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Deputy Headteacher

Fox Hill School
LPS Points 7 – 11
Fox Hill Primary School, Pondmoor Road, Bracknell
Working Pattern:
Full Time
32.5 hours per week.
DBS Check:
Closing Date:
23/04/2019 at 13:00 PM
Fox Hill School

Required for September 2019

An exciting opportunity to join our leadership team and participate in the strategic leadership and future journey on moving the school to outstanding.

Fox Hill was graded as a GOOD school by Ofsted in September 2018. We are very proud of what we have achieved by working together as a TEAM – come and join us on the next exciting stage of our journey.

“Leaders have worked tirelessly to address all areas for improvement identified in past inspections. Their dedication, and that of all staff, ensures that Fox Hill is a good school.”

 “The school’s values are embedded well.”

 “Pupils behave well.  Consistently, they are well mannered and polite.”

 “Leaders have secured strong values and a caring ethos at Fox Hill. ‘Nurture, inspire, challenge and excellence’ threads throughout the school.”  Ofsted 2018

 We need someone like you! 

You will have:

  • a proven record of good or outstanding classroom teaching – as part of your role you will teach part-time within the school
  • high expectations for both yourself, all staff and children with an understanding of educating the whole child through a creative and challenging curriculum
  • a good understanding of assessment in order to improve outcomes for all
  • an ability to communicate effectively with all stakeholders
  • an ability to lead and support others – we want a deputy headteacher who clearly values all staff, children, parents and carers
  • a positive mindset with the belief that all children can achieve their full potential
  • be flexible, enthusiastic and visionary
  • a commitment to raising standards across the school

We can offer you:

  • a one-form entry Primary School and Nursery with great pupils who are enthusiastic to learn and enjoy being challenged - read our recent Ofsted report to find out more
  • a committed and talented staff TEAM (Together Everyone Achieves More) who work well to ensure positive outcomes for all children
  • the chance to play a key role in moving the school to Outstanding
  • a place of work where personal growth is encouraged and supported, with excellent opportunities for CPD
  • a school which promotes learning through fun, enjoyment and through a broad and balanced curriculum
  • a committed Governing Body and parents and carers who support the school

You really must come and see our school for yourself!

Please come and meet our Headteacher, children and staff to find out more.  We look forward to welcoming you to the school.

Visits can be arranged either by telephoning 01344 421809 or by emailing the HT’s secretary, Sandra Hughes at shughes@foxhillschool.co.uk

Interviews to be held on Wednesday 8th May 2019. 

Equal Opportunities

Bracknell Forest Council – Working for Equality. We welcome applications from all sections of the community.

How to apply

Please apply online (see link below) or contact the school for further details. We will only accept applications on Bracknell Forest application forms, please do NOT forward your CV.

Equal Opportunities

We are an equal opportunities employer and are committed to providing equality of opportunity to all. Our aim is to treat all employees and prospective employees with integrity, respect and consideration.

We aim to ensure that individuals are recruited, selected, trained and promoted on the basis of ability, job requirements, skills, aptitudes and other objective criteria. In this respect we will ensure that no job applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, sex, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, marital status or disability, or is disadvantaged by conditions or requirements which are not covered by legislation or existing codes of practice.


We are a Disability Symbol User and as such have made a commitment to guarantee an interview to all applicants with a disability who meet the essential criteria of the person specification.

To help us with our commitment to this guarantee, please indicate if you have a disability on your application form.


Bracknell Forest Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children/young people and expects all employees, workers and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices share this commitment.

This position requires an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check because it involves contact with (or access to data concerning) children/young people/adults at risk. On your application form, you will need to tell us about any spent convictions, cautions, reprimands or warnings which may later appear on your DBS Certificate.

To find out more about the application process for working with children, young people and adults at risk visit  https://www.bracknell-forest.gov.uk/applying-job/applications-work-children-young-people-or-adults-risk

The Local Safeguarding Children’s Board (LSCB) has responsibility for working together to oversee the safety and well-being of children and young people in Bracknell Forest. Find out more about the LSCB at  https://www.bracknell-forest.gov.uk/health-and-social-care/keeping-adults-and-children-safe/protecting-children/safeguarding-children-board

Pre–employment medical check

You may be asked about your physical ability to perform the job during interview. As a condition of the Offer of Employment, the successful applicant will be asked to complete an Occupational Health questionnaire from which our Occupational Health Advisor will assess your medical suitability to do the job. You may be required to attend a medical examination.


On your application form you will be asked to provide the names and addresses of two people who will provide a reference. At least one should be from your current/most recent employer. If you are not currently working with children/adults at risk but have done so in the past it is important that a reference is obtained from the employer by whom you were most recently employed working with children/adults at risk.

Employment references must be provided by your current or most recent line manager and will not be accepted from relatives or people writing solely in the capacity of friends. However, your referees may include someone you know with standing in the community i.e. a teacher, vicar etc.

We take up references for all shortlisted candidates and wherever possible we like to apply for these prior to interview.

Further information on this vacancy