3 days remaining to apply

  • Start date details

    September 2024

  • Closing date

    16 April 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    6 March 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Deputy headteacher

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Contract type

Permanent

Pay scale

Leadership Scale (L23—L27 on the Inner London scale)

What skills and experience we're looking for

Job Purpose

In addition to the professional responsibilities common to all classroom teachers, Deputy Headteachers are members of the Senior Leadership Team and, as such, play a full part in the leadership of the school to ensure a clear sense of direction as well as delivering the smooth day to day operation of the school across both sites.

Line management

  • Assistant Headteachers attached to the Upper/Lower School.
  • Other members of the leadership team at assistant Headteacher or Associate Assistant Headteacher level.
  • The Head of Faculty for a core subject English /Mathematics or Science.

Common to all teachers: Teachers’ job description

  • To deliver the expectations of effective teaching and Teachers’ Standards 2012

Leadership and management

  • Acting as Head of School for the Upper or Lower School
  • Accountability for strategic leadership and operational management of aspects of the School Improvement & Development Plan and whole school areas of responsibility.
  • Building capacity amongst staff to deliver and sustain the highest quality outcomes.
  • Helping to lead self-evaluation processes on the Quality of Education and/or pastoral work, including monitoring the quality of the curriculum and teaching and learning and its impact on students.
  • Supporting the assessment routines and data analysis of performance in the Quality of Education across the school
  • Holding colleagues accountable in their roles at all levels, being accountable for the continuing effective work of all staff for whom the postholder is responsible including line management and appraisal.
  • Leading, developing and enhancing the teaching practice of others.
  • Deputising for the Headteacher and members of the Senior Leadership Team within the school and wider community and assisting other members of the SLT as appropriate.
  • Refining the quality of professional development to ensure staff are continually supported to enhance their impact in the classroom.

Ethos and values

  • Promoting and delivering The Kingsbury Way and contributing to our commitment to the UNICEF Rights of the Child.
  • Leading whole school assemblies.
  • Developing and promoting policies and procedures that ensure the school’s distinctive ethos is reflected in all learning activities.
  • Promoting the school’s ethos and culture to the broader community and beyond.
  • Attitudes and Behaviour

    • To ensure that the Lower/Upper School site has a calm and orderly environment
    • To monitor the quality of pastoral support and teaching of social, emotional and behaviour curriculum and to devise systems which ensure continual improvement.
    • Leading, with other members of the Senior Leadership Team, the behaviour management of the school.

    Site Responsibilities

    • To ensure that there are clear routines, expectations and protocols in place for students and staff in tutor time, PSHE, curriculum lessons and less structured times such as break and lunch.
    • To ensure that the site is an environment within which students feel safe and in which there are robust approaches and polices to respond to any incidents of bullying, discrimination or sexual harassment, in person or online.
    • Overseeing the induction of external students (including managed transfers and in-year admissions) and transition between Key Stages.
    • To promote a positive attitude to learning for students and staff.

    Governance, Finance and Resources

    • Being accountable for the management of funding or budgets related to areas of responsibility.
    • Ensuring compliance with the school’s Health and Safety policy and the expectations of the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR).
    • Attending and contributing to the Full Governing Board and Committee meetings (with the status as observer), presenting as required by the Headteacher or Chair of the relevant Board/Committee.

    Safeguarding

    • Assuming the appropriate level of responsibility for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.
    • Promoting an environment which recognises that, ‘it could happen here’.

    Equality

    • Ensuring that all students including those with Special Educational Needs and disabilities, those eligible for the Pupil Premium and / or other barriers to learning have equality of opportunity.
    • Ensuring all groups of students make excellent progress and are able to access the full curriculum, including disadvantaged students and those with SEND.

    Other duties that might reasonably be required of a senior member of the leadership team.

    Whilst every effort has been made to explain the main duties and responsibilities of the post, each individual task may not be identified. Employees will be expected to comply with all reasonable requests from the Headteacher to undertake work of a similar level that is not specified in their job description. This job description will be reviewed on a regular basis.

    19. Distribute leadership throughout the organisation, forging teams of colleagues who have distinct roles and responsibilities and hold each other to account for their decision making.

    D. Wider engagement and contribution.

    20. Develop the capacity of Kingsbury High School to work with other schools and improve the quality of education at system level.

    21. Develop effective relationships with other services to improve academic and social outcomes for all students.

    22. Harness the findings of well evidenced research to help contribute to the self-improving and school led system.

    23. Make Kingsbury High School a centre of good practice in initial and continuing teacher education.

    24. Inspire and influence others – within and beyond the school – to believe in the fundamental importance of education in young people’s lives and to promote the value of education.

    19. Distribute leadership throughout the organisation, forging teams of colleagues who have distinct roles and responsibilities and hold each other to account for their decision making.

    D. Wider engagement and contribution.

    20. Develop the capacity of Kingsbury High School to work with other schools and improve the quality of education at system level.

    21. Develop effective relationships with other services to improve academic and social outcomes for all students.

    22. Harness the findings of well evidenced research to help contribute to the self-improving and school led system.

    23. Make Kingsbury High School a centre of good practice in initial and continuing teacher education.

    24. Inspire and influence others – within and beyond the school – to believe in the fundamental importance of education in young people’s lives and to promote the value of education.


What the school offers its staff

  • Free On-site Parking
  • Weekly Staff Treats
  • Cycle-to-work Scheme
  • Staff
  • Tea / Coffee
  • Local Government
  • Pension Scheme
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Staff Social Events: Christmas Lunch & Summer BBQ
  • Commitment to Continued Professional Development

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
medical
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

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About Kingsbury High School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1993 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Phone number
02082063000

Kingsbury High School is a vibrant learning environment with a strong community ethos.

Prospective candidates are welcome to come and look around the school to see for yourself what makes Kingsbury High different. As a large 12 form entry 11-18 split site school we are situated in an inner London location, but with an out of London feel – surrounded by parkland with large playing fields and great local amenities, excellent transport links to enable easy access from central London and fringe areas. Our school is truly diverse in its makeup, whilst united as one family working to achieve the best for all our students.

Arranging a visit to Kingsbury High School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email khsvacancies@kingsburyhigh.org.uk.

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