Deputy Headteacher St Luke's Halsall Church of England Primary School, Liverpool, Merseyside

Job description

St. Luke’s Halsall C. of E. Primary School and Nursery is a welcoming, vibrant and inclusive church school in Crosby.

We are looking for a Deputy Headteacher who has a proven track record of excellent classroom practice, who is child centred and has a strong personal faith to support and live out our school values. We are seeking a dedicated and ambitious person who is looking to move into the next stage of their career and who will thrive within our aspirational school family.

We are proud of our delightful and eager children and were pleased with our ‘Good’ judgment from Ofsted in March 2019. In September 2017 SIAMS agreed we were an ‘Outstanding’ school – ‘The school has a vibrant Christian vision for the school that is lived out by all its members.’

The ideal candidate will also:
• Have a clear understanding of how to nurture the Christian ethos of our school
• Have a proven experience of positively impacting pupil progress and developing excellence across the school
• Have expertise in monitoring teaching and learning with a thorough knowledge of all key stages
• Have the passion to make a real difference to the lives of each of our children
• Have experience in developing a rich, broad and balanced curriculum
• Have experience of working within a vibrant and committed SLT
• Be able to provide a supportive faith reference from the priest/minister where they regularly worship

Visits are warmly welcomed. To arrange an appointment or request an application pack please contact the school by email. Please do not send a CV, for the purposes of equal opportunities we can only accept Sefton Council application forms - please ensure that all application documentation is returned by email to

Closing Date: noon 16th March

Lesson observation at your current school (if possible): Monday 23rd – Thursday 26th March
School visits available by prior arrangement: 9:30am, 1:30pm and 4:00pm on Monday 2nd March, Friday 6th March & Wednesday 11th March.

Interview for final candidates: Thursday 2nd April

We are committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children and expect staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We follow safer recruitment practices and all appointments are subject to satisfactory checks and references. An Enhanced DBS check will be sought from the successful candidate along with evidence of identity and right to work in the UK.

Essential educational requirements

Qualified Teacher Status

Evidence of further study

Essential qualifications

Qualified Teacher Status

Evidence of further study

Essential skills and experience

• Evidence of direct involvement in school monitoring, self-evaluation and school improvement strategies
• Successful experience of leading one or more curriculum areas in the primary age range
• To have led a range of school initiatives
• Experience of working effectively within staff teams
• To have had responsibility for policy development and implementation
• To demonstrate an awareness of current national education policy
• Experience of teaching in more than one school
• To have taught in both EYFS/KS1 and KS2
• Thorough knowledge of whole school expectations regarding standards of teaching and learning within and across all 3 Key Stages in the primary phase
• Secure understanding of assessment strategies, data analysis and the use of assessment to accelerate progress
• To be able to exemplify how the needs of all pupils (SEN, Disadv, EAL) have been met through high quality teaching.
• Commitment to ensuring inclusion and addressing diversity positively

About St Luke's Halsall Church of England Primary School

St. Luke's Halsall is a vibrant, happy school where children enjoy learning. We believe that this school is special and the relationships we develop with our children and their families enables us to create a friendly, caring and supportive atmosphere. Our committed teaching and support staff strive to bring out the very best in our children and equip them with the skills they will need for the future. We hold Christian values at the heart of all we do.

Cooks Road, Liverpool, Merseyside, L23 2TB
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