The Governors and Headteacher of this very successful and oversubscribed school are seeking to appoint an inspirational leader to the position of Deputy Headteacher from September 2021.
The Deputy Headteacher will be at the heart of ensuring high achievement and the most positive outcomes for our students. The successful candidate will be instrumental in the strategic management of our school, helping to lead and develop the school as a center of excellence for young people, including helping shape our curriculum. This is a post which will offer excellent preparation for Headship.
The specific responsibilities attached to this role will be negotiable depending on the successful applicant's strengths and professional development needs.
The successful candidate for this post will be a creative thinker and innovator with energy, presence, and the ability to engage with the whole community of Ralph Allen School.
You will be responsible for the curriculum design across the school and will lead on progress of achievement throughout. You will also lead on assessment, reporting and tracking of pupil progress.
Our Deputy Headteacher will be:
• An excellent classroom practitioner - enthusing and inspiring young people
• An innovative and strategic thinker, who can implement ideas and add value to our school
• Be highly visible and collaborative senior leader
• Have humour, perspective and an ability to bring out the best in others
The successful candidate will bring professionalism and academic credibility, balanced with warmth and sensitivity. Applicants must be able to demonstrate a deep understanding of the challenges and opportunities of leadership in schools, with the skill to lead by example and inspire others.
In return, the successful candidate can expect to join a committed and experienced senior leadership team who, together with our Governing Body, will provide you with outstanding professional support at every stage of your career. You will also discover a supportive team of teachers and support staff who take great pride in their work and celebrate one another’s success but are always seeking new opportunities to develop their expertise and enhance our educational provision. Finally, you will have the chance to work alongside our amazing, positive and inspirational student body who love learning and deserve the very best in teaching and learning opportunities.
For an open conversation about the role prior to application or to arrange a visit prior to submitting your application, please contact the Headteacher’s PA, to arrange a suitable time. (All visits will be Covid – compliant) please see out Covid visitor policy.
We are an equal opportunities employer and are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. We follow safer recruitment practices and appointments are subect to an enhanced DBS check prior of employment.
Closing date for applications: 9am, Friday 5 March 2021.
Applicants who have been shortlisted for the post will be notified by Friday 12 March 2021. Prior to the interview date referees will be contacted to request references on all shortlisted candidates.
Interviews to be held in the week beginning 15 March, provided the students are back in school.
Ralph Allen is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children: the successful applicant must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post including checks with past employers and will need to undertake an enhanced criminal record check via the DBS.
For the full job description and application pack, please go directly to the school website.
Ralph Allen is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. The successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced DBS record check.