Deputy Headteacher, Sheffield

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Fir Vale SchoolSheffield

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: L22 - L26
Contract term: Permanent

Fir Vale School is an oversubscribed 11-16 mixed secondary school with 1035 pupils and located in the North of Sheffield. Ofsted inspected our school in June 2015 and judged the school to be ‘Good’ in all areas; Safety was judged to be ‘Outstanding’. Outcomes in Summer 2017 were above national averages with a Progress 8 score of +0.20 and statistically significant. DfE data indicates our performance was in the top third for progress of similar schools. A new Headteacher, Simon Hawkins, was appointed from 1st September 2017.

Our School Improvement Partner has reported, “The new Headteacher has moved quickly to evaluate the quality of provision and produce plans for school improvement with the support of the leadership team. Expectations are much higher and there is a new sense of pace, purpose and energy”. HMI wrote to our school in February 2018 and commented ,“It is clear…that the wide range of actions that you have put in place are rooted in a clear set of principles that put pupils’ learning and well-being first.”

The post of Deputy Headteacher at Fir Vale School is an excellent opportunity. We need an ‘all rounder’ that can support and drive higher quality and standards in terms of outcomes, teaching, learning and assessment and personal development, behaviour and welfare. The successful applicant will lead and work with teams in a way that is collaborative and develops the skills, qualities and talents of others.

Closing date for applications : 9:00 on Friday 27 April 2018

Interviews to be held : Week beginning Monday 30 April 2018

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Please note that CVs or Sheffield City Council applications will not be accepted.

The successful candidate will be required to complete a Disclosure & Barring check in line with the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (ROA) 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 and the Police Act Regulations.


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More about Fir Vale School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 16 years
Address: Owler Lane, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S4 8GB, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 114 2439391
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Fir Vale School is a good school and rapidly improving.

We are distinctive. Fir Vale School is a very inclusive, caring and ambitious school in a challenging context. Our ‘unconditional positive regard’ for each pupil and their family is matched b...