Job Opportunities at Danegrove

Job Title:
Position Start:
September 1, 2021
Closing Date:
April 25, 2021
Interview Date:
May 10, 2021

Following the retirement of the current Headteacher, the Governors of Danegrove Primary School are seeking to appoint a new Headteacher for September 2021.

Danegrove Primary School is a happy, successful, inclusive and over-subscribed three form entry primary school. With community at its heart, Danegrove has a reputation for excellence in learning, provided within a caring and supportive environment. We have an experienced and dedicated team of staff who go above and beyond to help every child to fulfil their potential, both academically and personally.

We are looking for an inspirational leader who will recognise and build on the school’s many strengths, while identifying and rigorously addressing aspects of school performance that could be even better. They will, with the full support and backing of governors, promote an outstanding educational experience that will equip all students to be successful learners and citizens; confident, independent and well prepared for secondary school.

Do you have:

  • a natural desire to collaborate and a passion for bringing about excellent progress
    and achievement?
  • the ability to get the best from a team?
  • determination to succeed?
  • a disposition that is engaging and approachable with a keen desire to involve the whole community in ensuring the best outcomes for all its pupils? 

How to apply:

  • School visits are warmly welcomed and encouraged.
  • To book a school visit or just find out more about the position then please contact Alison Moretti, School Business Manager on 0208 370 0660 or email:

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

This post is subject to a DBS check.

Aplication Documents:

Recruitment of staff

Danegrove 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.

We recognise that all staff, including volunteers, have a full and active part to play in protecting our children from harm. A key factor in this is ensuring we have a safe recruitment and selection process.

The main components in this include:

  • At every stage in the recruitment process the school’s commitment to child protection procedures is stated;ensuring the job description makes reference to the responsibility for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children

  • The person specification includes specific reference to suitability to work with children obtaining and scrutinising comprehensive information from applicants and taking up and satisfactorily resolving any discrepancies or anomalies

  • Obtaining independent professional and character references that answer specific questions to help assess an applicant’s suitability to work with children and following up any concerns

  • A face to face interview that explores the candidate’s suitability to work with children as well as his/her suitability for the post

  • Verify the successful applicant’s identity

  • Verify that the successful applicant has academic or vocational qualifications claimed

  • Checking his/her previous employment history and experience including any periods of non-employment

  • Verifying that s/he has the health and physical capacity for the job

  • The mandatory check of the Children’s Barred List (formerly List 99) and a Disclosure and Barring Service check (formerly CRB check)