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Assistant Headteacher – Dinnington Community Primary School

Assistant Headteacher vacancy at Dinnington Community Primary School

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We are seeking to appoint an Assistant Headteacher with responsibility for curriculum at Dinnington.  The successful candidate will retain a class teacher responsibility whilst also working closely alongside the two existing Assistant Headteachers to improve standards by taking responsibility for curriculum development. Dinnington Community Primary is on a sharp journey of improvement and this role will play a vital part in ensuring that the curriculum offer the Trust provides to some of our most vulnerable children and families is of exceptional quality.

We welcome internal applications from experienced teachers.

We are looking for someone who:

  • Holds a passionate belief in the inclusion of all children and the ability to respond to the challenge of inclusion.
  • Believes reading is the key to a good curriculum especially for SEND pupils.
  • Wants to engage with current educational research to support curriculum development, design and knowledge alignment.
  • Genuinely believes in the importance of offering a wide range of academic subjects.
  • Is an inspirational teacher who demands high expectations of learners.
  • Knows a range of approaches to supporting SEND children in the classroom and is willing to work with external agencies and professionals.
  • Shows a willingness to lead a team and work under their own initiative.
  • Has good classroom management skills.
  • A proven track record at middle leadership (for example by leading a curriculum area)
  • Has good planning, preparation and time management skills.
  • Has a strong commitment to working in partnership with pupils, staff, governors, parents and the wider community.
  • Is enthusiastic, resourceful, passionate and keen to ensure that the highest possible standards of pupil achievement, personal development and well-being are achieved. 
  • Has humility, integrity and honesty.

We can offer:

  • A shared leadership structure with opportunities to work across both school and across the wider MAT including opportunities to support the English Hub offer and work with other English Hubs across the country.
  • A committed group of professionals who support and challenge one another.
  • Mentoring and support from experienced senior leaders within the Trust.
  • Access to the NPQ leadership courses and ongoing CPD
  • A chance to work with a number of national partners and other Multi Academy Trusts

If you are interested in applying for this role, please email a written expression of interest using the attached job description as guide to by 4pm Wednesday 22nd February 2021

Interested candidates are warmly encouraged to contact school to arrange for a visit and discuss this opportunity in more detail with the Head of School.

The academy values diversity and promotes equality and will guarantee an interview to disabled candidates if the essential job criteria is met. White Woods Primary Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults.