26 days remaining to apply

  • Job start date

    1 September 2023

  • Closing date

    17 April 2023 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    17 March 2023

Job details

Key stage

Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale

Leadership Pay Scale - Point L10-L14

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are looking for two passionate and enthusiastic Deputy Headteachers to provide additional leadership capacity at Alton Park Junior School. The successful candidates will be someone who is committed to achieving the highest possible standards and acts in line with the Trust's and schools' vision, mission and values.

The position will suit you if you have recent comprehensive school experience of leadership at senior leader level or hold a post of equivalent responsibility within the education sector.

At Alton Park Junior School, we are a school with a strong sense of community and high aspirations where everyone aims to live up to our school rules of ‘be kind, be safe, be responsible, be ready’.

We are committed to preparing the children for lifelong learning, through developing the skills and knowledge they will need for their next steps in learning.

We place great emphasis on everyone feeling safe, happy and valued and have high expectations for the behaviour of the children and a strong pastoral team who support pupil well-being.

As Deputy Headteacher you will have the opportunity to support the Headteacher to shape the direction of our school, develop innovative strategies to improve teaching, learning, and provide inspirational leadership to our staff and pupils.

What the school offers its staff

Why work for The Sigma Trust, Alton Park Junior School?

We can offer you:

  • A Competitive Salary.
  • Robust school CPD training programme that enables you to flourish.
  • Opportunities to work with colleagues across the Trust to share resources, ideas and build collaborative relationships.
  • Employee Benefits: Employee Assistance Programme, Pension Scheme, Cycle to Work Scheme, Perkbox, and Discounted Gym Membership at selected local gyms.

Further details about the role

We're looking for you if you have:

  • The ability to inspire, challenge, motivate and empower teams and individuals to achieve high goals.
  • Experience of leading learning to demonstrate, promote and encourage outstanding classroom practice.
  • Ability to establish and maintain a culture and ethos that promotes effective collaboration, excellence, equality and high expectations of all students and staff.
  • Significant experience at senior leadership level and therefore the ability to work in a wide range of roles, such as being the lead for teaching and learning across the school or the pastoral lead across the school.
  • A TPP approach and the ability to create and maintain an inclusive ethos and positive climate for behaviour and learning across the school.
  • Experience with safeguarding across a whole school demonstrating a commitment to keeping children and young people safe.
  • Substantial and sustained professional development in support of leadership at senior/whole school level.
  • Ability to inspire and motivate pupils and staff.

Applying for the job

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About Alton Park Junior School

School type
Academy, ages 7 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
427 pupils enrolled
Age range
7 to 11
Phone number
01255 750913

Arranging a visit to Alton Park Junior School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email recruitment@sigmatrust.org.uk.

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