Deputy Headteacher - Teaching & Learning, Alfreton

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David Nieper AcademyAlfreton

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Start date: September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: L16-L20
Contract term: Permanent

As Deputy Head you will:

· Deputise for the Headteacher when required

As a member of the David Nieper Academy leadership team you will:

· Think strategically while being able to deal with immediate challenges

· Provide opportunities for staff to grow and develop

· Set a high standard through personal example

· Contribute in a variety of ways to the day to day running of the academy

· Support all academy events

General role responsibilities

· To strategically lead all aspects of teaching and learning 

· To have an oversight, lead and organise the Continuous Professional Development programme across the academy 

· To oversee NQT and School Direct trainees throughout their programmes in the academy

· To have an oversight, lead and organise the Performance management of Teaching staff and appraisal of teaching support staff across the academy in conjunction with the Headteacher

· To lead and manage work supporting the teaching and learning, progress and outcomes of the most able and talented pupils across the academy

· To lead developments in teaching and learning to address any differences in the performance between groups

· To lead, monitor and review the teaching and learning quality assurance policies and procedures 

· To continually evaluate the effectiveness of our teaching and learning for education in the 21st century and provide the vision to drive its development

· To monitor and evaluate learner experience within the classroom

· To lead on student voice including the academy council

· To lead on SMSC and FBV, ensuring that teaching and learning supports the development of these areas 

· To ensure that work related opportunities and employability skills are embedded within teaching and learning and delivered to a high standard across all year groups

· To contribute to the academy development plan and academy self-evaluation, providing regular reports to governors

· To act as line manager and performance manager for identified members of staff

· To make a full contribution to the wider leadership and management of the academy 

· To have a teaching commitment of approximately 35% - any subject area will be considered


· Proven successful experience as an   Assistant Headteacher or Deputy Head

· Proven successful experience of leading   and developing teaching and learning 

· Excellent classroom   practitioner 

· Planning and implementation of teaching   and learning strategies which impact on raising pupil attainment

· Practical experience of   self-evaluation

· Evidence of successful leadership of   Continuing Professional development

· Evidence of developing coherent systems   to allow evaluation of impact

· Evidence of successful pupil   progress and outcomes

· Experience working effectively with   a range of professionals and stakeholders

· Experience of successful NQT   programmes

· The capacity and desire to move onto   headship

· Experience in more than one school

· Other management experience

· Experience of leadership of teaching   and learning

· Experience of working directly with   employers

· Experience of effectively leading   Performance Management

· Experience of School Direct training   programmes and provision


· Sound understanding of effective   teaching and learning pedagogies

· Knowledge of key educational issues   and priorities

· Clear understanding about strategies   to develop the quality of teaching and learning

· Clear understanding about strategies   to support pupil progress and outcomes

· High level of IT skills including   social media

Leadership and Management

· Ability to contribute to strategic   planning for whole academy development

· Ability to see a task through to   successful completion 

· Ability to establish excellent   working relationships across the whole academy community 

· Ability to build on current practice

· Ability to manage change

· Ability to draw data from a variety   of sources, analyse, synthesise and present this to inform Self Review and   Assessment evaluation.

· Ability to enable others to achieve   success

· Evidence of successful leadership   and management

· Ability to delegate effectively

· Experience of managing a significant budget

· Undertaken nationally recognised leadership training


· Evidence of effective organisation of   self

· Evidence of effective organisation   of teams/ others

· Evidence of effective project   management

· High standard of administrative   skills

· Evidence of effective organisation   of complex teams


· Ability to communicate a vision to   key stakeholders both internal and external

· Demonstrate excellent presentational   skills

· Be able to build professional   relationships and work sensitively with a wide range of people

· Evidence of training others in   effective communication skills

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More about David Nieper Academy
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: Grange Street, Alfreton, Derbyshire, DE55 7JA, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1773 832331
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David Nieper Academy is a co-educational secondary academy, formerly known as Alfreton Grange Art College. The school itself was first established in 1939, and adopted its current name in 2016 following its conversion into an academy. The school is c...