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Assistant/Deputy headteacher role

Discussion in 'Senior Leadership Team' started by anon2799, Apr 14, 2012.

  1. anon2799

    anon2799 New commenter

    personally I'd expect a deputy to have experience of two or more key stages. As deputy you'll probably be responsible for curriculum, and possibly for a sats year group (though not necessarily) if you're leading on teaching and learning (which deputies do) then you'll have more credibility with a wider range of experience. Would you feel confident to advise a y6 teacher on curriculum and classroom management?
    that's my personal opinion, others may disagree.
  2. I tend to agree with curlygirly on this one. If you don't meet the essential requirements do you think you would be the best person for the position? I am in a similar situation myself at work. We are due to launch a post 16 unit this year, most likely after the summer holiday and I am putting myself forward for the role of Post 16 Coordinator. I currently meet all of the criteria for this role bar one. I currently do not teach Functional English and this is a requirement of the post. I have recently attended a training session for this course through AQA and I am collating teaching resources with a view to begin teaching it in September. I think it's great that you have the ambition and drive to progress in the profession, there are far too may unambitious teachers out there, but I also think you would serve yourself better by gaining the essential skills you need before applying for the post. You don't want to end up in a position where you are turned down for a post and consequently have your confidence knocked. I hope it works out for you - good luck.
  3. Good advice from frannysing, it's good to be ambitious and aim for it but at the minute I would say you would be extremley unlikely to get Assistant/Deputy job without the KS1/KS2 experience, SATs experience and other management opportunities within a schoo

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