Head of Campus - Deputy Headteacher
Barking Abbey School, A Specialist Sports and Humanities College, Barking, Essex
|Working pattern||Full-time only|
|Salary||Lead Practitioners range 22 to Lead Practitioners range 26, £76,618 to £83,699|
|Leadership level||Middle Leader|
The core purpose of the Head of Campus/Deputy Headteacher role is to assist the Headteacher in leading the school to achieve its strategic plans and implement the vision. They are responsible for the health and safety of all stakeholders whilst in the school’s care and ensuring that the conditions are in place to ensure every student is supported to achieve to their full potential.
This job description is not a comprehensive definition of the post. It will be reviewed on a regular basis
particularly as the school continues to evolve into its dual campus model and may be subject to modification or amendment at any time. Each Head of Campus Deputy Headteacher may be rotated across campuses
depending on the schools needs and priorities.
• Manage one of the school’s campuses on a daily basis (specific campus allocation for September will be agreed following interview process).
• Work closely with other SLT colleagues to ensure there is parity across both campuses.
• Operate as the Designated Safeguarding Lead for one campus.
• Support and assist the Headteacher in her absence.
• Be responsible for implementing health and safety policies.
• Role model the school vision and values on a daily basis.
• Work with staff, Governors and students to create and maintain the ethos, vision and aims of the school.
• Report to Governors as required.
• Provide clear strategic direction for the school that achieves the highest educational provision.
• Ensure that the school benefits from a rigorous self evaluation process that significantly contributes to raising standards.
• Be an outstanding teacher.
• Role model and coach others into effective models of leadership.
• Play a lead role in the development of other staff.
• Have high expectations and lead by example.
• Maintain a secure, caring, welcoming, happy, stimulating and challenging learning environment.
• Keep under review the work and organisation of the school and monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of it, challenging leadership at all levels when required.
• Ensure key policies are up to date, relevant and compliant to ensure they are live working documents.
• Effectively line manage other SLT colleagues, middle leaders and core staff ensuring they all work effectively to achieve the school’s aims.
• Ensure guidance and support it provided to students, staff and parents.
• Ensure that appropriate educational initiatives are incorporated effectively across the campus and whole school to continually drive whole school improvement and parity.
• Ensure that staff work within the school’s policies and lead on personnel issues where directed by the Headteacher.
• To lead the School’s current Inclusion and Pastoral strategic development.
• To facilitate, design and deliver integrated services across the curriculum and inclusion spectrum, to meet the needs of students, especially those with SEND.
• To lead on the implementation and monitoring of the school’s Behaviour for Learning and Exclusion policies.
• To co-ordinate links and developmental planning with external partners as appropriate.
• To line manage the Assistant Head teachers for Behaviour and Student Welfare.
• To line manage at least one subject department.
• To line manage the SENCO and Deputy DSL.
• Perform supervisory duties around the school.
All SLT members will be expected to comply with any reasonable request from the Headteacher or Governors to undertake work that is not specified within this job description.
Essential educational requirements
Evidence of updating professional skills, including management development,
Minimum of 3 years successful experience as a member of senior leadership in a good or outstanding school development.
Experience of working in a multi-cultural environment.
Successful experience of teaching students across a broad range of the attainment spectrum.
Evidence of expertise and success in raising student achievement and securing whole school improvement.
Experience of leading operational systems in the school.
Experience of effective quality assurance systems.
Experience of leading safeguarding practices.
Holds a DFES recognised teaching qualification.
Good Honours Degree.
NPQH or willingness to undertake NPQH or equivalent.
Relevant, recent experience of teaching in a 11-16 or 11-18 school.
A minimum of 3 years successful experience as a middle leader.
Essential skills and experience
This list is not exhaustive:
Sound understanding of qualities of good teaching, effective learning & how these can be applied to raise attainment
Understanding the effective planning & delivery of a balanced curriculum
Demonstrates a good working knowledge of school development planning, including the development of effective monitoring & evaluation strategies
Successful track record in using data raising achievement & improve student outcomes
Knows how to ensure equality of opportunity for all students & staff & shows evidence of having done so
Clear vision and strong commitment to inclusion & how this can be achieved
Has the ability & strong commitment to working in partnership with staff, parents, governors, the LA, partners & local community
Leading successful improvements & managing change at whole school level
Knowledge of the school’s roles & responsibilities in relation to safeguarding
|School type||LA Maintained School|
|School size||2125 pupils enrolled|
|Age range||11 to 18|
|Ofsted report||View Ofsted report|
|Website||Barking Abbey School, A Specialist Sports and Humanities College website (opens in a new window)|
About Barking Abbey School, A Specialist Sports and Humanities College
Barking Abbey was founded in 1922 as one of the first co-educational grammar schools in England. At the time, it was situated in a largely rural area, with fields and farmland close by. Gradually, as Barking began to expand as a residential centre, the school became the focal point for the community with an educational provision of national standing. In 1970, Barking Abbey Grammar School was merged with Park Modern School to form what has now become ‘Barking Abbey School: A Specialist Sports and Humanities College’. Many traditions of the old schools remain, but with important developments to enable the school and its pupils to be fully prepared to meet the challenges and opportunities of life in the twenty-first century. One thing remains central, however: we are an outstanding success. Barking Abbey is a mixed school of approximately 2,000 pupils. It is traditionally heavily oversubscribed and each year takes 360 new pupils. The school draws its pupils from a large number of primary and junior schools particularly from the London Boroughs of Barking and Dagenham and Redbridge. Barking Abbey has a very large Sixth Form with approximately 450 students. A large range of AS, A2 and BTEC courses is available to our 16-19 year olds. The school is currently undergoing an expansion programme which is increasing the school number from nine to twelve forms of entry. We are gradually evolving the school into a dual campus model which will eventually accommodate Year 7 to 11 at both of our campuses- Longbridge and Sandringham. We are currently in the third year of this five year expansion programme. We are proud of the fact that we are a multi-cultural community and we seek to celebrate our diversity in as many ways as possible. Tolerance of, respect for, and understanding of others are vital aspects of preparing young people for adult life. This ethos is what underpins our school motto: “Barking Abbey School is a place where everyone gives and expects the best” and where everyone can say, “I belong”. Jo Tupman Headteacher
Sandringham Road, Barking, Essex, IG11 9AG