Deputy Headteacher

  • Job Reference: 1286015542-2
  • Date Posted: 4 April 2024
  • Location: London
  • Salary: On Application
  • Bonus/Benefits: Pay Range: L8 - L12
  • Sector: Head / Deputy Head Teacher
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Required from September 2024

Gatton Primary School started with one class in Balham mosque over 25 years ago. In 2004, the school moved from being an independent school to a government funded voluntary aided school. In 2006 the school became the first purpose built Muslim faith-based VA school and moved to its current location on Broadwater Road.

Due to the high demand on school places, the school grew from two form to a three-form entry school. Currently we have 628 children on roll. We provide children with the full National Curriculum as well as the additional provision of Islamic studies from specialist teachers via the Al-Risalah Education Trust. The school received an OFSTED 'Outstanding' in 2014.

Your role will be to:

  • play a major role under the direction of the Headteacher in formulating the aims and objectives of the school, reflecting its Muslim ethos and values
  • Establishing the policies through which they shall be achieved, managing staff and resources to achieve the aims and objectives of the school and monitor progress towards their achievement.
  • Undertake the professional duties of the Deputy Headteacher reasonably delegated by the Headteacher.
  • Undertake the professional duties of the Headteacher, in the event of his absence from the school.
  • In partnership with the Headteacher and the Senior Leadership Team, provide professional leadership and management of teaching and learning throughout the school
  • To provide shared professional leadership and management of School Development Plan priorities.

Our staff will:

  • Be punctual, hardworking and committed to delivering and/or supporting high quality teaching.
  • Staff will lead by example in their manners and etiquette with each other, parents, and pupils alike.
  • aim to continually reflect and improve their practise through continual professional development.

Our core values are: Commitment, Diversity, Excellence, Partnership, Respect, Responsibility

School visits are welcome, please contact Uzma Mussa - by email or Telephone:

To apply please download an application pack from the Wandsworth Council website which can be found via the 'visit website' button at the top of this page.

Alternatively, an information pack, including a Job Description and Person Specification can be downloaded from .

For further information please contact Ms Uzma Mussa on or by email

Closing Date: 26 April 2024 (at noon)
Interviews: Week beginning 29 April 2024

We reserve the right to close this vacancy once a sufficient number of applications have been received. We strongly advise you to complete your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

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

This post is subject to a DBS check.

CVs are not accepted.

Gatton Primary School
(Voluntary-Aided Muslim Faith School)
13e Broadwater Road, Tooting, London, SW17 0DS
Head Teacher: Mr Majid Ishaque

"Oh Lord, Increase Me in Knowledge"