Deputy Head Teacher Vacancy

Dear Colleague

Thank you for your interest in the post of Deputy Head Teacher which becomes vacant as Rowena Watts moves on from the school after 12 years of excellent service.

As you can see, I am the Interim Head at the school as the substantive post-holder, Nick Smith, is currently on long-term sick leave. I was appointed by the Interim Executive Board (IEB) three weeks ago and first arrived in the school on Monday 18th March 2019 so I have worked here for precisely 15 days, hardly the longest tenure in the history of headship. However because I will not be the substantive Head in September (when I will return to my day job as CEO of the Morris Education Trust) and I have no vested interest in the school as such, I can be utterly candid with you.

Quite simply, this is a lovely school that has experienced some challenges in the past year but is storming back to full fitness. I have been bowled over by the commitment and determination of the staff who are so passionate about making Burwell a great school and by the enthusiasm and humour of the children who fill our community with their joy. The parents are very supportive of the drive to succeed and there is a strong Friends group which demonstrates the keenness to be involved.

This is therefore a fantastic opportunity for an aspiring or even existing senior leader to come into a thriving educational community and make an immense difference to the lives of children and young people. It is exactly the sort of role I would have relished as a preparation for headship! In return you will be very well supported in your post by the governors and staff.

If you are interested in exploring this further and wanted to get in touch please email me at or call on mobile: 07963 405269. I am always very happy to chat about this wonderful school!

Yours faithfully



Robert Campbell