Deputy Head Teacher – St Andrew’s Primary School
Post Ref: EPT0855.1
Grade: L14 - L18, £58,135 - £63,508
Closing Date: 7th February 2021
The appointment is offered on a full-time, permanent contract ideally to start on Monday 12th April 2021
The Governing Body is seeking to appoint an experienced, enthusiastic, dynamic and exemplary professional to work alongside the Head Teacher by taking a lead role in managing and developing our very successful school.
The newly appointed Deputy Head Teacher will ensure that St Andrew’s Primary is prepared for the significant changes in government policy that have emerged over the last few years and which are encapsulated within the National Mission.
The National Mission requires that we have an emphasis through professional learning on:
- the new transformational Curriculum for Wales
- the new Professional Standards for Teaching and Leadership, which have been utilized since September 2018
- the approach to developing schools as learning organisations
- supporting equity and wellbeing for all learners in schools.
The Head Teacher and Governing Body of St. Andrew’s Primary School are seeking to appoint an outstanding Deputy Head Teacher with the qualities and skills to enable this school to continue to achieve aspirational outcomes for its pupils. We need an excellent primary practitioner and inspirational leader and manager to build on the school’s successes and lead it into its next phase of development.
The successful applicant will:
- Demonstrate and promote the values and dispositions of the Professional Standards for teaching and leadership in Wales.
- Be an innovative leader, able to engage with curriculum reform to design a curriculum to meet the needs of all learners.
- Be an exemplary classroom practitioner and have a passion to ensure that every child succeeds.
- Have a clear vision of what makes an excellent school.
- A proven record of successfully implementing new initiatives.
- An excellent understanding of curriculum development.
- Have proven management, communication and interpersonal skills to build a highly successful team.
- Have a flexible and positive approach to challenge and change.
- Be passionate, lead by example, have high expectations of both staff and pupils.
- Work collaboratively with a committed team of staff and governors, parents and with the wider community.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the current landscape of education reform in Wales.
- Demonstrate an understanding of how the emerging Curriculum for Wales is being developed by AoLE design teams (pioneer schools).
- Demonstrate the ability to engage with and reflect on emerging practice in curriculum leadership and approaches to professional learning.
- Demonstrate the ability to work through an evidence-based framework to evaluate the development of aspects of their school curriculum.
The governors will provide support for the successful candidate who will demonstrate a commitment to work closely with the Head Teacher to provide high quality leadership and the best possible education for the pupils of St. Andrew’s Primary School.
This appointment is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (1974) and is subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.
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Closing Date: Sunday, 7th February 2021
Interviews will take place during the week beginning: Monday 22nd February 2021
With the exception of teaching observations which will take place at St. Andrew’s Primary (in line with the school and local authority’s COVID-19 safety protocol), all other aspects of the selection process will take place remotely via Microsoft Teams. Unfortunately, we are not able to accommodate visits to the school by prospective candidates.
The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
Safeguarding Statement: Newport City Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We particularly welcome applications from underrepresented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.
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Newport City Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.We particularly welcome applications from under represented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.