Ogmore Vale Primary School

   Deputy Headteacher

     Ref: E/02074/CD

   Job Information Pack

Job Advertisement                  3

Job Description                    5

Person Specification               7

Employee Benefits                  9

Conditions of Service              11

Job Advertisement
Ogmore Vale Primary School

Deputy Headteacher

ISR 9 –13 £42,564 - £46,968

Full Time and Permanent

Required for January 1st 2009

The Governing Body of Ogmore Vale Primary School seeks to appoint an
enthusiastic, creative and inspirational deputy headteacher, who has
outstanding interpersonal and communication skills.

An understanding of team dynamics and the ability to work with the
Headteacher, Team leaders and staff is essential in enabling this large,
successful primary school to continue its learning journey for the benefit of the
children of the Ogmore Valley.

Our new Deputy Head will be someone who:

      has a proven record of outstanding practice and who is willing to share
       and model high standards of teaching and learning.
      demonstrates high expectations in children’s learning and behaviour.
      is committed and skilled in raising standards of attainment and
      can motivate and lead teams through outstanding interpersonal and
       organisational skills.
      can develop innovative practice within and beyond their class
       particularly as a leader for learning
      has the personality, drive and energy to support the Head teacher in
       securing whole school improvement
We can offer you:
      the opportunity to work in an outstanding environment where
       excellence is the aim
      a key role working in partnership with the Head teacher in leading and
       managing the school
      dedicated and friendly colleagues who continually seek to work as a
      a hardworking, committed and supportive Governing Body.
      a continuing investment in your professional development.

Closing Date:        23 July 2008

                          Job Description

DIRECTORATE:              Children’s

DEPARTMENT:               Ogmore Vale Primary School

POST:                     Deputy Head teacher

GRADE OF POST:            ISR 9 – 13

RESPONSIBLE TO:           Headteacher



      Leading by example and provide inspiration and motivation to the
       school community;

      Generating vision, ethos and policies for the school which promote
       high levels of achievement and meet equality objectives;

      Supporting the Head teacher in achieving the priorities and targets
       which the school sets for itself, provide staff with the motivation to
       support its aims;

      Ensuring that the management of the school, including finance and
       administration support the school's policies, its vision and aims;

      Ensuring the effective management of the school in the absence of
       the Head teacher;


      Creating an environment which secures effective learning across the
       breadth of the National Curriculum and to promote high standards of
       achievement, behaviour and discipline;

      Developing links with parents, other schools, educational
       establishments and the wider community, including business and
       industry, in order to enhance teaching and learning and pupils’
       personal development;

      Contributing, as appropriate, to the teaching in the school and a full
       time commitment to a designated class.


    Developing positive working relationships with and between all staff
     and governors;

    Implementing and sustaining effective strategies for the management
     of all staff;

    Enabling performance management systems to operate effectively and
     to engage with appraisal requirements of the head teacher and relevant


    Working with governors and colleagues to recruit high quality staff;

    Ensuring that all staff and governors understand their respective roles
     and responsibilities;

    Managing and organising relevant groupings of children to ensure
     effective teaching and learning takes place and that children's personal
     development needs are met;

       Participating in any training and development activities in order to
        maintain own professional development or to enhance competence
        within job role.

       Undertaking any duties and responsibilities commensurate with the
        grade of the post and participate in the regular review of the content of
        the job description.

Signed:        _____________________________

Name:          _____________________________

Date:          _____________________________

The tasks and responsibilities within this job role may vary and evolve
to meet the business needs of the service.

In any event, the job description will be formally reviewed during the
annual appraisal process.

                        Person Specification
                           Deputy Headteacher

   Attributes               Essential                         Desirable

Qualifications &      Qualified Teacher Status
                      Full Registration with

                      Enhanced CRB Check
                       undertaken complete with
                       CRB Registration Form
Knowledge &           Whole school teaching            Experience of contributing
Experience             experience .                      to whole school
                                                         development both within
                      Experience of leading the         and beyond school.
                       teaching of subject areas
                       throughout a school.             Experience of teaching
                                                         Additional Learning Needs
                      Experience of contributing
                       to school as part of a           Ability to work as part of a
                       management structure to           team that is focused on an
                       raise standards of                inclusive agenda
                       attainment and
                       achievement.                     A sound knowledge and
                                                         understanding of the
                      Demonstrate a clear               Foundation Phase
                       understanding of school
                       development and its              Commitment to the
                       implementation.                   implementation of the
                      Demonstrate an                    Baccalaureate Primary
                       understanding of the              Years Programme
                       dynamic nature of schools
                       in relation to national and    Ability to use ICT as a tool
                       local priorities.               to enhance learning, to
                                                       develop clear lines of
                      Experience of relevant          communication and to
                       professional development        present data
                       training being linked to
                       school improvement

                      Experience of innovation
                       and managing change.
Skills &              Sense of humour
Qualities      Ability to act as a critical
                friend to the Headteacher

               Outstanding interpersonal
                and communication skills.

               Ability to demonstrate an
                awareness of the needs of
                colleagues and have a
                clear understanding of the
                expectations and the
                needs of the school
                community and the wider

               Ability to play a key role in
                supporting the Head
                teacher in leading and
                managing the school.

                            Employee Benefits

                           Deputy Headteacher
Salary: £42,564 - £46,968 (ISR 9 – 13)

Pension Scheme

All staff are eligible to join the Teacher’s Pension Scheme, which is currently a
final salary scheme. It is a contributory scheme.

Maternity/Adoption/Paternity Pay & Leave

We offer a generous scheme which provides payments in addition to statutory

Subsidised Leisure

All employees are eligible to purchase a Bridgecard at reduced rates which
offers discounted access to the council’s leisure centres within the borough.

Work-Life Balance

The Council actively supports initiatives to aid greater work-life balance and
was one of the first organisations to sign up the Welsh Assembly
Government’s Chwarae Teg work-life balance project.

Occupational Health Services

There are a range of services available to promote staff welfare. These
include an in-house counsellor, fast-track physiotherapy and effective return to
work programmes.

Training and Development

Governors recognise the importance of learning to the success of the School
and are committed to the investment in and development of our staff.
Governors believe that our children deserve a service from staff who are
competent and trained to do their jobs.

Registration Fees

We will reimburse annual registration fees.

                       Conditions of Service

                          Deputy Headteacher
Working Hours

The teacher shall be available for work for 195 days in any school year. Such
a teacher shall be available to perform such duties at such times and such
places as may be specified by the headteacher for 1265 hours in any school
year, those hours to be allocated reasonably throughout those days in the
school year on which he/she is required to be available for work.


The normal place of work will be Ogmore Vale Primary School, Aber Road,
Ogmore Vale, Bridgend, CF32 7AJ.

Medical Clearance

Any offer of appointment is subject to medical clearance. You will be required
to complete a medical questionnaire, but may also require medical
examination before appointment.


Appointment is subject to receipt of a reference from your current employer.

Criminal Records

An enhanced Disclosure Check by the Criminal Records Bureau will be
necessary for the successful applicant, and appointment will not be confirmed
before a satisfactory disclosure is received.

Business Travel

Should you use your own vehicle for official journeys, mileage expenses will
be reimbursed based on the locally agreed rate.

If you have any queries relating to this job, please contact Human
Resources on (01656) 643205


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