This job expired on 22 February 2024

  • Start date details

    Summer Term

  • Closing date

    22 February 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    7 February 2024

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Full-time equivalent salary

£52,074.00 - £60,488.00 Annually (Actual) Leadership

Deputy Headteacher job summary

Over the past few years, we have been relentlessly driven to make Castle Hill Schools the best that they can be and we are looking for a Deputy Headteacher to join our Leadership Team, leading Teaching and Learning. Whilst this is a role without class responsibility, this growing leader will also be an excellent classroom practitioner. Castle Hill is an excellent place to learn and develop as a leader, with passionate staff and great opportunities.

We are proudly inclusive, and have recently been awarded the IQM Centre of Excellence status. Our values of Nurture, Engage, Inspire, Achieve sit at the heart of our curriculum, which already has firm foundations for which to build on. Alongside this, we have our own validated phonics scheme, Fishing for Phonics, and other key strengths such as specialist Art and Languages teaching, as well as Forest School for all pupils.

The Role

The Deputy Head Teacher at Castle Hill plays a major role in supporting the Head Teacher with the day-to-day management of the school as well as taking a lead role in the strategic direction of the school in particular, leading teacher development and teaching and learning overall. As a member of the leadership team, the Deputy Head Teacher will play a major role in formulating the culture, vision, aims and objectives of the school, establishing the policies through which they shall be achieved, managing staff and resources to achieve the aims and objectives and monitor and evaluate progress towards their achievement.

We are looking for:

  • Effective leadership and management skills, with a willingness to learn and improve

  • An exemplary practitioner with the ability to coach and develop colleagues

  • A commitment to adapting and leading change in our flourishing and ever improving school by raising standards of education and accelerating the performance and achievement of our pupils

  • Commitment to raising children’s aspirations

  • Ability to inspire and motivate colleagues, pupils and parents

  • A creative and innovative approach, which is evidence led

  • A commitment to improving life chances for pupils

  • A commitment to keeping Children Safe in Education

We offer:

  • A caring school with a strong ethos of inclusion and providing the best opportunities for our children

  • A professional challenge

  • The chance to make a significant contribution to the future achievement and success of our school

  • Our commitment to your professional development

  • Excellent career prospects across the network, with a culture of looking to promote from within

  • Access to CPD to enable you to grow and develop your role

  • Something we take very seriously is staff wellbeing

  • The opportunity to use Google Suite, which allows you to do your best work, all in one suite

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early should we receive an overwhelming response. All candidates are advised to refer to the job description and person specification before making an application.

This post will be reporting directly to Jennifer Smith Headteacher and will be based at Castle Hill Infant and Junior School.

Prospective candidates are encouraged to visit or have an informal discussion with the Headteacher, Jennifer Smith, about this role.

Tours/calls are available on the following dates and times (and must be pre booked):

Thursday 8th February between 1:00pm-4:30pm

Monday 12th February between 3:30pm-5:30pm

Wednesday 14th February between 9:00am-4:30pm

Tuesday 20th February between 9:00am-3:30pm

Please email Joanne Sparkhall at jsparkhall@castlehillprimary.org.uk or contact by phone on 01473 741758 to arrange a tour/call. Please also see our website – www.castlehillprimary.org.uk

In line with our safeguarding practices we are unable to accept CVs.

ASSET Education is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020.

The successful candidate will have to meet the requirements of the job description and will be subject to pre-employment checks including an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and children's barred list check, health check, online search and satisfactory references. Copies of our safeguarding and safer recruitment policies are available on request.

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About Castle Hill Junior School

School type
Academy, ages 7 to 11
Education phase
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School size
298 pupils enrolled
Age range
7 to 11

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