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Glenfield Infant School

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Deputy Headteacher

Job details

Salary: Leadership Scale L9-L13 (£51,402.00 - £56,721.00)

Hours: Full time

Contract type: Permanent for September 2021

Reporting to: Headteacher

Responsible for:

  • Improving quality of education and outcomes across school
  • Provision and outcomes within early years (will need to be able to take leadership of early years initially)
  • Leading curriculum and assessment

We are seeking an outstanding teacher to join our senior leadership team at Glenfield Infants. We are part of an Academy Trust (Hamwic) and work closely with Edwin Jones Partnership (local schools). We are a three form entry school set in beautiful woodlands close to Bitterne. We pride ourselves on our nurturing ethos which permeates throughout the school. We provide exciting opportunities across the curriculum to instill a love for learning.  Our children are happy and enjoy school due to the commitment of our caring and dedicated staff.

The successful applicant will be:

  • An outstanding practitioner with wide experience within KS1 and EYFS with the ability to lead and manage EYFS effectively
  • Successful and inspirational with a proven track record for improving outcomes
  • Innovative, organised and passionate about improving educational standards
  • Approachable, visible and supportive of children, staff and parents
  • Excellent at communication and have the ability to collaborate effectively with staff, governors, parents and pupils
  • Can consolidate and build upon what has already been achieved by implementing further strategies to improve and raise standards, achievement and aspirations

In return we offer

  • Delightful children who are happy and eager to learn and who will brighten your day every day!
  • A dedicated, hardworking and enthusiastic staff team who genuinely care about the school
  • A fully committed new governing body who are very supportive of the school’s leadership team
  • A supportive community
  • Excellent CPD opportunities and Training and Development Programmes
  • In-house (Hamwic)Teaching School
  • An individual induction programme supported by a mentor
  • Networking groups for Teachers, Business Managers, Site Teams and IT staff
  • Eligibility to join the Teachers’ Pension Scheme or Local Government Pension Scheme
  • A tax efficient childcare scheme through salary sacrifice
  • Generous holiday entitlement for staff working 52 weeks per year which increases with length of service
  • Free eye tests up to the value of £25 for users of VDU equipment and contribution up to the value of £60 towards the purchase of glasses specifically for the use of display screen equipment
  • Opportunity to become a school workplace Health and Wellbeing representative, meeting with other schools on a termly basis and feeding into the Health and Wellbeing strategy
  • Access to the Trust Health and Wellbeing pages
  • Access to a staff benefits portal through Sodexo and Portsmouth payroll
  • Free confidential telephone and face to face counselling for staff and family members


Visits to the school are highly recommended and will follow our Covid safe measures. Please call the school on 02380227966 or email

Should you wish to apply for this vacancy, please view the job description and complete the application form which can be found at or and return to Mrs Lois Gennings, School Business Manager either by email to or by post to Glenfield Infant School, Rossington Way, Bitterne, Southampton, SO18 4RN.

Closing date: Tuesday 4th May 3pm

Shortlisting: Wednesday 5th May

Interviews: Tuesday 11th May & Wednesday 12th May