Deputy Headteacher Endon High School, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire

Job description

The specific role of the successful applicant will be developed around their skills, experience and ambitions. The following outlines their general responsibilities. A review of the specific Leadership Team roles and responsibilities will be undertaken following the appointment of a Deputy Headteacher (and any subsequent Leadership Team appointments where necessary.)

In the absence of the Headteacher, the Deputy Headteacher will take full responsibility for the operational leadership of the School.

Responsible to the: Headteacher

The Deputy Headteacher will undertake any other reasonable tasks or duties assigned by the Headteacher. He/she also has all the responsibilities of any teacher at Endon High School. Specific priorities in each year will be defined by the Headteacher in line with the School’s Development Plans.

Essential educational requirements


Essential qualifications

QTS, NPQH desirable

Essential skills and experience

Effective leadership at Deputy Head, Assistant Head or SLT level in a Secondary School. Secure understanding of strategies for staff performance management, pay and progression. Evidence of strategic planning to raise standards for school improvement. Experience of successful implementation of strategies for raising achievement and ensuring effective teaching and assessment. Evidence of embracing and leading change. Have experience of multiagency working to support vulnerable children and families, and to promote excellent attendance.
Understanding of responsibilities of the Deputy Headteacher in ensuring compliance with Health and Safety legislation. Clear commitment to and understanding of Child Protection matters, Safeguarding legislation and practice.

About Endon High School

Endon High School is a very popular school situated in a semi-rural location between Leek and Stoke on Trent. It enjoys an excellent reputation for its high academic standards. Its pastoral ethos and extra-curricular opportunities are also highly valued.

Leek Road, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, ST9 9EE
LA Maintained School
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