Deputy Headteacher
Water Lane Primary Academy
Broadley Road , Harlow, England CM19 5RD
Start Date
September 2024
Leadership PayScale L6 – L10 September 2024

About the Role

Are you a passionate and inspiring educator? Do you thrive on making a difference in the lives of young learners? Look no further! Water Lane Primary Academy is seeking an exceptional Deputy Headteacher to join our dynamic team.

About Us:

  • Water Lane Primary Academy is an Ofsted-rated ‘Good’ school, committed to providing a high standard of education to our amazing children.
  • We believe in pioneering new ways of educating tomorrow’s generation, and we’re on a mission to deliver the highest standard of education for our pupils.

What We’re Looking For:

  • relentless and inspiring leader who is passionate about education.
  • Someone with prior successful leadership experience who can inspire others and lead by example.
  • An outstanding teacher who is committed to fostering positive relationships with our families and the local community.
  • A strategic thinker who can play a key role in the running of our school.

Why Join Us?

  • Unique Opportunity: At Water Lane Primary Academy, you’ll have the chance to be a pioneer in innovative teaching methods.
  • Committed Team: We value our talented and empathetic staff who embrace daily challenges.
  • Inclusive Curriculum: Help us continue developing an inclusive curriculum that allows all children to achieve their potential.


  • Enthusiasm, passion, and commitment are a must!
  • Prior successful leadership experience.
  • Outstanding teaching skills.
Closing Date
Wednesday 20th March 2024. However, applications will be assessed as upon receipt.
Application Contact
Trust Social Media

The Application Form can be downloaded from the Documents section of this advert.

Completed applications forms should be sent to Amy Rawlinson, Headteacher  by email using [email protected]

REAch2 Academy Trust have an Equal Opportunities Policy for selection and recruitment. Applicants are requested to complete the Trust’s online Equality & Diversity Monitoring Form separately.

REAch2 is continuously working towards improving the diversity of the Trust, and the experience for our staff from diverse backgrounds. We are clear that the value of greater diversity to the Trust lies in the way we will value difference when we work together towards richer solutions. 

We are keen to hear from all candidates with the appropriate experience who feel they can make a real contribution to the Trust. If you can bring a fresh perspective to the challenges we face whether through your background as someone from an ethnic minority or you live with a disability (visible or not), are open about your faith, religion or belief or about being LGBTQ+, your application will receive a warm welcome. As will applications from all suitable candidates.

REAch2 is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all adults working in or with our schools to share this commitment.

Enclosed in our application pack is a copy of our safer recruitment policy, which outlines the steps we take to ensure that we attract the most suitable, high calibre candidates, and to help deter, reject or identify people who might abuse children or are otherwise unsuited to working with them.

We encourage all potential candidates to read this policy carefully in order to fully understand what is expected of you in our recruitment process. All roles will be assessed for the appropriate level of DBS check, which will include a Children’s Barred List check if the role meets the criteria for regulated activity.

  • A wide range of professional development opportunities and the opportunity to work with some of the best educational professionals in the country,
  • A great ECT experience,
  • Membership of the Teacher’s Pension Scheme TPS,

As part of REAch2 employee benefits we also offer an eye care scheme, access to an Employee Assistance Programme for you and your immediate family and membership of ‘perks at work’ – which includes discounts on holidays, shopping, family days out and much more.