Deputy Headteacher, Westminster

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Dorothy Gardner CentreWestminster

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Start date: January or April 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Leadership scale - Inner London
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

The Executive Headteacher of the Queen’s Park Early Years Federation is seeking to appoint a passionate and dedicated Deputy Headteacher to work within the current support network of Executive Head and Federation senior leaders. 

Mary Paterson is an 80-place nursery school with a two year old provision. The Dorothy Gardner Nursery Centre is 100 place nursery school with integrated two year old provision. The Queen’s Park Children’s Centre is on a separate site from each nursery. The Federation is a Westminster maintained federation and serves a diverse community in west London between Westbourne Grove and Queen’s Park. 

We are seeking a Deputy Headteacher who:

  •  is exceptionally enthusiastic and creative leaders

  •  has the ability to motivate staff and pupils

  •  can communicate effectively and build relationships with all stakeholders

  •  has a commitment to an inclusive education for all

  •  has strong leadership skills

  •  is committed to developing a positive, enthusiastic learning culture for all staff

  •  is ambitious and eager to develop their own and others professional development

  •  has a good track record of driving forward improvements 

  •  is an innovative thinker and solution orientated

We can offer:

  •  a very supportive Executive Headteacher and leadership team with high quality CPD opportunities available

  •  enthusiastic children, who are enjoy their learning

  •  parents who value your time and support

  •  personal career development

  •  a supportive Federation, with strong cross federation work taking place

  •  a forward thinking body of staff, who are determined to continue to drive standards and aspirations up within the community and with families

It is essential that you feel we are the early years federation for you, therefore would recommend that you visit prior to application.  For any queries or to arrange a visit to both nursery schools and the Federation, please contact the Executive Headteacher:  Mr N Ivanovic on 0208 969 5835 or email him directly at or on

References will be requested for those short listed ONLY and prior to interview.   Only those shortlisted for interview will be contacted.  Queen’s Park Early Years Federation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Offers of employment are subject to a satisfactory enhanced DBS disclosure and other employment checks.

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More about Dorothy Gardner Centre
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Early Years
Funding status: State - LEA Nursery
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 2 - 5 years
Address: 289-293 Shirland Road, London, W9 3JY, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 20 76415870
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