Deputy Headteacher: Beechwood C.E. Primary School
Leadership Scale: L8-L12 (£48,808 - £53,856)

drb Ignite Multi Academy Trust has a vision for children: 

‘all pupils achieve the highest standard of educational outcomes regardless of circumstance or background’

We are seeking a truly inspirational Deputy Headteacher to join Beechwood Church of England Primary School. In addition to an impressive track record of school improvement you will have strong leadership skills and the credibility to motivate and empower others. 

You will be committed to the highest achievement for all. You will be a resourceful, inclusive and enthusiastic educationalist.


This is a demanding role that will require: 

•    resilience and expertise to support the school moving to an outstanding Ofsted judgement
•    an unrelenting focus on high standards and excellence for pupils supported by a first-rate curriculum
•    passionate in promoting a child centred vision 
•    an absolute focus on the quality of teaching and learning
•    a commitment to developing further the strong Christian ethos of the school

As Deputy Headteacher you will also be an important senior leader within the wider Trust. You will work alongside other senior leaders and be fully committed to driving improvement across the Trust through collaborative effort and the sharing of expertise. 

You will be expected to work closely with the Headteacher to influence progress and standards, challenge under-performance and develop a clear strategic direction for Beechwood CE Primary School within the wider Trust. 

If you would like to arrange an informal conversation about the post prior to making an application, please contact the Headteacher on 01384 816715

Closing date for application: Monday 18th May 12pm

Visits to School: Thursday 7th May, Monday 11th May or Wednesday 13th May

Interview: Friday 22nd May


How to apply 


If you wish to express an interest in this role, please download an application form from the Trust website

CVs are not acceptable.


Application Forms should be addressed to Sophie Blick, Headteacher and submitted with a covering letter (no more than two sides of A4) outlining your expertise for this role. Once completed forms can be emailed to:


Please note referees will not be contacted before final interviews without your express permission. In line with Safer Recruitment Practice, the successful candidate will be subject to final references before an appointment is formally offered.


drb Ignite Multi Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and adults through Safer Recruitment processes. The Trust expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. DBS enhanced check will be required for this post. The Trust welcomes diversity and is committed to equal opportunity.

There may be other opportunities to be found on the Multi Academy Trust  website:

Below you will find information about our School and the MAT.


Parents may request a free of charge paper copy of the information on our school’s website.

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