West Jesmond Primary School, Tankerville Terrace, Jesmond, Newcastle upon Tyne NE2 3AJ

Deputy Head Teacher

Please note that in all cases written references will be taken up and made available to interviewers BEFORE the final selection stage; even if you indicate otherwise



Full time

Leadership Scale 10 – 14, £52,723 - £58,135 per annum

This is a Foundation School which is part of a Trust; the employer will be the Governing Body of the School.

West Jesmond Primary School - Ouesburn Trust

Tankerville Terrace


Newcastle upon Tyne

NE2 3AJ.

Required from 1 September 2021.

Are you an exciting, dynamic and outstanding teacher?

Are you an inspiring school leader with a passion for excellence in teaching?

West Jesmond Primary is a popular, happy and very successful school in Newcastle upon Tyne.

The Governing Body are looking to appoint an outstanding teacher and leader who will make a positive contribution to the future education and learning of our fantastic children.

You would be joining and leading a large team of highly supportive professionals in this very dynamic school where high standards of achievement in academic, sporting and artistic success are central to our core purpose.

We are proud to have:

•Over 600+ lively, engaged, inquisitive children

•A committed staff team of 85 professionals

•An active, engaged and supportive Governing Body

•A proven track record of success and outstanding academic attainment

•A great building completed in 2008 under PFI with excellent resources

We are looking for an exceptional candidate:

•who can demonstrate excellent leadership skills to drive forward school improvement

•with a proven track record of outstanding teaching and the ability to inspire others to achieve excellence in their teaching

•who relishes working in partnership with an energetic leadership team, committed staff and parents and a vibrant local community

•who can further develop an exciting, innovative curriculum

•able to work in partnership with external agencies to ensure the safety and well-being of all our pupils

•is aspirational for further success and able to work independently across the full primary age range

The post is initially non-class based, though we expect the successful candidate to teach in class and take a lead in modelling effective teaching and assessment when required.

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. The successful applicants will be required to obtain an Enhanced Certificate of Disclosure from the DBS and be successful against a range of other recruitment checks.

Please contact the school to discuss possible Covid-safe visits. If these are not possible for you or for the school, we would like to encourage you to make an appointment for a video call during the week commencing Monday 8th March so we can tell you more about the role and our school.

For an application pack please refer to our school website to download an application form, job description, person specification and safer recruitment form. To arrange a visit/virtual conversation contact Claire Baker, School Business Manager on (0191) 281 0000 or

Completed application and safe recruitment forms must be sent by email to:

Closing Date: 12 noon Friday 19th March 2021

Shortlisting: Week Beginning 22nd March 2021

Interviews: Week Beginning 29th March 2021


Closing date:

19 March 2021

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