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Deputy Headteacher

Closing date:08/01/2021 at 12:00

Job Start Date:19/04/2021

Contract/Hours:Permanent , Full-time

Salary Type:Leadership Scale

Salary Details:L9-L17 £46,568 - £51,404

Hours of Work:FTE

Location of Role:Freegrounds Infant School

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Job/Person Summary

Due to the promotion of the current Deputy Headteacher to Headship we are seeking to appoint an innovative, ambitious, dynamic and inspirational Deputy Headteacher to continue working in strong partnership the Headteacher, Senior Leadership Team, staff children and governors within our school.

The successful candidate will be an outstanding practitioner in the first instance, who is willing to take on a significant leadership role with a 0.6 teaching commitment.

The post is best suited to an individual who is committed to their own professional and career development as the successful candidate will have the opportunity to develop the skills and expertise needed, with a view to Headship within the next 3-5 years.

Our children are delightful and always give their best. The successful candidate will be working with a team of friendly, dedicated and hardworking staff, alongside a supportive governing body. Our school is a happy and inclusive school where everyone is valued and encouraged to excel.

Application Procedure

If you would like to find out more about the position we can offer either a socially distanced external tour of the school following Government guidance or a virtual meeting with Mrs Riches our Headteacher.

To obtain an application pack or arrange a meeting please email Carly Haines the school Administration Officer via or call 01489 782075.

Safer Recruitment

Freegrounds Infant School and Hampshire County Council are 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.


Would you like to be a school governor?


The Governing body currently has a vacancy for a parent governor.


Anyone interested in this position needs to be a parent of a child at the school. 


As a member of the governing body you will contribute to the strategic aims of the school, particularly helping set and monitor the school budget and ensuring that it complies with statutory requirements. You will also be involved in a range of school matters, which can include recruitment, health and safety and curriculum. Governors also provide a strong link between the school and the local community, and an independent view to support the school on long term development and improvement.A full and comprehensive training program to support governors in the requirements of the role is provided through Hampshire County Council.


If you have the time, commitment, enthusiasm and necessary skills to fulfil this challenging but rewarding role, please ask the school office for an application form and job description. 


If you would like to discuss any aspects of this role further, or would like to discuss your suitability, please contact me through the school office.


Gill Wright

Chair of Governors