Deputy Headteacher Vacancy at Bexton Primary School and Nursery – September 2024


We are delighted to announce an exciting opportunity for an inspirational Deputy Headteacher to join our team at Bexton Primary School from September 2024. We are a vibrant and welcoming two-form entry school, dedicated to providing an enriching educational experience for children aged 2 – 11. 

The Headteacher, in collaboration with the Trust and Local Governing Board, is actively seeking a committed, enthusiastic, and innovative Deputy Headteacher to join our wonderful school. We are in pursuit of a strategic leader, adept at nurturing a culture of collaboration, innovation, and excellence within our school community. The ideal candidate will possess the vision and drive to build upon our existing positive ethos, leveraging our strengths to support our future development priorities. If you are a dedicated educator with a passion for developing a love of learning, we invite you to apply and become an integral part of our dedicated and friendly team at Bexton.

Key Responsibilities:

 - Strategic Leadership: Support the development and implementation of innovative educational strategies that align with the school’s vision and the broader objectives of Cheshire Academies Trust.

 - Academic Excellence: Uphold and enhance the academic standards at Bexton Primary School, ensuring that all pupils achieve their fullest potential.

 - Wider School Outcomes: Foster a holistic and creative approach to education that encapsulates not only academic success but also the personal, social, and emotional development of our pupils.

 - Culture and Values: Embody and promote the school's ethos - a commitment to deliver an exceptional education that fosters a love of learning throughout the whole curriculum.  Working together to make a difference.

 - Innovative Learning Approaches: Employ creative and innovative approaches to learning and teaching, encouraging staff and students to explore new ideas and methodologies.


The Ideal Candidate Will Possess:

- A proven track record of effective leadership within an educational setting.

-  A robust understanding and experience of raising educational standards and school improvement.

- The ability to engage, inspire, and motivate pupils, staff, and the wider school community.

- A commitment to inclusive education and the ability to foster a supportive, empowering environment for all.

- Strong communication and interpersonal skills, with the capacity to build and maintain positive relationships with pupils, staff, parents, and the wider community.

- A creative and innovative mindset, with the ability to implement forward-thinking educational practices.


We Offer:

- The opportunity to help lead a vibrant, high-achieving school as a non-teaching Deputy

-  A supportive, committed school community

-  A happy, well-managed school with a strong team ethos

-  Wonderful pupils that demonstrate outstanding levels of academic progress 

-  A culture that values and nurtures leadership and professional growth within Cheshire Academies Trust’s ambitious senior leadership team

-  A permanent contract (subject to a successful 6-month probationary period)

-   Annual salary progression within a national pay scale (performance-related)

-  Membership of the Teacher Pension Scheme

-  An annual flu vaccination

-  Access to our ‘green schemes’ including cycle to work, electric cars and white goods 


Application Process: Interested candidates are invited to submit an application and a covering letter, outlining your suitability for the role and how you would contribute to the vision and values of Bexton Primary School and Nursery. Details of the application process and deadlines can be found in the application pack below.

Closing Date: Monday 22nd April 2024 at 4pm

Shortlisting: Wednesday 24th April 2024

Interviews: Wednesday 8th May 2024

Visits to the school can be booked on an individual basis.


Bexton Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Appointments will be subject to an enhanced DBS check and satisfactory references.


For more information and to apply, please visit our website or contact the Headteacher, Emily Armstrong,  


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Bexton Primary School and Nursery

Blackhill LaneKnutsford, Cheshire WA16 9DB

Arran Rimmer | School Business Manager

01565 632816