Deputy Headteachers - Fernhurst, Langstone Infant and Kingsham

INTERNAL CANDIDATES ONLY. Full-Time, permanent starting on 1st September 2021. 

The University of Chichester Academy Trust have three Deputy Headteacher positions available from 1st September 2021. The schools recruiting are: Fernhurst (new role), Langstone Infant and Kingsham Primary School (new role).

This presents an excellent opportunity for an assistant headteacher or deputy headteacher in one of the Trust’s schools, looking for a move to another school within the Trust or promotion. You will be a strong and confident teacher and an enthusiastic team player with high expectations of children’s achievement and behaviour. If successful you will be expected to actively contribute to the work of the senior leadership team and enable a provision of outstanding learning opportunities, creating an environment which is pupil-centred and embraces the richness of diversity with high aspirations for all.

We seek an exemplary classroom practitioner who possesses excellent people skills and in doing so can both lead by example and take the lead in a variety of school areas such as parental involvement and curriculum innovation.  

An extremely strong classroom teacher you will also 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 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 ensures it supports the needs of all our pupils.

If you are ready for the next step in your career and feel that one of the roles is for you, we would be delighted to hear from you.  

Please contact Jennifer Thornton, Headteacher, Fernhurst Primary School to arrange an informal visit and find out more about the role.

Please contact Victoria Page, Headteacher, Langstone Infant School to arrange an informal visit and to find out more about the role.

Please contact Lee Dallinger, Headteacher, Kingsham Primary School to arrange an informal visit and to find out more about the role.

If you are already employed on a Trust contract of employment, please complete an Expression of Interest Form and Equality Monitoring Form and return it by email to If you were TUPE transferred to the Trust when your school transferred to the Trust, please complete an Application Form and Equality Monitoring Form and return it by email to

The closing date for all roles is 14th May 2021 and interviews to be held on 21st May (Kingsham Primary School),  24th May (Langstone Infant School) and 27th May (Fernhurst Primary School). You may apply for more than one role and please indicate this on your application. If you are interested in a Deputy role within the Trust but either the timing or school is not right for you, please email and we will advise you of any future vacancy. Please note interviews may be conducted virtually and/or in person.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment