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Deputy Headteacher - Primary

Deputy Headteacher - Primary

St Matthew Academy

London Borough of Lewisham

  • Expired
Leadership Scale L10-L14 (£56,664-£61,695) inner London
Job type:
Full Time, Permanent
Start date:
April 2018
Apply by:
29 January 2018

Job overview

We seek to appoint a highly qualified, driven and successful Deputy Head to join the Primary phase of our Academy. This is an exciting opportunity for an outstanding practitioner to make a significant impact on the quality of teaching and learning, and behaviour for learning.

With responsibility for leading teaching and learning, and behaviour, you will be accountable for ensuring the very highest standards of achievement for all. This role offers an exciting prospect for a candidate to take full advantage of the unique opportunities that our all-through academy brings. We welcome applications from current Deputy Heads, experienced Assistant Heads or Senior Leaders. 

St Matthew Academy is a diverse, vibrant Catholic all-through school for girls and boys aged 3 to 16, where there are high expectations for everyone in our community. At St Matthew Academy our school motto is ‘let your light shine’ and we ensure that we live this vision every day at the academy by encouraging, promoting and celebrating success with all of our pupils in everything that they do. Our academy is situated between Blackheath and Lewisham in South East London, benefitting from excellent public transport and road links to all parts of London and Kent. Our magnificent buildings offer state of the art resources and the latest technology. Our primary and secondary phases are situated on one site allowing a truly unique all through setting with opportunities for transition, collegiate working and subject development.

The successful candidate will be in sympathy with our Catholic ethos, passionate about enabling every child to exceed expectation, well organised and able to support teaching. Candidates who have extremely high expectations for themselves, pupils and staff; engage pupils with their enthusiasm for learning and keen to take a full and active role in the life of the school are strongly encouraged to apply.

We Offer:

  • Fantastic pupils with enormous potential
  • Staff who are supportive towards each other and enjoy working collaboratively with one another
  • A personalised programme of professional development and coaching for teachers and support staff
  • Strong links with our outstanding partner schools, giving opportunities for unrivalled promotion, collaboration and CPD
  • A fully equipped gym and fitness suite that is well used and free for staff
  • Season ticket loan and Cycle to work scheme

How to Apply: 

To apply, please request an application pack from Tim Field at or you can contact Tim Field on 020 7259 8770 for further information

We welcome visits to our school prior to application. 

Your application is a direct permanent application to St Matthew Academy, Hays is our recruitment partner and manages our permanent appointments.

You can also visit for more information.

Closing Date: Monday 29th January 2018, 12 Noon

Interviews will take place: Week commencing 5th February 2018

Contact Details

Tim Field c/o St Matthew Academy, St Joseph's Vale
Blackheath, London - SE3 0XX


T: 020 7259 8770

St Matthew Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to satisfactory employment checks, references and an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.

About St Matthew Academy

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+44 20 8853 6250

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At St Matthew Academy, we pride ourselves on our diverse, vibrant, Catholic all-through nature. The school has a successful history of providing an excellent education for young people aged 4 to 16, through an environment which stimulates intellectual learning and growth, which promotes excellence.

Our motto; ‘Let Your Light Shine’ is taken from St Matthew’s Gospel and captures our belief in the unique quality and ability of every individual. Our aim is to ensure that the talents and strengths of every young person is nurtured, encouraged, developed and celebrated.

Our position as an all-through academy across one site offers many opportunities to boost academic and personal development for all pupils and a shared ethos supports all of our learners with high expectations and consistent pastoral care. Primary and secondary phase’s works together to track every pupil’s progress throughout their time with us, enabling us to ensure pupils are provided with a smooth transition at every stage of their St Matthew Academy career. The all through setting benefits all; allowing primary pupils access to secondary specialisms, resources and facilities, secondary pupils are offered mentor and leadership roles with younger peers and staff are provided with greater possibilities for professional development and learning.


Staff Training & Professional Development

We believe that training and professional development for staff is of paramount importance, and we devote considerable time and energy to it. We offer a range of different training options designed to ensure that training is fully personalised to the individual member of staff.

Cycle-to-Work Scheme

The Academy participates in a cycle-to-work scheme to provide financial assistance to staff who wish to purchase a new bicycle and accessories. Staff choose a bike from a selection at over 2,000 retailers nationwide, hire it for an agreed length of time, then snap it up for a fraction of it's original value. Staff can save 25-39% and there is nothing to pay upfront. The payments are taken tax efficiently from the staff member’s salary over 12 months at which point Cyclescheme will contact the staff member regarding ownership options at the end of the Hire Agreement.

Annual Season Ticket Loans

Staff members can apply for an annual season ticket loan where the cost of the season ticket is spread over 10 monthly payments, interest free.

Employee Assistance Programme

Health Assured provides our staff with a confidential 24 hour support line to discuss issues relating to family, financial, stress and anxiety etc.

Tech Scheme

Techscheme lets you get the latest technology through your employer, choosing from a range of over 5000 products available from the Apple store or Currys PC World. Staff can spread the cost with payments from their salary across 12, 24 or 36 months and make National Insurance savings of up to 12%. Best of all - the staff member will own the products from the beginning and there’s no end of hire fee.

Health & Wellbeing

As part of our commitment to maintaining health and safety, and ensuring that reasonable adjustments are made for those that require it, new staff are invited to complete a health questionnaire before beginning their employment. The Academy also subscribes to an Occupational Health Referral scheme for existing staff members.

Use of Academy Gym

The Academy gym is available for staff to use after school free of charge. Induction sessions are conducted by a member of the PE team.

Annual Salaries

We offer competitive salaries for both Teaching and Support staff, (Inner London Weighting) including recruitment and retention allowances, in some cases.

Catering Facilities

Our catering facilities and canteen menus are designed to reflect all tastes and cultures. The Academy supports the Change 4 Life Healthy Lifestyle Campaign. Breakfast is available for staff to purchase in the mornings.

Rewards for 100% Attendance

We really value your commitment to each working day and as a token of this, each term, every staff member who achieves 100% attendance will be rewarded with a gift.

Pension Scheme Contributions

The Teachers Pension Scheme and the Local Government Pension Scheme are available for teaching and support staff respectively.  Both are generous final salary schemes and staff are enrolled automatically but have the option to opt out.  Contributions vary dependent on the employee’s income level.

Social Events

Staff social events are organised during the year, to ensure that staff members get the opportunity to unwind and enjoy a well-deserved break from work.

We welcome visits to the Academy prior to application. To arrange, please contact Jane Stephenson, HR Manager via

You can also visit for more information or follow us on Twitter via

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