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Deputy Headteacher (four form entry Infant School)

Longlevens Infant School, Gloucester, Gloucestershire

Job details

Job role
Leadership
Working pattern
Full-time only
Contract type
Permanent
Salary
L9-14

Job summary

Due to the retirement of our long serving, experienced deputy headteacher the school is looking for a leader who has the enthusiasm and drive to support the school in its ambition for educational excellence and continued success.
You will:
• Be an inspirational teacher with a proven track record of improving outcomes for children.
• Have substantial leadership experience and be keen to develop it in others.
• Thrive on professional development opportunities and enjoy supporting others on their own professional journey.
• Enjoy a high degree of autonomy as part of a listening, collaborative team.
• Have a passion for how young children learn.
• Have a good understanding of current curriculum thinking and have vision for the school and where it needs to go next.

We can offer:
• A school that is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.
• A caring school where children and adults are individually valued as an essential part of the school, under the motto of ‘All of Us Together’.
• Children who are well behaved and work and play cooperatively together.
• Good support for disadvantaged pupils and pupils with SEND so they achieve well.
• Strong CPD that will equip you as a leader for the next stage in your career.
• Collaborative senior leaders who have a good understanding of the school’s strengths and what needs to be improved in different areas.
• A learning climate open to research and ways to improve.
• A governing body that will challenge and support your success.

Applying for the job

Completed application forms should be sent to our office manager, Mrs Abi Nation at: admin@longlevens-inf.gloucs.sch.uk

Interview process- The interview process will be carried out by the headteacher, the school’s improvement partner and a selection panel of governors, on behalf of the full governing body. The panel includes at least two members who have completed Safer Recruitment Training.

The activities on the interview days will help the headteacher and the governors to determine candidates’ skills, knowledge and experience against the person specification. The successful candidate will be notified as soon as possible as to the outcome.

More on how to apply

Supporting documents

School overview

School type
Local authority maintained school
Education phase
Primary
School size
356 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 7
Ofsted report
View Ofsted report
Contact phone number
01452520061

About Longlevens Infant School

The School is a four form entry Infant School on the outskirts of the City of Gloucester. It is the largest Infant School in the county with 360 children on roll from EYFS to Year 2. Longlevens Infant School is a popular, happy school in the community. The school is judged as a good school (Ofsted 2018) but aspires to be outstanding. The school itself is 86 years old, built of bricks and mortar. The school is built around 2 large quadrangles which serve as 2 outdoor learning spaces for EYFS and Year 1. The grounds are substantial and consist of an enormous playing field and Forest School as well as 2 large playgrounds and an enclosed outdoor adventure playground. It has onsite before and after school care- ‘Fun with Friends’.
We live by our motto “All of Us Together’ believing passionately that every member of the school community children, staff, governors, parents and carers, are an essential cog in the success of Longlevens Infant School. We actively encourage partnership working. Our three drivers which underpin this motto are Child Centred, Community and Creativity. Child Centred -we ask ourselves in all that we do, what will this mean for the children, will it make a positive difference to them? Community-We are proud to be part of the community of Longlevens and involve ourselves both as providers, many community groups use our facilities, as well as community users, we have strong links with local schools Sir Thomas Riches and Longlevens Junior School as well as the Churches, shops and library. Creativity- Our curriculum has a strong emphasis on the arts- performance, speaking and listening and creative arts, we believe these develop and enhance deep learning of our academic offer as well providing our children with the attitudes and dispositions for lifelong learning nurturing young articulate, confident individuals.
The school draws children from approximately 13 wards in and around Gloucester. It has excellent links with its main feeder nurseries which are Tiny Tots a private nursery on site, Playdays at the Junior School, Chestnuts and Into-play. All children who accept a place at Longlevens are visited during the Summer term in their own setting or have an individual online meeting with the nursery providers.
Almost all the children transition from the school to Longlevens Junior School which is situated in Church Road. The two schools work closely together and share Inset and other training opportunities for staff, as well as a carefully constructed visit programme for children in Year 2 in order to help them transition from Infants to Juniors.
The school enjoys partnership working and encourages all stakeholders to get involved in the life of the school. The Friends of Longlevens Infant School raise much needed additional funds through their programme of events throughout the year which include the community Fireworks Display which is run jointly with The Junior School PTA.
We believe strongly in continuous professional development as an outward facing institution and although we enjoy and utilise our substantial experience from within, we also invest heavily in research and best practice nationally. We are active members of the Gloucester Schools Partnership, a collective of 39 schools across the city of Gloucester who organise CPD from NQT to Headteacher level, have a School Improvement Programme facilitated by external consultants, have an Inclusion programme, run research and development programmes as well as best practice networks. We organise events and activities for the children ranging from pupil conferences, art festivals, to Shakespeare plays and Country Dancing, who also offer Headteacher Supervision and school to school support. The partnership runs 2 conferences a year, where the strategy is collegiately constructed and approved. We are also active members of many academic communities The Somerset Literacy Network, Glow Maths and Ogden Trust for Science to name a few.

Arranging a visit to Longlevens Infant School

Visits to the school are subject to COVID-19 regulations and may be limited due to this. Please contact our office administrator, Mrs Abi Nation at: admin@longlevens-inf.gloucs.sch.uk to arrange a visit. We would encourage you to contact the school on 01452 520061 to arrange an informal Teams or telephone discussion with the Headteacher if you are unable to visit and would like further information.

School location

Paygrove Lane, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL2 0AX

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