WHITCHURCH PRIMARY SCHOOL
Headteacher: Mrs Ann Griffin
PERMANENT DEPUTY HEADTEACHER
Post Ref: ED50051322
£55,338 - £61,166
To Commence 1st September 2021
This post has some teaching commitment throughout the week.
Our Deputy Headteacher will have:
• Proven leadership and management skills at a strategic and day to day level leading to improved quality of education and pupils’ standards of achievement;
• Expertise in the field of inclusion;
• Extensive experience of robust and rigorous self-evaluation processes;
• Excellent diagnostic skills to interpret data to maximise pupil progress;
• An outstanding and inspirational record as a classroom practitioner with high expectations of pupil’s attainment, behaviour and wellbeing;
• The ability to lead on key areas within the school as we meet the challenge of a new curriculum;
• High expectations of themselves, staff and pupils;
• Excellent organisational, interpersonal and communication skills;
• The ability to work collaboratively and constructively with all stakeholders, most notably the headteacher, senior leadership team, governors and staff to ensure measurable, continuous progress and improvement of standards.
• Up to date knowledge of assessment for learning and thinking skills;
• Outstanding motivation skills and be able to inspire, support and challenge all pupils and staff whilst working well as part of our team;
• Excellent ICT skills to deliver an exciting curriculum using the latest digital technologies;
• A commitment to continuing professional development in the field of learning, teaching and leadership.
Whitchurch Primary is a successful and forward thinking school, with high standards and a staff that shows huge commitment to both class and whole school initiatives. Candidates must demonstrate a commitment to maintaining and raising standards and to delivering the very best experiences for all pupils. This is an excellent professional development opportunity to become part of a vibrant learning community aiming for Excellence.
We will offer you:
• A challenging and supportive Headteacher and Governing Body;
• Children who are well behaved and motivated to learn;
• An opportunity to make a difference in a well-resourced and attractive learning environment;
• A well-planned, creative and child centred curriculum;
• Opportunities for Continued Professional Development;
• Opportunities to lead internal and external Professional Learning Communities (PLCs).
Candidates are asked to outline their: philosophy of primary education and leadership; professional experience, knowledge and understanding; and specific skills, abilities and qualities they would bring to our school, on no more than two pages of A4, size 12 Arial font.
Visits to the school are warmly welcomed for short listed candidates.
Whitchurch Primary is committed to Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service Enhanced check, relevant qualifications and at least two formal reference checks.
This post is suitable for job share.
This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service Check.
Due to the current COVID -19 circumstances the interview process for this role will be held on a virtual basis using an appropriate online platform. If you have any concerns around your ability to participate in a virtual interview process please contact Mrs A Griffin for a discussion.
Please download or print off the application form by selecting the “Apply Now” button.
Due to our current interim working arrangements, we are unable to provide recruitment packs through the post.
Completed application forms should be returned via email by noon on Friday 30th April 2021.
Closing Date: noon on Friday 30th April 2021.
Shortlisting: Tuesday 4th May 2021.
Successful shortlisted candidates will be observed teaching between 10th-14th May 2021.
Interviews: 20th and 21st May 2021.
Safeguarding and Child Protection are key priorities for the Council. We aim to support children and vulnerable adults to ensure they are as safe as they can possibly be. Our services and schools are committed to ensuring the safety and protection of all children and vulnerable adults, and will take action to safeguard their well-being, and acknowledge that children and vulnerable adults have a right to protection. This is supported in the general ethos of the Council and all schools.
As an equal opportunities employer, we value diversity. Therefore, although not a requirement for application, we welcome and encourage applications from underrepresented individuals including those:
• aged under 25;
• not in employment, education or training;
• from our local communities including in particular disabled individuals, carers and those from the Cardiff BAME and LGBT+ communities;
• ability to communicate fluently in Welsh.