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Deputy Headteacher

Closing date:21/09/2021 at 12:00

Job Start Date:03/01/2022

Contract/Hours: Permanent , Full-time

Salary Type: Leading Practitioner Scale

Salary Details: LDR 9-17

Hours of Work: Full time

Location of Role: Freegrounds Infant School

Job/Person Summary

Due to the previous Deputy Headteacher's promotion to Headship we are seeking to appoint our next Deputy Headteacher at Freegrounds Infant School. 

This is a thrilling opportunity for the right person to work in partnership with the Headteacher and Strategic Leadership Team, leading the school team on our continued journey to ensuring every child receives the best education possible.

We are looking for a dynamic and enthusiastic person who will continue to raise standards, build on our positive and caring ethos and support us in leading our school forward to meet the challenges of the future.

Our aim is that the successful candidate will initially have a 0.6 teaching commitment in one of our Year 2 classes with two days per week to work on school improvement priorities.  The role also involves leading the Year 2 team. This post is an excellent opportunity for the right person to develop the skills and experience they need to take the next step in their career.

Our children are delightful and always give their best. The successful candidate will be working with a team of friendly, dedicated and hardworking staff, along with 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 arrange a visit to the school please do not hesitate to contact Mrs Carly Haines, the school Administration Officer who will be happy to arrange one for you.


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