Deputy Headteacher – Werrington Primary School

Salary: Salary: £52,659 – £58,105 (L8 – L12) per annum

Contract term: Permanent, starting September 2023

Closing date: 9am Friday 2nd December 2022

Selection Process: 15th December 2022 

Following the retirement of the current Headteacher and the subsequent appointment of our Deputy Headteacher to this role from September 2023, the Governors now wish to appoint a Deputy Headteacher to support the new Headteacher in leading our hardworking, committed and friendly team.

The skills and experience we are looking for

Our senior leaders are expected to lead by example and maintain high standards across the school community, supporting our vision to be relentlessly ambitious about our mastery curriculum that leads to excellent outcomes and experiences for our pupils. You will need to be organised, dynamic, collaborative and inclusive, with a relentless focus on achieving the best outcomes for our pupils. You will use your initiative to inspire, motivate and encourage a climate of learning for all, where expectations are high, clearly communicated and consistently reinforced.

Our school motto is ‘Together we succeed’

This is a strategic role with lead responsibility for teaching and learning across the whole school. The successful candidate will be driven by a moral purpose and a passion for learning, be able to demonstrate a track record of excellent leadership with impact and have a strong knowledge of how to improve key components of teaching and learning for a mastery curriculum.

We are looking for a leader who can inspire and influence a range of stakeholders and who:

• Has a proven background in raising aspirations and leading whole school initiatives.

• Is an outstanding classroom practitioner.

• Has a proven history of improving standards.

• Has experience of successfully leading, managing and developing teams (including middle leaders).

• Has recent evidence of planning and leading whole school improvements, which have a demonstrable impact on student attainment.

• Has experience of whole school self-evaluation and improvement planning.

• Has experience of strategically developing the curriculum and approaches to teaching and learning in order to support high levels of progress and attainment.

• Is passionate about making a difference to children’s lives.


What the school offers its staff

We offer NPQ routes to all our Senior Leaders and would welcome applications from leaders who aspire to Headship in due course. We are committed to developing all leaders and give them the expertise to enable them to take the next step.

We offer an incentive package which includes:

• On-going investment into your career development through appropriate CPD.

• Support and mentoring by a strong Senior Leadership Team and other experienced leaders across the Trust.

• Access to a professional coach.

• Full use of an employee assistance programme supporting Wellbeing (Health Assured).

• Free on-site parking.

• Enviable setting and extensive grounds.

• A warm, friendly environment where staff and pupils are dedicated to the outcomes of ‘Every Child Matters’.

• Interested, motivated, well-behaved pupils.

• A positive attitude to staff wellbeing with a sensible workload and an emphasis on a healthy work/life balance.

Further details about the role

We joined the Potteries Educational Trust in April 2021 following a period of associate membership. The successful candidate would work closely with leaders in the trust as part of the strategic teaching, learning and assessment group.

Our Trust’s motto: We are a caring community, delivering excellence and inspiring futures.

As a Learning Community, we share common values and principles which are embraced at every academy within the Trust. Our focus is to provide the very best education for every child and young person within the Trust.

Applicants are encouraged to visit the school prior to applying and application packs can be requested from the school Please return your completed application
directly to the school.

Candidates who are short-listed will be contacted by e-mail to arrange a lesson observation, preferably in their own school, week commencing 5th December 2022. Following the observation, candidates who are short-listed will be called to interview.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and
expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. In line with Keeping Children Safe in Education, an online search will be conducted as part of our due diligence checks on all short-listed candidates. An enhanced DBS Disclosure will be required prior to taking up an appointment with the Trust.