Deputy Headteacher - Primary, London Borough of Lewisham

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St Matthew AcademyLondon Borough of Lewisham

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Start date: April 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Leadership Scale L10-L14 (£56,664-£61,695) inner London
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

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.

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More about St Matthew Academy
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 16 years
Denomination: Roman Catholic
Address: St. Joseph's Vale, Blackheath, London, SE3 0XX, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 20 8853 6250
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St Matthew Academy is a mixed, Roman Catholic school for children aged 3 to 16, with the unique opportunities for transition, collegiate working and subject development that this presents. Our culturally diverse academy is situated in Blackheath in ...