Deputy Headteacher Kedington Primary Academy, Haverhill, Suffolk

Job description

Teaching and learning
1. Carry out any teaching duties in accordance with school’s schemes of works and National Curriculum
2. Work with teaching assistants and the SENCO to improve outcomes for SEN pupils
3. Set targets for pupil attainment levels
4. Demonstrate excellent practice in primary teaching

Assessing and reporting
1. Record pupils' work
2. Maintain lesson evaluations
3. Mark and return work within agreed time span, providing feedback and targets
4. Analyse data and provide assessment reports to monitor pupil progress
5. Liaise with parents and attend consultation evenings
6. Work within the Code of Practice relating to Special Educational Needs

Leadership and management
1. Support and deputise for the Headteacher
2. Understand issues relating to the organisation, ordering and funding of resources
3. Support and uphold the school's policies on behaviour, discipline and bullying
4. Develop the curriculum for Literacy and support the headteacher in developing the wider curriculum
5. Lead on raising standards in reading across the school
6. Undertake responsibility for monitoring standards in English
7. Manage budgets for English and associated CPD
8. Contribute to staff development activities
9. Manage the performance of teaching assistants and some teachers
10. Undertake the role of Designated Safeguarding Lead or Alternate as part of the wider SLT Standards and quality assurance
1. Set a good example in terms of dress, punctuality and attendance
2. Attend and participate in open evenings and pupil performances
3. Uphold the school's behaviour code and uniform regulations
4. Attend (and lead) team and staff meetings
5. Develop links with governors, schools across the Trust and neighbouring schools

Other duties and responsibilities
Act as the lead for NQT mentoring and student teachers.

Essential educational requirements

Evidence of commitment to own professional development

Essential qualifications

Recognised QTS

Essential skills and experience

Knowledge and experience of teaching relevant Key Stages
Excellent classroom teacher with a proven commitment to improving the quality of children’s learning
Knowledge and experience of School Development Planning and Curriculum Planning
Evidence of successful leadership of Maths, English or Science
Experience and knowledge of managing challenging behaviour
Experience of monitoring teaching and learning
Understanding the importance of using data to raise standards
Evidence of successfully mentoring or providing general pastoral support to colleagues.
Commitment to the safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people
Ability to motivate and lead a team with sensitivity and energy
Ability to communicate effectively, both written and oral, with a wide range of people
Skill at managing change
Proven success in working with children across a range of age and ability.

Employee benefits

As part of the Unity Schools Partnership, we offer:
• a very friendly and welcoming school
• lovely, well-behaved children who are enthusiastic learners
• supportive colleagues and parents
• a supportive and driven leadership team
• a wide range of CPD opportunities
• opportunities for career progression (including the opportunity to participate in the Trust’s Leadership Development Programme)

About Kedington Primary Academy

Church Walk, Haverhill, Suffolk, CB9 7QZ
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