Deputy Head Acacias Community Primary School, Manchester, Greater Manchester

Job description

Acacias is a high achieving school with a very supportive staff team who have high expectations for themselves, their colleagues and their pupils. We are looking to appoint an enthusiastic and highly motivated Deputy Headteacher with a school wide responsibility, but no regular teaching commitment, to join the existing management team and to contribute to ongoing school improvement. Acacias is a Smart collaboration school and is a regional training centre for Smart Technology and delivers training for the National Centre for Computing Education.

Essential educational requirements

Undergraduate degree

Essential qualifications

Qualified teacher status

Essential skills and experience

The successful candidate will be:
• an outstanding and creative practitioner who can motivate others and has the ability to teach across the primary age range
• an effective leader and manager with a track record of success
• a person with a positive approach, drive, high expectations of themselves and others
• a good listener and team player with the ability to communicate well with the whole school community
• passionate about children’s learning and determined to see that all children are inspired and succeed with enjoyment and enthusiasm
• able to bring new qualities and strengths to our school to move it on to the next stage in its development

Employee benefits

Full professional development
Excellent working environment

About Acacias Community Primary School

Acacias CPS is situated in the area of Burnage, some 4 miles south of the centre of Manchester and close to the Stockport boundary. The area is predominantly 1930’s semi-detached housing and whilst mainly privately owned there is also a fairly large local authority housing estate from which the school draws pupils. The school population reflects the local area and over 70% of children have English as an additional language. There are currently over 470 pupils on roll of which 10% are known to be eligible for free school meals. The partnership with parents, carers and the community and their involvement in the children’s learning is strong. Favourable comments have been made about the approachability of teachers and other staff, who are receptive to concerns and open to suggestions for improvements. Ofsted says ‘Parents commonly talked about the efforts staff make to support pupils’ learning and well-being. A typical comment was ‘The staff are incredibly hardworking and enthusiastic, and always have time to speak to parents about any concerns.’

Alexandra Drive, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M19 2WW
LA Maintained School
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