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We currently have a vacancy for a Deputy Headteacher. Please find the relevant information and application details below.

Deputy Headteacher

Hours of work: Full time teachers' hours
Working pattern: Full-time

To apply for this position, please submit your applications to the Leadership Recruitment Team: leadership.recruitment@eastsussex.gov.uk

Closing date: Tuesday 17 May 2022
Shortlisting date: Wednesday 18 May 2022
Interview date: Wednesday 25 May 2022 

St Mary Magdalene Catholic Primary School
Hastings Road 
Bexhill On Sea 
East Sussex
TN40 2ND

Phone: 01424 735810
Email: finance@stmarymagsbex.e-sussex.sch.uk
Website: www.stmarymags.co.uk

Please note, we do not accept CVs.

St Mary Magdalene Catholic Primary school, a single-form entry school in Bexhill wishes to appoint an experienced individual/Deputy Headteacher to assist in leading this inspirational school into the next stage of its development. Currently rated ‘Good’ by OFSTED and outstanding in its most recent Catholic School Inspection, the Governors are seeking a committed Catholic to lead the school to new heights of educational excellence.

The post holder will have 0.6 FTE classroom teaching responsibilities and be someone who can inspire our excellent team of staff to achieve the highest quality learning and teaching for our pupils, whilst maintaining a child-centred approach.

Salary: Leadership Scale L6 - L10 1.0FTE  
(0.6 FTE Teaching & 0.4FTE Leadership Responsibilities)

The job is to:

  • Continue to improve the progress of all our pupils through effective leadership of the school.  
  • Lead the professional development of all members of the school team, enthusing and inspiring colleagues from your deep understanding of best practice.
  • Explore opportunities to engage with national initiatives. 
  • Jointly lead the school through inspections and external audits. 
  • Contribute to the daily management of all aspects of school life and have sole responsibility for the school in the absence of the Head. 
  • Be the RE subject leader for the school.
  • Develop the curriculum with subject leaders and teachers to ensure it remains challenging and exciting for the pupils and integrated and coherent across the school.

The successful candidate will be:

  • A current senior leader with an ambitious attitude for achievement for our pupils and the school.
  • An experienced, well-qualified teacher who knows what excellent teaching looks like and how to develop it in others.
  • Looking for their next challenge both personally and professionally.
  • Committed to engaging with the staff and taking them thorough change positively, building on the good practice that already exists as well as implementing new ideas. 
  • Prepared to ask the difficult questions and deliver solutions.

In return we can offer:

  • Support, advice and assistance from the Diocesan Educational Service for Arundel and Brighton. 
  • Committed support from the Governors.
  • Mentoring from an experienced Headteacher.
  • A personal programme of CPD tailored to your requirements.
  • A happy faith community with committed staff and children who love to learn.

We warmly welcome you to visit our school, please contact Sharon Dorman, School Business Manager on (01424) 735810 or email finance@stmarymagsbex.e-sussex.sch.uk to book an appointment.

St Mary Magdalene Catholic Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment. All successful candidates will be subject to Disclosure and Barring Service checks along with other relevant employment checks.

This post is covered by the Childcare Disqualification Regulations 2018.

The school will need to ensure that they are not knowingly employing a person who is disqualified under the 2018 Regulations in connection with relevant childcare provision. Accordingly, the successful candidate will be required to demonstrate to the school, by completing a self-declaration form as part of the pre-employment checks process, that they have not been disqualified under the 2018 Regulations.

If the preferred candidate is found to be disqualified under the 2018 Regulations, the offer of employment will be subject to the application by the preferred candidate to Ofsted for a waiver and the receipt of a waiver from Ofsted.

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