Isle of Wight Council

Bembridge CE Primary School

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Deputy Headteacher

Headteacher: Mrs Elizabeth Chambers Walls Road Bembridge PO35 5RH Tel: 01983 872668

L3-L7 £44,331pa - £49,019pa

Contact: Headteacher: Mrs Elizabeth Chambers Walls Road Bembridge PO35 5RH Tel: 01983 872668 email:

Vacancy Reference: DHTB0923

Closing Date: 29/09/2022

Hours: 37 per week
Contract Type: Permanent (required from January 2023)

Are you a dynamic and forward-thinking person, aspiring to take up the challenge of stepping onto the Leadership ladder?

Can you enthuse, motivate and lead pupils and staff, as well as having the ability to engage parents and the wider community?

We are looking for an energetic, inspirational and outstanding teacher, to join our friendly school team as our new Deputy Headteacher.

This is an exciting opportunity for an aspiring Senior Leader to join a school which prides itself on being a warm, child-centered provision with a clear focus on supporting children to achieve their best.

You will have shared classroom responsibility (0.6) and allocated management time (0.4). The role also involves being a Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead and Educational Visits Coordinator.

We are looking for someone who:

  • is an excellent primary practitioner who can use their teaching and learning skills, knowledge and understanding to help colleagues to improve their practice even further
  • is committed to improving outcomes for all children
  • is able to lead and inspire a team
  • is committed to developing strong relationships, built on mutual respect, with pupils,
  • parents and the wider community including local pre-schools and secondary schools
  • can contribute to the continuous evaluation and improvement of our school
  • is research driven, proactive and thinks creatively to solve problems
  • actively promotes diversity and inclusion within the curriculum and wider school culture
  • has an up-to-date safeguarding knowledge and the ability to promote a culture of
  • safeguarding across the school community
  • is able to organise and co-ordinate school events

We can offer you:

  • enthusiastic, happy and motivated children
  • a caring, warm and friendly working environment with a supportive and constructive ethos
  • a genuine commitment to ensuring that all children achieve their best and are prepared for their next step in education
  • the opportunity to work in a unique primary setting with a supportive governing body
  • an exciting opportunity to work within a school that is committed to professional development and provides excellent training opportunities for all staff
  • exciting opportunities to work and lead across the primary phase to shape the future of our school and make a real difference
  • an opportunity to work as part of a newly established dynamic leadership team

Visits to the school are encouraged and can be arranged. Visits can take place until Tuesday 27th September.

To arrange a visit or request an application pack, please contact the School Business Manager, Sara Price (Tel: 01983 872668 or email:  )

Previous applicants may apply.

Deadline for applications is 12pm on Thursday 29th September 2022.
Interviews will take place on Thursday 6th October 2022.

Bembridge CE Primary school is 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. The Isle of Wight council and its schools recruit according to the council’s safer recruitment policy, the successful candidate will be subject to Disclosure and Barring Service checks along with other relevant employment checks.

This School is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

PLEASE NOTE: Not all school staff are employed directly by the Isle of Wight Council, you can ask on application who the employer for this role will be.

Find out more about working for the Isle of Wight Council and living on the Island here.

The Isle of Wight Council protects its employees from discrimination and this is supported by the Unacceptable Behaviour Policy, Employee Code of Conduct and Behaviours Framework. We actively promote the diversity of our workforce and we provide flexible working options (where appropriate) to support the different needs of our employees.

The Isle of Wight Council is an equal opportunities employer, proud to encourage applications from all cultures, backgrounds and abilities to better reflect the diversity within our local community. In addition to this, we are also a
Disability Confident Employer. Along with a number of other areas of commitments, this means that providing you meet the basic essential requirements of the advertised role and have declared yourself as disabled, you will be offered an opportunity for an interview within the council.

This role falls within the strategic partnership between the Isle of Wight Council and Hampshire County Council. The employer will be the Isle of Wight Council and employment is on Isle of Wight terms and conditions. Hampshire County Council has delivered, on behalf of the Isle of Wight Council, all of its children’s services functions and will continue to do so until 2023. The original five-year partnership arrangement under direction of the Secretary of State finished in 2018 but has been extended voluntarily by both local authorities for a further five years.

The management reporting line for this role is ultimately through Hampshire County Council Children’s Services Director/Assistant Director and managers who take operational responsibility for children’s services.

This council and its schools recruit according to the council’s Recruitment, Policy and Procedure and are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment.