About the job

Salary: Leadership (L1-L5) £42,195 - £46,566 a year
Hours per week: 1.0 FTE , Full time

Chapel Street Nursery School is a busy nursery in the centre of Luton. Our families speak a range of home languages and come from a wide diversity of backgrounds and cultures. In our inclusive setting we offer resourced places for children with severe and complex special needs and are currently redeveloping our sensory room and SEND offers to enhance this provision. Our funded two-year-olds play and learn alongside the older children in mixed aged classes.

Rated ‘Good’ in the last OFSTED inspection, we are making exciting developments as we work towards providing an ‘Outstanding’ education for all our children. 

About you

The governors are seeking to appoint a Deputy Headteacher to join the senior leadership team at Chapel Street Nursery School. You will assist the Headteacher in leading, motivating and enabling staff to provide the highest standard of education, enabling all our children to achieve their full potential in these important early years.

We would expect you, as Deputy headteacher, to take the lead in supporting our resourced children with SEND. 

Whether you are an experienced Deputy, or a qualified Teacher looking for your next exciting challenge, you will have a passion for early year’s education and an understanding of the current pressures faced by nursery schools. You will have experience of working with children with severe and complex needs. You will be a highly motivated person, able to inspire others, to lead change and development, and maximise the potential of our committed staff team.
In return we can offer support and encouragement, a team where you will be valued and developed with the opportunity to gain experience across all aspects of senior leadership with the support of the Headteacher and our Governors
We strongly recommend that prospective candidates view the school. 

Please contact Louise Knowles in the school office on 01582 413552 (EXT1) to arrange a visit. More information can also be found at www.chapelstreet.luton.sch.uk  

Closing date: Sunday 27th June 2021 at 11:59pm 
Interview date: Thursday 8th July 2021

Application process

Supporting statement questions are attached along with the JD & PS and letter from the school 

Additional information

Applicants for this public-facing post will need to demonstrate the ability to converse, and provide effective help or advice, fluently in spoken English.

CVs will not be accepted for any posts based in schools.

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be required to undertake an enhanced criminal record check via the DBS. 

Because of the nature of this job, it will be necessary for an enhanced DBS check to be undertaken. This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and therefore applicants are required to declare all unspent cautions and convictions; and also any adult cautions (simple or conditional), and spent convictions that are not protected as defined by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as amended in 2020). A person’s criminal record will not in itself prevent a person from being appointed to this post. Applicants will not be refused posts because of offences which are not relevant to, and do not place them at or make them a risk in, the role for which they are applying. However in the event of the employment being taken up, any failure to disclose such offence, as detailed above, will result in dismissal or disciplinary action by the Authority.