Deputy Head Teacher

Mar 21, 2024Vacancies

Required for September 2024

Following the recent promotion of our current post holder we are seeking to appoint a highly motivated, caring Deputy Headteacher to join our popular, large two-form entry primary school. The successful candidate will work closely in partnership alongside the Headteacher, leadership team and governors, providing inspirational leadership in defining the strategic direction and development of our school. The role will also encompass an element of teaching and learning.

We are looking for someone who:

• has proven leadership skills in school improvement and curriculum innovation.
• has high standards as a classroom practitioner and can model and coach their exemplary teaching to others.
• is proactive and solution-focused and enjoys the everyday challenge of a busy primary school.
• has high expectations of pupil achievement and behaviour.
• has excellent interpersonal, organisational and communication skills with the ability to lead, motivate, inspire and support colleagues.
• is committed to working in partnership with our parents and the local community including a variety of stakeholders.
• understands the need to be a team-player, is calm under pressure and has a good sense of humour.

We can offer:

• a vibrant learning community with enthusiastic and engaging children
• a positive and caring ethos
• an excellent learning environment and resources
• a team of hardworking, dedicated and friendly staff where everyone is valued
• a supportive and effective governing body
• a clear commitment to continuing professional development and an investment in future career development.

Dunston Hill Community Primary School is committed to the protection and safety of all pupils and students and will implement a rigorous recruitment process. If successful, you will have to apply for an enhanced Disclosure.

Visits to the school are warmly welcomed and encouraged. Please contact the school office to arrange an appointment.

Short-listing: Monday 22 April 2024 (1:00 – 4:00pm)

Interviews: Thursday 2 May 2024

Applications are available from the school website: Dunston Hill Community Primary School | Care and Respect for All (  and should be returned marked for the attention of the School Office Manager, Miss C King, Dunston Hill Community Primary School, Market Lane, Dunston, Gateshead. NE11 9NX