Deputy Headteacher

Job Roles:
Deputy Headteacher
Organisation Type:
Primary Education
Primary School/Academy
Contract Type:
Full Time
Subject Area:
East Midlands
Contract Term:
Salary Description:
L2-L3 (£40,966-£41,989) depending on experience
1st Apr 2019
Start Date:
David Ross Education Trust
Job Ref:

Location Northants

Eastfield Academy are looking for a Deputy Headteacher to support our school on its journey to Outstanding. (April or September 2019 start date). If you can be an excellent role model, exemplify a high standard of teaching and promote high expectations for all members of the school community then we would like to hear from you.

About our Academy

Eastfield Academy is a warm and welcoming primary school in Northampton, offering a world-class education for children aged 2-11, with a dedicated nursery and early years provision.

At Eastfield Academy, we are continually striving to excite and motivate our pupils through a rich and inspiring curriculum. We are committed to supporting each child to reach their full academic potential, but more than that, we want to enable our pupils to experience memorable and enchanting moments that will enrich their learning.

We want our children to enjoy learning and develop an understanding of the world around them, whilst highlighting the importance of aspirations and achievement.

At our school, we set extremely high standards for our pupils where learning is a high priority. We expect them to take pride in their behaviour and their attitudes to learning and uniform. We encourage children to foster positive relationships with each other through our Academy Values, to be kind and courteous and develop lively and enquiring minds.

About the role

Under the overall direction of the Headteacher play a lead role:

In formulating the aims, objectives of the schools and establishing the policies through which they are to be achieved
Be responsible for the standards and curriculum of all pupils including monitoring of progress towards achievement
Proactively manage staff and resources
Take full responsibility for the school in the absence of the Headteacher
Carry out the professional duties of a teacher as required
Take responsibility for child protection issues as appropriate
Take responsibility for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children and young people within the school
The role of Deputy Headteacher will involve teaching for 3 days per week. We expect this to be in KS1, but we can be flexible for the right candidate.

Salary and benefits

L2-L3 £40,966-£41,989
Access to Teachers' Pension Scheme
An excellent provision for your professional development and Leadership Development programme
Who we are looking for
Qualified teacher status
Evidence of sustained participation in INSET/CPD
Degree level qualification
Ability to teach across the primary age range
Demonstrable evidence of high standards of class teaching
Experience of curriculum leadership to promote pupils enjoyment and engagement in learning
Experience of analysing and using the data to progress learning across the whole school
Experience of co-ordinating and developing staff
Ability to act as a positive teaching role model
Experience of managing teaching resources and a curriculum budget
Experience of developing good relationships with a range of stakeholders, and maximising their contribution to raising standards
Practical understanding of effective teaching and evaluation strategies
OFSTED awareness, including the new framework.
Awareness of current developments in Education and the implications of these
Understanding of effective assessment and target setting procedures
Understanding of inclusion and personalised learning
Motivation and leadership skills
Ability to promote and develop a vision for high quality education promoting inclusion, spiritual, moral and cultural development
A determination to progress school improvement
Fully supportive of the school’s values
A desire to allow each child the opportunity to fulfil their potential, both academically and on a personal level
Commitment to equality of opportunity and raising achievement for all
A willingness to provide extracurricular activities in line with the school’s commitment to an extended and enriched curriculum

About The David Ross Education Trust

The David Ross Education Trust (DRET) has grown to a network of 34 academies, incorporating primary, secondary and grammar, and special schools. We employ over 2000 people with the primary focus of raising the standards of education for 13,000 young people.

Whatever your role, you should know you are contributing to achieving our vision of inspiring the next generation of young people to be the best they can in whatever they choose. Our aim is to be the country’s leading academy chain, committed to delivering the highest educational standards alongside an unrivalled package of sporting and cultural enrichment.

We are incredibly lucky to be able to work alongside outstanding organisations and individuals who are happy to share their expertise and skills in supporting the David Ross Foundation's vision to give children better life chances through access to the best education and support we can give them.

While each academy is unique, we share common goals, aspirations, values and methods that enable us to work collaboratively and collectively to achieve our mission. We operate regional hubs, whereby academies work with other schools who are part of the Trust so we can share skills and knowledge, allowing them to benefit and learn from each other. We offer high quality programmes for CPD and Leadership Development to support our practitioners to deliver high quality teaching and learning across our academies.

Apply now

Visits to the school are welcome. If you would like a tour of our school, please contact the school office on 01604 405042 and we will be happy to arrange this for you.

To complete our application form, please click on 'apply for job'. Please note that we cannot accept CVs without a completed form.

Eastfield Primary Academy is committed to equality, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS check is required for all successful applicants.

Closing Date:
Contact Details:
David Ross Education Trust
Tel: 01476 566801
Contact: Recruitment

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