Deputy Headteacher – St Barnabas and St Philips’ School

Date posted: 29th Apr 2022 Closing date: 16th May 2022 Borough: Kensington Chelsea Position: Deputy Headteacher
Interview Date: 20th May 2022 Salary: L8 to L12 School: St Barnabas & St Philip’s Church of England Primary School

Deputy Headteacher 

St Barnabas and St Philips’ School
Pembroke Mews, 58 Earls Court Road, W8 6EJ

Our highly popular one-form entry primary school in the heart of Kensington
is looking for an 
inspirational and committed leader to join our school as
Deputy Headteacher from September 2022.

Salary: Inner London Weighting (L8 – L12)
Contract: Full time, Permanent
Start Date: September 2022

About Our School
St Barnabas and St Philip’s Church of England Primary School is a popular one-form-entry primary school located in the heart of Kensington. Following a period of interim leadership, we are looking for an innovative, and enthusiastic senior leader to join our staff team. From September, a new Headteacher has been appointed and this is a fantastic opportunity to be part of a strong new senior leadership team, where you will have the chance to make a significant difference to the school and its community.

In October 2021 we were inspected by Ofsted and received a Requires Improvement grade, after over 14 years of remaining at Outstanding status. While the judgement came as a disappointment to the school community, governors and senior leaders are determined to address the key points raised in the report and as such have already formed a partnership with an experienced external school improvement partner to bring the school back to an Outstanding status.

Our new Deputy Headteacher will work alongside our Headteacher on planning and delivering our school improvement priorities, focusing the school’s vision. The successful applicant will also support the design and delivery of our curriculum, ensuring it is suitably challenging for pupils at all levels and able to deliver the best possible outcomes.

Our Values
As a Church of England School, we share close links with our parish communities at St Barnabas and St Philip’s churches with a Christian ethos central to everything we do. Our core values of Friendship, Trust and Peace underpin school life with a view to ensuring we nurture the social, emotional, and spiritual well-being of pupils alongside providing a challenging and engaging curriculum.

Our Successful Candidate
We are looking for an aspiring school leader, either a current phase leader or Assistant Headteacher with experience of leading change. Applications from current Deputy Headteachers will also be considered.

Applications from practicing Christians are particularly welcome however if you are not a practicing Christian you must be sympathetic to the Christian ethos of our school.

Our Offer
Although our school is in the heart of the capital, we are proud of our strong sense of community, which is reflected in the active role our parents/carers take in their children’s education and the wider life of our school. We can offer the successful candidate the chance to become a leader in this community as well as the chance to really make an impact on the future of our school and our pupils.

As Deputy Headteacher you will also benefit from:

  • The chance to be part of an exciting new strategic team
  • Excellent professional development opportunities
  • Networking opportunities and partnership with other schools in the local authority and the LDBS.
  • A well-established staff team with genuine passion for ensuring the very best outcomes for our pupils.
  • Friendly and engaged children who are enthusiastic about learning

School Visits
Visits to the school are encouraged. To arrange a visit from the week commencing Monday 3rd May please contact Karene, our School Business Manager on or 020 793 795 99. Please note that the school is closed as a Polling Station on Thursday 5th May.

If you are not able to make these visit dates, we may still be able to accommodate you upon request or arrange an opportunity to speak with our new headteacher.

Application Instructions
All candidates are encouraged to review the Job Description and Person Specification for this role.
Please complete an application form, including a personal statement no longer than 3 sides of A4 which details how you meet the criteria outlined in our person specification. CVs alone will not be accepted. Applications should then be sent to

Closing date for applications: Monday 16th May at 12.00pm.
Shortlisting: Monday 16th May (evening)
Shortlisted candidates will be informed on Tuesday 17th May.
Interview Date: Friday 20th May

Application Form
Information Pack
Person Specification
Job Description
Our Website

St Barnabas and St Philip’s Church of England Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced DBS check, Children’s Barred List check, pre-employment medical questionnaire, satisfactory reference checks and other pre-employment checks which may include psychometric assessment and social media screening.