Assistant/Deputy Head Teacher

Al Khair School

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Assistant/Deputy head teacher

Al – Khair Secondary Schools, Croydon

Al-Khair Boys and Girls  Secondary Schools are  high achieving schools, which have excellent academic as well as pastoral records. We are a small and friendly team looking after less than 200 pupils and have a one cohort entry per year group of 20 pupils.

Both the Boys and the Girls schools share the same premises, staff and facilities and we place the utmost importance on nurturing our students in a holistic manner so that they can realise their individual potential and live as valuable and beneficial members of society.

If you share our values and would like to be a part of our team, do not hesitate to apply.

The successful candidate will be an experienced teacher and also have experience in working in leadership roles.

Please send CV and covering letter to: head@alkhairschool.org.uk.

Applications will be reviewed upon receipt and shortlisted candidates will be invited to an interview from: November 15th 2021

Start date: January 2022

Salary: £37k+ depending upon qualifications and experience

It is expected that all members of staff will:

●        Support the Islamic ethos of the school.
●        Adopt professional standards of behavior and appearance at all times.
●        Work as a supportive member of the teaching staff.
●        Participate in sharing good practice.
●        Familiarise themselves with all the relevant documentation and policies.
●        Undertake training as Exams Officer.

Status of Post:
This is a senior post within the school’s staffing structure, which carries with it membership of the Leadership Team. This post holder is accountable to the Headteacher. As an SMT member, you will be required to meet the general requirements of this post and in addition, you will be required to fulfill any reasonable expectations from the Headteacher.

Job Purpose:
To support the Head teacher’s overall leadership, development, and management of the teaching and learning of all pupils. To take a leading role in the monitoring and evaluation of standards across the school. To be a leading professional actively promoting effective teaching practices across the whole school. This post will require you to work in partnership with the Headteacher and staff to ensure positive relationships and continuous improvement of the school. You will be required to deputize for the Headteacher in all aspects of the Management, control and discipline of this small school. The post holder will be responsible for administrative and managerial duties in collaboration with the Headteacher designated.

Reporting to:
The post holder will be accountable to the Headteacher in all matters. The post holder is also expected to interact and lead colleagues, being a positive role model in all professional matters.

Health and Safety Statement:
So far as is reasonably practicable, the Assistant Head must ensure that safe practices are adopted by employees and in all premises/ work areas to maintain a safe working environment for employees and service users. These are defined in the Health and safety, Safeguarding, and related Policies.

Main Expectations of the Role:

Strategic Direction and Development:

●        Working with the Headteacher to contribute to a strategic view for the school in its community, analyze, and plan for its future needs and further development within the local, national and international context.
●        Demonstrating high standards of personal integrity, loyalty, discretion, and professionalism.
●        Taking a senior role in our local network of schools and attending meetings for Head Teachers required.
●        Exams Officer, or willing to take training as necessary.

Teaching and Learning:

●        Providing an example of excellence as a leading classroom practitioner, inspiring, and motivating other staff.
●        Working closely with the Headteacher to sustain high expectations and excellent practice in teaching and learning throughout the school.
●        Monitoring and evaluating the quality of teaching and standards of pupils’ achievement and use benchmarks and set targets for improvement.

Leading and Managing Staff:

●        Working with the Headteacher to lead, motivate, support, challenge and develop all staff to secure continuous improvement including his/her own CDP.
●        To lead in Performance Management of staff as directed including volunteers.
●        Take responsibility as a mentor for student teachers and work experience pupils.
●        Assist with the appointment of staff and provide monitoring and support for teachers, ECTs sand students as necessary.
●        Liaise with the P.A to ensure the smooth running of his/her overall responsibilities.
●        Provide examinations officer support by liaising with staff, parents, and pupils as necessary.

Efficient and Effective Deployment of Staff and Resources:

●        In consultation with the school accountant and by direction of the Headteacher, deploy people and resources efficiently and effectively to meet specific objectives in line with the schools plan and financial context.

Specific duties:

●        Conducting regular Heads of Department audits to ensure consistently high standards of teaching & learning throughout the school.
●        Be one of the designated persons for Safeguarding.
●        Be an active member in supporting staff CPD.
●        Liaise effectively with relevant outside agencies.
●        Share the responsibility with the Headteacher for the maintenance of high standards of behavior, positive staff and pupil attitudes and site safety.
●        Take a substantive role in the day-to-day running of the school.
●        Contribute significantly to a positive ethos for learning.
●        Promote the values and achievements of the school to the community.
●        Coordinate and assist in leading creative assemblies and whole school events such as INSETS, Open evenings, Open days, Parents Evenings, PTA meetings and other whole school events etc.
●        Undertake such reasonable activities as the Headteacher may from time to time require.

THIS JOB DESCRIPTION IS NOT INTENDED TO BE A COMPLETE LIST OF DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES BUT INDICATES THE MAJOR REQUIREMENTS OF THE POST. IT MAY BE AMENDED AT A FUTURE TIME, TO TAKE ACCOUNT OF THE DEVELOPING NEEDS OF THE SERVICE.

AL-KHAIR SCHOOL IS COMMITTED TO SAFEGUARDING AND PROMOTING THE WELFARE OF CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE AND ALL POSTS WILL BE SUBJECT TO SATISFACTORY REFERENCES AND AN ENHANCED DBS CHECKS.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: £37+ depending upon qualifications and experience

 

You have 29 day(s) until the application deadline.