Deputy Headteacher


Full Time - Permanent Position

Start date: 1st September 2024

Salary: Leadership range L15 – L19, £66,627 - £73,508 per annum

Closing Date: 9.00 a.m. on Tuesday 5th March 2024

Assessment & Interview Dates: Monday 18th and Tuesday 19th March 2024

Located in the heart of Portsmouth, Arundel Court Primary Academy and Nursery is three form entry and has a vibrant Nursery and Inclusion Centre. The Academy is proud of its values and caring ethos which encourages and supports all children to achieve their full potential; inclusion is at the heart of all we do. 

We are seeking a new Deputy Headteacher from September 2024.  We offer you a skilled, hard-working and dedicated staff team who will offer support and expertise to develop your own practice, as well as being excited to learn from you.  You will be a strong and confident teacher, and an enthusiastic team player with high expectations of children’s achievements and behaviour.

You will have experience of leading and bringing about successful school improvement and the presence to inspire confidence, enabling others to feel empowered and motivated to achieve well. You will possess excellent people skills and in doing so can both lead by example and take the lead on curriculum innovation.

Our new Deputy Headteacher will need to have a high level of commitment to the entire school community and to developing and sustaining excellence in learning and teaching.  You must also have an ability to foster an open, innovative culture, which will have a real and positive impact on the lives of the pupils and the community.

If successful you will be an integral member of the senior leadership team who is expected to actively contribute to school development and enable a provision of outstanding learning opportunities that embraces the richness of diversity with high aspirations for all.

This role is primarily a non-classroom-based role, however there will be an expectation to teach classes or groups as required.

Arundel Court Primary Academy is part of the University of Chichester (Multi) Academy Trust family, with the ethos of the school underlying a shared belief, where every child matters and every day is a day for learning and making progress. Joining the Trust, you will find a wealth of opportunity to develop and work in a collaborative environment, networking with colleagues across the Trust, to share best practice and ideas for the benefit of all.

If you have the passion to make a real and positive impact on the lives of our children, we would be delighted to arrange an informal discussion with Ruth Worswick, Headteacher; please email  to arrange. Visits to the school are welcomed and encouraged and can be arranged by contacting Ruth Worswick, Headteacher on 02392 824 893.

A full Candidate Information pack is available on the University of Chichester (Multi) Academy website,

Applicants should complete an Application Form and return it  Closing date will be 9.00 a.m. on Tuesday 5th March 2024 and the Assessment Day and Interviews will be held on Monday 18th and Tuesday 19th March 2024.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Any appointment is subject to satisfactory completion of all relevant pre-employment checks.