East Midlands Education Trust

Deputy Head Teacher

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John Flamsteed Community School


L15 - L19

Hours per Week

Full Time



Closing Date



Deputy Head Teacher – Pastoral.

Start date:  Easter  (this would be negotiable for the right candidate and should not dissuade anyone from applying who would struggle to be released for the start of the summer term)

This is an exciting time to be joining John Flamsteed.  Results from the summer 2022 were very strong, however, we are not complacent and are seeking to now sustain and further improve upon our successes to provide the highest-quality education for all the children of our community.

We are looking for a driven, organised and highly-skilled senior leader to join our team who has recent and successful secondary school senior leadership experience.  This opportunity would provide the ideal stepping stone for anyone whose aspiration is to move on to lead their own school in the future.

The successful candidate will be passionate about high quality pastoral care including the crucial element of removing barriers to learning for children such as those pertaining to attendance, behaviour and welfare.  They will recognise the importance of the highest of standards and expectations and their core role will be: 

  • To act as the Designated Safeguarding Lead to ensure that students are safe and lead on strategic safeguarding across the school
  • To continue to uphold high standards of behaviour across all aspects of the school
  • To ensure attendance and punctuality to school is good
  • To ensure the highest quality of personal development provision so that students receive a rich diet of Social, Moral, Cultural and Spiritual education as well as CEIAG and RSE provision in line with our statutory responsibilities
  • To ensure that students with a Special Educational Need or Disability attend, behave and succeed in line with their peers through strategic oversight of our SENCO

The successful candidate will be able to lead and develop the vision in these areas to ensure the best outcomes for our pupils.  This is a newly created post as we seek to bring structure and strategy to the pastoral leadership of the school; the post-holder will be able to grow the role to really make it their own.  They will lead two committed Assistant Head Teachers who work on the pastoral side of the school and a team of professional and passionate Heads of Year and pastoral support staff. 

A covering letter, job description & person specification with further information about the role can be downloaded below. An application form can be downloaded by clicking 'Apply Online' above. Applications must be made on an EMET application form. CVs will not be accepted. No agencies.

On the application form, please focus on a detailed 'supporting statement' taking into account the person specification and indicating why you would be the best person for us to recruit to this position.

Please send completed applications forms to recruitment@emet.uk.com

The successful candidate will have to meet the requirements of the person specification in order to be offered the post, will be required to undergo a full enhanced DBS check and must be eligible to work in the UK. The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Safeguarding checks will be undertaken during the recruitment process and this may include online searches.

We welcome applications regardless of age, gender, ethnicity or religion.

We would urge all candidates to explore the school website to find out more about our great school.  If you have any questions or would like an informal discussion about the post or would like a tour around the school, please contact Jackie Hampton, PA to the Executive Head Teacher hamptonj@jfcs.org.uk 

Closing date for receipt of applications: 9.00am Wednesday 7th December 2022.  Interviews will be the following week for those successfully shortlisted candidates.