Primary School Deputy Headteacher

Upshire Primary Foundation School, Waltham Abbey
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Job Ref No. ECC5270-124L Position Type: Deputy Headteacher Pay Range: Leadership Range Point 4 -8
Position Start Date: Immediate Contract Type: Full-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 12/09/2022 Midnight Date of Interviews: To be confirmed  

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We seek to appoint an exceptional Deputy Headteacher to join our senior leadership team. Following on from our Ofsted inspection rated as good in November 2019 we are looking for a senior leader with the vision and expertise to support the school on its journey towards Outstanding.


The successful candidate will be:
• passionate about providing the best possible education for all children
• an exceptional, creative and highly motivated teacher, providing an excellent role model for all staff
• able to model and disseminate high quality teaching and learning
• possess the drive and determination to implement school-wide improvements
• have excellent communication, interpersonal and organisational skills
• committed to the principles of inclusion and to safeguarding children

This is an exciting opportunity for a candidate ready for a new challenge. We offer a warm, caring and inclusive ethos, excellent support from all colleagues and professional development opportunities to enable fulfilment of leadership potential. Our school is situated on the edge of Epping Forest, enjoying a large playing field and views across the countryside. We have a committee run Pre-school onsite and recently acquired 2 railway carriages which we will be converting into learning spaces.

This post is a teaching role with release for PPA and 1 day release for Leadership duties.

Our Governing Board is committed to:

• safeguarding and promoting the welfare and safety, and the spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of children and young people;

• promoting equality of opportunity and community cohesion where the diversity of different backgrounds and circumstances is appreciated and positively valued;

• the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance for those with different faiths and beliefs.

Upshire Primary Foundation School expects all staff, volunteers and other workers to share this commitment. We are an equal opportunities employer and appointment will be subject to satisfactory references, DBS and medical checks.

If you would like further information please contact Julie Hockley, Finance and Personnel Manager on 01992 715567. Visits to our school are warmly welcomed and encouraged.

All appointments are subject to safer recruitment requirements to ensure the safeguarding of children and young people. All positions will involve appropriate checks and clearances.

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Julie Hockley
Upshire Road
Upshire, Waltham Abbey
Essex, EN9 3PX
Telephone: 01992 715567
Email: admin@upshire.essex.sch.uk