Warley Town School
Headteacher Job Description
The job description reflects the Four Domains within the National Standards of Excellence for Headteachers (2015) document.
These standards are built upon The Teaching Standards (2011) which apply to all teachers, including Headteachers.
The appointment is subject to the current conditions of employment of Headteachers, contained
in the School Teachers’ Pay and Conditions document and other current educational and employment legislation, including that of the Department for Education In carrying out his/her duties, the Headteacher shall consult, where appropriate, with the Local Authority, the Governing Body, the staff of the school, its pupils and the parents of its pupils.
The Main Role of the Headteacher
The main role of the Headteacher is to provide professional leadership and management for the school. This will promote a secure foundation from which to achieve high standards in all areas of the school’s work. To gain this success the Headteacher must establish high quality education by effectively managing teaching and learning and using personalised learning to realise the potential of all pupils. The Headteacher should establish a culture that promotes excellence, equality and high expectations of all pupils.
The Headteacher is the leading professional in the school. Accountable to the Governing Body, the Headteacher provides vision, leadership and direction for the school and ensures that it is managed and organised to meet its aims and targets. The Headteacher, working with others, is responsible for evaluating the school’s performance to identify the priorities for continuous improvement and raising standards; ensuring equality of opportunity for all; developing policies and practices; ensuring that resources are efficiently and effectively used to achieve the school’s aims and objectives and for the day-to-day management, organisation and administration of the school.
The Headteacher, working with and through others, secures the commitment of the wider community to the school by developing and maintaining effective partnerships with, for example, schools, other services and agencies for children, the Local Authority and higher education institutions. Through such partnerships and other activities, Headteachers play a key role in contributing to the development of the education system as a whole and collaborate with others to raise standards locally.
Drawing on the support provided by members of the school community, the Headteacher is responsible for creating a productive learning environment which is engaging and fulfilling for all pupils.
Essential educational requirements
Qualified teacher status
Essential skills and experience
Evidence of ongoing leadership and management professional develoopment
Successful leadership as a Deputy Head or Assistant Head
About Warley Town School
- Dark Lane, Halifax, West Yorkshire, HX2 7QD
- LA Maintained School
- Warley Town School website (opens in a new window)