Contract Type: Full Time/Permanent

Salary: From L3 to L8

Closing Date - Monday 12th April

Interview Date - Friday 30th April

Wivelsfield School’s Governing Board is looking to appoint a dynamic and inspiring Deputy Headteacher to assist the Headteacher – Mrs Helen Smith, with all aspects of school life.  The successful candidate will “inspire and influence others to believe in the fundamental importance of education in young people’s lives and promote the value of education”.

Wivelsfield School is a very popular, oversubscribed school and we pride ourselves on being friendly and welcoming with a strong ‘community ethos’, where each child is valued as an individual.  The school is single form entry and benefits from spacious modern premises with extensive grounds. It is situated in the heart of the village, near both Haywards Heath and Burgess Hill and within a 30 minute drive of Brighton.

We are looking for someone who:

  • Is an outstanding classroom practitioner, having high expectations of pupils and acting as a role model to others
  • Is creative, innovative and has an unwavering passion for teaching
  • Will lead, inspire and motivate adults and children
  • Has excellent interpersonal and communication skills with all stakeholders
  • Can evidence success in middle leadership 
  • Is ambitious and wants to develop their leadership at a senior level
  • Is willing to get involved in wider school life

We can offer you:

  • Professional development at all levels, with the opportunity to work strategically with the Headteacher
  • Friendly and supportive staff and governors
  • A commitment to promote a good work /life balance
  • Supportive parents
  • A school that is forward thinking and uses evidence based research to drive improvement

Visits to the school are welcomed in term time on a Monday or Thursday at 8.00am or after 3.30pm. Please contact the school on 01444 471393 to make an appointment, or for any other queries regarding this position.