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  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    5 March 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    7 February 2024

Job details

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Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale

Salary: Leadership range L15 – L19, £66,627 - £73,508 per annum

What skills and experience we're looking for

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Qualified Teacher with evidence of continual professional development or relevant accredited study appropriate to the post.

Relevant accredited study and/or professional development such as leadership and management training.Current knowledge of the national curriculum and research, initiatives and technologies in child learning and development.

Good understanding of assessment procedures including assessment for learning.

Good understanding of the principles of equality and diversity that support a culture that embraces diversity within the classroom and community.

Knowledge of, and training in health and safety and safeguarding legislation within the context of school compliance.

Current knowledge of the new Education Inspection Framework.

A skilful communicator with strong, interpersonal and presentation skills, both verbal and written, which naturally adapts to a diverse audience, e.g. governors, parents and carers, staff, pupils and the wider community on a wide range of issues to provide clarity of vision, influence and direct or challenge others.

ICT skills that enables efficient and effective administration, supports the work of the school and enhances pupil learning in the classroom.

Evidence of leadership and team qualities that contribute to an effective and strong leadership team, with the ability to set and achieve challenging goals in a supportive environment. Identify and deliver change to a high level, which promotes organisational reflection and an enthusiasm and motivation for continued improvement and shared thinking.

Skill set required to successfully extrapolate, analyse and report data to a diverse audience.

Organisational, financial, budgetary, management and administration skills relevant to the effective delivery of the duties of the post to achieve the academy’s educational goals and priorities.

Excellent people skills, managing issues in a sensitive, supportive and appropriate manner to support the effective operation of the Academy.

Networking skills that build a professional learning community and enable good practice to be shared for the benefit of the Academy and the Academy Trust.

An exemplary cross primary phase classroom practitioner who is leading in curriculum innovation, supporting and motivating colleagues to enhance teaching through good primary practice and shared thinking to enable successful school improvement with evidence of how this has a positive impact on pupils achieving their full potential.

Able to demonstrate current teaching practice.

Experience of challenging, developing and supporting staff performance and management, conflict resolution and time management.

Supporting elements of whole school management in a similar or SLT role, including financial, budgetary and resource management and staff recruitment.

Experience of contributing to SEF.

Experience of managing and using pupil attainment, tracking and interpreting data and moderating achievement.

Delivering successful in-house training.

Experience of moderation.

Proven track record of monitoring, evaluating and improving quality of learning and teaching, building effective strategies for academy self-evaluation and making effective use of ICT in learning

Previous Deputy Headship experience, ideally with the primary age range.

Demonstrable evidence of being part of a successful team that delivers measurable improvement.

Experience as a school governor.

Evidence of collaborating and building effective relationships with parents, carers and the wider community to enrich teaching and learning for the wellbeing of pupils.

Experience of collaborative working with multi-agencies for the benefit of the pupils.

Evidence of strong behaviour management skills to support colleagues with the personal and social development of all pupils.

Experience in managing additional educational needs provision.

Experience of being inspected by OFSTED at a senior level.

Strong work ethic with a high level of commitment to the whole Academy community and a flexible approach.

Commitment to equality that raises aspirations for all, challenges prejudice and assumptions and promotes integration, celebrating the diversity of multicultural Britain.

Realistic, honest and efficient approach.

An ability to foster an open, innovative, equitable culture, dealing with difficult decisions or situations in a timely manner, making reasoned judgements, conveying conclusions clearly, positively and sensitively

Welcomes accountability to a wide range of groups, forms constructive relationships with all and understands the importance and value of engaging with parents, carers and the wider community.

Committed to enabling the academic, spiritual, moral, social, emotional and cultural development of pupils, recognising and valuing the richness and diversity of pupils needs and the school communities.

Commitment to excellence in learning and teaching, whilst recognising the importance of work-life balance for the well-being of self and others.

Self-reflective and responsive to feedback from a range of sources that help to identify and inform future decision making.

Positive attitude to change, with an adaptable and versatile approach.

Enthusiastic, approachable and optimistic, with the presence to inspire confidence and trust, enabling others to feel empowered and motivated to achieve high goals.

Develops and empowers individuals and teams that promotes collaboration, shared knowledge and understanding, where success is celebrated and individuals accept responsibility for outcomes.

February 2024

What the school offers its staff

What We Offer You

To your career

  • A strong commitment and support for your personal leadership journey
  • Opportunities for shared learning and collaboration across the Trust and the wider network
  • Extensive professional and personal development opportunities
  • To help shape the future of successful and innovative schools.

To be part of something bigger

  • A system leader on the local and regional stage
  • A strong and supportive governing body
  • The opportunity to be part of the School Leadership Teams, who are passionate and committed to a shared set of values to make a difference as we drive improvement in a changing world
  • A collaborative Trust which inspires innovation and a network of Business Managers that can influence and shape the strategy of the wider Trust.

To make a difference

  • To be part of a team that makes a real difference to the life chances of our children and young people
  • Contributing to the creation of a culture and environment in which staff feel valued, are inspired and work in buildings which promote and enhance child progress and learning.

Other staff benefits

  • Teachers’ Pension Scheme
  • The mental health and wellbeing of staff is of key importance and in addition to professional support we provide an extensive employee assistance provision, including 24/7 telephone helpline and counselling
  • Lifestyle health and wellbeing programme
  • Access to an extensive personal development programme
  • Access to the University’s vast Library resources and to the National College resource
  • Employee Discounts platform, saving £££’s on a range of goods and services
  • Gym Discount
  • Eyecare Voucher Scheme
  • Eligibility to join TOTUM (NUS Extra)
  • Security of knowing you are joining an organisation whose

sponsor has been promoting education for almost

180 years.

Further details about the role

Located in the heart of Portsmouth, Arundel Court Primary Academy and Nursery is three form entry and has a vibrant Nursery and Inclusion Centre. The Academy is proud of its values and caring ethos which encourages and supports all children to achieve their full potential; inclusion is at the heart of all we do.

We are seeking a new Deputy Headteacher from September 2024. We offer you a skilled, hardworking and dedicated staff team who will offer support and expertise to develop your own practice, as well as being excited to learn from you. You will be a strong and confident teacher, and an enthusiastic team player with high expectations of children’s achievements and behaviour.

You will have experience of leading and bringing about successful school improvement and the presence to inspire confidence, enabling others to feel empowered and motivated to achieve well.You will possess excellent people skills and in doing so can both lead by example and take the lead on curriculum innovation.

Our new Deputy Headteacher will need to have a high level of commitment to the entire school community and to developing and sustaining excellence in learning and teaching. You must also have an ability to foster an open, innovative culture, which will have a real and positive impact on the lives of the pupils and the community.

If successful you will be an integral member of the senior leadership team who is expected to actively contribute to school development and enable a provision of outstanding learning opportunities that embraces the richness of diversity with high aspirations for all.

This role is primarily a non-classroom-based role, however there will be an expectation to teach classes or groups as required.

Arundel Court Primary Academy is part of the University of Chichester (Multi) Academy Trust family, with the ethos of the school underlying a shared belief, where every child matters and every day is a day for learning and making progress. Joining the Trust, you will find a wealth of opportunity to develop and work in a collaborative environment, networking with colleagues across the Trust, to share best practice and ideas for the benefit of all.

If you have the passion to make a real and positive impact on the lives of our children, we would be delighted to arrange an informal discussion with Ruth Worswick, Headteacher; please email to arrange. Visits to the school are welcomed and encouraged and can be arranged by contacting Ruth Worswick, Headteacher on 02392 824 893.

A full Candidate Information pack is available on the University of Chichester (Multi) Academy website https://www.unicat.org.uk. Applicants should complete an Application Form and return it UNICATHR@chi.ac.uk Closing date will be 9.00 a.m. on Tuesday 5th March 2024 and the Assessment Day and Interviews will be held on Monday 18th and Tuesday 19th March 2024.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Any appointment is subject to satisfactory completion of all relevant pre-employment checks.

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About Arundel Court Primary Academy and Nursery

School type
Academy, ages 3 to 11
Education phase
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School size
617 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 11
Email address
Phone number
01243 793428

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