Deputy Headteacher

Job Ref: rj267
Location Arnos Grove in Enfield
Primary Senior Leadership Team Primary Senior Leadership Team
Primary Assistant Headteacher & Deputy Headteacher Primary Assistant Headteacher & Deputy Headteacher
Start date Start ASAP
Contrat type permanent
Salary £50,000 - £54,760 per annum
Contract info Subject to experience

Job Description

One of our main clients is part of a leading medium sized Multi Academy Trusts in North London, where all of their schools are rated ‘Good’ or ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted.
The school aspire to excellent academic results, with year on year improvements, achieved through the first-class teaching of a broad-based curriculum, by highly motivated and trained staff, which is supported by strong school leadership teams, a dedicated and experienced Board of Trustees and active local governing bodies.
Job Description
Strategic direction and development of the senior leadership structure in cooperation with, and under the direction of, the Headteacher.    

The Deputy Headteacher will be responsible for working with and supporting the Headteacher on key school leadership and management areas. This will involve accepting delegated responsibilities.
Areas of responsibility and Key Tasks
Strategic Direction and Development of the Academy
  • Acting as a “sounding board” and “critical friend” to the Headteacher, always demonstrating high standards of personal integrity, loyalty, discretion and professionalism and publicly supporting all decisions of the Headteacher and Governing Body.
  • Promote the unique vision and ethos of the Academy Trust
  • Be responsible for evaluating, developing and writing policies
  • Be responsible for producing a yearly school development plan to ensure continual and ongoing school improvement
  • Ensure that pupil achievement is outstanding and overall standards remain high through undertaking rigorous assessment, monitoring, analysis and effective use of data as part of whole school self-evaluation
  • Lead and manage staff to achieve whole school priorities and targets 
  • Establish clear communication systems to ensure that parents are kept well informed of children’s attainment and progress, the curriculum, school targets, and their vital role in the process of children’s learning
  • Produce termly analysis reports on Standards and Achievement, Quality of Teaching, Personal and Social Development, Parent and Community, Safeguarding for the Principal and Governors

Quality of Teaching
  •  Establish a clear work plan linked to a monitoring cycle to monitor and observe lessons, provide feedback to teachers, set ongoing targets, and provide appropriate support to ensure that all teachers reach our high expectation of delivering outstanding lessons
  • Ensure that our Literacy and Mathematics programmes are fully understood, implemented and delivered with consistent quality across the school
  • Provide ongoing targeted CPD opportunities and training for teachers and teaching assistants to ensure consistent and high-quality teaching 
  • Ensure that the quality of teaching, curriculum delivery, learning environments, management of children’s behaviour are consistently outstanding in all classes

Leading and Managing Staff 
  • Be responsible for the performance management of class teachers and support staff 
  • Establish positive and constructive working relationships with all staff 
  • Establish clear and effective procedures for delegation with senior colleagues
  • Ensure clear communication procedures so that staff are dept informed and are clear about expectations 
  • Be responsible for the morale of staff by providing inspiration, energy, good humour and support
  • Be an excellent role model – instil good will through undertaking tasks such as playground and lunchtime duties

Specific Responsibilities
  • Be responsible for budget expenditure and achieve value for money
  • Undertake whole school training/INSET as required 
  • Take responsibility for whole school assemblies and events
  • Take responsibility for meeting with parents and dealing with any difficulties or complaints
  • Take responsibility for Safeguarding and Child Protection procedures 
  • Be fully aware of all key school policies, including complaints procedures 
  • Support and guide colleagues at all times 
  • Provide written reports on time 
  • Be continuously aware (through pupil tracking, assessment, monitoring, performance outcomes) of children’s attainment and progress across the whole school
  • Attend governors meetings and other essential meetings outside of school hours

If you feel you have the desired qualities and are looking for a new challenge please apply with an up to date CV. 


TLTP has over 11 years' experience in Education recruitment. We work with Primary and Secondary schools as well as mainstream and non-mainstream SEN settings across London and the Home Counties. We recruit for teachers, support staff, management roles and non-teaching roles. This means you can count on us to help find you a rewarding career that is right for you.

For every person recommended to us that we go on to place into employment TLTP offer a £130 referral bonus.

TLTP Education is part of the TLTP Group and is an Equal Opportunities employer. Subject to observance of all UK and EU current legislation we shall not discriminate to exclude individuals on the grounds of age, race, colour, gender (birth or reassigned), sexual orientation, disability, religion or belief, marital status, ethnic or national origin, health, pregnancy, childcare responsibilities or criminal records. Candidates from such groups are actively encouraged to apply.

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