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Deputy Headteacher

Saighton School
Salary Range: L1 to L5
Saighton CE Primary School and Pre-School
Working Pattern:
Full Time/Term Time
DBS Check:
Closing Date:
10/05/2021 at 09:00
Saighton School

Deputy Head - Permanent Full-Time L1-L5

Group 1 NOR 114 (Plus 20 place Pre-School)

Due to the promotion of the current post holder to Headship, the Governors of this highly successful and popular village school are looking to appoint an ambitious and highly skilled Deputy Head to work closely with the Headteacher from September 2021.

The successful candidate should be a highly organised, outstanding classroom practitioner, preferably with experience of teaching a variety of age ranges. The successful candidate should be able to teach from Year 1 to Year 6 and strengths should be highlighted in your application. They should have a keen interest in educational practice and be able to lead by example in all areas of school life. The post will require a full time teaching commitment with some release time for management activity. Particular leadership strengths and skills in Maths, SEN, RE or Assessment may be an advantage.

As an outstanding church school, Governors preferably seek to appoint a practising Christian, however, this should not be a barrier to application providing that you are able to articulate a clear philosophy for church education and are confident in providing spiritual leadership. Saighton is an ambitious school with the growth and development of pupils and staff at the heart of what it does. It is deeply Christian and this is something that candidates should wish to live out in all areas of their work.

They should be able to deputise for the Headteacher when required and be confident in their capabilities to lead teaching, learning and staff development.

Closing date for applications: 9am Monday 10th May 2021

Shortlisting: From 10am Monday 10th May 2021

Interview Day: 9am -3pm Thursday 20th May 2021

Please email Mrs Sarah Smith (Bursar) at for an electronic copy of our application pack and to arrange a visit to the school. Visits are considered essential and will take place at a mutually convenient time between 9am and 4pm on Wednesday 5th May 2021.

Please note that a Curriculum Vitae will not be accepted by way of application. In addition to the application form, applicants should email a covering letter to the School on the above email address,  outlining the reasons for applying to our school.

Saighton Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and the successful candidate will require an enhanced DBS check.

How to apply

Thank you for your interest in our job vacancy. Please complete the application as fully as possible and explain any gaps in your employment history. We would like to understand more about how your skills, knowledge and experience meet the job description and person specification for the role.

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