Deputy Headteacher, Wandsworth

Closing date:

Rutherford House SchoolWandsworth

Date posted:
Start date: 2nd September 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Salary - L7 - L14 depending upon experience
Contract term: Permanent

Inspirational Deputy Headteacher, Wandsworth, South West London

Employer Rutherford House School

Salary Leadership (L7 – 14)

Contract type Full time

Contract term Permanent

Closing date 10 a.m Thursday 16th May 

Start date Monday 2nd September 2019

Rutherford House School is in its final year before becoming full. We are seeking to appoint an inspirational, forward thinking and pioneering Deputy Headteacher to assist us on our journey to outstanding. This is a unique opportunity for individuals with a proven track record of successful leadership.  We are looking to appoint an individual with a positive outlook and a proactive attitude, ready to make a difference at a senior level.

If you are ready for a new and exciting challenge we will offer you:

• Children who are happy, well behaved and have a desire to learn. Our children are confident, articulate and future leaders

• Outstanding, forward thinking team with additional leadership opportunities across our seven Trust schools

• Strong middle and senior leaders who have successful underwent a successful Section 8 Ofsted inspection

• A focus on the professional development of all staff

• A competitive salary to attract the best

• No classroom responsibility – but provide year group support, intervention groups teaching and cover where necessary 

• A positive and innovative working environment

• A strong and growing network of partner free schools, driving up standards and providing valuable support to staff.

What do we want from you? 

• Commitment to deliver our School and Trust vision and values 

• At least five years of middle leadership

• A reflective practitioner, with a strong desire to raising standards and igniting a love of learning 

• A passion for teaching and the belief in sharing best practice to inspire and motivate others 

• Enjoyment of working in a forward thinking, fast pace and developing school

If you want to help children learn, enjoy and succeed and have the ambition and enthusiasm to be successful in this role, we would love to hear from you. Application packs are available from:  or can be downloaded from our school website.

Please email your completed application form to:

Closing Date for applications:  10a.m. Thursday 16th May

Shortlisting Date: Friday 17th May

Interview Dates: Wednesday 22nd or Thursday 23rd May

Start date: Monday 2nd September 2019

We encourage interested applicants to read our website carefully You will quickly see that you are applying to an extremely creative, successful school with a clear ethos of achievement, continuity and enjoyment for our pupils.

Visits are warmly encouraged as you will have an opportunity to meet with Mrs Mallett (Headteacher) and have a tour of our wonderful school.

Please contact Ms Angela Smith to arrange an appointment on either 020 8672 5901 or

As part of BPET and Rutherford House’s commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, all employees employed within schools are required to undergo an enhanced DBS check.  Further details can be found on the Disclosure and Barring Services website 

Rutherford House School welcomes a diverse population of both children and staff and committed to promoting and developing equality of opportunity in all its functions.

More about Rutherford House School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Primary
Funding status: State - Free School
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 4 - 11 years
Address: 217 Balham High Road, Balham, London, SW17 7BS, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 20 8672 5901
employer gallery photo 0
employer gallery photo 1
employer gallery photo 2
employer gallery photo 3