Douglas Valley SureStart Children’s Centre
Job Description – Deputy Headteacher
Name of Postholder:
Title: Deputy Headteacher
Responsible to: Head of Centre
Salary Grade: L4 - L8
To work in partnership to deliver the five key outcomes of ‘Every Child
Actively engage in the implementation of the strategic plan.
To assist the Head of Centre in ensuring that the Centre facilitates
effective learning for children, parents and families.
To lead and manage the delivery of Early Years Foundation Stage for
children 0 - 4 and Out of School Club provision for children 5 - 11 under
the direction of the Head of Centre.
Responsible for: Children in designated groups. Staff who work within the
provision of Early Education and Care.
Liaises with: Other Staff in the Centre
Local Authority Officers
Working Time: Full time in accordance with the Pay and Conditions
Document and the needs of the Centre.
CRB Disclosures Enhanced
1.1 To fulfil the professional duties of a Deputy Head as defined in
the Teachers’ Pay and Conditions of Service.
1.2 To carry out at the discretion of the Head of Centre, duties
commensurate with the grade of post as maybe assigned to
accommodate the developing needs of the Centre as a whole.
1.3 To promote the centre within the Borough of Wigan and share
good practice with other professionals.
2. Operational/Strategic Planning
2.1 To deputise for the Head of Centre in her absence.
2.2 To actively participate in the development and implementation of
policies and procedures.
2.3 To play a key role in engaging all stakeholders in the process of
self-evaluation to inform future developments in the centre.
2.4 To actively contribute to the formulation, implementation,
monitoring and evaluation of the School Improvement Plan.
2.5 To positively promote and support the development of the
services for children and their families.
3. Curriculum and Assessment
3.1 To lead the development of the curriculum, taking account of the
age, stage of development, needs and interests of the children.
3.2 To review and develop the systems for assessment and pupil-
3.3 To keep abreast of local and national initiatives and evaluate
their relevance for practice in the centre.
4. Teaching and Learning
4.1 To lead by example in the delivery of high quality learning
experiences for children in the Early Years Foundation Stage.
4.2 To maximise the learning potential of all children by evaluating
the impact of teaching on progress.
4.3 To set and maintain high expectations of children’s abilities.
4.4 To set high expectations of children’s behaviour.
5.1 To maintain and develop effective channels of communication
5.2 To ensure that parents/carers are kept informed about the
progress of their children.
5.3 To ensure that parents/carers are made aware of how they can
support their children’s areas for development.
5.4 To raise awareness of and share the good practice in early
years education with other professionals in the field.
6. Leading and Managing Staff
6.1 Act as a model of professional conduct and presentation,
demonstrating high personal standards of expertise and
In partnership with the Headteacher, assist in:
6.2 Maximising the contribution of staff to improve the quality of
education provided and the standards achieved.
6.3 Developing good working relationships with the governors,
partnership board, staff, children, parents/carers, community
and the LA.
6.4 Planning, allocating, supporting and evaluating work undertaken
by groups, teams and individuals.
6.5 Implementing and sustaining effective systems for the
management of staff performance, incorporating performance
6.6 Leading the continuing professional development of staff
6.7 Motivating and enabling all staff in the centre to carry out their
respective roles to the highest standards, through high quality
continuing professional development based on assessment of
needs and systematic monitoring and evaluation.
6.8 Leading and managing the staff in ways that reflect the mission
statement, meet the governing body’s policies, while ensuring
that professional duties are fulfilled as specified in the Terms
and Conditions of Service of Teachers.
7. Management of Resources
7.1 To support the Head of Centre in the financial management of
7.2 To take responsibility for the ordering of stock and resources to
enable curriculum delivery, within agreed budget limits.
7.3 To bring to the Head of Centre’s attention opportunities for
increased funding and resources.
7.4 To take a leading role in ensuring that the maintenance of the
environment of the centre is of a high quality, with resources and
facilities being used to their maximum, whilst adequate health
and safety precautions are maintained.
(Head of Centre)