WHAT IS A DEPUTY HEADTEACHER?
As Deputy Headteachers, our role is to support the headteacher by contributing to raising standards and creating authentic learning opportunities for all learners.
We are dedicated leaders and problem-solvers, always prepared to maintain the ethos set by the headteacher in their absence.
In most cases, we also fulfil the role of a class teacher. This allows us to continue to contribute to teaching and learning and building positive relationships with learners, staff, parents, carers and the wider school community.
As members of the senior leadership team, we promote positive behaviour from learners and encourage development, motivating staff to strive towards achieving the best possible outcomes for all.
We are effective listeners and lend our voice to the cause, reviewing and developing school policies and procedures with the needs of all learners at the heart of the decisions we make.
THE QUALIFICATIONS YOU WILL NEED
A deputy headteacher must hold Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) through initial teacher education (ITE) and successfully complete induction. They may also seek to obtain further qualifications in leadership and management to assist them in the role.