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Deputy Headteacher - Curriculum Development

Key accountabilities (and specific duties / responsibilities):

  • Deputise for the Headteacher in their absence, acting in accordance with the Head of Academy’s Standards 2020 and under the direction and support of the Co-op Academies Trust

  • Inspire, motivate and influence colleagues and pupils, in securing the highest standards of education and raising outcomes for pupils

  • Lead by example and be dedicated to working and succeeding as a team

  • Have high expectations and be accountable for raising standards through leadership of academy improvement areas

  • Engage all relevant stakeholders collaboratively in the development of the provision

  • Demonstrate effective and creative leadership of teams in order to secure sustainable academy improvement

  • Provide strategic leadership across the academy for delegated areas of responsibility ensuring these areas are prioritised and effective

  • Identify and develop colleagues, supporting them to develop professionally and prepare them for future success in their career

  • Promote and model the principles of the academy and Trust’s ‘ways of being’.

  • Professionally and dynamically implement the policies of Co-op Academies Trust under the guidance of the Human Resources department

  • Be a Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead (DDSL) for safeguarding and child protection in line with the expectations of Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSIE)

Core Duties

  • Be a key member of the senior leadership team in order to support strategic development

  • Develop plans that contribute to the overall Academy Development Plan

  • Develop, implement and maintain whole academy consistent strategies that support the delivery of a high quality standard of education and achieves positive outcomes for all pupils

  • Provide access to expertise and professional development for staff, through formal and informal approaches to training and CPD

  • Lead and develop a team in order to raise attainment and secure academy improvement.

  • Lead on developing, organising and implementing the curriculum and its assessment; monitor and evaluate in order to identify and act on areas for improvement;

  • Ensure that all curricula are personalised, engaging and highly differentiated to meet individual needs and that teaching styles match these needs;

  • Have expert knowledge of national curriculum trends, issues and changes;

  • Strategically ensure that pupils have access to the resources that they require to meet their needs

  • Lead by example and take a leading role in developing leadership in others, through the CPD programme

  • Be an excellent role model for all members of staff and students and to maintain a positive and visible presence around the academy

  • Comply with any reasonable request from the Headteacher to undertake work of a similar level not specified in this job description

  • Ensure procedures are understood and followed in order to safeguard our students and colleagues

  • Be responsible for the line management of leaders and teams as identified by the Headteacher

 

Specific Duties

  • Be accountable for measuring, monitoring, evaluating and improving standards within the academy

  • Fulfil the duty of a Deputy Headteacher to act as a 'Person in Charge' by managing daily operations when necessary

  • Ensure that there is a robust team approach to quality assurance and that it leads to improved outcomes

  • Develop the distributive leadership model and maximise the contribution and collaboration of all staff

  • Lead on admissions and transitions within the academy, working collaboratively with the Local Authority and other agencies to do so

  • Implement systems and processes to enable the academy to have the resources in place to meet pupil needs

  • Work collaboratively with external agencies and the wider community to ensure the holistic needs of pupils are met

  • Work collaboratively with our Trust to secure an exceptional quality of education for pupils

Professional expectations

  • Prioritise systems in the academy that secure outstanding safeguarding

  • Demonstrate consistent compliance with academy policies, codes of conduct etc.

  • Consider all staff's interests equally & respond to staff fairly and with regard to academy priorities

  • Use all means to overcome barriers to pupil progress

  • Support the professional development of colleagues

  • Participate in professional development opportunities

  • Model the Ways of Being Co-op for staff and students in their areas of responsibility:

    • Do what matters most

    • Be yourself always

    • Show you care

    • Succeed together

 

The Application Process

Closing date for applications:  Thursday 7th March at 9am.

How to apply 

Visit coopacademies.co.uk/vacancies to download an application form. 

Completed applications should be emailed to brie-recruitment@coopacademies.co.uk  before the closing date and time.  Please ensure that you complete and submit Part A and Part B of the application form.