DETAILS FOR APPLICANTS
We are looking for a well-qualified and highly motivated Deputy Headteacher to join our team of brilliant staff. The role would be suitable for an existing Assistant or Deputy Headteacher and would provide ideal preparation for a future Headship. Working as part of a talented Senior Leadership Team, the Deputy Headteacher will provide vision, leadership and direction for the School.
What will our successful candidate be like?
Our new Deputy Headteacher will have a commitment to academic excellence, developing a vision, leading others to deliver it to drive the strategic direction of the school. Our successful candidate will be a highly motivated individual and will inspire every member of the team to play a part in the School’s journey to Outstanding.
What type of leader will you be?
We require you to have considerable teaching experience, be able to articulate a clear educational vision and provide dynamic and inspirational leadership. You will be an outstanding, reflective and outward looking classroom practitioner, passionate and restless to achieve the best outcomes for children, and possess creativity, excellent interpersonal skills, and strong organisational abilities.
Our new leader will have the experience, or the potential, to be a capable and energising leader who will manage the delivery of the School’s strategic aims. You are encouraged to take a fresh look at our long term plans, bring new ideas to the table and will have the autonomy to take risks.
What is our Senior Leadership team like?
We have an experienced team of Senior Leaders who have taken the school to Good in our most recent Ofsted. They are committed to raising the aspirations of our children, with a real focus on the quality of learning in the classroom. With excellent interpersonal skills built around our school virtues of ‘Humility, Intuition and Passion’, they are collaborative and dynamic, dedicated to the Schools’ values of ‘Aspire and Challenge’ to ensure that all students are able to achieve their dreams and ambitions. They are dedicated and passionate, and ready for a new leader to take the team to the next level.
Our SLT team require a Deputy Headteacher to:
• Lead by example, supporting the ethos of the School in a way that inspires, motivates and challenges students and staff to be outstanding;
• Monitor the quality of Teaching and Learning through regular observation and feedback;
• Ensure that all students are prepared for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of the wider world;
• Ensure that the performance of staff under their care is outstanding;
• Be approachable, encourage and challenge all staff;
• Be a role model and coach to develop them professionally;
• Be a presence in, and around, classrooms, and have a desire to lead by example;
Would you like to visit us?
We are not as far away as you think, and driving through the countryside each morning is a very pleasant way to start your day! You’ll find us just 20 minutes from Peterborough and Huntingdon, and commutable from Cambridge too. Why not come and visit us so we can show you more of our school?
If you have any further questions in the meantime, please contact Ms Teresa Holland
We look forward to meeting you, and receiving your application.
The post holder’s responsibility for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children and young people for whom s/he comes into contact will be to adhere to and ensure compliance with the College’s Child Protection Policy Statement at all times. If, in the course of carrying out the duties of the post the post holder becomes aware of any actual or potential risks to the safety or welfare of children in the College s/he must report any concerns to his/her Line Manager or the College’s Child Protection Officer.
• To have the ability to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people
• Appreciate the significance of safeguarding and interprets this accurately for all individual children and young people whatever their life circumstances
• To have a good understanding of the safeguarding agenda and can demonstrate an ability to contribute towards a safe environment
The Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment. All staff will be subject to an enhanced check with the Criminal Records Bureau.
SUMMARY OF MAIN DUTIES / RESPONSIBILITIES
JOB TITLE: Deputy Headteacher – Teaching and Learning
SALARY: L18 - 22
Working closely with the Headteacher and School leaders to provide vision, leadership and direction for the School to ensure the very best education for the students, in line with the strategic objectives and targets set in the School Improvement Plan.
This is a Senior Leadership role deputising for the Headteacher as and when required and in this role you will contribute actively to the School Improvement Plan and Self-evaluation.
Lead on Teaching and Learning and the behaviour of Learning.
Main Duties /Responsibilities
The Senior Leadership Team (SLT) has responsibility for all aspects of leading the School development on a day-to-day basis. The following should be used as a guide, as the specific individual responsibilities of each Senior Leader will be agreed annually with the Headteacher.
• To sustain the aims and objectives of the School and establish the policies through which they will be achieved.
• To make sure that every child is known, valued and supported to achieve their full potential, ensuring excellent planning and teaching in all classrooms, an appropriate curriculum for all and appropriate support is given where needed.
• To develop, implement and maintain the ethos of the School, leading by example at all times.
• To support the development of staff through skilled human resource management.
• To support the development of students through outstanding teaching and skilled behaviour management techniques.
• To form and maintain good relationships with all stakeholders to support school improvement.
The Deputy Headteacher will have a broad range of leadership and management responsibilities commensurate with the salary offered.
The Deputy Headteacher will have:
• The ability to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people
• Appreciation of the significance of safeguarding and ability to interpret this accurately for all individual children and young people whatever their life circumstances
• A good understanding of the safeguarding agenda and an ability to contribute towards a safe
Excellent Deputy Headteachers: qualities and knowledge
The Deputy Headteacher will:
1. Hold and articulate clear values and moral purpose, focused on providing a world-class education for the pupils they serve.
2. Demonstrate optimistic personal behaviour, positive relationships and attitudes towards their pupils and staff, and towards parents, governors and members of the local community.
3. Lead by example - with integrity, creativity, resilience, and clarity - drawing on their own scholarship, expertise and skills, and that of those around them.
4. Sustain wide, current knowledge and understanding of education and school systems locally, nationally and globally, and pursue continuous professional development.
5. Work with political and financial astuteness, within a clear set of principles centred on the school’s vision, ably translating local and national policy into the school’s context.
6. Communicate compellingly the school’s vision and drive the strategic leadership, empowering all pupils and staff to excel.
Excellent Deputy Headteachers: pupils and staff
The Deputy Headteacher will:
1. Demand ambitious standards for all pupils, overcoming disadvantage and advancing equality, instilling a strong sense of accountability in staff for the impact of their work on pupils’ outcomes.
2. Secure excellent teaching through an analytical understanding of how pupils learn and of the core features of successful classroom practice and curriculum design, leading to rich curriculum opportunities and pupils’ well-being.
3. Establish an educational culture of ‘open classrooms’ as a basis for sharing best practice within and between schools, drawing on and conducting relevant research and robust data analysis.
4. Create an ethos within which all staff are motivated and supported to develop their own skills and subject knowledge, and to support each other.
5. Identify emerging talents, coaching current and aspiring leaders in a climate where excellence is the standard, leading to clear succession planning.
6. Hold all staff to account for their professional conduct and practice.
Excellent Deputy Headteachers: systems and process
The Deputy Headteacher will support the Headteacher to:
1. Ensure that the school’s systems, organisation and processes are well considered, efficient and fit for purpose, upholding the principles of transparency, integrity and probity.
2. Provide a safe, calm and well-ordered environment for all pupils and staff, focused on safeguarding pupils and developing their exemplary behaviour in school and in the wider society.
3. Establish rigorous, fair and transparent systems and measures for managing the performance of all staff, addressing any under-performance, supporting staff to improve and valuing excellent practice.
4. Welcome strong governance and actively support the governing board to understand its role and deliver its functions effectively – in particular its functions to set school strategy and hold the headteacher to account for pupil, staff and financial performance.
5. Exercise strategic, curriculum-led financial planning to ensure the equitable deployment of budgets and resources, in the best interests of pupils’ achievements and the school’s sustainability.
6. Distribute leadership throughout the organisation, forging teams of colleagues who have distinct roles and responsibilities and hold each other to account for their decision making.
Excellent Deputy Headteachers: the self-improving school system
The Deputy Headteacher will support the Headteacher to:
1. Create outward-facing schools which work with other schools and organisations - in a climate of mutual challenge - to champion best practice and secure excellent achievements for all pupils.
2. Develop effective relationships with fellow professionals and colleagues in other public services to improve academic and social outcomes for all pupils.
3. Challenge educational orthodoxies in the best interests of achieving excellence, harnessing the findings of well evidenced research to frame self-regulating and self-improving schools.
4. Shape the current and future quality of the teaching profession through high quality training and sustained professional development for all staff.
5. Model entrepreneurial and innovative approaches to school improvement, leadership and governance, confident of the vital contribution of internal and external accountability.
6. Inspire and influence others - within and beyond schools - to believe in the fundamental importance of education in young people’s lives and to promote the value of education.