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School Name Sherdley Primary School
School Address Mill Lane, Sutton, Saint Helens WA9 4HA Tel: 01744 678683
Job Title Deputy Headteacher
Job reference SPDHT1
Department Children & Young People Services Department
Grade Permanent L10 - L14
Pay From: £52723.00 To: £58135.00
Hours Full time – February 2023, or as soon after as possible
Closing date 25 November 2022 (12pm)
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Job Description
We are looking to appoint an outstanding practitioner, manager and leader as our new deputy headteacher from February 2023. This role will not have a teaching commitment, but the ability to cover classes as and when needed is essential.

Sherdley Primary is a large two-form entry school, with its own Pre-school provision. Over the last 3 years we have been oversubscribed in Reception and prove to be a popular school. This is an exciting time to join our senior leadership team and school as a whole. It is important that you can work effectively to continue to build on the school’s many successes. Your role will come with overall responsibility for Safeguarding, staffing and ECTs.

Sherdley Primary School is a good school which is popular with parents. We have a hard working team of teachers and support staff who work effectively together. All staff are committed to ensuring every child is safe and has access to the highest quality learning opportunities and achieves the best they can in every class. We also have a highly effective pastoral system which supports pupils and families, promotes and maintains excellent behaviour and addresses barriers to learning quickly and effectively. We are fully inclusive school and embrace children with a wide range of additional needs effectively and successfully.

Contract term: Permanent L10 - L14
Full time – February 2023, or as soon after as possible

The successful candidates must:
- Be an excellent classroom practitioner with experience across the primary phase
- Have experience of successful middle and subject leadership
- Ability to lead and manage a range of staff effectively
- Demonstrate high expectations for all pupils including key groups such as PPG & SEN
- Promote outstanding behaviour for learning
- Demonstrate excellent behaviour management strategies and outstanding pastoral care
- Experience of leading on curriculum development resulting in positive outcomes for pupils
- Ability to read and interpret data to inform teaching & learning and contribute effectively to good or better progress for all pupils
- Excellent communication skills
- Contribute to the wider life of the school community, including after school clubs/activities
- Work effectively with parents, governors and other stakeholders by establishing and maintaining excellent relationships

We can offer you:
- Enthusiastic and well-behaved children
- A committed, hardworking and supportive SLT & MLT
- Personalised CPD
- Staff who work effectively together and are committed to raising standards for all pupils
- Supportive parents
- An effective and committed governing body

Visits to the school are welcomed and actively encouraged to ensure a thorough understanding of this role. All visits will be arranged on request as candidates will be shown around the school by the headteacher – call 01744 678683 to arrange a mutually convenient day and time.

Closing Date: Friday 25th November 2023, at 12noon
Shortlisting: Monday or Tuesday 28th/29th November
Observations: Tasks – Tuesday 6th December 2023
Formal Interviews: Wednesday 7th December 2023

Safeguarding information
The post is subject to satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Enhanced Disclosure Certificate.

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Application forms are available online from or alternatively by contacting Human Resources.
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DHT job description Nov 22.docx
DHT Person Spec Nov 22.docx
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