Deputy Head Teacher Mount Pleasant Lane Primary School, St Albans, Hertfordshire

Job description

Deputy Head at Mount Pleasant Lane Primary School, part of Spiral Partnership Trust

Mount Pleasant Lane is a 1½ form entry primary, set in spacious grounds in the Hertfordshire village of Bricket Wood on the outskirts of St Albans and Watford, with easy access to Jct 6 of the M1 and the North Orbital Road. We are part of the Spiral Partnership Trust, a multi-academy trust which specialises in developing excellent primary schools.

MPL Primary School lies at the heart of the lively local community and strives to provide an excellent learning environment where everyone feels valued, has the opportunity to develop their strengths and participate in new experiences. We are looking to appoint a passionate and forward thinking Deputy Head teacher who has the vision for further development to achieve a consistently high performance and will support the Head in leading an excellent team of teachers and administrative staff who are committed to driving the very best outcomes for every single child in our school.

The successful candidate will be a talented teacher in their own right who is enthusiastic to develop excellent teaching and learning, can provide clear, inspirational, ideas for raising educational standards throughout the school and has the ability to inspire and motivate all staff and pupils to achieve their full potential. At present the deputy role is combined with that of SENCo and the ideal candidate will have an interest in this area of responsibility. Our school has experienced a number of changes in recent years and this is a well-timed opportunity for a new deputy to join a professional and supportive team and really make a difference as we continue to move the school further forward.

Mount Pleasant Lane Primary School is part of the Spiral Partnership Trust family of six primary schools, which provides all staff with excellent development opportunities, the chance to work with other school leaders and enjoy the support and expertise of a strong, professional support team, including our Trust SENCo Leader.

Closing date for applications: Wednesday 4th March 2020 9.00am
Applicants should be available for interview Friday 20th March 2020

For more information and to apply online : www.teachinherts.com

Our school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We are legally obliged to ask you to provide evidence of your right to work in the UK. If you are invited to interview, you will be asked to provide appropriate documents such as your full birth certificate/passport/work permit in accordance with the Asylum and Immigration Act 1996.

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (1974) and a comprehensive screening process will be undertaken on all applicants. This will include an enhanced check with the Disclosure and Barring Service and satisfactory references.

Spiral Partnership Trust; Our vision is to provide all children with an excellent education which reflects their individual needs and enables them to achieve their potential. We are committed to raising standards in education and to sharing our knowledge and experience with others as well as learning from them. We want to create environments where children love learning and develop the self-confidence to aim high in all that they do. We work to create schools which will be a first choice for parents and staff.

For further details or to find out more information about our Partnership Trust please visit our website at http://www.spiral.herts.sch.uk/latest-vacancies

Essential educational requirements

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Essential qualifications

Qualified Teacher Status

Essential skills and experience

Excellent classroom practitioner; able to engage, motivate and manage pupils effectively
Successful experience of subject and/or phase leadership in a primary school
Successful experience leading school improvement
Understanding of the school and Trust ethos and values
Excellent knowledge of the curriculum in at least two of early years, keystage 1 and 2
Excellent understanding of learning; achieving high standards and good progress
Proven ability to raise standards
A good understanding of safeguarding
A positive, enthusiastic and energetic approach
Inspirational and solution focussed,
Effective coaching & mentoring skills
Excellent communication skills (written and verbal)
Able to Influence and persuade
A leader and a team player; comfortable to lead a team and work as part of a team
Able to demonstrate confidentiality and discretion
Adaptable
Analytic Approach
Experience of working with governors.
Experience of promoting the school within the local community.


About Mount Pleasant Lane Primary School

Mount Pleasant Lane is a 1 ½ form entry primary, set in spacious grounds in Bricket Wood near St Albans. We are part of the Spiral Partnership Trust, a multi-academy trust which specialises in developing excellent primary schools. We collaborate with the other schools in the Trust to ensure that teaching and learning is of the highest standard possible.

Address
Mount Pleasant Lane, St Albans, Hertfordshire, AL2 3XA
Phase
Primary
Type
Academy
Website
Mount Pleasant Lane Primary School website (opens in a new window)