Deputy Headteacher

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About the role

We are looking for an inspiring and dynamic deputy headteacher to join the Almond Hill Junior School leadership team.  

Almond Hill Junior School is situated close to the old town of Stevenage.  It is located in a very pleasant environment with fantastic outside amenities close to feeder infant and secondary schools. 

In the last few years the school has undergone an expansion from two to three forms of entry.  We have a community feel achieved through the positive relationships built between school and home. 

Our new Deputy Headteacher will have:

  • Commitment to the protection and safeguarding of children.
  • Proven record of exemplary teaching which has ensured good/outstanding  achievement across the ability range.
  • Clear understanding of what good quality teaching and learning looks like and strategies to develop this in others.
  • Successfully led a curriculum/subject area resulting directly in an increase in standards.
  • Experience of leading and implementing whole school initiatives and managing change.
  • Ability to analyse data, develop strategic plans, set targets and monitor and evaluate progress towards these.
  • Excellent personal organisation skills with the ability to prioritise workload and to meet deadlines.
  • Effective interpersonal skills and the ability to inspire, challenge and motivate.

It is desirable, but not essential to have the following:

  • DSP qualification.
  • Experience of STEPS.
  • Experience and/or understanding of the provision of nurture support.
  • Experience of managing under performance.
  • Competent with IT and an interest in developing remote learning.

In return we can offer you:

  • A happy, safe and welcoming environment where children learn, are respected and valued.
  • A fantastic blend of old and new facilities, set in expansive grounds. 
  • A positive staff team who are keen to embrace new ideas and strengthen the quality of teaching and learning.
  • An exciting new opportunity to work as part of the SLT to assist the school on its journey towards outstanding.

We would be delighted to welcome you to our school, where colleagues would be keen to meet you and answer any questions you may have.  Please phone the office on 01438 233660 to make an appointment.

Almond Hill is committed to safeguarding children and young people.  All post holders are subject to satisfactory enhanced DBS checks.


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Contact details

Almond Hill J M School , Headteacher
Almonds Lane Stevenage
Hertfordshire SG1 3RP

Telephone: 01438 233660
Fax: 01438 235400
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