Please see our recruitment pack for full details.
Strategic leadership of school improvement
The core purpose of the Deputy Headteacher is to work with the Headteacher to provide professional vision, leadership and direction for the school. This will be done by:
• evaluating the school’s performance, identifying the priorities for continuous improvement and raising standards thereby ensuring equality of opportunity for all;
• developing policies and practices through which they will be achieved; and
• monitoring and evaluating progress towards their achievement.
Pupils’ achievement and progress
The Deputy Headteacher must play a lead role in establishing a culture of collective responsibility that creates a productive learning environment promoting excellence, equality and high expectations for all groups of pupils. The Deputy Headteacher must ensure that strategic planning takes account of the diversity and experience of the school and community.
Management of staff and resources to meet the school’s aims and objectives
The Deputy Headteacher needs to work with staff at all levels to ensure that the school and the people and resources within it are organised and managed to provide an efficient, effective and safe learning environment; this allows everyone to achieve high standards in all areas of the school’s work.
Applying for the job
The closing date for applications is 12:00pm noon on Monday 19th April 2021 and interviews will be held on Monday 26th April 2021 and Tuesday 27th April 2021.
More on how to apply
Applicants should complete the online application, ensuring that their personal statement relates to the personal specification provided in this pack and is no more than two sides of A4 Font size 12. In compliance with safer recruitment guidelines, CVs will not be accepted. Application forms are available from www.crinklerecruitment.com.
Full details will be provided to all candidates invited to the interview day. The process will take one day and will include the following activities as long as restrictions allow it:
• A panel interview
• Teaching observation exercise, including feedback to teaching staff
• A short presentation (topic to be advised prior to the interview)
• An assembly
• Meeting the pupils
• A data task
The school is not able to reply personally to all unsuccessful applicants nor give feedback other than to those who have been shortlisted. However, please be assured that members of the selection panel will take the time and trouble to read each application carefully
If you need these documents in an accessible format, please contact the school.
Local authority maintained school
406 pupils enrolled
7 to 11
About Field End Junior School
Field End Junior School is a community school which has been at the heart of our local area for over 70 years. As a team we ensure that we are all working towards the same goal, to promote a life-long love for learning.
It is situated in an attractive area close to Roxbourne Park and is easily accessible by road, underground train or bus. The buildings offer bright and well-furnished classrooms. There are two spacious halls, shared use of the MUGA, cycle track, table tennis tables and a computer suite. We also have beautiful grounds that enable opportunities for outdoor learning. The school is well resourced. All classes have a whiteboard and visualiser. We have invested in Google Classroom and teachers all have a chromebook. Our library bus is parked on the playground and represents the school’s focus on the enjoyment of reading.
Everything we do is centred around the children and their right to be encouraged, to achieve, to find their talents, to enjoy learning and to succeed in whatever they choose. We strive to create an environment that allows children to explore the links between subjects and between prior and new knowledge. This identification of links prepares them for the next stage of their school life and into the workplace. Our children and families are proud of their school and enjoy their learning.
Pupils’ behaviour is good and we celebrate this through Class Dojos, headteacher awards and hot choc Fridays. Where children break the three Rs there is a clear behaviour policy in place overseen by the AHT Pastoral.
We aim to achieve the highest standards possible in a thriving multicultural learning environment. Our families come from a wide range of cultures and backgrounds and we learn about these throughout the year as an opportunity to celebrate the rich diversity in our school. One of the main strengths of our updated House system is giving pupils of all ages the opportunity to work together to a common goal whilst learning about key figures across different backgrounds: Malala, Rashford, Attenborough and Jackson.
Values - the Three Rs
These three values underpin all the topics that are taught across the school and are interwoven into all areas of school life, from the classroom to the playground and the assembly hall to the staffroom. Within an ethos of support, challenge and encouragement to succeed, we develop confident individuals with high self-esteem and a positive attitude to learning and working together.
Our theme is for all staff and pupils to ‘Aim High’ in 2021.
Arranging a visit to Field End Junior School
Prospective applicants are encouraged to read our school development plan (click here). We would welcome visits to the school. Please contact Mrs Jackie Jones, Office Manager on 0208 86687525 to arrange a visit. Please note, visitors to the school will need to adhere to COVID-19 restrictions, including wearing a mask, completing a visitors form and maintaining social distancing measures.