The children, staff and governors of Farsley Farfield Primary School are looking for an inspirational, forward-thinking practitioner with proven leadership skills to fill the post of Deputy Head teacher as a key part of our senior leadership team from January 2020.
The Deputy Headteacher will inspire and support an enthusiastic team, be an excellent and innovative teacher, communicate well with all stakeholders and play an active part in our community-centred school. The successful candidate will uphold our school ethos through working in partnership with the whole school and local community. They will be expected to build upon our achievements and be committed to providing a rich and creative curriculum that meets the learning needs of our children and enables all to reach their full potential. The successful candidate needs to be the sort of person that is optimistic, imaginative and ‘thinks big’.
• Looking for a post where you can really make a difference and have significant responsibility?
• Passionate about teaching and learning, and focussed on raising standards?
• Able to lead, challenge and empower staff, parents and children?
• An excellent role model and effective at motivating and supporting a team?
We can offer:
• A fabulous mix of children and supportive wider school community
• Well-behaved children who are enthusiastic and excited to learn
• Plenty of space, inside and out, to provide wonderful learning opportunities
• Talented, hardworking and imaginative staff who make working together a pleasure
• A commitment to your professional development
This might not be the right school for you if you are not confident with IT, not committed to inclusion or not excited by the use of the outdoors to enhance learning and healthy lifestyles. An ability or willingness to drive a minibus would be welcome. Subject expertise in music, PE or geography could be useful, but not essential.
This is an ideal opportunity for someone seeking a headship within the next five years. Alternatively, you might like to stay for a longer time: the previous holder of the post was with us for 16 years before choosing to take a headship. This is a rewarding place to work.
Farsley Farfield Primary School is a large, popular, consistently ‘good’ school with an intake of 60 and 460 pupils on roll (including up to 52 nursery children), and a Children’s Centre. In 2017, we were awarded TES national Healthy School of the Year in recognition of our extensive and ambitious work on food and physical activity.
We are a split-site school on one fabulous green campus. You will be ably supported by our existing senior leaders and talented staff group, having responsibility for the day to day running of the school. You will not have responsibility for the integral Children’s Centre but will work cooperatively with its staff. This post is intended to be predominantly non class-based but there is likely to be some teaching commitment.
We would welcome you to visit our lovely school and meet the staff and children prior to submitting your application. Please email the school to arrange this. We would also strongly recommend browsing our website and class blogs to get an insight into our school and ways of working.
Closing date: 7th October 2019 at 12 noon
Observations in candidates’ schools: w/c 14th October 2019
Interview and assessment day: 22nd October 2019
Application forms are to be emailed directly to the school.
Thorough pre-employment screening is undertaken during the recruitment process. The post holder will be required to complete an application for a Disclosure of Criminal Records.
We promote diversity and want a workforce which reflects the population of Leeds. The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the wellbeing of our pupils and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring check and satisfactory references.
Farsley Farfield Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.