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									                                     HULL CITY COUNCIL – CHILDREN & YOUNG PEOPLE’S SERVICES

                                                               PERSON SPECIFICATION

SCHOOL Malet Lambert                                                   JOB TITLE: Deputy Headteacher

POST NO:                                                               GRADE: L 20 – L24

REQUIREMENTS                              ESSENTIAL                                   HOW IDENTIFIED                   DESIRABLE                HOW IDENTIFIED
  RELEVANT             1. At least 3 years’ recent successful experience in the     Application form             63. Preparing and              Application form
 EXPERIENCE                senior leadership and management of a significant area                                contributing to whole
                           of a school at Deputy/Assistant Head level or                                         school reports, analysis,
                           equivalent position.                                                                  policies and procedures.
                       2. Successful implementation of strategies for raising       Application form
                           student achievement.
                       3. Successful implementation of strategies to improve        Application form
                           learning and teaching.
                       4. Quality Assurance of learning and teaching                Application form
                       5. Successful implementation of self-evaluation,             Application form
                           monitoring and planning processes.
                       6. Effective inclusion and safeguarding strategies and       Application form
                           practices
                       7. Successful use of data to secure improvement.             Application form
                       8. Successful classroom practitioner achieving good          Application form/Interview
                           student outcomes.
                       9. Successful and effective change management.               Application form
                       10. Successful leadership of inclusion innovation.           Application form
                       11. Involvement in the leadership of a successful whole      Application form
                           school initiative.
                       12. Working with others to develop them.                     Application form/Interview
QUALIFICATIONS         13. Graduate.                                                Application form             64. Further qualification in   Application
                       14. Qualified Teacher Status.                                Application form             a related area                 form/Interview
                       15. Commitment to further professional development.          Application form             65. Successful achievement     Application form
                                                                                                                 of NPQH
SKILLS   Applicants should demonstrate their understanding of:                                         66. Finance and resource   Application form
            16. Having a vision of the overall aims and direction of the   Application                 management.
                school and being able to communicate these in order to     form/Interview/References
                inspire and motivate others.
            17. Processes and systems for quality assurance.               Application
                                                                           form/Interview/References
             18. Principles and practices in relation to leading and       Application form
                 managing learning and teaching.                           Interview/References
             19. Leading and managing people as individuals and in         Application
                 teams.                                                    form/interview/References
             20. Principles and practices of implementing innovation       Interview/References
                 and change programmes.
             21. The application of information and communications         Interview/References
                 technology (ICT) to learning and administration.
             22. Restorative Practice                                      Application form/
                                                                           Interview/References
             23. SEN Code of Practice                                      Application
                                                                           form/interview/References
             24. Gifted Policy                                             Interview/References
             25. Principles of Best Value                                  Application form
             26. Child Protection issues/Inclusion agenda                  Application form
             27. Motivate and inspire pupils, staff, parents, carers,      Application form/
                 governors and the wider community.                        Interview/References
             28. Ability to form and maintain appropriate relationships    Interview/References
                 and personal boundaries with children and young
                 people.
             29. Motivation to work with children and young people         Interview/References

             30. Effective classroom practitioner.                         Interview/References
             31. Ability to reflect on own practice                        Application
                                                                           form/interview/References
             32. Excellent communication skills                            Interview/References
             33. Excellent organisational skills and able to meet          Application
                 deadlines                                                 form/interview/References
             34. Excellent numeracy/literacy skills                        Application form
                                                                                                                       ……Continued overleaf
                                                                                                                                 HOW
 REQUIREMENTS                    ESSENTIAL                                   HOW IDENTIFIED            DESIRABLE
                                                                                                                              IDENTIFIED
                Applicants should demonstrate their knowledge of:                                    67. Principles and    Application
KNOWLEDGE       35. School improvement and effectiveness strategies     Application form/Interview   practices of          form/Interview
                    including school self-evaluation.                                                curriculum planning
                36. Good understanding of the OfSTED Inspection         Application form/Interview
                    Framework, including whole school self-evaluation
                    processes.
                37. Up to date knowledge and understanding of the use   Application form/Interview
                    of data.
                38. The legislative and policy frameworks which         Application form/Interview
                    govern education, particularly in relation to
                    curriculum and standard developments.
                39. Good understanding of current educational issues.   Application form/Interview
                40. School teachers’ pay and conditions                 Application
                                                                        form/interview/References
                41. School management issues, including the role of     Application
                    the governing body                                  form/interview/References
                42. Health and safety legislation                       Application
                                                                        form/interview/References
                43. Commitment to safeguarding and promoting the        Interview/References
                    welfare of children and young people
                44. Thorough understanding of the National              Application
                    Curriculum and KS4 exam context in order to         form/interview/References
                    support effective teaching and learning.
                45. Commitment to raising standards                     Application form/Interview
                           46. Use highly developed influencing, caring,          Application form/interview
INTERPERSONAL/                 advocacy, negotiating and training skills
COMMUNICATION              47. Exchange wide ranging complex and                  Application form/interview
SKILLS                         contentious information and submit complex
                               reports to others for decisions on key issues
                                                                                  Interview/References
                           48. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
                                                                                  Application form/interview
                           49. Ability to work with a range of colleagues, form
                               positive and productive relationships with
                               colleagues, parents and the wider community.
                                                                                  Application form/Interview
                           50. Understanding of the range of needs of young
                               people within age group.
                                                                                  Interview/References
                           51. To have a flexible approach to work
                                                                                  Application form
                           52. To be committed to the objective of raising
                               achievement in the school.
                                                                                  Application form
                           53. To help raise standards of learning for pupils.
                                                                                  Interview/References
                           54. Awareness of the importance of confidentiality.
                                                                                  Application form/Interview
                           55. Ability to lead, influence, motivate and develop
                               individuals and teams.
                                                                                  Application form/Interview
                           56. Well developed emotional intelligence and self-
                               awareness
                                                                                  Interview/References
                           57. Team working and collaborative.
      PHYSICAL             58. Be able to work with staff from all backgrounds    Interview/References
CHARACTERISTICS            59. Ability to meet deadlines                          Interview/References
(If appropriate)           60. Projects a professional image                      Interview/References



  DISCLOSURE OF            61. Declaration of full details of everything on       Application form (after
     CRIMINAL                  candidate’s criminal record.                       shortlisting).
       RECORD
(Please see attached for   62. The successful candidate's appointment will be     Criminal Records Bureau's
     further details           subject to the Council obtaining a satisfactory    Disclosure (successful candidate
                               Enhanced Disclosure from the Criminal Records      only).
                               Bureau.

                                                                                  Prepared by: Mrs Jane Disbrey
                                                                                  Designation: Headteacher
                          DISCLOSURE OF CRIMINAL RECORD

                                    Information Sheet

Level of Disclosure                  What Information the Council Requires
For Post

 Declaration of unspent   If you have a criminal record, you are required to provide, with
      convictions         your job application form, details of anything on your record
                          which is unspent1 under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act.
Basic Disclosure          You are required to provide, with your job application form,
                          details of anything on your record which is unspent1 under the
                          Rehabilitation of Offenders Act.

                          If you are offered the post, this will be subject to your obtaining
                          and providing the Council with a satisfactory2 Basic Disclosure
                          from the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB)3.. This will give full
                          details of all unspent convictions.
Standard Disclosure       You are required to provide, with your job application form, full
                          details of everything on your criminal record, including details of
                          all spent1 convictions. You are also required to provide the
                          Council with details of any prosecutions pending. In addition,
                          you are required to declare on your application form whether you
                          are the subject of a Disqualification Order4 or included on any
                          Government Department list of people unsuitable or banned
                          from work with children or vulnerable adults.

                          If you are offered the post, this will be subject to the Council
                          obtaining a satisfactory2 Standard Disclosure from the Criminal
                          Records Bureau (CRB)3. The CRB will also send you a copy of
                          the Disclosure. This will give details of everything on your
                          criminal record, including cautions, reprimands and final
                          warnings, as well as convictions and, if relevant, the findings of
                          checks against Government department lists of people banned
                          or unsuitable for work with children or vulnerable adults.
Enhanced Disclosure       You are required to provide, with your job application form, full
                          details of everything on your criminal record, including details of
                          all spent1 convictions. You are also required to provide the
                          Council with details of any prosecutions pending. In addition,
                          you are required to declare on your application form whether you
                          are the subject of a Disqualification Order4 or included on any
                          Government Department list of people unsuitable or banned
                          from work with children or vulnerable adults.

                          If you are offered the post, this will be subject to the Council
                          obtaining a satisfactory2 Enhanced Disclosure from the Criminal
                          Records Bureau (CRB)3. .The CRB will also send you a copy of
                          the Disclosure. This will give details of everything on your
                          criminal record, including cautions, reprimands, final warnings,
                          convictions and any other information and, if relevant, the
                          findings of checks against Government department lists of
                          people banned or unsuitable for work with children or vulnerable
                          adults.
Notes:
  1
      The table at the end of this information sheet gives details of what is meant by "spent" and
      "unspent". If you are still unclear as to what information you should provide, please contact
      the Personnel Section of the Directorate advertising the post, for advice
  2
      In this context, "satisfactory" means containing no offences relevant to the post, which
      would render you unsuitable
  3
      The Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) is a Government agency which handles the
      Disclosure Service through which criminal record information can be checked by potential
      employers and other organisations. Further details about the CRB, including their Code of
      Practice, are available from their website at www.crb.gov.uk or from: CRB, PO Box
      91,Liverpool L69 2UH.
  4
      If a person is convicted of an offence against a child and a qualifying sentence is imposed
      by a senior court in respect of the conviction, the court must order the individual to be
      disqualified from working with children, unless, given all the circumstances, the court is
      satisfied that it is unlikely that the individual will commit any further offence against a child.

      The same applies to charges/convictions for equivalent armed forces offences.

      The Council must not knowingly offer work in a regulated position to anyone who is the
      subject of a Disqualification Order. It is also illegal for anyone who is the subject of a
      Disqualification Order to apply for work in a regulated position.

Government Department Lists

  The CRB’s Standard Disclosure and Enhanced Disclosure include, where relevant, a check
  against Government Department lists of people unsuitable for work with children and vulnerable
  adults e.g. Department for Education and Skills' List 99 or Department of Health's Protection of
  Children Act List (PoCAL)

  Obtaining A CRB Disclosure

  If you are offered the post, the Directorate dealing with your job application will let you know
  what needs to be done.

  In the case of a Basic Disclosure being required by the Council, the CRB requires you to make
  direct contact for the information. You must then let the Council see the Disclosure information
  with which the CRB provides you.

  If a Standard or Enhanced Disclosure is required, the Directorate will ask you to sign a CRB
  Disclosure application form and to provide verification of your identity. You will receive a copy
  of the information the CRB discloses to the Council.

  Costs

  The CRB charges a fee for each Disclosure. Where the Disclosure is required by the Council,
  the Council will pay the fee.
              SPENT/UNSPENT CONVICTIONS -REHABILITATION PERIODS
    The following sentences become spent after fixed periods from the date of the
    conviction (not the completion of the punishment).
Sentence1                                                   Rehabilitation     Rehabilitation
                                                                Period             Period
                                                          People aged 17 or People aged 18
                                                             under when         or over when
                                                               convicted          convicted
                 2
Prison sentences of 6 months or less                           3½ years            7 years

Prison sentences of more than 6 months to 2½ years                                     5 years                   10 years

Borstal (abolished in 1983)                                                            7 years                   7 years

Detention Centres (abolished in 1988)                                                  3 years                   3 years

Fines, compensation, probation3, community                                            2½ years                   5 years
service/community punishment orders, combination
orders4, action plan, drug treatment and testing and
reparation orders
Absolute discharge                                                                    6 months                   6 months

The Crime and Disorder Act 1998 introduced a new custodial sentence for young people with
different rehabilitation periods:

Sentence                                                                        Rehabilitation              Rehabilitation
                                                                                    Period                     Period
                                                                               People aged 12,13             People aged
                                                                                  or 14 when                 15,16 or 17
                                                                                   convicted                when convicted
Detention and training order of 6 months or less                                1 year after the              3½ years
                                                                                 order expires

Detention and training order of more than 6 months                                1 year after the               5 years
                                                                                   order expires
With some sentences the rehabilitation period varies:

Sentence                                                                                 Rehabilitation period

Probation5, supervision, care order, conditional discharge                          1 year or until the order expires
and bind-over                                                                            (whichever is longer)

Secure training (abolished in 2000) and attendance centre                            1 year after the order expires
orders
Hospital order (with or without a restriction order)                              5 years or 2 years after the order
                                                                                    expires (whichever is longer)
Referral order                                                                         Once the order expires

    1
      Cautions, reprimands and final warnings become spent immediately
    2
      Including suspended sentences, youth custody and detention in a young offender institution
    3
      For people convicted on or after 3.2.95. Probation orders are now called community rehabilitation orders
    4
      Combination orders now called community punishment and rehabilitation orders
    5
      For people convicted before 3.2.95

								
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