The Governors of Old Sarum Primary School are looking to appoint a permanent, full-time Deputy Headteacher. The successful candidate will be experienced, motivated and demonstrate exemplary practice. They will be passionate and knowledgeable about teaching and learning and have leadership experience.
This is an exciting period in the school’s development as we expand into a two form entry school, after substantial new building work on our site, due to new housing developments nearby. There will be considerable development and leadership opportunities for the successful candidate. You will become a very welcome new member of our happy and successful team.
We believe that if children feel happy and safe, have fair and consistent discipline, and enjoy their learning, they will be successful. We place a strong commitment on developing the emotional literacy of every child. We aim to provide a stimulating learning environment, where children receive praise and clear guidance about what they have done well and what their next steps are. The successful candidate must be fully committed to supporting our ethos.
We are looking for a Deputy Headteacher who can engage pupils with a dynamic and exciting approach. You will have an excellent understanding of the primary curriculum (FS2, KS1 and KS2) and will be able to encourage pupils to achieve the best possible outcomes. We seek to recruit a Deputy Headteacher who has demonstrated that they are an outstanding teacher, who has the flexibility to teach in all phases, i.e. they will be an excellent role model for class teachers.
The Deputy Headteacher position will include three days a week non-teaching time. On two days a week the Deputy will teach throughout the school in order to monitor provision and provide non-contact time for colleagues. From time to time, the Deputy may also provide supply cover.
Key roles will be determined in line with the successful candidate’s strengths but are likely to include
• line management for Teaching Assistants
• ‘Champion’ for Disadvantaged Pupils (pupil premium)
• Experience leading moderation of assessment and carrying out data analysis is desirable.
Old Sarum Primary School is an ‘outward’ looking school. We work closley with other schools to promote school improvement. The successful candidate will be willing and able to work collaboratively and lead CPD as part of this process. The Deputy Headteacher will also lead a subject area.
Old Sarum Primary is committed to Initial Teacher Training (ITT) and the successful candidate will be able to mentor students as they prepare to embark on their teaching career.
Interview date: 4th – 5th December 2017
Old Sarum Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All applicants will be subject to a full Disclosure and Barring Service check before appointment is confirmed.