Deputy Headteacher, Cambridgeshire

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Melbourn Primary SchoolCambridgeshire

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Start date: September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Leadership Scale: L10 – L14
Contract term: Permanent

Our well loved Deputy Headteacher is moving on to headship. The governors are seeking to restructure the Strategic Leadership Team to now include a new Deputy Headteacher and Assistant Headteacher to support our Headteacher in the continued strive for excellence of our school. This is an exciting time to join us as we grow to two form entry; it is a great opportunity to help us shape our future.

We are seeking to employ an exceptional and inspirational Deputy Headteacher, who places children at the centre of their practice, to work in partnership with the Headteacher and Strategic Leadership Team. This is a key post to accelerate pupil progress of our vulnerable groups and to ensure that all our pupils have the best possible school experience.

This post is non-class based, although will include some teaching commitment.

The successful candidate will ideally have experience of:

  • Creative and successful teaching, preferably in more than one key stage
  • Inspiring and leading colleagues in raising standards
  • Leading a core subject such as English or mathematics
  • Taking responsibility for a significant area of school improvement
  • Responding to the various ways children express their emotions
  • Working effectively in partnership with families, governors and staff
  • Generating ideas and seeing them into fruition.

In return we can offer you:

  • A friendly and proactive staff team committed to raising standards
  • Fun and hardworking children
  • Customised CPD around your areas for development
  • An exciting opportunity to be part of a new strategic leadership team.

We encourage visits to our school prior to application to meet our staff and children and to see us in action.

Please contact the school office on 01763 223457, email  to arrange a visit or discuss the post further. Full information including the job description, job specification and application form can be found on our website

Closing date for applications and short listing is 11am on Thursday 26th April 2018

Teaching observations Monday 30th April or Tuesday 1st May
Interviews will be held on Wednesday 2nd May 2018

Melbourn Primary School is committed to the protection and safety of all its pupils and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced DBS check.

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More about Melbourn Primary School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Primary
Funding status: State - Community
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 4 - 11 years
Address: Mortlock Street, Melbourn, Royston, Hertfordshire, SG8 6DB, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1763 223457
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