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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
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
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
Experience of contributing to SEF.
Experience of managing and using pupil attainment, tracking and
interpreting data and moderating achievement.
Delivering successful in-house
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
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.
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.
Visas cannot be sponsored.