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Deputy Headteacher
  • Employer: VIRIDIS Schools
  • Reference: VS/21/147809
  • Published: Thu 08/04/2021, 19:40 PM
  • Closing on: Mon 03/05/2021, 23:00 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time, Term Time
  • Hours: 32.50 hours per week
  • Salary: 60,701-66,114
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Hackney

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Deputy Headteacher

The Viridis Federation of Orchard, Southwold and Hoxton Garden Primary Schools Hackney, London

Deputy Headteacher

                                            (Inner London L10 – L14 £60,701 – £66,114)



We are looking for a skilled and confident Deputy Headteacher to be based on one of our school sites, working as part of a wider leadership team in a highly successful three school federation.


Our schools are based in Hackney, East London with convenient transport links to wider London. We have been in partnership since January 2012 and are a hard federation with a joint Governing Body. We have a joint pupil roll of over 1350 pupils and all three schools are graded ’good’ or ’outstanding’ by Ofsted.


Our pupils achieve well above national averages despite being in areas of challenge. We look to create exciting and innovative opportunities for children to be successful and enjoy learning. We are outward thinking and look to share ideas of best practice with other schools.  


We are seeking a new Deputy Headteacher to build capacity and offer new expertise to our senior leadership team. First and foremost, we are looking for someone who is confident, knowledgeable and who has the passion, energy and skill to make a difference. This post will be based on one school site with responsibility for teaching, learning, standards, assessment and inclusion in either the Lower School (EYFS and KS1) or Upper School (KS2). The role also offers the unique opportunity to work with staff across the partnership.


We take our role in raising the aspirations of our children and meeting the ambitions of our staff very seriously and can offer coaching, mentoring and support to enable your success. We are particularly interested in hearing from strong leaders who can demonstrate impact on the practice of others.


In particular we are looking for someone who:

  • Is a confident and inspiring teacher with high expectations of what can be achieved.
  • Understands how children learn best and never gives up on them.
  • Is flexible with a good sense of humour and an understanding of the bigger picture.
  • Can effectively coach, mentor and work alongside others.
  • Understands the communities that we serve and is tough enough to cope with the challenges that a fast paced inner city school can bring.
  • Is a thinker and innovator who can take risks to make a project their own.
  • Is a strong communicator, able to work in a dynamic team.


We can offer you:

  • A genuine opportunity to lead and make a difference.
  • High quality CPD and support from our experienced leadership team including coaching and

mentoring to enable you to be successful.

  • An exciting, well organised and vibrant environment in which to work.
  • Happy schools with a fantastic community of parents and children who deserve the best.
  • Opportunities to work with our partner schools and partner Deputy Headteachers.


Our schools are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Successful candidates will be required to complete an enhanced DBS disclosure.


We welcome applications from all sections of the community, regardless of gender, race, religion, disability, sexual orientation or age.


Should you like to arrange to visit our schools please contact Ms Beverley Shore on: 0208 806 5201 or email: recruitment@vs.hackney.sch.uk


We look forward to receiving your application!


Closing date: 3rd May 2021










              @ Southwold School


@Southwold School

@ Hoxton Garden Primary School




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Please note, we do not accept CVs submitted without a fully completed online application form.

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