Friday 18th May 2018, 12 noon
Shortlisting:  Friday 18th May 2018
Interviews:  Week commencing 21st May 2018

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff to share this commitment.

Job location

More about Lime Academy Watergall
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Primary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 5 - 11 years
Address: Watergall, Bretton, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, PE3 8NX, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1733 264238