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Deputy Head Teacher

Job Title

Deputy Head Teacher


Salary Range L7-11


Richard Bonington Primary and Nursery School

Work Pattern

Full time

Contract Type


Closing date


Wednesday 11th January 2023

Thursday 26th January 2023

Start date

17th April 2023

Richard Bonington Primary and Nursery School is seeking to appoint a forward-thinking and innovative Deputy Head Teacher who can provide a positive contribution to school improvement.   We are a diverse and friendly school, catering for 480 children, including a 60 place Nursery Unit. The school serves the town of Arnold, which is 5 miles north of Nottingham.   The school occupies a large attractive site with extensive grounds and facilities.

The new Deputy will work alongside the Headteacher who has been in post since September 2021. The successful applicant will teach part time to model good practice and lead from the front and will be given senior leadership release time on a weekly basis. 

We are looking for an excellent practitioner with drive and enthusiasm, who has the knowledge, experience and skills to lead on teaching and learning and curriculum.  It is intended that the successful applicant will initially teach in KS2 and lead this key stage as part of their role.

The deputy head teacher will work closely with the head teacher and be supported in this role by Equals Trust who will provide collaborative working and a highly skilled, supportive and experienced team of senior leaders including other local schools.

You will:

  • Be committed to achieving the highest standards and have a strongly held belief that all children can achieve
  • Be highly skilled in teaching and learning and have the confidence to lead and model this across key stages
  • Be able to support and coach colleagues building a culture of professional trust and positivity across our dedicated team of teachers and support staff
  • Have excellent communication skills and be able to inspire staff and pupils 
  • Be proactive and solution-focused 
  • Be reflective about your own practice and keen to contribute to your own learning and professional development 

In return we can offer you:

  • Children who are rewarding to teach and who thrive on success, nurture and positive relationships 
  • A dedicated and highly motivated staff who have strong relationships with pupils, parents and the local community
  • Professional development, collaboration and support through being a partner in Equals Trust.
  • A friendly working environment
  • Employee Assistance Programme

Richard Bonington Primary and Nursery School is committed to providing a safe environment and to promoting the welfare of children and young people. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All applications and offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory relevant safer recruitment and DBS checks in line with our safeguarding policy. All applicants must have the right to work in the UK and proof of this will be required. Online searches will be conducted on short-listed candidates.

Visits are most welcome and can be arranged with the school office. Please e mail or call 0115 956 0995. The Head Teacher Linda Barbuti will be more than happy to meet you.

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