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Deputy Headteacher - Gatton Primary School

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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: 020 8682 5570

An information pack, including a Job Description and Person Specification can be downloaded below.

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

For further information please contact Ms Uzma Mussa on 0208 682 5570 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  

Tel: 020 8682 5570  

Head Teacher: Mr Majid Ishaque  

“Oh Lord, Increase Me in Knowledge”

Richmond and Wandsworth Councils

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