Deputy Headteacher

Job Title: Deputy Headteacher

Responsible to: Headteacher

Responsible for: Working with the Headteacher in formulating the aims and objectives of the school, establishing the policies through which they shall be achieved, managing staff and resources in order to achieve them and monitoring progress towards them.

The professional duties of all teachers (other than the Headteacher) are set out in the School Teachers’ Pay and Conditions Document (STPC) and describe the duties required by all main scale posts.

Hylands School is seeking to appoint a dynamic and experienced senior leader.

The position requires the candidate to have a proven record of significant leadership experience, demonstrating impact in change management and school improvement. The candidate will also
be skilled in stakeholder and community engagement.

The specific responsibilities in the job description will be aligned to the successful candidate’s skills and experience.

We are looking for an inspiring practitioner who can articulate and implement vision, and create an environment where our teachers are empowered to be amazing.

What we can offer you:
● Opportunities to work with successful and hard-working leaders both in school and across The Kemnal Academies Trust.
● Access to high quality Continuous Professional Development including support towards future Headship.
● Opportunities to work as part of a team to develop strategies at both local and national level.

The successful applicant will be a strong classroom practitioner with a proven record of raising standards through their own teaching as well as the whole school. There will be a teaching
commitment to the role. They will understand that first wave teaching is the key to successful whole school improvement, and be able to demonstrate the ability to drive the raising of
standards in teaching and learning across Hylands.

It is essential the candidate can demonstrate excellent communication and leadership skills, be able to work flexibly as part of a team, deliver under pressure and have the experience of
developing teaching and learning at a strategic level. It is desirable that the successful applicant has experience of developing interventions for all abilities that demonstrates a positive impact on
student progress.

When applying within the ‘Professional Skills’ section of the application form, set out your vision for improving the needs of students at Hylands School, making specific reference to the raising of
standards in your area of expertise, supported by examples of your experience thus far.

If you would like to arrange a visit to the school or an informal discussion with Ms Maggie Callaghan, Executive Headteacher, please contact 01245 266766. Closing date for applications:
Wednesday 25th January 2023 at 12:00 Interviews held: w/c 30th January 2023.

We reserve the right to close the vacancy early should we receive a significant number of applications.

If you have not had any communication within 10 days of the closing date please take this as confirmation that on this occasion your application has not been successful.


TKAT is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Offers of employment will be subject to the full Safer
Recruitment process, including an enhanced disclosure and barring service check.

Our Commitment – Equal, Inclusive, Diverse

TKAT is committed to inclusion, diversity and equality of opportunity by encouraging and welcoming differences, listening to individual experiences, aspirations and accomplishments and
learning how to grow better together. We welcome applications from all suitable candidates, regardless of any protected characteristic; this includes applicants wishing to work flexibly.
Access to interview – should you be selected and invited to interview please let us know if you require us to adapt the interview environment. If we can accommodate practical workplace
adjustments to assist we will.

Closing Date: Wednesday 25th January @ 12 noon

Completed applications should be sent to

TKAT Application Form 

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