Staff Vacancies

Deputy Head Teacher

As a result of the successful promotion of our current Deputy Head Teacher, applications are invited from highly enthusiastic, motivated and aspirational leaders for the post of Deputy Head Teacher here at St John’s.

We are a school, focused on creating a vibrant community where every person makes their contribution to creating a better society. Our vision is of a joyful place where children are empowered to explore their potential through educational excellence within an environment of spiritual growth and well-being.

We are looking to appoint an excellent practitioner who:

  • Has a passion for education with a sound understanding of current trends and initiatives
  • Will be committed to securing the very best outcomes for our children
  • Has successful experience in a senior leadership role and a proven track record of leading whole school improvement
  • Will promote positive relationships with parents, carers and our extended school community
  • Will fully support the Christian ethos of our school

Our school is set in a large traditional Victorian building in the heart of Lambeth, the cultural hub of London. Our school is small and because of this we know every child and we can fulfil our aim to help every child be the best they can be. This is an exciting opportunity for a passionate and inspirational leader.

We are a one form entry primary school with a Nursery. We are a good school where:

Children get a strong start to school and develop their communication and mathematical skills effectively. All staff expect the most for their pupils, themselves and the school,’ and children ‘love, love school!’

Please see the attached letter and notes to candidates these documents, along with the full job description.

Start date: January 2021

Salary: L6—L10

Hours of work: Full Time

The application process

If you are interested in applying for the post then you will need to complete an application form and provide a supporting statement addressing the points noted in the person specification.

Your application should be returned to:

Mrs C Warland. St John the Divine CoE Primary School, Warham Street, London, SE5 0SX

Application deadline: Completed application forms must be received by Friday 27th November 2020.

Shortlisting: Shortlisted candidates will be contacted on Monday 30th November 2020.

Interviews: Interviews will take place on Tuesday 8th and Wednesday 9th December 2020.

The interview process will involve a number of tasks, including but not limited to: leading an act of collective worship, a pupil engagement task, observing a lesson and an unseen presentation. Tasks may be altered as a result of the short listing process.

This position is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, you will be asked to apply for an Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service.  Further information about the disclosure can be found at and in the application pack.

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