Deputy Head – junior school

Please note: Visits to the School and the assessment process are currently postponed due to the National lockdown.  We are still accepting applications up until 12:00pm on 5th March and if you would like an informal discussion with Mr Andrew De Silva about the role, please contact

Dear Colleague,

  • Are you keen to progress your career with the drive, ambition and resilience to go the extra mile to help our school to become a world-class learning provider?
  • Can you develop outstanding teaching and learning in colleagues?
  • Do you want to work as a member of a team with supportive colleagues?
  • Could you add ‘something special’ to our school family?
  • Do you want to work in partnership with the newly appointed Head?

Thank you for your interest in the post of Deputy Head at St Edmund’s Junior School. Whilst the Junior School educates children from Years 3 to 8, it is part of the wider St Edmund’s School family, educating children from 3 years old to 18. This role is a tremendous opportunity for a dedicated and ambitious individual to develop as a senior leader, and is suited to a leader who has experience of making an impact and raising standards across their school, whether in the state or independent sector. You will be working in partnership with the newly appointed Head who has a clear vision for the school and is looking for the right person to join the team.

Are you the person we are looking for?

  • Are you an excellent classroom practitioner who enjoys leading, supporting, challenging and inspiring others, with an enthusiasm for ensuring that every child achieves their full potential?
  • Are you committed, through your love of teaching, to provide a curriculum that is skillfully balanced with academic rigour, creativity and challenge in order to meet the needs of all children?
  • Do you have excellent interpersonal skills, an ability to strengthen parent and community partnerships and to motivate and influence staff?
  • Are you or do you aspire to be an innovative and inspirational leader, strategic thinker and creative problem solver?

What will we offer?

  • A reduced teaching timetable
  • Well behaved, hardworking and enthusiastic children
  • Supportive colleagues
  • Good professional development tailored to fit your needs
  • Partnership with the Head teacher

If you are ready to take the next step in your career, then come and see us in action and find out more about what this role can offer.




The deadline to submit completed applications is 12:00pm on 5th March 2021. Visits to the school/TEAMS meetings prior to application are strongly encouraged and will be warmly welcomed, provided that all visitors follow our COVID-19 protocols. The Head, Mr De Silva, would be delighted to meet you and talk about the school and the role. Please contact Mrs Hudson (Head of HR) by emailing to receive an Application Pack. If you would like to make an appointment to visit the school/speak to Mr De Silva, please contact Mrs King in the Junior School office on 01227 475606 or email

St Edmund’s School Canterbury is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and is an equal opportunities employer. The successful applicant will undergo child protection screening.