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This job expired on 14 June 2024

  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    14 June 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    6 June 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Assistant headteacher

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Key stage

Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Full time

Contract type

Permanent

Pay scale

L1-L5

What skills and experience we're looking for

Alderman Payne Primary School Assistant Headteacher - Job Description May 2024 Post title: Assistant headteacher School: Primary Pay range: L1 - 5 Line manager: The head teacher and governing body Supervisory responsibilities: Class teacher, literacy subject leader, member of senior leadership team, one of the designated leads for Child protection, lead for school council Main purpose of the job  Carry out the duties of this post in line with the remit outlined in the current School Teachers’ Pay and Conditions Document including the conditions of employment for assistant headteachers and the school’s own policy  Under the overall direction of the headteacher play a major role: o in formulating the aims, objectives of the schools and establishing the policies through which they are to be achieved o be responsible for the standards and curriculum of all pupils including monitoring of progress towards achievement o proactively manage staff and resources  Take on the responsibilities of the headteacher as agreed and appropriate 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 Duties and responsibilities Shaping the future  Support the headteacher and governors in establishing an ambitious vision and ethos for the future of the school  Play a major role in the school improvement and school self-evaluation planning process, through agreed priorities.  Contribute to the development, implementation and monitoring of action plans and other policy developments where appropriate  Lead by example to motivate and work with others  In partnership with the headteacher, lead by example when implementing and managing change initiatives  Promote a culture of inclusion within the school community where all views are valued and taken into account Alderman Payne Primary School Assistant Headteacher - Job Description May 2024 Leading teaching and learning  Be an excellent role model, exemplifying a high standard of teaching and promoting high expectations for all members of the school community  Work with the headteacher to raise standards through staff performance management  Develop and deliver training and support for staff in the areas of teaching and learning  Support the development and delivery of training and support for staff  Lead the development and review of agreed aspects of the curriculum including planning, recording, reporting, assessment for learning and the development of a creative and appropriate curriculum for all pupils  Assist the head teacher in managing the school through strategic planning and the formulation of policy and delivery of the strategy, ensuring management decisions are implemented  Support the head teacher with the processes involved in monitoring and evaluating the quality of teaching and learning taking place throughout the school, including lesson observations, to ensure a consistently high quality  Ensure the systematic teaching of basic skills and the recording of impact, is consistently high across the school  Ensure robust evaluation of school performance, progress data and actions to secure improvements comparable to appropriate national standards  Ensure through leading by example the active involvement of pupils and staff in their own learning Developing self and others  Become one of the designated safeguarding staff who actively supports the safeguarding of children  Support the development of collaborative approaches to learning within the school and beyond  Support the induction of staff new to the school and those being trained within the school as appropriate  Act as mentor for students on teaching practice and those undertaking work experience, as appropriate  Participate in the selection and appointment of teaching and support staff as appropriate  Be an excellent role model for both staff and pupils in terms of being reflective and demonstrating a desire to improve and learn  Take responsibility and accountability for identified areas of leadership, including statistical analysis of pupil groups, progress data and target setting as required  Work with the head teacher to ensure an appropriate programme of professional development for staff, in line with the school development plan and performance management including coaching and mentoring as appropriate Alderman Payne Primary School Assistant Headteacher - Job Description May 2024 Managing the organisation  Contribute to regular reviews of the school’s systems to ensure statutory requirements are being met  Ensure the effective dissemination of information and the maintenance of agreed systems for internal communication  As appropriate and under the leadership of the headteacher, undertake activities related to professional, personnel/HR issues  Manage HR and other leadership processes as appropriate e.g. sickness absence, disciplinary, capability  Ensure a consistent approach to standards of behaviour, attendance and punctuality are implemented across the school  Be a proactive and effective member of the senior leadership team  Contribute to the day-to-day effective organisation and running of the school  To undertake any professional duties, reasonably delegated by the headteacher Securing accountability  Support the staff and governing body in fulfilling their responsibilities with regard to the school’s performance  Contribute to the reporting of the school’s performance to the school community  Promote and protect the health and safety welfare of pupils and staff  Take responsibility for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children and young people within the school Strengthening community  Assist the head teacher in developing the policies and practice, which promote inclusion, equality and the extended services that the school offers  Develop and maintain contact with all specialist support services as appropriate  Organise and conduct meetings where appropriate with parents and carers to ensure positive outcomes for all parties  Attend meetings with parents and carers as appropriate to ensure positive outcomes for all parties  Strengthen partnership and community working  Promote positive relationships and work with colleagues in other schools and external agencies This job description is not your contract of employment, or any part of it. It has been prepared only for the purpose of school organisation and may change either as your contract changes or as the organisation of the school is changed. Nothing will be changed without consultation. This document must not be altered once it has been signed but it will be reviewed annually as part of the performance management process or as appropriate.

What the school offers its staff

No. on Roll 108 Post Title Assistant Headteacher Post Grade L1-L5 Start date September 2024 (however candidates available from a later date are encouraged to apply) A small school with big ambitions! Alderman Payne Primary School is a vibrant village school community in the heart of the Fens. We have recently achieved a “good” OFSTED (2023) and are proud of the commitment that we make to supporting children during this vital stage of their education. With a focus on both academic and personal development, we strive to offer our children a wide range of opportunities and experiences and to broaden their understanding of the wider world. We are looking for an Assistant Headteacher who will also have teaching responsibilities. The school will have a new Headteacher in September 2024, so this is an exciting time for a new or experienced Assistant Head to join the new leadership team. This post will ideally start in September 2024, however candidates who can start later are actively encouraged to apply. We are looking for someone who:  is an outstanding teacher who can lead by example and coach/mentor staff  has high expectations of teaching and learning and can lead in this area  develops and maintains excellent relationships with children, families and colleagues  demonstrates high expectations of pupil behaviour, achievement and a commitment to all pupils.  can lead and motivate teams effectively  can be a DSL for the school community  is able to problem solve and work strategically towards the school’s mission, vision and aims We can offer you:  children who are keen to learn and have good behaviour  parents and governors who are eager to be involved in the life of the school  staff who are supportive and fully committed to making a difference  fully supported CPD opportunities Visits to the school are warmly welcomed and encouraged. For more details and an application pack, please contact the school office office@aldermanpayne.cambs.sch.uk or 01945 700275. Please send completed applications to the school office and Chair of Governors chair@aldermanpayne.cambs.sch.uk Alderman Payne Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and requires all staff and volunteers to demonstrate this commitment. The posts are subject to enhanced CRB checks. Closing Date : Applications for this post will be reviewed on a rolling basis and interviews set accordingly, early applications are advised.

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
medical
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

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About Alderman Payne Primary School

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 4 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
100 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 11
Phone number
01945 700275

A small school with big ambitions!
Alderman Payne Primary School is a vibrant village school community in the heart of the Fens. We have
recently achieved a “good” OFSTED (2023) and are proud of the commitment that we make to supporting
children during this vital stage of their education. With a focus on both academic and personal
development, we strive to offer our children a wide range of opportunities and experiences and to
broaden their understanding of the wider world.

Arranging a visit to Alderman Payne Primary School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email office@aldermanpayne.cambs.sch.uk.

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