SECTION 3
                                             PARK ROAD ACADEMY PRIMARY SCHOOL:                   PERSON SPECIFICATION – HEADTEACHER
                                                                                                             REQUIREMENTS                            MEASURED BY:-
                                                                                                               ESSENTIAL   DESIRABLE   APPLICATION    PROBING AT   DOCUMENTARY
                                                                                                                                          FORM         INTERVIEW     EVIDENCE

Completed NPQH                                                                                                                                                      
Qualified Teacher Status (QTS)                                                                                                                                      
Registration with the General Teaching Council                                                                                                                       
CRB Clearance                                                                                                                                                        
Evidence of continued career development                                                                                                                             
Minimum of 3 years Senior Leadership experience (Deputy HT, Assistant HT or Acting HT)                                                                  
Advanced Educational Diploma                                                                                                                                         
Sound understanding of budget management                                                                                                                


Able to create a shared vision and strategic plan to improve teaching and learning which inspires and
motivates the school community                                                                                                                           
Have substantial experience of school evaluation and raising attainment levels                                                                                      
Be able to understand how to manage and motivate staff performance and be able to strengthen and further
develop relationships within the school to include parents, governors and the wider community                                                            
Experience of working with governors in developing successful improvement priorities                                                                     
Measurable success in a team leadership role                                                                                                             

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Experience of setting high standards and expectations and develop a successful learning culture                   
Be able to ensure that teachers provide clear guidance on how each individual child can improve                                                          
A forward thinking approach in the delivery of the curriculum across a broad range of abilities                                                          
Monitors, evaluates and reviews classroom practice and develops and promotes improvement strategies                                                      
Understanding of SEN Code of Practice                                                                                                                   
Successful experience of leading more than one curricular responsibility                                                                                
Be able to promote initiatives such as Personalised Learning                                                                                             


Able to participate in a professional learning community through developing effective relationships                                                      
Able to acknowledge the responsibilities and celebrate the achievements of individuals and teams                                                         
Review own practice, set personal targets and take responsibility for your personal and professional
development                                                                                                                                             
Able to combine a high profile with approachability                                                                                                      
Be an exemplar practitioner                                                                                                                              
Have experience in recruiting, developing and retaining good staff                                                                                       
Able to manage own workload and that of others in order to promote an appropriate positive work/life balance                                              
                                                                                                                   REQUIREMENTS                       MEASURED BY:-
                                                                                                                ESSENTIAL   DESIRABLE   APPLICATION    PROBING AT   DOCUMENTARY
                                                                                                                                           FORM         INTERVIEW     EVIDENCE
Able to organise people and resources to provide an efficient, effective and safe working environment                                                     
Ability to motivate all staff to carry out their respective roles to the highest standard                                                                 
A good knowledge of setting and managing budgets and taking responsibility for financial resources                                                        
Implements successful performance management processes with all staff                                                                                     
Treats people fairly and with respect to create and maintain a positive school culture                                                                    
Knowledge of planning and managing premises improvement                                                                                                   
Able to demonstrate effective integration of a range of technologies to promote learning                                                                  
Experience of working in an Outstanding school                                                                                                                        


Demonstrate the importance of responsibility to the whole school community and accountability to a wide
range of groups, particularly pupils, parents/carers and governors                                                                                        
Combine the outcomes of regular internal and external evaluations in order to best develop the school                                                     
Experience of OFSTED inspection at a senior level                                                                                                         
Able to use a wide range of data to track performance and identify the strengths and weaknesses of the
school                                                                                                                                                   


Demonstrates a commitment to partnership and collaboration with others within the school community                                                        
Be able to listen, reflect and act upon community feedback                                                                                                
Work closely with and respect parents’ views to support and improve pupils’ achievement and development                                                   
Ensure that parents are involved with the school and have confidence in the school and its leadership                                                     
Experience of collaboration with other relevant agencies                                                                                                  


Able to form and maintain appropriate relationships with children and have an appropriate attitude to the use
of authority and maintaining discipline                                                                                                                   
Demonstrate a commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children                                                                                       


Approachable and enjoys being highly visible to everyone in the school community                                                                          
Excellent communication skills with self awareness and social perception                                                                                 
Ability to build, lead and work in teams                                                                                                                  
Sense of humour                                                                                                                                           
Energy and enthusiasm to inspire                                                                                                                          
Pastoral skills in dealing with children and parents                                                                                                                  
Ability to think creatively, solve problems and make decisions based on sound judgement                                                                   
Professionalism, commitment, reliability, loyalty, integrity and strength of character                                                                    
Demonstrates good judgement                                                                                                                              
Passionate about and committed to the education and well being of every child                                                                            

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