Deputy Headteacher Faringdon Junior School, Faringdon, Oxfordshire

Job description

To play a major role under the direction of the Headteacher in implementing the vision, aims and objectives of the school and the
Faringdon Academy of Schools, establishing the policies through which they are achieved. You will proactively manage support staff and resources and take full responsibility for the school in the absence of the Headteacher. We expect you to carry out the professional duties of a teacher as required and be responsible for a key area of subject leadership/school improvement. You will play a key role in safeguarding and promote good behaviour within the school. The Deputy Headteacher will carry out the duties of a school teacher and Deputy Headteacher as set out in the School Teachers’ Pay and Conditions Document

Essential educational requirements

Educated to degree level

Essential qualifications

Qualified Teacher Status

Essential skills and experience

Proven record of leading successful school improvement initiatives
Excellent knowledge and understanding of safeguarding
Good knowledge of recent educational developments and current research
Good understanding of positive, effective strategies for behaviour management and an ability to embed and sustain change when required.
Excellent teaching and learning skills
Demonstrable strategic educational vision and high expectations for all
Effective leadership and management skills in relation to raising pupil attainment and school improvement
Ability to lead by being an effective and inspirational role model for all children and members of the staff
Challenge colleagues and hold them to account for their performance
Be ambitious for future leadership opportunities
Be willing to assume school leadership when Head is off site with limited reference
Be an engaging, approachable personality with a sense of humour and an excellent role model for staff and children alike

About Faringdon Junior School

The Elms, Faringdon, Oxfordshire, SN7 7HZ
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