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Deputy Academy Principal Secondment Opportunity - Holy Family

Holy Family Catholic Primary School

Job Description: Deputy Academy Principal (Secondment Opportunity)


Job Title: Deputy Academy Principal

Reports to: Academy Principal

Grade: Teacher’s Pay & Conditions


Purpose of job:


To assist the Executive Principal (EP) and the Academy Principal (AP) in:

1. Leading, managing and developing the academy to provide high quality teaching and learning that leads to successful outcomes for pupils in terms of spiritual and moral growth, achievement, attitudes to learning, behaviour and personal development

2. Ensuring that the academy will promote and safeguard the welfare of all children and that the highest priority is given to following the guidance in the ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’ legislation 

3. Fulfilling the academy’s Mission Statement and maintaining/developing the Catholic ethos, and promoting the academy’s vision, values and aims

4. Leading by example and having the highest expectations for the pupils, 

5. Being a member of the Academy Leadership Team and making a significant contribution to the strategic development and direction of the academy in line with the Academy Improvement Plan

6. Taking a lead role in strengthening teaching and learning through having the responsibility for teaching a class for up to 2.5 days per week.

7. Providing guidance and support to teachers across the academy, to achieve and maintain good quality teaching, through ongoing and regular coaching and mentoring 

8. Supporting the EP and the AP with monitoring activity and academy self-evaluation

9. Undertaking any other duties reasonably assigned by the AP and in the absence of the AP, undertake his/her professional duties

10. Being prepared and available to make contributions to Trust wide priorities/initiatives.


Generic responsibilities of the Deputy Academy Principal:

1. To have responsibility, under the direction of the EP and AP, for the strategic leadership and management of the school.

2. To contribute to academy aims, policies and practices, including those related to academy self-evaluation, behaviour, discipline, bullying and equality.

3. To ensure the academy complies with all relevant legislation, including Safeguarding and Child Protection, Health and Safety, Equal Opportunities and the SEND Code of Practice. 

4 To lead/arrange relevant staff INSET in line with termly priorities

5 To allocate, deploy and maintain resources with maximum efficiency to meet the objectives of the academy and to ensure value for money.

6 To share responsibility for leading whole academy assemblies.

7 To take responsibility for own professional development and keep up to date with recent developments in education.

8 To appraise staff as per the Performance Management Policy.

9 To maintain and develop classroom practice through having the responsibility for teaching a designated class for up to 2.5 days per week.


Generic Responsibility (Leadership Team):

1. To contribute to leadership and management decisions on all aspects of policy, strategy, development and organisation.

2. Share in the responsibility for the implementation of the Academy Improvement Plan.

3. To evaluate the effectiveness of the academy in terms of overall provision, including pupil achievement, attainment and teaching and learning.

4. To maintain and develop effective relationships with all stakeholders, including parents, Governors, KCSP and other bodies outside the school through effective systems of communication.

5. To share responsibility for the day to day management of the academy.

6. To attend leadership meetings as required and to report to staff and Governors as necessary.

7. To ensure active participation in quality CPD experiences.


Areas of Responsibility:

In addition to the generic aspects of the role to take responsibility for leading in the following areas: Teaching and learning, staff coaching and mentoring, staff professional development, staff induction, MFL lead.



Because of the nature of the post, candidates are not entitled to withhold information regarding convictions by virtue of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exemptions) Order 1975 as amended. Candidates are required to give details of any convictions on their application form and are expected to disclose such information at the appointed interview.


Because this post allows substantial access to children, candidates are required to comply with procedures in relation to Criminal Records checks. If candidates are successful in their application, prior to taking up post, they will be required to give written permission to the School to ascertain details from the Criminal Records Bureau regarding any convictions against them and, as appropriate the nature of such convictions.


Closing date for applications:  15th February 2019


Interviews will take place from 25th February 2019