DEPUTY HEAD TEACHER JOB DESCRIPTION
Leadership scale 10-14
The Deputy Head is required to carry out the duties of a school teacher, and the particular
responsibilities of a Deputy as set out in the School Teachers' Pay & Conditions Document.
The Deputy is expected to support the Head Teacher in:
Formulating the aims and objectives of the school through clear school improvement
Establishing the policies through which the aims are applied
Managing staff and resources
Implementing child protection policy and procedures and ensuring all children are
safeguarded at Parlaunt Park Primary School
The main areas of responsibility will be in:
To assist the Head Teacher in the day to day running of the school
To take a leading role in the establishment and maintenance of good and trusting
relationships through sound communication and consultation procedures both within
the school and with all appropriate agencies, including governors, parents and the
Local Authority. To support and lead other members of staff in achieving these aims
To make the necessary arrangements to cover for absent teachers
To assist the Head Teacher in the deployment of staff
To organise timetables and PPA cover throughout the school
To update the school staff handbook annually
To implement strategies which secure high standards of attendance
Leading teaching and learning
To play a leading role in the promotion of high standards of achievement and equal
opportunities within the school
To demonstrate outstanding practice as a teacher and maintain a good knowledge of
current thinking in primary education
To promote and develop school policies and provide a model of outstanding practice
Alongside the Head Teacher, to monitor teaching throughout the school, ensuring the
highest standards are achieved
To work in the classroom alongside colleagues in order to support initiatives for raising
achievement, demonstrating outstanding classroom practice
To offer advice to leaders as appropriate, supporting them in their role to ensure that
outstanding standards of teaching and learning are maintained
To organise and lead assemblies
To take a lead role in the quality assurance of the assessment and monitoring
To lead and develop assessment practices in the school, taking into account current
To ensure the progress of pupils is rigorously monitored through analysing data and
running pupil progress meetings to ensure accelerated progress
To lead and develop practices which narrow the gap between groups of pupils
To oversee target-setting for each year group
To oversee SATs and assessment arrangements in the school
To take a strategic role in the development of new and emerging technologies to
enhance and extend the learning experience of pupils
To work in partnership with the leadership team in monitoring the delivery of the
To work closely with the leadership team in order to monitor progress and to ensure
that all teams follow the actions as stated in the School Improvement Plan
To contribute to the development of the education system by, for example, sharing
effective practice, working in partnership with other schools and promoting innovative
To support Performance Management Reviews and to co-ordinate all staff CPD in line
with individual performance targets and whole school priorities
To co-ordinate the professional development programme for all trainee teachers and
maintain links with the educational institutions
To work alongside consultants involved in supporting members of staff
To meet, monitor and support staff who it is felt require the support of the school’s
To develop links with other schools to support staff development
Pastoral care and safeguarding
To have a high profile and actively engage with pupils and parents/carers to support
children’s achievement and wellbeing
To collaborate with other agencies in the providing for the academic, spiritual, moral,
social, emotional and cultural wellbeing of pupils and their families
To work with the Head Teacher and school leaders to ensure that staff know,
understand and implement the school’s Behaviour and Anti-Bullying Policy
To meet parents of pupils who have consistently poor behaviour in line with the
school’s Behaviour Policy
To create and promote positive strategies for challenging racial and other prejudice.
Parents, the community and extended schools
To play a full part in the life of the school community
To work in partnership with the Head Teacher to ensure that the school maintains
good relationships with parents and carers
To liaise with staff in order to develop a partnership with parents which will enhance
To encourage the parents to participate in the life of the school in a variety of ways
Health and Safety
To work in partnership with the Head Teacher in ensuring that all staff know,
understand and implement the school’s Health and Safety Policy
Working with the Governing Body
To attend meetings of the Governing Body as required
To work closely with the Head Teacher and Chair of Governors as necessary
Undertake any professional duties reasonably delegated to him/her by the Head
Undertake the professional duties of the Head Teacher in the event of his/her absence
from the school.
The role of the Deputy will be reviewed annually and possibly amended according to
the changing needs of the school. These changes will be made in consultation with the
Parlaunt Park Primary School
Person Specification – Deputy Headteacher
Qualified Teacher Status AF
Postgraduate level qualification X
Relevant middle leadership qualifications/experience AF
Successful experience of leading one or more subject areas. AF
Experience of teaching in at least two schools AF
Substantial, successful and outstanding teaching experience AF,R,I
across the Primary age range.
Thorough knowledge of whole school expectations regarding AF,I
standards of teaching and learning within and across key
Experience of a strategic leadership role. AF,R,I
Skills and Abilities
A positive approach to the management of change. AF,I
A strong commitment to equality, diversity and relationships AF,R,I
across the school community through partnerships.
Strong commitment to school improvement and raising AF,R,I
achievement for all through motivation.
Evidence of successful strategies for planning, implementing, AF,R,I
monitoring and evaluating school improvement.
Ability to understand and analyse data, develop strategic AF,I
plans, set targets and monitor/evaluate progress towards
Understanding of and commitment to promoting and AF,R,I
safeguarding the welfare of pupils.
Ability to support and develop the vision and aims of the AF,I
Proven ability to demonstrate good primary practice, positive AF,R,I
behaviour management, care, guidance and support of pupils
and to act as a role model for colleagues.
Ability to deal positively with a range of situations. AF,I
Ability to communicate effectively, orally, technologically and AF,I
in writing to a range of audiences.
Experience of effective whole school self evaluation and AF,I
Leading and Managing Staff
Experience of leading and working effectively in staff teams. AF,I
Experience of performance management procedures, AF,I
planning and supporting the continuing professional
development of colleagues.
Experience of leading staff teams effectively. AF,R,I
Experience of delivering training to staff teams. AF,R,I
Learning and Teaching
Outstanding Classroom Practitioner AF,R,I
Commitment to high standards and pupil aspiration. AF,I
A secure understanding of the requirements of the National AF,I
Curriculum and Early Years Foundation Stage.
An inspirational approach to a creative curriculum. AF,I
Knowledge and experience of a range of successful learning AF,I
and teaching strategies to meet the needs of all pupils.
A secure understanding of assessment strategies, data AF,I
analysis and the use of assessment to accelerate progress.
Ability to deal effectively and positively with difficult and AF,I
Good ICT skills, knowledge of and commitment to its use AF,I
across the curriculum.
Ability to promote inclusion and meet the additional needs of AF,R,I
Evidence of and enthusiasm for continuing professional AF,I
development relating to school leadership and management,
the curriculum and learning and teaching.
Commitment to further develop as a senior leader. AF,I
Other Skills and Abilities
Ability to build and maintain good relationships across the AF,R,I
wider school community.
Excellent interpersonal, communication and networking skills, AF,I
with high levels of integrity and professionalism.
Experience and understanding of pastoral care, including AF,I
issues concerning families.
Excellent organisational skills and the ability to prioritise tasks AF,I
make decisions and manage time effectively.
Ability to remain positive and enthusiastic when working AF,I
An approachable and caring manner. AF,R,I
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