Assistant Deputy Headteacher Aloeric Primary School, Melksham, Wiltshire

Job description

Assistant Deputy Headteacher Vacancy

Pickwick Academy Trust is looking to recruit a full-time, permanent Assistant Deputy Headteacher (KS1), based at Aloeric Primary School.
Required to start on Tuesday 1st September 2020.
Salary: Main Pay Scale plus TLR 2, dependent on experience.

This is an important full time post requiring an outstanding teacher who is looking to continue their own professional development and support the school as it moves forward. We are looking for someone with a commitment to the aims of high-quality primary education. The successful candidate must have the ability to support the Head of School and Deputy Head as Aloeric Primary School continues to grow.
The post holder, in addition to the requirements of a teaching commitment, will be required to undertake the following areas of responsibility and key tasks:

Duties and responsibilities

1. Whole school development

1.1 Support the vision, ethos and policies of the school and promote high levels of achievement

1.2 Support all staff in achieving the priorities and targets which the school sets for itself, and to provide them with support and guidance

1.3 Contribute to the smooth running of the school and uphold high expectations of behaviour and commitment to the school

1.4 Lead the Key Stage One team to achieve the best provision and outcomes for KS1 pupils

1.5 Take a lead on an aspect of Whole School Development or initiative as
decided by the SLT and determined by the SDP

1.6 Take a lead on the organisation of whole school events, such as Sports day or Christmas plays and attend whole school functions when required

1.7 Monitor pupil attainment in KS1 keeping the Head of School, SLT and Governors fully informed of any celebrations, issues or concerns

1.8 Co-ordinate Year Two SATs, Year One Phonic Screening and Key Stage One Teacher Assessment

1.9 Attend SLT meetings

2. The Curriculum

2.1 Develop a classroom environment and teaching practice which secures highly effective learning and provides a professional model, clearly demonstrating effective teaching, classroom organisation and display

2.2 Work alongside and support colleagues, in developing a creative and
cohesive whole school curriculum which engages and motivates excellent

2.3 Work alongside Head of School, Deputy and subject leaders to review curriculum policies and procedures

2.4 Develop pupil voice throughout the school

2.5 Take a lead on a core curriculum subject

2.6 Liaise with Key Stage Two leader to assist continuity and progression of Key Stage One pupils as they move into Key Stage Two

2.7 Liaise with Foundation Stage leader to assist the smooth transition of pupils as they move into Key Stage One

3. Staff Development

3.1 Support in the induction and development of new and existing teaching staff in Key Stage One

3.2 Take responsibility for induction of newly qualified teachers and trainee teachers.

3.3 Further own professional development, for example, by attending middle leader or senior leader courses

3.4 Support the Head of School and Deputy Head in monitoring of the quality of teaching and learning by undertaking lesson observations, monitoring plans and children’s work, providing feedback, targets, advice and support

3.5 Be responsible for developing timetables and rotas

3.6 Ensure that planning is complete and collated on time

3.7 Ensure that communication is effective, work in a collaborative manner and lead Key stage meetings

3.8 Taking part and leading appraisals, alongside the Deputy and Head of School

3.9 Support colleagues in parent meetings where necessary

4. Resource Management

4.1 Help to create and maintain an attractive, effective and exciting environment for learning

4.2 Carry out any other duties as requested by the Head in compliance with the current School Teachers’ Pay and Conditions document.

5. Supporting Pupils Vulnerable to Underachievement

5.1 Ensure the needs of all children are met within the SEN Policy and Guidelines and as such, promote equal opportunities

5.2 Advise, assist staff as necessary and appropriate with regards to special needs issues

5.3 Lead and support KS1 team with data analysis to include groups of pupils vulnerable to under achievement

6. Safeguarding

6.1 To ensure that the well-being and safeguarding of all children is held in the utmost priority and to be familiar with all safeguarding policies and procedures.

7. Other

The nature of the work requires the jobholder has undergone checks by the Disclosure and Barring Service and has the relevant level of Disclosure.

The jobholder must demonstrate a commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people.

The jobholder has a responsibility to understand and abide by the obligations laid down in the school’s Equal Opportunities Policy.

The jobholder has a responsibility for their own health and safety and that of others who may be affected by their own omissions.

The duties and responsibilities in this job description are not exhaustive. The post holder may be required to undertake other duties periodically within the general scope of the post. Any such duties should not substantially change the general character of the post. Duties and responsibilities outside the general scope of this grade of post will be with the consent of the post holder.

The job holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with the Trust’s Health and Safety policies and procedures, working to and within School policies and procedures, including operational, financial, safeguarding, child protection as well as professional standards.

It is a feature of employment by The Academy Trust, that we may request you to work from an alternative location, this may include travelling to other Pickwick Academy Trust schools, as may reasonably be required for the performance of your duties in line with operational requirements. You also agree to travel on school/Trust business as required for the performance of your duties. This will require business travel on your personal car insurance.

At Pickwick Academy Trust we are committed to safeguarding children and promoting the welfare of children and young people and we require anyone joining our school to actively contribute to this commitment. All successful candidates will be subject to Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks along with other relevant employment checks.

Essential educational requirements

Qualified Teacher Status - Essential
Degree - Essential
Safeguarding / Child Protection qualification - Desirable

Essential qualifications


Essential skills and experience

Proven track record of outstanding teaching
Recent experience of leading a core subject
Experience of conducting training/leading INSET
Proven middle leadership experience
Experience in leading performance management discussion and monitoring of teaching and learning.
Effective communication and interpersonal skills
Ability to build effective working relationships which inspires trust and confidence
Able to contribute to a coaching and mentoring environment to support the development of new and aspiring teachers
Up to date knowledge and training of KCSiE 2019
Excellent behaviour management skills
Experience with developing pupil voice, working alongside school council
Experience of teaching Year 2
Knowledge of KS1 curriculum
Knowledge of EYFS curriculum
Keen to take on new challenges and responsibilities
A willingness to share expertise and CPD across the MAT
Is able to support change and support the Head when introducing change and new initiative

Employee benefits

Salary: Main Pay Scale plus TLR 2, dependent on experience.

About Aloeric Primary School

St Michael's Road, Melksham, Wiltshire, SN12 6HN
Aloeric Primary School website (opens in a new window)