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  • Job start date

    17 April 2023

  • Closing date

    26 January 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    3 January 2023

Job details

Key stage

Key stage 2

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale

£58,105 - £64,225

What skills and experience we're looking for

Post: Deputy (L12-L16) Salary: £58,105 - £64,225) Responsible to: Head teacher (0.2- 0.4 FTE teaching commitment)

Job purpose: to share in the leadership and the corporate responsibility of the school. The post holder has a key role to play in developing and managing the implementation of the school’s policies in relation to Safeguarding, Curriculum Development/Teaching and Learning and Continued Professional Development, including professional Tutor. The role is to oversee the school’s provision in the above areas in relation to staff’s training needs, as well as promote approaches that raise the quality and achievements of education for all pupils. The post holder would be recognised as being a member of the Senior Leadership team.

Responsible for: Coordinating the strategic direction, development and provision of Safeguarding, the quality of teaching and learning and all aspects of CPD within the school.

Duties The duties outlined in this job description are in addition to those covered by the latest School Teachers' Pay and Conditions Document. It may be modified by the head teacher, with your agreement, to reflect or anticipate changes in the job, commensurate with the salary and job title.

Main Duties

  • Support and secure the commitment of others to the vision, ethos and policies of the school and promote high levels of achievement in the school
  • Support the creation and implementation of the school strategic plan and to take responsibility for appropriately delegated aspects of it
  • Support all staff in achieving the priorities and targets that the school sets and monitor the progress of staff towards them
  • Support the evaluation of the effectiveness of the school’s policies and developments and analyse their impact of the school.
  • Teaching and Learning
  • Leading and Managing Staff (including CPD)
  • Effective Deployment of Staff and Resources
  • General Other Responsibilities

What the school offers its staff

Downs Junior is a very popular four form entry community school that serves a diverse group of brilliant pupils and our extended community. We are seeking to appoint a strong and effective leader who will assist in ensuring our pupils continue to receive an ‘outstanding’ educational experience.

The successful candidate will:

  • have the best outcomes for our pupils at heart, with specific responsibility for Safeguarding
  • have a clear understanding of what constitutes high quality Teaching and Learning, with a proven track record of success in classroom practice
  • be responsible for Curriculum Development
  • be a successful leader, with a commitment to supporting our caring and talented staff, through an effective CPD programme
  • be a true team player, and work alongside the head teacher, the SLT and the governors, in making key strategic decisions that will best serve our supportive community.

If successful, you would be working

  • with a fantastic group of children who continue to develop their own love of learning
  • with a talented group of hard-working and dedicated staff (but who also know how to enjoy themselves!)
  • with supportive governors, who care about the school
  • in a stimulating, attractive and safe learning environment in a well maintained Victorian Grade 2 listed building
  • in an inclusive environment where all are respected and challenged to achieve, with a CPD programme that will lead to the next stage of your successful career.

Prospective candidates are encouraged to visit the school prior to the 26th January 2023. To arrange a visit, please contact Jacqui Rice, email jacquirice@downsjun.brighton-hove.sch.uk, tel: 01273 558422

Downs Junior is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Commitment to safeguarding

We take the issue of Safeguarding children very seriously and all applications are processed accordingly. Please note that any appointments are made subject to Enhanced DBS clearance, identity checks, continuous employment/employment gaps checks and satisfactory written references.
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About Downs Junior School

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 7 to 11
Education phase
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School size
498 pupils enrolled
Age range
7 to 11
Phone number
01273 558422

Arranging a visit to Downs Junior School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email jacquirice@downsjun.brighton-hove.sch.uk.

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