Vacancy Summary

Deputy Headteacher
From September 1st 2020
Salary: L11 - L15 
Permanent - Full Time 

Leadership is about making a difference.

At Woodside Academy, that’s exactly what we do.

Due to the promotion of our current Assistant Headteacher to the position of Headteacher, we need a Deputy Headteacher to lead on teaching, learning and behaviour across the school.

We are continuing our journey of improvement following our recent good inspection.  We are driven by a simple mission – to enable every child to be the best they can be.

You are an enthusiastic, resilient, determined and inspirational leader who has the vision and commitment to support the Headteacher in leading the Academy forward.

Our Deputy Headteacher needs to demonstrate highly effective teaching and learning skills, in order to coach and mentor others to improve practice; and an excellent understanding of data and assessment and how to use it to secure improved outcomes for pupils.

This is an exciting opportunity for someone who has significant teaching and leadership experience.

To find out more, contact Mr Harrison (Headteacher). An application pack, including job description and person specification is available from Miss Beecroft (Administrator).

Vacancy Information

Woodside Academy is part of the Leading Learners Academy Trust, a multi academy trust, established in 2015 who support the successful improvement of many local schools and firmly believe in the power of mutual collaboration, partnership working and shared accountability between its academies, leading to better outcomes for all. Leading Learners seeks to provide clear career pathways and offers exciting opportunities for staff to grow and develop, recognising and rewarding individual strengths. Our holistic, supportive approach encompasses all aspects of each academy, consistently achieving and maintaining standards of excellence.

We are a two-form entry primary school on the outskirts of Bradford catering for children from 3 to 11 years of age, currently taking 60 children in each academic year. Our new school building opened in 2014 as part of a re-generation plan for the area and is situated on a large site with well-resourced classrooms and excellent outdoor space to enhance the learning opportunities for all our children. We have a popular breakfast club from 8am and after academy clubs to 5pm which help support our families within the community. The Academy's ethos is positive and supportive with good behaviour standards. We have a stable, experienced, supportive and friendly staff. Each class has a full-time teaching assistant and we also have additional support staff to ensure our children get the most out of their academy experience.

We are looking to appoint an enthusiastic and committed Deputy Headteacher.

The successful candidate will:

  • Have high expectations of children’s achievement and behaviour
  • Be enthusiastic and flexible with a sense of humour
  • Be creative and able to motivate all children
  • Have excellent communication and organisational skills
  • Be a dynamic and creative team player, with excellent interpersonal skills
  • Be calm with a positive and confident manner

In return for your commitment and hard work we can offer you:

  • An academy that parents say is caring, professional, approachable and friendly
  • Children who are well behaved, enthusiastic and enjoy their learning
  • An established, friendly and supportive team of staff
  • A positive and forward thinking staff team and governing body
  • Excellent professional development opportunities
  • Well-resourced classrooms and excellent outdoor space

We are keen to hear from people who will support our academy aims and ethos and who will work with our children to ensure they achieve the best possible outcomes.

We welcome visits to the academy which can be arranged by contacting school directly using jan.beecroft@woodsideacademy.co.uk or telephone us on 01274 414350.

Closing Date: 12 noon,  Friday 28th February 2020 
Interviews will be held as soon as possible after this date

Woodside Academy is committed to raising standards within an inclusive environment.  We are also committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and, therefore, the successful applicant will need to undertake a criminal records check via the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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