Deputy Head Lady Royd

Bradford Girls' Grammar School, Bradford, West Yorkshire


Job details

Working pattern Full-time only
Salary Lead Practitioners range 8 to Lead Practitioners range 11, £48,808 to £53,856
Leadership level Middle Leader

Job description

The Deputy Head of Lady Royd (DHLR) will be someone who places children at the heart of every decision whose leadership will motivate and inspire their colleagues to do the same. They will have a ‘can-do’ attitude and a desire to deliver excellence across all areas of leadership as the school continues to develop. A person of vision and humanity is required who demonstrates professionalism and presence and is engaging and effective in building relationships. They will be highly articulate and an outstanding classroom practitioner with a real interest in pedagogy as well as the energy and charisma to lead and inspire others. The DHLR will work closely with the Head of Lady Royd (HLR) to ensure the very best education for all pupils through achieving the school’s aims and objectives.


 have a significant role in the leadership of Lady Royd Primary working alongside the Head of Lady Royd (HLR) to enhance a positive, supportive and effective school culture
 promote a school culture and curriculum which takes account of the richness and diversity of the school’s local and wider communities
 contribute to Lady Royd school planning so that it takes account of the diversity, values and experience of the school community
 contribute to the formation, implementation and review of policies that promote highly effective professional practice and define an appropriate, coherent and challenging curriculum
 work with the HLR to recruit, retain and develop staff appropriately and to manage their workload to achieve the vision and goals of the school
 work in partnership with the HLR to sustain an ethos where there is a continuous drive to improve standards and achievement through a vibrant and creative curriculum
 ensure teaching and learning produces the highest levels of progress and outcomes for every student
 ensure school assessment, monitoring and reporting policies/procedures are implemented consistently across all curriculum areas
 lead by example in maintaining safe, caring, welcoming, happy, stimulating and challenging learning environments
 secure high expectations of achievement, attendance and behaviour and an ethos where all pupils are valued, can make a contribution and achieve success
 oversee the process for making sure parents/carers and pupils are well informed about attainment and progress at each stage
 lead the development of strong relationships between Lady Royd Primary and its parents/carers helping to maintain an effective partnership to support and improve pupils’ achievement and their PDBW
 follow all school safeguarding policies and procedures and ensure that all staff are aware of and act in accordance with their safeguarding responsibilities and duty of care
 participate fully in Lady Royd Primary quality assurance, self-review and improvement planning processes
 ensure the maintenance of high performance standards and strive to achieve all school improvement targets
 ensure a consistent, continuous focus on pupils’ achievement through recording individual pupil’s progress and ensuring effective and efficient use of data to monitor progress in every student’s learning
 support BGGS performance management procedures, to ensure:
 consistently high levels of performance and commitment from all members of staff
 regular feedback to all staff on standards of teaching and learning
 appropriate opportunities for professional development for all staff
 support a culture of high expectations for all staff addressing underperformance at all levels
 treat people fairly and equitably, with dignity and respect and maintain a positive school culture
 keep up to date with current developments in education and liaise with all relevant outside agencies
 participate in appropriate meetings with colleagues and parents relating to the above duties
 undertake a teaching commitment at a level consistent with the needs and demands of the post
 assume the duties of the Head of Lady Royd in her absence

To obtain an application pack please contact the HR Assistant Mrs Kiran Suri by emailing to arrange a tour of the school please contact Lady Royd Receptionist Mrs Anne Meares by emailing . All details are also available on our school website

Bradford Girls’ Grammar School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young children and young people, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The school has a statutory duty to carry out a DBS checks on all new employees.

Essential educational requirements

-Qualified Teacher Status
-Evidence of relevant continuing professional development, including for example Future Leaders, NPQH
-Successful teaching experience, including in middle management position(s) or a successful Fast Track progression route
-Evidence of major whole school responsibilities and experience of turning policy into effective and successful practice
-Leadership of a significant area or phase or inclusion including responsibility for raising standards across the whole school
-Post threshold teacher status

Essential qualifications

-Qualified Teacher Status
-Evidence of relevant continuing professional development, including for example Future Leaders, NPQH

Essential skills and experience

-The ability to lead and manage the school team effectively and efficiently and work with other professional and agencies.
-Communicate effectively to a wide range of different audiences using
verbal, written, presentational means supported by ICT as appropriate
-The ability to deliver well planned, organised and innovative lessons.
-The ability to lead, model and manage positive behaviour, good order and assertive discipline in the school.
-The ability to be an effective team player who works in collaboration with others
-Support, motivate and inspire both colleagues and pupils by leading through example.
-Can deal successfully with situations that may include tackling difficult situations and conflict resolution.
-The ability to manage school information and data for recording, monitoring, evaluation and reporting.
-Demonstrate knowledge and commitment to the protection and safeguarding of children and young people

School overview

School type Free School
Education phase All Through
School size 1088 pupils enrolled
Age range 4 to 19
Ofsted report View Ofsted report
Website Bradford Girls' Grammar School website (opens in a new window)
Contact email

School location

Squire Lane, Bradford, West Yorkshire, BD9 6RB