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Deputy Head Teacher - Hill Top School

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Job Summary

Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 06/05/2021 12:00
L13 - L17 £56,721 - £62,570 per annum
Hours per week:
10 Sessions
Job Category:
Schools - Teaching
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
Hill Top School
Number of posts:

Job details 

Closing date:
6 May

Please note

This job is closed for applications.

Further information

The Governors are seeking to appoint a suitable candidate to this position on the Senior Leadership Team of Hill Top School. This post is required for Sept 2021 or as soon as possible.
The main responsibility of this post is to support the Head Teacher and assume responsibility of
the Head Teacher in their absence and to work towards the agreed aims of the school, having
regard to any policies, schemes of work and particular guidance. Applications are encouraged from
professionals who have a passion for supporting the learning of children with SEND.
The key responsibilities of this post are:
• To lead on elements of and contribute to the development of the schools aims, polices, and schemes of work in consultation with Governors and staff.
• To lead on elements of and contribute to the development of the School Improvement Plan in consultation with Governors and staff.
• To deputise for the Head Teacher in all aspects of the leadership, management, control and discipline of the school.
• Foster effective relationships with all non-teaching and multi-professional staff working within the school and liaising effectively with relevant professional staff from the Local Education Authority and external agencies as necessary.
In consultation and collaboration with the Head Teacher:
• With overall responsibility for curriculum - provide direction, guidance and support to other members of staff in developing and implementing all aspects of the national curriculum and in carrying out their curriculum co ordinator roles.
• To be accountable to the Head Teacher for the maintenance of effective planning, assessment, recording and reporting systems throughout school.
• To work with the Head Teacher to ensure the good conduct and behaviour of pupils and the promotion of effective pupil management.
• Promoting and monitoring the quality of educational provision through the professional development of staff. To take on the role of staff development officer, induction and maintain efficient administrative systems as part of this role.
• To be responsible for the placement of students/volunteers and the effective management of system to support their role.
• To be responsible for timetabling, day-to-day organisation and assisting the Head Teacher in the deployment of staff.
• To lead on Curriculum across the whole school in liaison with the Head Teacher.
• To take responsibility for a KS.
• To ensure compliance towards adult outcomes, careers, work experience and
• Gatsby Benchmarks.
• To have strategic oversight of Autism Centre.
• To represent Special school views on P16 Panel
• To lead on CLA and PEPs
• To be responsible for moving and handling training for all staff – team teach
• Ensuring that a high standard of education is maintained at all times for all pupils and that suitable educational programmes, appropriate to the range of special educational needs are developed and reviewed.
• To manage the performance of teachers and teaching assistants by ensuring performance appraisal is carried out throughout the school.
• To take a joint role with the Head Teacher in monitoring teaching and learning and delivery of the curriculum and pupil progress within it.
• To ensure school systems are in place to track and plan for individual pupil progress.
• To be Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead.
• To be responsible for Risk Assessments and PEEPs to be reviewed on a termly basis.
• To take a joint role in staff absence management.
• To take a joint role with the Head Teacher in ensuring the pastoral welfare of staff and promoting good communications throughout the school.
• To take a joint role with the Head Teacher in providing advice and support to parents and ensuring every effort is made to develop and maintain good relationships with them and the local community.
We are looking for a successful and enthusiastic individual who has a commitment to ensuring pupils and students make the very best progress.
We need you to be:
• Committed, creative and enthusiastic
• Able to lead work with other staff
• Able to demonstrate good organisational skills and abilities to meet deadlines
• Able to work as part of a team (at all levels)
If successful you will be required to apply for an enhanced Disclosure.
Online applications only from www.gateshead.gov.uk
For an informal discussion please contact Anita Bell – Head Teacher anitabell@gateshead.gov.uk or telephone 0191 4692462.
Closing Date: 12 noon Thursday 6th May 2021
Date of Interviews TBC – These will be subject to Covid-19 Regulations in place at this time

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