‘We are a welcoming community underpinned by a strong inclusive Christian ethos. Each individual is encouraged to work with their whole heart to strive for wisdom, through learning which is broad and enriching. We show compassion for all in God’s creation and have the endurance to meet future challenges’ St Paul’s Vision
|Post Title||Deputy Headteacher
|Grade||Leadership Range 8-13 (Outer London)
In addition to the conditions of employment laid down in the current School Teachers’ Pay and Conditions Document the successful candidate will be required to carry out the following duties.
- To assume, when necessary, the responsibilities and the administrative and organisational duties of the Headteacher
- To have an understanding of the various managerial and organisational processes involved in running the school and contribute to these
- To assist the Headteacher in planning strategically for future developments in the school and implementing the school vision
- To assist the Headteacher in developing and implementing a programme of school self review
- To play a key role in the evaluation, co-ordination and implementation of the School Development Plan
- To assist the Headteacher in monitoring and improving the quality of the curriculum and teaching and learning across the school, including planning and delivery of staff professional development
- To attend Senior Leadership Team meetings and contribute to the work of the team, leading projects where relevant
- To play a full and active part in developing the ethos of the school, based on Christian principles and codes of conduct, including leading Worship on a regular basis
- To be jointly responsible with the Headteacher for promoting children’s positive behaviour, including at lunchtimes
- To set high expectations and provide effective models of professional conduct for staff and pupils
- To promote good staff morale and set an example of professional behaviour for other staff through own conduct
- Take responsibility for ensuring that all staff understand and follow safeguarding policies and instilling an ‘it could happen here’ mindset
- Ensure that all teaching and support staff are fully inducted in and made aware of the school safeguarding procedure including knowing the names of the Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) and the Deputy DSL.
- Be responsible for monitoring that all policies and procedures are followed by all teaching and support staff
- Specific Tasks
- To undertake a teaching commitment of 0.5 pro rata
- To lead on Health & Safety and ensure all necessary risk assessments are in place
- To co-ordinate the school’s programme for Continuing Professional Development, identifying appropriate opportunities in liason with the Headteacher, and keep accurate records concerning training and development undertaken by members of staff
- To co-ordinate a significant curriculum area and undertake tasks relating to this.
- To act as lead for a group of co-ordinators
- To support the Headteacher in raising additional funds
- To act as Educational Visits Co-Ordinator, including overseeing the organisation of school journeys
- To oversee the organisation of Open Door Events and whole school curriculum activities, liaising with other subject co-ordinators as appropriate.
- To work alongside the Headteacher in analysing and interpreting data and using identified patterns and trends to inform teaching and learning and raise standards
- To organise, attend and contribute to pupil progress meetings with the Headteacher to ensure every pupil achieves their best outcomes
- To oversee arrangements for statutory tests in liaison with relevant staff
- Management of Others
- To act as a team leader for performance management
- To be responsible for the induction of new staff, including NQTs.
- To act as professional tutor to students on teaching practice and oversee arrangements for students on work experience
- To be responsible for co-ordinating the school diary, communicating events effectively to others and organising timetables as required to ensure the smooth running of the school on a day to day basis including cover for absent staff
- To foster good relationships between all members of staff, with parents, the governing body, the local community and outside agencies
- To attend Governing Body meetings and committee meetings, as appropriate
- To support the work of the Parents & Friends Association
DEPUTY HEADTEACHER – PERSON SPECIFICATION
|Education and Training||Recognised QTS
Evidence of commitment to own professional development
NPQH – the school would offer the opportunity to the right candidate.
|Relevant experience||A proven track record of driving improvement
An excellent role model.
An excellent classroom teacher with a proven commitment to improving the quality of children’s learning.
Knowledge, experience and having an impact on School Improvement Planning and Curriculum Planning.
A proven track record of successful leadership of a core curriculum area: Maths, English or Science,
A proven track record of liaising collaboratively with colleagues.
A proven track record of coaching or mentoring other colleagues.
A proven track record of promoting positive behaviour.
A proven track record of monitoring, evaluating and improving teaching and learning.
A proven track record of using data to raise standards and achievement for all pupils.
|Experience in one or more schools
Knowledge and experience of teaching Foundation, KS1 and KS2
Experience of having a teaching and learning responsibility of a key stage or year group.
Experience of organising and leading collective worship and assemblies.
Experience of contributing to the Performance Management of others.
Experience of working with governors and external partners.
Experience of using ICT as a management tool.
|Skills and Aptitudes||Commitment to the safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people.
Ability to motivate and lead a team with sensitivity and energy
Ability to communicate effectively, both written and oral, with a wide range of people.
Love of working with children
Ability to remain positive and flexible in a time of change.
Positive, resilient attitude,
Excellent interpersonal skills.
|Ability to foster links with local community and with other schools, locally, nationally and internationally.
Ability to motivate and enthuse staff colleagues.
Ability to lead staff meetings or training sessions.
Sympathetic and supportive of the Christian ethos of the school