This job expired on 29 November 2023

  • Start date details

    Easter 2024

  • Closing date

    29 November 2023 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    16 November 2023

Job details

Job role

  • Deputy headteacher

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Full time: 32.50 hours a week

Contract type


Pay scale

Leadership range L18 to L22 (£71,729 to £79,112)

What skills and experience we're looking for

Essential • 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 (A/I/R) • Commitment to raising standards and aspirations to ensure high levels of achievement and progress (A/I/R) • Ability to work on own initiative and be pro-active (A/I) (A/I) Key: C – Certificate; A – Application Form; I – Interview; R - Reference

What the school offers its staff

  • Contributory pension scheme with the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS)
  • Minimum entitlement of 34 days holiday (subject to pro rata if working part time and dependent upon salary and continuous service) including statutory Bank Holidays
  • Access to the Delta benefits website with discounts on retailers, holidays, days out, etc
  • Access to Cycle to Work scheme, car leasing and technology scheme
  • Access to our Employee Assistance helpline for free and confidential advice
  • Training and development opportunities

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 Garforth Academy

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1897 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

Garforth Academy is a vibrant and exciting place to learn. We welcome the opportunity of shaping and developing the minds of our young people, as they move through such a pivotal phase in their lives. We aim not just to educate our young people, but also to enrich, guide and support them to ensure that by the time they have completed their education with us, that they are fully prepared and equipped to enter the competitive world of work or further studies. We promote independent learning and aim to empower students as they face new challenges. We will provide them with the knowledge, skills and resilience to achieve the highest possible standards academically, socially and personally.

We have a hugely talented and committed staff team, with a range of well-qualified and dedicated professionals to ensure that our curriculum, guidance, care and support meet the different needs of every individual at the Academy. We pride ourselves on our high expectations and encourage all students to be happy, ambitious, well organised, caring and supportive of each other. Our pastoral care system underpins this success with its clear expectations and guidelines. We enjoy celebrating the successes of our students on a weekly basis, through the many reward systems and extra-curricular opportunities on offer.

Our ethos is fundamental to Garforth Academy. Every student will be asked to immerse themselves in ‘Our 10 Core Values’; values that the Academy feels all students should demonstrate throughout their daily routines, and are essential to being part of a community. We want our students to be the best they can possibly be, engage proactively with their community, be responsible, think of others, develop interests both academic and non-academic and be prepared for ‘life in the real world’.

Garforth Academy enjoys the many benefits of being a member of the Delta Academies Trust. This link allows good practice, resources and expertise to be easily shared between schools in the group and allows us to offer a wider range of learning experiences, extra-curricular actives and support as a result.

We pride ourselves on positive relationships with our parents/carers. We recognise the effectiveness of strong collaboration and expect all parties to fully support the learning and development of our young people, including the high standards of behaviour both in the Academy and out in the local community. We believe that by working together we can ensure success for every individual and that every young person can fulfil his or her potential.

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