Deputy Headteacher, Shropshire

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Whitchurch CofE Infant SchoolShropshire
Date posted:
Start date: September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: L8-12,
Contract term: Permanent

Whitchurch CE Infant and Nursery School
Station Road, Whitchurch, SY13 1RJ
Tel: 01948 662905

The Governors and Head teacher of Whitchurch C.E. Infant & Nursery School seek to appoint an inspirational teacher and enthusiastic, experienced leader to undertake the role of Deputy Head teacher.

We are looking for an individual who can support the Head teacher in providing a strong and visible leadership within our school and the local community and who has the ability to lead, challenge and enthuse children and colleagues alike. The successful candidate will be an ambitious and energetic professional with experience of leading teams, monitoring teaching and learning, and with experience of successfully leading improvement and raising standards.

The post will involve an occasional teaching commitment and we are therefore, seeking a leader with a track record of exceptional classroom practice who is child centred and will support our school values.

If you are a dynamic and inspirational leader, if you have initiative, constructive enthusiasm and the ambition to play a major role in the leadership and management of our school then we would love to hear from you.

In return we can offer you:

  • A caring and welcoming school, that values and respects everyone and puts our children at the heart of everything we do.
  • A friendly, enthusiastic, ambitious and supportive staff team.
  • A determined and dynamic Head teacher and Senior Leadership Team.
  • A dedicated Governing Body.
  • A strong commitment to your continued professional growth, through training and development opportunities (both external and within school).
  • Supportive parents and children who are keen to learn.

Where possible, shortlisted candidates are likely to be visited in their current school prior to the selection day. Details of this will be shared with successfully shortlisted candidates.

Please note the school is planning to convert to academy status and hopes to join the St Bart’s Multi-Academy Trust during 2018
Whitchurch C.E. Infant & Nursery School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. This commitment is reflected in our recruitment processes. Therefore, all post holders are subject to safeguarding procedures, which include a satisfactory DBS application and qualification checks.

Application forms are available from our website

Completed applications should be returned to: or posted to the school address for the attention of Miss Polly Ross, Finance & Personnel Administrator. Please also submit a concise letter of application, presented separately on no more than two sides of A4 sheets.

Applicants must fully complete the application form. Any application form received and deemed to not be fully completed will not be shortlisted.

Application forms received after the closing date will only be considered in exceptional circumstances, e.g. where proof of posting indicates undue delay through no fault of the applicant.  Any decision made to accept an application after the closing date will be recorded with the reason(s).

Receipt of applications will be acknowledged via email.

Shortlisting:  21st March 2018
Closing date:  19th March 2018, noon
Interview Date:  29th March 2018

If you have not been contacted, please assume your application has been unsuccessful.


Monday 26th March or Tuesday 27th March 2018 

Visits to the school are strongly encouraged and welcomed; these will take place on:

Tuesday 6th March 2018 at 1:30pm
Friday 9th March 2018 at 9:30am
Tuesday 13th March at 1:30pm

Please contact Miss Polly Ross, Finance & Personnel Administrator on 01948 662905 or by email to book a visit.

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More about Whitchurch CofE Infant School
Address: Station Road, Whitchurch, Shropshire, SY13 1RJ, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1948 662905