Deputy Headteacher
Eastfield Academy

Job Reference: 00674

Location: Eastfield Academy

Closing Date: 11/02/2019

Vacancy Start Date: 23/04/2019

Salary: L2-L3 (£40,966-£41,989)

Employment Type: Permanent

School Type: Primary

Hours Per week: Full time. 3 days per week likely to be teaching KS1.

Eastfield Academy are looking for a Deputy Headteacher to support our school on its journey to Outstanding.  (April or September 2019 start date). If you can be an excellent role model, exemplify a high standard of teaching and promote high expectations for all members of the school community then we would like to hear from you.

About our Academy

We are committed to creating an inclusive culture where all children will be challenged in their thinking to achieve the best of their abilities and strive to become lifelong learners.

We aim to give children a really good start in life by developing their skills in literacy and numeracy while also giving them the chance to apply these skills in real life situations. We want children to leave our school as individuals who are able to get on well with each other and with memories they will keep for the rest of their lives.

About the role

Under the overall direction of the Headteacher play a lead role:

  • In formulating the aims, objectives of the schools and establishing the policies through which they are to be achieved
  • Be responsible for the standards and curriculum of all pupils including monitoring of progress towards achievement
  • Proactively manage staff and resources
  • Take full responsibility for the school in the absence of the Headteacher
  • Carry out the professional duties of a teacher as required
  • Take responsibility for child protection issues as appropriate
  • Take responsibility for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children and young people within the school

The role of Deputy Headteacher will involve teaching for 3 days per week.  We expect this to be in KS1, but we can be flexible for the right candidate. 

Salary and benefits

  • L2-L3 £40,966-£41,989
  • Access to Teachers' Pension Scheme
  • An excellent provision for your professional development and Leadership Development programme

Who we are looking for

  • Qualified teacher status
  • Evidence of sustained participation in INSET/CPD
  • Degree level qualification
  • Ability to teach across the primary age range
  • Demonstrable evidence of high standards of class teaching
  • Experience of curriculum leadership to promote pupils enjoyment and engagement in learning
  • Experience of analysing and using the data to progress learning across the whole school
  • Experience of co-ordinating and developing staff
  • Ability to act as a positive teaching role model
  • Experience of managing teaching resources and a curriculum budget
  • Experience of developing good relationships with a range of stakeholders, and maximising their contribution to raising standards
  • Practical understanding of effective teaching and evaluation strategies
  • OFSTED awareness
  • Awareness of current developments in Education and the implications of these
  • Understanding of effective assessment and target setting procedures
  • Understanding of inclusion and personalised learning
  • Motivation and leadership skills
  • Ability to promote and develop a vision for high quality education promoting inclusion, spiritual, moral and cultural development
  • A determination to progress school improvement
  • Fully supportive of the school’s values
  • A desire to allow each child the opportunity to fulfil their potential, both academically and on a personal level
  • Commitment to equality of opportunity and raising achievement for all
  • A willingness to provide extracurricular activities in line with the school’s commitment to an extended and enriched curriculum


About The David Ross Education Trust

The David Ross Education Trust (DRET) has grown to a network of 34 academies, incorporating primary, secondary and grammar, and special schools. We employ over 2000 people with the primary focus of raising the standards of education for 13,000 young people.

Whatever your role, you should know you are contributing to achieving our vision of inspiring the next generation of young people to be the best they can in whatever they choose. Our aim is to be the country’s leading academy chain, committed to delivering the highest educational standards alongside an unrivalled package of sporting and cultural enrichment.

We are incredibly lucky to be able to work alongside outstanding organisations and individuals who are happy to share their expertise and skills in supporting the David Ross Foundation's vision to give children better life chances through access to the best education and support we can give them.

While each academy is unique, we share common goals, aspirations, values and methods that enable us to work collaboratively and collectively to achieve our mission. We operate regional hubs, whereby academies work with other schools who are part of the Trust so we can share skills and knowledge, allowing them to benefit and learn from each other. We offer high quality programmes for CPD and Leadership Development to support our practitioners to deliver high quality teaching and learning across our academies.

Apply now

Visits to the school are welcome.  If you would like a tour of our school, please contact the school office on 01604 405042 and we will be happy to arrange this for you.

To complete our application form, please click on 'apply for job'.  Please note that we cannot accept CVs without a completed form.

Eastfield Primary Academy is committed to equality, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS check is required for all successful applicants.


This position is now closed. We are no longer accepting applications for this position.

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