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  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    21 April 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    4 March 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Deputy headteacher

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4

Working pattern

Full time: 32.5 hours per week

Contract type


Pay scale

L18 - L22

What skills and experience we're looking for



• Post Graduate Certificate of Education (PGCE) or equivalent (A/C)

• Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) (A/C)

• Up to date knowledge in subject, national policy, pedagogy, classroom management strategies,

research/inspection findings and statutory requirements (A/I)

• Knowledge of the current professional teaching standards (A/I)

• Significant experience at senior leadership level (A/I/R)

• An outstanding classroom practitioner with the highest expectations for progress of all students (A/I/R)

• Thorough understanding of recent curriculum developments (A/I/R)

• Experience of monitoring and improving the quality of teaching and learning through rigorous quality

assurance procedures (A/I/R)

• Proven experience of developing good working relationships with all stakeholders (A/I/R)

• Proven experience in the analysis of performance data for the purposes of target setting, monitoring

and evaluation (A/I/R)

• Experience of strategic planning (A/I/R)

• Proven commitment to excellent and respectful behaviour from the whole academy community (A/I/R)

• Proven successful experience of leading whole school initiatives aimed at raising standards (A/I/R)

• Demonstrable ability to work effectively in a wide range of partnerships to achieve academy

improvements (A/I/R)

• Proven ability to lead, manage and motivate teams effectively (A/I/R)

• Excellent communication skills in a variety of contexts (A/I/R)

• Lead, manage and coordinate staff through an effective team-based approach (A/I)

• Ability to understand complex organisations and work with clearly defined line management and

supervision structures (A/I/R)

• Ability to monitor and evaluate the work of others, to offer support and intervention where necessary


• Commitment to raising standards and aspirations to ensure high levels of achievement and progress


• Ability to work on own initiative and be pro-active (A/I)


• Further professional/academic study in NPQML/NPQSL/NPQH or the desire to work towards it (A/C/I)

• Comprehensive knowledge of performance management requirements in an educational context (A/I)

Key: C – Certificate; A – Application Form; I – Interview; R - Reference

What the school offers its staff

• Financial: offering unlimited access to a huge range of discounts on holidays, days out, retailer and cashback deals inc. Curry’s, John Lewis, Tesco and B&Q to name but a few.

• Lifestyle and Wellbeing: discounted & flexible gym memberships, eye care vouchers, cycle 2 work/Technology scheme, free annual flu jab and 24/7 access to a market leading Employee Assistance Programme providing expert information specialist advisors trained by Citizens Advice and access to professionally qualified counsellors accredited by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.

• Motoring: access to an employee vehicle leasing scheme*, discounted vehicle repairs and discounts on car/van hire.

• Pension: excellent employer/employee contributory pension scheme with the Teachers’ Pension Scheme (TPS)

• Personal and professional: we offer a range of training and development opportunities for you to grow and develop.

*Subject to ensuring NMW is maintained.

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

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About Darton Academy

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
1159 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
Phone number
07811 709986

Darton Academy is an exciting place to learn and as soon as you enter the building you can feel a buzz of enthusiasm. There is a sense of purpose, and the academy is calm and orderly, with state-of-the-art facilities. We are a close-knit community, and we pride ourselves on knowing our pupils well and doing our utmost to ensure everyone fulfils their true potential.

We aim to ensure that our pupils can learn in a safe and supportive environment, where everyone values academic achievement and has a positive attitude to learning. As a result of our journey of continuous improvement, our pupils achieved the “best ever GCSE results” in the summer of 2022, and we continue to go from strength to strength. Our progress 8 result is 0.4 and in February 2023 Ofsted graded us Good with an outstanding personal development offer.

We strongly encourage our pupils to take part in enrichment activities so they can discover all their strengths and talents, and run over forty clubs, as well as pupil support sessions and interventions. We also regularly organise whole school events and educational visits so that our pupils have a broad experience of learning beyond the classroom.

We believe in rewarding pupils for good behaviour, attendance and achievement and run a number of celebration events throughout the year, from “Super September” to our summer “DartFest”. We place learning at the heart of everything we do and use our core values of respect, responsibility, and resilience to build a positive ethos.

Ultimately, we understand that our pupils are most successful when they feel happy, valued, challenged, and supported to achieve their very best. We believe this also applies to our staff. We are passionate about giving people the chance to develop and progress their careers.

Arranging a visit to Darton Academy

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email info@dartonacademy.org.uk.

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