Deputy Headteacher

Ferndown Middle School, Ferndown, Dorset, BH22 9UP

This job expired on 30 September 2022

  • Expected start date

    1 January 2023

  • Application deadline

    30 September 2022 at 9am

  • Date listed

    6 September 2022

Job details

Key stages

Key stage 2, Key stage 3

Working pattern

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

L10 £52,723 - L14 £58,135

Deputy Headteacher job summary

Ferndown Middle School are recruiting for a Deputy Headteacher.

Working with our Headteacher, Mrs Gill Allen, you will be valued, supported and challenged in equal measure as we look to deliver the very best education for our children.

We are looking for an inspirational and highly motivated Deputy Headteacher who shares our commitment and vision in providing high-quality education for all of our young people. We are looking for an experienced leader to further develop our behaviour and relationship policy across the school.

The Deputy Headteacher, under the direction of the Headteacher, will take a major role in:

  • Formulating the aims and objectives of the school
  • Establishing policies for achieving these aims and objectives
  • Managing staff and resources to that end
  • Monitoring progress towards the achievement of the school’s aims and objectives
  • Line manage Year Leaders to establish, embed and ensure consistency of approach for relationships and behavior management across the school
  • Line manage the SENDCo to embed and ensure consistency of approach and good progress of SEND learners
  • The Deputy Headteacher will also be expected to fulfil the professional responsibilities of a Deputy Headteacher, as set out in the School Teachers’ Pay and Conditions Document (STPCD).

Our commitment is to support you in your professional development and towards the next successful steps in your career.

This role would suit an experienced Assistant or Deputy Headteacher who is keen to broaden their experience and make a significant contribution to school-wide development.

You need to be ready to hit the ground running and be prepared for the challenges ahead – this is a real opportunity to make an impact within the school and the Castleman Academy Trust.

We are looking for people who are:

- A leader who is able to motivate and inspire the staff team

- Is an excellent teacher with great communication, excellent teamwork skills and a desire to see accelerated progress

- Experienced in supporting young people who may have autism, emotional behavioural difficulties, ADHD and associated complex needs

- Experience in leadership and management across a whole school setting

- Use vision, initiative and leadership in making change to enhance and raise standards

- Support and lead the work of colleagues and promote staff development and bring about improvement

- Involve staff, pupils, parents and governors in the process of establishing a clear and shared set of aims, objectives and values for the school

We offer:

- A thriving, successful school

- Motivated and well-behaved pupils

- Highly professional training and support to ensure excellent career development

- Supportive colleagues

- A committed team of staff and Governors

- Eligibility to join the Teachers’ Pension Scheme

- Free access to the Employee Assistance Programme

- Cycle to Work Scheme

The current salary scales are L10 £52,723 - L14 £58,135. Please note these do not take into account the government increases announced in July which are currently under consideration.

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About Ferndown Middle School

School type
Academy, ages 9 to 13
Education phase
View all Middlejobs
School size
577 pupils enrolled
Age range
9 to 13
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Ferndown Middle School is part of the Castleman Academy Trust – a Trust which prides itself on putting children first, always, and puts its values of Respect, Independence, Creativity, and Inclusion at the heart of everything we do.

It is the staff in our academies who make our school’s vibrant places of learning – who do all they can to make sure our children become confident individuals, successful learners, and responsible citizens. Our staff want to make a real difference to the lives of the children they work with and are learners themselves who relish professional development opportunities.

Working in a Castleman Academy Trust school you will be working with other forward thinkers, who see possibilities and are optimistic. You will have the support of like-minded colleagues and together we will ensure everyone has a great work life balance.Being part of the Castleman Academy Trust means there are a whole host of opportunities for you to develop and flourish.

Our vision is for all children at Ferndown Middle School to be confident and successful learners; well-equipped and resourced for the world they will inherit. This will of course start by ensuring all children make excellent academic progress and achieve their highest potential. However, learning at Ferndown Middle School is deeper than just this; it is about guiding children to develop a genuine love of learning and an understanding of both the purpose and importance of learning beyond the classroom.

Arranging a visit to Ferndown Middle School

If you would like to visit the school, please contact the school office to arrange an appointment.

To gain a greater understanding of our school values, curriculum offer, and premises, please visit our school website and refer to the application pack.

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