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Deputy Headteacher

The Axis Academy, Crewe

Job details

Job role
Leadership, SEN specialist
Working pattern
Full-time only
£41,989 - £51,234

Job summary

Key Priorities

• Support the strategic vision and direction of the academy

• Provide strategic leadership and management to staff within the academy

• Support with securing and sustaining effective teaching and learning throughout the school

• Undertake Performance Management & Line Management responsibilities for a group of teachers and other staff in the school

• Deploy staff and resources efficiently and effectively to meet specific objectives in line with school’s strategic plans.

• Ensure effective pastoral care and behaviour support throughout the school

• To be responsible for the day to day leadership and management when the Headteacher is not in the Academy

Teaching and Learning

The Deputy Headteacher of The Axis Academy will help secure and sustain effective teaching and learning throughout the Academy, monitor and evaluate the quality of teaching and standards of students’ achievement, and use benchmarks to track set targets for improvements. He/she will:

• Contribute to the teaching of a subject throughout the school as and when required

• Support and maintain an environment and a code of behaviour and discipline which promotes and secures good teaching, effective learning and high standards of achievement

• Help organise the curriculum and its assessment; work with the Headteacher to monitor and evaluate it in order to identify areas for improvement

• Ensure that the curriculum and assessments meet National Curriculum requirements

• Ensure that improvements in literacy, numeracy and information technology are priority targets for all Students

Leading and Managing Staff

The Deputy Headteacher of The Axis Academy will motivate, support, challenge and develop staff to help secure improvement. He/she will:

• Maximise the contribution of staff to improving the quality of education provided and the standards achieved and ensure that constructive working relationships are formed between staff and students in The Axis Academy

• Ensure that equal opportunities and inclusion policies are reflected in practice

• Work with the Headteacher to implement and sustain effective systems for the management of staff performance, incorporating appraisal, threshold and targets for teachers, including targets relating to professional practice and students’ progress and achievement

• Specifically motivate and enable all staff in The Axis Academy to carry out their respective roles to the highest standard, through high quality continuing professional development based on assessment of needs

• Lead, support and co-ordinate the provision of high quality professional development

• Sustain your own motivation and that of other staff

• Ensure that professional duties are fulfilled, as specified in the Terms and Conditions of Service of Teachers

Partnership Working

• Support in establishing a culture and curriculum which fulfils the aims and requirements of the wider community as set out in the vision

• Seek opportunities to invite parents and carers, community figures, businesses and other organisations into The Axis Academy to enrich student experience and to promote The Axis Academy’s value to the wider community

• Collaborate with local schools, the local authority and other agencies to promote the academic spiritual, moral, social, emotional and cultural well-being of Students and their families

• Represent The Axis Academy at relevant meetings, as and when required

Health and Safety / Child Protection

• To help ensure that health and safety standards meet statutory requirements, monitoring health and safety matters within the school, particularly ensuring that members of the staff take reasonable care for the health and safety of themselves and others

• To help ensure that Child Protection and Safeguarding procedures and Department of Health assessments of Children in Need are rigorously complied with, and that the welfare and health and safety of students are of prime consideration

• To promote the safety and well-being of students and staff

• To ensure good order and discipline of students and staff

Employee benefits


Applying for the job

The Application Form is on the following platforms:

- Our website - http://www.theaxisacademy.org/vacancies/
- Via email - admin@theaxisacademy.org

Supporting documents

School overview

School type
Free School
Education phase
School size
Up to 48 pupils
Age range
4 to 16
Ofsted report
View Ofsted report
Contact email
Contact phone number

About The Axis Academy

The Axis Academy will become a beacon of outstanding practice in SEMH specialist provision. We are looking for someone who will enjoy challenge along with the tremendous opportunity to join an incredibly hard-working staff team and help create an outstanding provision. We want our staff to empower children to succeed and show a patient and nurturing approach in order to unlock a child’s potential. This is a unique opportunity to become part of a team that will change the lives of children with Social, Emotional and Mental Health needs (SEMH).

If you feel that The Axis Academy may be the right place for you, I hope you will consider applying for the post. If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to get in touch, and I will be more than happy to have an informal conversation.

SEN Free School for 4-16 year olds with SEMH. The school caters for 48 pupils with a primary focus on mental health.

Arranging a visit to The Axis Academy

If you contact the school and request to speak to the headteacher, a discussion and potential visit can be arranged.

School location

Lodgefields Drive, Crewe, CW2 8TU

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