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  • Start date details

    September 2024

  • Closing date

    26 February 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    9 February 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Deputy headteacher

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Full time

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£75,331.00 - £83,081.00 Annually (FTE) Leadership Pay Spine L20 - L24

Deputy Headteacher - Curriculum, Staffing and Resources job summary

King Alfred’s Academy is seeking to appoint a Deputy Headteacher with responsibility to lead on curriculum, staffing and resource management

The appointment is an excellent opportunity for an inspirational leader who can model and demonstrate the key values and attributes of leadership at King Alfred’s:

  • Courage, conviction and creativity to achieve the best outcomes for all students
  • Positive, enthusiastic outlook, creating and embracing opportunities and solutions
  • Drive for improvement, sharing good practice and research with a focus on development
  • Address underperformance through support and challenge and constructive conversations
  • Visible and proactive presence around school, engaging with students and staff to support positive behaviour
  • Effective communication and listening skills, influencing and inspiring individuals, teams and groups. Demonstrates the desire to hold others to account with professional warmth and honesty
  • The capacity to model effectively our core principles of; Respect, Responsibility, Tolerance, Knowledge, Curiosity and Resilience
  • Advocacy for equality, diversity and inclusion for students and staff
  • Integrity and consistency in relation to your own behaviours and the school's practice
  • The capacity to strategically develop teams, supporting career progression and succession planning
  • Collaborative partnership working, within and beyond the school
  • Leading learning as a reflective practitioner committed to continued professional development
  • The ability to work as part of a highly effective wider leadership team, undertaking the generic responsibilities of members of the Leadership Team and delivering key aspects of the Academy Improvement plan

This is an exciting opportunity for a leader with ambitions to progress to Headship, leading on the development of curriculum strategic oversight of timetabling, staffing and resource strategy, while working as part of a mutually supportive wider leadership team committed to achieving our goals for our students, staff and school.

King Alfred’s is proud to be part of the Vale Academy Trust, a network of schools nurturing opportunities and career development. Collaboration is an important benefit of working at King Alfred’s, with students and staff benefitting from our work with Trust schools and other schools locally and regionally.

If you are keen to be part of a school with clear, positive values and which adds positive value to our students and staff then we look forward to meeting you.

We invite any prospective candidates for a tour of the school and meet Jonathan Smart, Headteacher on either Wednesday 21st February (between 11.30am and 4.00pm) or Thursday 22nd February (between 12.30pm and 4.30pm). Please contact the school via enquiries@ka.vale-academy.org to book an appointment.

King Alfred’s Academy is a member of the Vale Academy Trust. The Trust and its schools are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment. All post holders in regulated activity are subject to appropriate vetting procedures and a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service Enhanced check. Shortlisted candidates will be subject to online searches for publicly available information.

All staff will be expected to promote fundamental British values as part of a school that values diversity and individuality, exemplified in our values of ‘one community, individual minds, creating futures.

Commitment to safeguarding


King Alfred’s Academy and The Vale Academy Trust are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children and preventing extremism. We expect all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment. All post holders in regulated activity are subject to appropriate vetting procedures and a satisfactory “Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Enhanced Check.

Shortlisted candidates will be subject to online searches for publicly available information.

The Vale Academy Trust is an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from a range of backgrounds to represent diversity in line with our schools’ community.

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About King Alfred's

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1705 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

King Alfred’s is a learning community with a passionate, talented and dedicated staff, new and refurbished learning spaces for 21st century learning, the offer of an outstanding sixth form ranked amongst the best in the country, and a wealth of extra-curricular trips, visits and activities for students to enjoy as part of their wider learning outside the classroom.

Furthermore, King Alfred’s has an enviable reputation for providing outstanding quality and breadth of pastoral care to all students through an experienced and dedicated team of pastoral staff and student managers.

This enables students to develop as individuals with confidence and well-being throughout their school career. This strength of King Alfred’s was, quite rightly, recognised by inspectors in the recent Ofsted inspection when inspectors noted that: ‘Pupils’ welfare and safety has the highest priority. Personal, social and health education plays a key part in ensuring that pupils are happy, safe and very well cared for.’

Most importantly, for pupils making the transition from Year 6 to secondary education, West Site offers a bright, welcoming campus where they can make the change safely and happily into secondary education. The advantage of the bespoke KS3 site is that it offers a unique environment for them to make new friends, get to know a dedicated team of tutors and teachers, and adjust to the new phase of their educational lives. It is an environment in which our core values of Responsibility, Respect, Tolerance, Courage and Determination will be seen, experienced and lived consistently every day.

What is very evident throughout the school, is the impressive spirit and desire amongst the governors and staff to ensure that King Alfred’s Academy continues to grow and flourish to become the outstanding school of choice for the local community and beyond and that we truly can offer "Opportunity for All".

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