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  • Start date details

    January 2024

  • Closing date

    28 September 2023 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    4 September 2023

Job details

Job role

  • Headteacher
  • Deputy headteacher
  • Assistant headteacher

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Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Full time: 37 Hours Per Week Monday - Friday

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£49,574 - £54,816

Pay scale

L3 - L7

What skills and experience we're looking for

Duties and responsibilities

Under the direction of the head of school, the deputy headteacher will:

Create a culture where pupils experience a positive and enriching school life.

Embody the school’s values: tenacity, kindness, integrity.

Encourage high standards of behaviour from pupils, built on rules and routines that are understood by staff and pupils and clearly demonstrated by all adults in school.

Teaching, curriculum and assessment

Under the direction of the headteacher, the deputy headteacher will:

Establish and sustain high-quality teaching across all subjects and phases, based on evidence.

Ensure teaching is underpinned by subject expertise.

Effectively use assessment to inform strategy and decisions.

Ensure the teaching of a broad, structured and coherent curriculum.

Establish curriculum leadership, including subject leaders with relevant expertise and access to professional networks and communities.

Use valid, reliable and proportionate approaches to assessing pupils’ knowledge and understanding of the curriculum.

Organisational management and school improvement

Under the direction of the headteacher, the deputy headteacher will:

Establish and sustain the school’s ethos and strategic direction together with the governing board and through consultation with the school community.

Establish and oversee systems, processes and policies so the school can operate effectively.

Ensure staff and pupils’ safety and welfare through effective approaches to safeguarding, as part of duty of care.

Manage staff well with due attention to workload.

Ensure rigorous approaches to identifying, managing and mitigating risk.

Identify problems and barriers to school effectiveness, and develop strategies for school improvement that are realistic, timely and suited to the school’s context.

Professional development

Under the direction of the head of school the deputy head of school will:

Ensure staff have access to appropriate, high standard professional development opportunities.

Keep up to date with developments in education.

Seek training and continuing professional development to meet the needs of self and others.

What the school offers its staff

Bridgewater Park Primary School is on a transformational journey of improvement and is a great place for you to take your next leadership step.

You will be joining a staff team that does what it takes to prepare children for their next stages. Values are at the front and centre at Bridgewater Park and, alongside a strong curriculum and an embedded teaching approach, underpin our work. Our school culture is nurturing and inclusive. Kindness, integrity and tenacity are at the heart of what we do, and relationships are crucial.

Further details about the role

We are looking for someone who knows what excellence looks like in primary school education and who can lead, coach and support others to deliver strong teaching and learning. Someone open, collaborative, and reflective. You will bring significant knowledge and experience of excellent teaching, and a proven track record of positive impact. You will have experience of raising standards in teaching and learning and understand the importance of building school culture where all members of the school community can thrive. You will be resilient and tenacious about school improvement.

Commitment to safeguarding

The Heath Family Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The post is subject to all the relevant pre-employment checks set out in Keeping Children Safe in Education, including an enhanced DBS certificate with a barred-list check, references and online searches. The amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975 (2013 and 2020) provide that certain spent convictions and cautions are considered ‘protected’. Guidance and criteria on the filtering of these cautions can be found on the Ministry of Justice website.

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About Bridgewater Park Primary School

School type
Academy, ages 3 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
104 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 11
Phone number
01928 563838

Bridgewater Park School is a delightful Primary school nestled in the heart of Castlefields, Runcorn. We offer an exciting and enriching curriculum to ensure that all our children achieve their full potential and become life-long learners. Bridgewater Park is part of the Heath Family (NW) Multi Academy Trust which operates 8 schools across Merseyside and Cheshire.

Arranging a visit to Bridgewater Park Primary School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email AHudson@BWP.theheathfamily.org.uk.

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