Deputy Headteacher – Luton – Urgently required

Jan 4, 2017 by

Olive tree primary Published: 4 January 2017
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Deputy Headteacher – Luton – Urgently required


Olive tree primary school in Luton require an additional deputy head to be responsible for teaching and learning.

If you are interested then please contact:

Dr Nurul Islam



Core Purpose

* To share in the leadership and the corporate responsibility of the school

* To assist the Headteacher and governing body in ensuring high quality education for all pupils, continuous school improvement and on-going staff development

* To take full responsibility for leading and managing significant aspects of the school as directed by the Headteacher and governing body

* To undertake, in the absence of the Headteacher, the professional duties of the Headteacher
* To keep up to date with and share knowledge of current issues in education

* To contribute to effective school self-evaluation and improvement planning
* To work with the leadership team to present an accurate and coherent account of the school’s performance

* To work with the Headteacher on the organisation and day to day running of the school and on the efficient management of school resources, including the engagement of supply staff

* To attend main governors’ and sub-committee meetings

Teaching and Learning

* To provide a consistently outstanding role model and play a major role in the development of high quality teaching and learning throughout the school

* To have a timetabled teaching commitment for groups and classes, including some cover for PPA and staff absence. (Therefore it is understood that the ‘rarely cover‘ requirement is expressly excluded from this particular post.)

* To work with the Headteacher to ensure the on-going monitoring and regular evaluation of the quality of teaching and learning and the development of a broad and rich curriculum

* To ensure creativity in the curriculum and promote curriculum enrichment

* To promote the effective management of pupil behaviour and safeguard the welfare of children and young persons

Curriculum Leadership

* To have an overview of the curriculum ensuring continuity and progression

* To lead on the provision for creativity, enquiry and problem solving in the school’s curriculum, whilst ensuring key learning skills and knowledge are planned for

* To monitor and evaluate planning, quality of teaching and learning and pupil progress

* To lead a core subject

* To co-ordinate the provision for Gifted and Talented pupils

Assessment, Recording and Reporting

* To lead on recording, analysing and reporting of assessment data

* To guide and advise the leadership team when setting statutory targets and integral targets for attainment

* Be responsible for the school’s pupil progress tracking system, keeping it up to date and advising the Headteacher and other staff on pupils requiring intervention strategies

* To lead pupil progress meetings and oversee intervention programmes

* To ensure that parents and pupils are well-informed about the curriculum, attainment and progress and are able to understand and contribute to targets for improvement.

Other Duties

* To implement policies and procedures to promote high standards of behaviour and positive attitudes for all children

* Share in the leading of collective worship

* To develop and maintain positive and effective relationships with parents and carers, governors and other community partners

* To act as NQT induction tutor and co-ordinate student placements

* Carry out other duties commensurate with the post

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