Ogmore Vale Primary School
Job Information Pack
Job Advertisement 3
Job Description 5
Person Specification 7
Employee Benefits 9
Conditions of Service 11
Ogmore Vale Primary School
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
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
DEPARTMENT: Ogmore Vale Primary School
POST: Deputy Head teacher
GRADE OF POST: ISR 9 – 13
RESPONSIBLE TO: Headteacher
PRINCIPAL RESPONSIBILITIES AND ACTIVITIES:
STRATEGIC DIRECTION AND DEVELOPMENT OF THE SCHOOL:
Leading by example and provide inspiration and motivation to the
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;
TEACHING AND LEARNING:
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’
Contributing, as appropriate, to the teaching in the school and a full
time commitment to a designated class.
LEADING AND MANAGING STAFF:
Developing positive working relationships with and between all staff
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
EFFECTIVE DEPLOYMENT OF STAFF AND RESOURCES -:
Working with governors and colleagues to recruit high quality staff;
Ensuring that all staff and governors understand their respective roles
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.
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.
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
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
Experience of innovation
and managing change.
Skills & Sense of humour
Qualities Ability to act as a critical
friend to the Headteacher
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.
Salary: £42,564 - £46,968 (ISR 9 – 13)
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
All employees are eligible to purchase a Bridgecard at reduced rates which
offers discounted access to the council’s leisure centres within the borough.
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
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.
We will reimburse annual registration fees.
Conditions of Service
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.
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.
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.
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