Headteacher, Lewisham

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Downderry Primary SchoolLewisham

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Start date: September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Group 3, our offer will be competitive and depending upon experience but within the range L18 - 24
Contract term: Permanent


An exceptional opportunity has arisen due to the retirement of the current, outstanding headteacher. We are looking for an outstanding individual, who can lead us into the next stage of our journey and build on the many successes already experienced by our outstanding School

In return we can offer

  • highly talented, caring, committed and inspirational staff 
  • supportive Governors, parents and local authority
  • a very well-resourced teaching environment
  • a school ethos where every child matters
  • happy, positive, lively children who want to achieve

Downderry is a highly successful outstanding school with approximately 500 pupils on roll, from ages 3 (Nursery) to 11 (Year 6). We are proud to be part of the lively and diverse community, with its people and languages from around the world. We encourage children and adults to respect the rights of others, and to celebrate in the wide diversity of our school family and the wider community. Our curriculum embraces the opportunity to learn from and share in this cultural richness. We have no religious affiliations and celebrate all.

We are a school for our community running breakfast and afterschool clubs for pupils and deliver courses for our parents in the evening.

Downderry has an outstanding children’s centre attached. The centre is a hub for the wider community, offering outreach to support families and an exciting timetable of activities for parents and children throughout the year.

Closing Date for completed applications: Noon 25th February, 2018
Interview date: Week beginning 12th March, 2018

For an application form, job description and person specification please contact the school office. Visits to the school are strongly encouraged and warmly welcomed and can be arranged by calling the school office.

We are fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. We are exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. Therefore, the successful candidate will be required to undertake a criminal records check via the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) as well as qualifications and reference checks

Downderry Road,
Kent BR1 5QL
Tel: 020 8698 5768
Ages 3-11
EMAIL: k.mills@downderry.lewisham.sch.uk

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More about Downderry Primary School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Primary
Funding status: State - Community
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 11 years
Address: Downderry Road, Bromley, Kent, BR1 5QL, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 20 8698 5768
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