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Job Summary for Deputy Headteacher

Directorate: Childrens Services, The Bromley-Pensnett Primary School 
Salary: 41,523 - 45,822 (Leadership Spine L9-L13) 
Job Summary: Required from Easter 2007. Age range 3-11.

Do you want a real opportunity to help shape and develop 21st Century Learning?

We require you to share the leadership and management of our school at this exciting stage of its development. The Children’s Centre is due for completion in April 2008.

We require an excellent classroom practitioner who is passionate about learning, committed to inclusion and diversity, and is able to lead and support the development of whole school community.

You must have high expectations, aspirations and a vision for 21st Century learning. You will need to demonstrate good communication and interpersonal skills, motivating leadership skills and have the experience of multi-agency partnerships. You will have a desire to nurture the potential of all and to make a real difference.

Visits to the school are welcome. Please phone for an appointment.

Interviews date: 5 February 2007. 
Closing Date: 29/1/2007 
Vacancy ID: n/a 
For an informal discussion please contact: June Ryan on 01384 812074 or june.ryan@dudley.gov.uk 
Additional Information:
Aiming for Excellence - Leadership and Management in Dudley 
Application Form: If you do not wish to apply online please use the below contact details to request an application form in the post.

The Bromley-Pensnett Primary School Bromley Pensnett Brierley Hill West Midlands DY5 4PJ
01384 816865

Job Description for Deputy Headteacher

Reports to: Headteacher 
Responsible for: Raising Standards of Teaching and Learning. To support the headteacher with the overall management and leadership of the school. To undertake any professional duties of the headteacher reasonably delegated. To undertake the professional duties of the headteacher in the event of their absence from the school.  
Main Purpose: a) Formulating the aims and objectives for the school
b) Establishing the policies through which they shall be achieved
c) Managing staff and resources to that end
d) Monitoring progress towards pupils’ achievement by raising standards
e) Promoting the outcomes of the Every Child Matters agenda 
Main Activities: Leading and Managing Staff

 Lead groups and support staff development activities and evaluate outcomes
 To lead through example for all on site creating a positive and inclusive learning climate where distributive leadership is encouraged
 To guide, coach, support and motivate staff
 To be an excellent classroom practitioner, teaching across the school as necessary
 To mentor and induct NQTs
 Line manage TLRs
 Provide guidance on a choice of appropriate teaching and learning methods and coaching relating to the delivery of these methods
 Take a lead role in supporting the monitoring and evaluation of teaching and learning across the school and contribute to the completion of the SEF and the development of improvement plans
 To be non-class based but have some teaching commitment
 Member of SLT, Team Leader for Performance Management of TLRs and others as necessary

Inclusion

 Support Inclusion within the school
 Work with colleagues to promote the behaviour system of the school
 Develop links with wider community and parents
 Support Inclusion Manager in developing links with outside agencies

Curriculum

 To be responsible for all subject development and the overall curriculum provision, ensuring the philosophy of Enjoyment and Excellence and Every Child Matters is incorporated in the school’s curriculum
 To contribute effectively to the development of a positive ethos in which all children have access to an inspiring curriculum which contributes to pupils’ development
 To lead on provision for creativity, enquiry and problem solving in the school curriculum
 Ensure key learning skills and knowledge are developed throughout the school
 To have an understanding and overview of Assessment and Reporting Procedures including data analysis and reporting to Governors
 To enable ICT to be integral to planning, teaching and learning and the school infrastructure
 To monitor and evaluate planning along with AHT and TLR’s
 To ensure effective transition between phases provides continuity and progression within the curriculum, including home to school and Key Stage 2 to Key Stage 3

Generic duties and responsibilities

To work within the framework of national legislation and in accordance with the provisions of the School Teachers’ Pay and Conditions Document. In addition the post is subject to compliance with:

 School policies and guidelines on the curriculum and school organisation
 County policies
 The conditions of Service for School Teachers in England and Wales and with locally agreed conditions of employment
 SEN Code of Practice
 Common core of skills and knowledge for the children’s workforce

The duties and responsibilities detailed within this job description should be supplemented by those accountabilities, roles and responsibilities common to all classroom teachers, as set out within the School Teachers’ Pay and Conditions Document.

 
Special Conditions:  
Car Allowance:  

Person Specification for Deputy Headteacher

Experience:  Successful teaching experience across the Primary age

 Successful leadership at Middle Level

 Experience of leading an initiative in a constructive and sensitive way

 Be familiar with the National Primary Curriculum and revised National Strategy Frameworks

 Knowledge and experience of school self-evaluation strategies

 Awareness of the implications of Every Child Matters
 
Qualifications or Training: Qualified teacher status

Recent relevant in-service training in current educational practice 
Practical Skills:  Be able to lead and work as part of effective teams

 Be able to plan, monitor, evaluate, review and lead by example

 Be able to provide evidence of having influenced the quality of teaching and learning in present post

 High level of ICT skills

 Good written and verbal communication skills in order to relate effectively to pupils, staff, governors and parents

 Excellent interpersonal skills enabling successful development and effective relationship with all stakeholders

 Be able to motivate and support training and monitoring of staff in order to improve learning

 Be able to meet deadlines

 Be a strong and committed team player

 Be an excellent classroom practitioner
 
Personal Qualities & Attributes: A person who is:

 Optimistic

 Able to work as part of a team

 A critical friend to the headteacher

 Committed to Distributive Leadership

 Able to move the school forward through the School Improvement Plan process

 Able to demonstrate high standards and expectations

 Committed to providing the pupils with an excellent education

 Willing to continue their own professional development as appropriate

 Able to promote high quality Teaching and Learning

 Involve parents, governors and the community in the work of the school, particularly Extended Schools

 Promote positive behaviour strategies and constructive handling of problems

 An awareness, understanding and commitment to Equal Opportunities