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  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    22 April 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    22 March 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Deputy headteacher

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Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale


What skills and experience we're looking for

Deputy Principal Responsibilities:

Ø School culture: Help support a positive school culture and ethos

Ø Teaching and learning: Effectively support effective pedagogical approaches to ensure teaching and learning is of the highest quality throughout school.

Ø Curriculum and assessment: Ensure our curriculum offer within school is of the highest quality and meets the needs of our pupils.

Ø Behaviour: Help develop a strong culture of positive relationships within school that supports good behaviour.

Ø Additional and special education needs and disability: Ensure the school holds ambitious expectations for all pupils with additional and special educational needs and disabilities.

Ø Continuous school improvement: Work with the school leader to implement effective improvement strategies, which lead to sustained school improvement over time

Ø Working in partnership: Forge constructive relationships beyond the school, working in partnership with parents, carers and the local community

Ø Governance and accountability: Establish and sustain professional working relationship with those responsible for governance

Ø Child protection and safeguarding: Understand our contextual Safeguarding issues at Boothroyd an ensure that the school complies with all national and local safeguarding requirements.

Ø Deputies: Deputies for the principal in their absence

*A full list of roles and responsibilities can be found in the Deputy Principal recruitment pack.

What are we are looking for from a strong candidate?

1. Passion: We are looking for someone who is genuinely enthusiastic about education, pupil success, and school improvement. A passionate Deputy Principal will inspire others and drive positive change.

2. Inclusive Approach: A team member who ensures everyone feels included. They create an atmosphere where diverse personalities thrive, fostering camaraderie and collaboration.

3. Energizing Presence: A candidate whose enthusiasm is contagious. They boost morale during tough times and celebrate victories, reminding everyone that work can be both productive and enjoyable. We are looking for candidates who can collaborate with teachers, parents, pupils, and community members to create a positive school culture.

4. Loves a Challenge: We want a candidate who thrives in dynamic environments and view challenges as opportunities for growth. A Deputy Principal who embraces challenges will adapt, innovate, and lead effectively.

5. Experiences: Prior leadership experience, is essential. We are a large 3 form Primary school and the we are looking for candidates who have successfully managed teams, implemented initiatives, and demonstrated effective decision-making.

6. Problem-Solving Skills: A strong Deputy Principal can analyse complex issues, identify solutions, and implement effective strategies. Problem-solving abilities are crucial for addressing diverse challenges in our school setting.

7. Resilience: The education field can be demanding. A resilient candidate will handle setbacks, stress, and adversity with grace, maintaining focus on the well-being of pupils and staff.

8. Curriculum Expertise: A Deputy Principal should understand curriculum development, assessment, and pedagogical approaches.

9. Willingness to Make Mistakes: This candidate embraces a growth mindset, understanding that mistakes are opportunities for learning and improvement. They are not afraid to take risks and learn from their experiences.

10. Practice Development Based on Current Research: This candidate stays informed about the latest educational research and adapts their teaching practices accordingly. They seek evidence-based strategies to enhance pupils learning and continuously refine their methods.

11. Collaborative Worker: A collaborative candidate actively collaborates with colleagues, parents, and pupils. They value diverse perspectives, share ideas, and work together to achieve common goals. Their teamwork contributes to a positive and supportive school environment.

What the school offers its staff

Our unique school offers you:

  • Children who are keen to learn.
  • Opportunities for professional development and career progression.
  • A superb support network as part of the wider Focus-Trust MAT to help develop your potential within the school environment.
  • Wellbeing support programme and access to Kirklees Occupational Health Schemes.

Join us in creating a positive and nurturing learning environment where every child feels valued, supported, and empowered to succeed. If you are ready to make a meaningful difference in the lives of young people, we would love you to consider applying for the role at Boothroyd Primary Academy.

Further details about the role

Please do have a look at the school website at www.boothroydprimaryacademy.co.uk for further information.

If you would like to arrange a visit to our wonderful school, please contact the school office on 01924 562425, and our Principal, Matt Birkett would be delighted to show you around and give you more information about the school. Alternatively, there is a virtual tour of school here: https://aws360buildtour.s3.eu-west-2.amazonaws.com/Boothroyd/index.html

Please send completed application forms to boothroyd.recruitment@focus-trust.co.uk

Applicants are encouraged to address the personal specification when completing their application.

Closing date: Noon on Monday 22 April 2024

Please note that Boothroyd will be closed for Easter holidays from Monday 25th March to Friday 5th April inclusively.

Interview date: Interviews will be held on Wednesday 1st May 2024

Boothroyd Primary Academy is a member of Focus-Trust, and is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share the commitment. All posts are subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check and other relevant employment checks.

Commitment to safeguarding

CVs will not be accepted, only applications submitted on the school’s application form.

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Any offer of employment will be subject to an enhanced disclosure from the DBS.

Applying for the job

If you're interested in teaching or training to teach in England as an international citizen, we can help you understand your next steps.

Please download the application form using the link below, and once completed send to boothroyd.recruitment@focus-trust.co.uk

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About Boothroyd Primary Academy

School type
Academy, ages 3 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
600 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 11
Phone number
01924 562425

Do you wish to make a strong contribution to the future success of our school?

Boothroyd Primary Academy is a large three-form academy serving over 640 pupils from the local Dewsbury community and judged by OFSTED as a Good school with Outstanding features. “As a result of inclusive leadership, precise assessment and high-quality teaching, children make outstanding progress” (OFSTED Mar 2019).

Our vision is for Boothroyd to be the heartbeat of the community, where we empower all, so we all shine brightly. We collectively contribute to a positive culture and learning environment that enables everyone to thrive and be the best version of themselves, by living out our school values of Honesty, Excellence, Aspiration, Respect and Teamwork. We believe in nurturing every child's potential and fostering a supportive learning environment where every pupil can thrive.

Arranging a visit to Boothroyd Primary Academy

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email l.lynch@focus-trust.co.uk.

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