Deputy Headteacher
St Mark’s C of E Primary Academy
Albert Road South Norwood, London, England SE25 4JD
Start Date
September 2024
Leadership Pay Scales (L3-L8) – Outer London

About the Role

We are looking to appoint an inspirational, ambitious Deputy Headteacher to join our dedicated and enthusiastic team. The successful individual will work with the Headteacher to embed outstanding teaching and learning across the school through the development of the curriculum and staff. Our Deputy Headteacher will develop our RE curriculum and lead us in embedding our Christian distinctiveness.

At St. Marks C of E Primary Academy, we strive to ensure that all our pupils are happy, confident, ambitious individuals with a passion for learning; who possess the skills, knowledge, learning attitudes and behaviours to enable them to be successful in the world today, and in the future.

We achieve this through creating a strong sense of community and by providing high quality teaching and learning opportunities through an inspiring curriculum.

We provide all staff with excellent CPD, a supportive working environment and the opportunity to contribute towards projects, initiatives and experiences that make a real impact.

We are seeking a Deputy Headteacher who demonstrates a commitment to our school ethos and vision and who is:

  • driven by values and can exhibit deep evidence of relational leadership
  • experienced in curriculum development and improvement
  • supportive of our strong Christian ethos and able to lead RE in the school
  • experienced in working in diverse settings with associated challenges and deprivation
  • experienced in transforming schools sustainably and compassionately with demonstrable impact

We can offer you: 

  • Strong, supportive leadership and a caring, enthusiastic and cohesive staff team
  • A commitment to providing high quality professional development
  • Encouragement to develop new ideas
  • The opportunity to make a real difference to change the lives and futures of our children
Closing Date
Midday, Tuesday 18th June 2024
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 [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,
  • Membership of the Teacher’s Pension Scheme TPS,
  • Access to professional coaching and mentoring,
  • Annual leadership events, workshops and conferences,
  • REAch2 in in a position to be able to offer a relocation package for the right candidate.
  • Performance related bonus against agreed KPIs

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.