St Margaret's C of E Primary School 2 x Deputy Headteachers

  • Salary: Leadership Scale L12-L16 £55,338 to £61,166
  • Location: Manchester
  • Contract: Full Time Permanent
  • Applications Close: 22/03/2021
  • Start Date: 01/09/2021

Job details

Following the promotion of our previous Deputy Headteacher to Headteacher, St Margaret's CE Primary is looking to appoint two aspirational, highly motivated and experienced professionals to help take forward our excellent team of enthusiastic and dedicated staff at this successful school.

We are looking for two exceptional classroom practitioners with leadership experience across the primary age range and the ability to promote and achieve high levels of pupil engagement, wellbeing and attainment. They should be able to demonstrate a proven track record of making a positive impact within a leadership and management role.

Our new deputies will play a significant part in the strategic development of the school - including helping shape its curriculum, driving improved pupil outcomes through effective use of assessment and continuing to raise standards in all subjects.

Responsibilities will include providing strong and effective leadership in teaching and learning with a focus on managing the delivery of curriculum across the school, responsibility for coaching and mentoring teachers and the promotion of effective assessment for learning in all subjects. There will also be a responsibility to support pupil development beyond academic outcomes.


As a school that is embedded in the community, the role of the Deputy Headteacher will also carry an additional responsibility for promoting projects, partnerships and initiatives with both governors and families.

The successful candidates will be expected to demonstrate:

  • Consistently outstanding classroom practice across the primary age range, with evidence of high standards of pupil outcomes
  • High expectations of achievement and behaviour
  • A calm, disciplined approach to pupil management that will support the exceptionally friendly and supportive ethos of the school
  • Leadership skills, which will inspire, motivate, and support both children and staff in furthering educational excellence, as well as the ability to work well as part of a team
  • Unrelenting drive and passion for making a difference and managing change
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • A commitment to inclusive education

We will offer you:

  • The opportunity to work with a dedicated team of excellent, supportive practitioners
  • Fantastic children who are well mannered enjoy school and work hard
  • A happy working environment with a positive and inclusive ethos
  • Dedicated leadership time to fulfil duties • Access to high quality professional development within the senior leadership team
  • The opportunity to develop the knowledge, skills and experience to prepare for future Headship


About Our School

St Margaret's CE primary School is a larger than average three form entry primary school with over 650 pupils on role.

The school is located in central Manchester. The school community is rich and diverse with forty different languages spoken and nearly forty different ethnic groups among the pupil intake. 80% of the pupils have English as an additional language and 93% of pupils come from ethnic minority backgrounds.

There are above average levels of pupils with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities and the deprivation indicator for the pupil base is in the highest quintile for deprivation.

St Margaret's CE Primary School is a 'good' school (Ofsted, Jan 2018) that aspires to a judgement of 'outstanding'. We are looking to appoint two Deputy Headteachers with the drive and expertise to help us to achieve that goal.

The successful candidates will be joining an inclusive school that celebrates diversity and where everyone associated with the pupils is devoted to providing the very best opportunities for all.

Interested candidates are encouraged to visit the school website for more information about our school.

Prospective candidates are welcome to discuss the post with the Headteacher by phoning the school office on 0161 226 2271 - appointments for in-person visits to the school can also be made, to be held ideally during the afternoons of Friday 5th or Wednesday 10th of March 2021.

Safeguarding information

We are fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, younger learners and vulnerable adults and we expect all staff and volunteers to share the same commitment. The above post will be subject to enhanced DBS checks, satisfactory references and will be exempt from the provisions of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

How to apply - information for applicants

Email your application to:

This post is also subject to satisfactory references, proof of right to work in the UK in accordance with the Asylum and Immigration Act 1996 and other pre-employment checks where applicable.

We are an Equal Opportunities Employer and we positively welcome applications from all candidates regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation.

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Closing Date: 22 March 2021

Shortlisting: 23/03/2021

Interviews: Week Commencing 29/03/2021

Please quote vacancy reference - MCC352/3022-30L