Deputy Head Teacher – St John’s CE Primary School, N11

Date posted: 20th Feb 2024 Closing date: 1st Mar 2024 Borough: Barnet Position: Deputy Head Teacher
Interview Date: 18th Mar 2024 Salary: Outer London L5 to L8 School: St John’s C of E Primary School


St John’s CE Primary School, Crescent Road, Friern Barnet, London N11 3LB

Deputy Head Teacher

Salary scale: Outer London L5 to L8, subject to experience

Full-time, Permanent

Start date: as soon as possible after the Easter holidays

Visits to the school welcome


A Deputy Head Teacher is sought for St John’s, a well-resourced and popular one-form entry Church of England primary school in the north London suburb of Friern Barnet.

St John’s has excellent facilities including a cookery suite, an indoor swimming pool and an all-weather Multi Use Games Area, allowing children to enjoy outdoor sport the whole year long. The school aims to provide a happy environment where learning is both challenging and fun. Rated “Good” by Ofsted, it is always heavily over-subscribed.

In addition to their Deputy Head Teacher duties, the successful candidate will be expected to spend a proportion of their time carrying out Year 6 class teaching responsibilities. Depending on requirements, this may be up to 0.5 of the working week.

St John’s can offer:

  • A holistic approach to education, aiming to help children grow in all areas
  • An emphasis on working in partnership with the home and church
  • Exceptional resources in a pleasant school environment
  • Pupils benefitting from a well-developed extracurricular programme
  • Fundraising support provided by an active Parent Teacher and Friends Association

You will have:

  • Successful experience of leading one or more subject areas
  • At least five years’ successful teaching experience in the primary age range
  • Evidence of continuing professional development relating to school leadership and management, and curriculum/teaching and learning
  • Evidence of successful strategies for planning, implementing, monitoring and evaluating school improvement
  • Ability to communicate with a wide range of audiences

The Deputy Head Teacher will be expected to show commitment to preserving the religious character of the school by providing leadership in the context of the school’s motto “Faith, Excellence and Enjoyment”.

Application process

Please find an application form here 

Please find a job description here and a person specification here 

Applicants should send completed application forms to the school office at by Friday 1st March 2024.

Interviews will take place on Monday 18th March 2024.


St John’s CE Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. A job offer will be conditional on an enhanced DBS check and other safeguarding