Deputy Headteacher

Fawbert and Barnard's Primary School, Old Harlow, Essex


Job details

Subject Primary
Working pattern Full-time only
Salary Lead Practitioners range 7 to Lead Practitioners range 12, £49,937 to £54,992

Job summary

The Templefields Multi-Academy Trust invite applications from experienced dynamic teachers who are keen to play a key role in this popular forward-looking school (Fawbert & Barnard's).

We are looking for someone who:

• has vision, enthusiasm and commitment to developing teaching and learning.
• is flexible, resilient and committed to moving the school forward.
• has the ability to give strong leadership with excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
• is able to work enthusiastically in partnership with the Headteacher and staff in raising standards.
• can set an excellent example of classroom practice.
• is very organised and can manage time well.
• is committed to working with the parents and the community.
• is ambitious and may aspire to Headship.

We can offer:

• Excellent professional opportunities including strong partnership collaboration within the trust.
• A friendly, supportive environment with enthusiastic, well-behaved pupils and a committed staff team
• A supportive and dedicated governing board
• A commitment to your professional development

Further details available from Sue Spearman, Headteacher

We warmly welcome and encourage visits prior to application by appointment

Essential educational requirements

• Evidence of continuing professional development
• Experience across the primary age range
• Proven record of successful classroom teaching in a primary school
• Proven record of subject leadership
• Proven record of successful recent experience as a senior leader in a primary school
• Ability to lead by example and inspire others to achieve positive results
• Adaptable and flexible approach
• Ability to build, support, motivate and work as part of a high performing team
• Ability to inspire children and staff

Essential qualifications

• A high regard for the personal development and achievement of each child
• Commitment to inclusion and equality of access to educational provision for all children and proven experience of a range of teaching and learning strategies to meet the needs of all pupils
• Clear understanding of what is effective teaching and learning
• An understanding of consistent approaches to behaviour management
• Ability to demonstrate knowledge of current curricular and educational issues/relevant legislation
• Clear knowledge and understanding of assessment and monitoring procedures (including analysing data, developing strategic plans, setting targets, monitoring and evaluating progress) and proven ability to implement these
• Excellent ICT skills and knowledge
• Excellent administrative and organisational skills
• Experience of contributing to strategic decisions
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
• Experience of dealing with difficult pastoral issues

Essential skills and experience

• A clear vision of excellence in primary education
• Ability to initiate and manage change sensitively in pursuit of strategic objectives
• A proven ability to raise educational standards and a commitment to high standards of achievement
• Understanding of school improvement planning
• Experience of effective monitoring and evaluation of teaching and learning
• Commitment to the continuing professional development of all staff
• Experience of Performance Management of teaching staff
• Able to communicate effectively orally and in writing with the whole school community
• Evidence of good working relationships with parents and the wider school community
• A well organised person able to manage time effectively, to delegate, to prioritise and to meet deadlines
• Evidence of being proactive and highly committed to own professional development
• A commitment to the protection and safeguarding of young people and an up to date knowledge of Child Protection procedures

More on how to apply

School overview

School type Academy
Education phase Primary
School size 211 pupils enrolled
Age range 4 to 11
Ofsted report View Ofsted report
School website Fawbert and Barnard's Primary School website (opens in a new window)
Contact email

About Fawbert and Barnard's Primary School

Fawbert & Barnard's is a vibrant learning community where children develop the values, attitudes and habits they need to live fulfilled lives and to become confident, life-long learners and responsible members of society.

School location

London Road, Old Harlow, Essex, CM17 0DA