Menston Primary School

Making our world a better place


Deputy Headteacher (L8 – L12, £50, 151 to £55, 338)
Full Time, Permanent, Start date 1 November 2021 or 1 January 2022 (to be negotiated)

Due to the promotion of the current Deputy Headteacher to Headship, the Governing Body of Menston Primary School is seeking to appoint a new dedicated, enthusiastic and motivated Deputy Headteacher. The right candidate will be an outstanding practitioner who is innovative and inspirational, possessing the leadership skills and vision to make a significant contribution to our committed and passionate team. The successful candidate will be Inclusion (SENDCo) Leader and Assessment Leader, so experience within both of these roles is highly desirable. This role includes a teaching commitment, so applicants will need to demonstrate their own passion for teaching and excellence within the classroom teacher role.

The children at Menston Primary School enjoy their learning and are happy to be at school. They know how important it is to learn together and to support each other. We are an inclusive school that works to challenge, inspire and motivate all children to become successful, confident and caring citizens.

We are looking for an outstanding individual who identifies with the school’s ethos and vision, and shares our ambitions for our pupils’ educational achievement and all-round development. Outdoor learning is a key strategy to promote children’s health and wellbeing and the school’s extensive grounds have been developed into an outstanding learning resource. The school is based in an attractive village and provides a high-quality education to 428 children between the ages of four and eleven.  The school was judged as ‘Good’ in May 2018. The Deputy Headteacher will be working with a strong leadership team, a highly committed staff team, a supportive Governing Body and an active PTA.

We are seeking to recruit someone who:

  • Has high aspirations for our children, encouraging all to do their best and to be ambitious
  • Shares our commitment to outdoor learning and children’s happiness, health and wellbeing
  • Is forward thinking and creative, who can enthuse and inspire the school community
  • Can lead by example, with an open and honest communication style that will challenge, support and motivate others
  • Sets high expectations for teaching, encourages all staff to be creative and supports their professional development
  • Has an enthusiasm for the development of a broad, coherent and innovative curriculum with a focus on STEM
  • Is able to work collaboratively with parents, governors, the community, and other schools

School tours will be held at 4pm on Tuesday 18 and Wednesday 19 May 2021.

Please book a place by emailing Hannah Veil at

If you have the skills and ambition to join our team, we would love to hear from you.  An application pack is available at

Completed applications should be submitted via

Closing date for the post: Midnight on Monday 7 June 2021

Observed Teaching for shortlisted candidates: w/c 21 June 2021

Assessment and Interview: Wednesday 30 June 2021

 We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All posts are subject to an enhanced DBS check. Proof of eligibility to live and work in the UK will be required. Please note: CVs are not accepted for this post.

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