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  • Start date details

    September 2024

  • Closing date

    11 April 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    12 March 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Deputy headteacher

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Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Full time: 32.5 hours per week

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

Leadership L8-L12, £56,082 - £61,882

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are seeking an inspirational leader to join us and strengthen the leadership of our academy as it prepares for the next phase of its development, ensuring that all pupils, regardless of their background, achieve their potential. The successful candidate should be able to provide a record of successful leadership and demonstrate a clear understanding of how to raise standards through high quality teaching and learning.

The Role:

In the role of Deputy Headteacher you will be responsible for ensuring that the highest standards of teaching, learning and assessment are provided across the whole Academy.

You will play an integral, key role alongside the Executive Heateacher and the Head of School to inspire, motivate and influence colleagues and pupils, in securing the highest standards of education and raising outcomes for pupils and ensuring that parents/carers are provided with clear and timely information on how well their child is progressing and how to support their child to improve.

This role does not have a class based teaching commitment however there may be occasions where you will have to undertake some teaching or modelling classroom practice.

The ideal candidate will:

  • Be an effective, inclusive and cooperative leadership style that inspires confidence and collegiality in those they lead, which motivates and encourages others to participate and go the extra mile.

  • Be a driven individual with an ability to set clear targets, track and manage progress and develop strategies to achieve desired outcomes using a range of sources.

  • Be an excellent teacher with experience teaching across the primary phase, Key Stage 2 experience preferable.

  • Provide a successful record of effective leadership in more than one key stage.

  • Possess excellent interpersonal skills and be able to communicate effectively at all levels.

  • Be aspirational, with an uncompromising commitment to improving educational outcomes for all children.

  • Demonstrate the ability and determination to adapt and broaden curriculum opportunities for all children, with a clear understanding and awareness of the needs and challenges of disadvantaged pupils.

  • Make a significant contribution to the professional development of staff, drawing on research.

  • Be someone with the ability to motivate and inspire pupils, staff and parents with a strong sense of teamwork and who can lead by example, influencing decision-making and shaping policies.

  • Be able to demonstrate a commitment to safeguarding, equal opportunities and inclusion as well as an understanding, awareness and empathy for all.

What the school offers its staff

We will offer the successful candidate:

  • Ongoing high quality professional development opportunities for leadership growth.

  • Opportunities to engage with colleagues through a range of projects, which will influence school practice and the wider educational landscape.

  • A warm welcome from enthusiastic children who are well behaved with a positive attitude to learning.

  • Friendly and committed staff who are supportive, open to new ideas and keen to continue to develop professionally.

  • Supportive and committed governance at all levels.

  • High quality leadership CPD, including opportunities to work across the Trust and beyond.

Being part of the Co-operative Group, we are both guided and driven by the Co-op values which are centred around a different, fairer and better way of doing things. These values are embedded in everything that we do within the Academy - they are our ‘Ways of Being’;

Do what matters most | Be yourself, always | Show you care | Succeed together

As part of the Co-op Academy Trust, you will also benefit from excellent CPD as well as a Trust wide network of colleagues to share best practice with.

Other benefits include:

  • Teachers Pension Scheme

  • Discounts on various Co-op branded products

  • Colleague Assistance via Health Assured

  • Cycle to Work scheme

  • Flu vaccine

Further details about the role

How to apply:

Visits to the Academy prior to submitting an application are highly recommended. To arrange a visit please contact Emma Day (Head of School) via emma.day@coopacademies.co.uk

Closing date: Please complete the online TES application by Thursday 11th April at 12pm

Shortlisting: Friday 12th April

Interviews: Thursday 25th April

For more information about the Trust, please visit www.coopacademies.co.uk

Commitment to safeguarding

Co-op Academies Trust as an aware employer is committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults as its number one priority. This commitment to robust recruitment, selection and induction procedures extends to organisations and services linked to the Trust on its behalf. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check. We value variety and individual differences, and aim to create a culture, environment and practices at all levels which encompass acceptance, respect and inclusion. All our colleagues are expected to demonstrate a commitment to co-operative values and principles.

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About Co-Op Academy Clarice Cliff

School type
Academy, ages 3 to 11
Education phase
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School size
413 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 11
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Co-op Academy Clarice Cliff strives to give the best possible start to education for all of its pupils. We are a large two form entry primary school with an on-site 60 place nursery.

Our children deserve the highest quality education and to develop an understanding of the world that gives them the greatest chance to lead happy and successful lives.

Being part of the Co-operative Group, we are both guided and driven by the Co-op values which are centred around a different, fairer and better way of doing things. These values are embedded in everything that we do within the Academy - they are our ‘Ways of Bbeing’;

Do what matters most | Be yourself, always | Show you care | Succeed together

Do what matters most
What matters most is ensuring that our students achieve the best possible outcomes. We make a positive difference to our children through showing exemplary professional behaviours.

Be yourself, always
We bring our best self to work, so that we each contribute a bit of our own unique Co-op difference, and respect others for doing the same. We understand that we are all unique and bring our own strengths to work.

Show you care
We care about our Co-op, our colleagues, our members, our students, their parents and communities, now and for the future. Our focus remains on doing our best for our children.

Succeed together
Co-operating is what makes us different; we’re better and stronger when we work together.

We recognise that what we achieve is achieved together.

Arranging a visit to Co-Op Academy Clarice Cliff

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email emma.day@coopacademies.co.uk.

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