Deputy Headteacher

Appointment: Deputy Headteacher - Full time from 01 September 2023

£52,659 to £59,557 - LPR8 - LPR13

Royal Cross Primary School (25 on roll)

We are seeking an experienced and ambitious qualified Teacher of the Deaf to be our Deputy Headteacher at this very successful primary special school for deaf children, judged outstanding at its last two inspections. Our school is well established in the local and regional community, and works particularly closely with families. Pupils attend the school from across Lancashire and the North West.Royal Cross is a small and lively school offering a caring environment with each child valued. We are enthusiastic about learning through enjoyment and dedicated to meeting the individual needs of pupils, including the ability to communicate in whatever way works best. We are looking for an excellent communicator with strong interpersonal skills, who understands the specific needs of pupils in a primary school for deaf children and is committed to an inclusive communication environment as the key to progress and well-being.

We are seeking an ambitious and energetic professional with experience of leading teams, monitoring teaching and learning, and with experience of successfully leading improvement and raising standards. Our multi-cultural and diverse community is highly valued by our families and staff and as a school we expect everyone to actively contribute to and promote our strong, positive ethos. If you are a dynamic and inspirational leader with the capacity to grow and develop in the role, if you have initiative, constructive enthusiasm, a thorough knowledge of all key stages and the ambition to play a major role in the leadership and management of our school then we would love to hear from you.

This is an exceptional opportunity for an enthusiastic practitioner with experience of working closely with families and of using a multi-agency approach.

This post requires a commitment to work full time.If this sounds like the type of challenge you would relish, please have a look at the school website, where you will find a range of information. Informal, pre-application visits are welcomed and can be arranged by telephoning the Headteacher, Bev Hennefer, on 01772 729705.

Proposed interview date: Friday 21 April 2023 with a formal visit to school planned for Thursday 20 April 2023.

Closing date: Thursday 16 March 2023 @ 12:00
Shortlisting for interview: Friday 17 March 2023

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The post you are applying for is covered by the Rehabilitation of Offenders (Exceptions) Act 1975.

Royal Cross is committed to Safer Recruitment. The post is therefore subject to an enhanced DBS clearance and references will be taken up before a job offer is confirmed. Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 - details of any criminal record spent or unspent should be sent to the Chair of Governors at school address by the closing date.

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‘Communication is Key’