Positions and Roles within the school structure
Core Leadership Group / School Governors
School governors have a wide range of responsibilities. They help to raise the standards of pupil achievement and plan the school's future direction. Governors are also accountable for the performance of the school to parents and the wider community.
Provides the vision and the professional leadership of the school to maintain its success and to ensure high quality education for all its pupils and continue to raise standards of achievement. Promote the aims of the school through implementation of the policies of the governing body. Manage the resources and building so as to promote and secure the achievement of both pupils and staff. Provide an environment in which staff and pupils are enabled to achieve their full potential. Ensure that statutory requirements for the National Curriculum are met and to ensure that the outcomes of Every Child Matters are embedded within the school.
Deputy Head / Assistant Head
This is a combination of teaching, management and leadership. To work alongside the head teacher on management issues to ensure the school runs smoothly and that day-to-day matters are dealt with. This could involve meeting parents, talking to children or teachers who are having problems and supporting teaching assistants in their role. To observe their teaching, set targets and have review meetings to identify areas where training is needed. Responsible for the induction of newly-qualified teachers.
Take an active part in the management and leadership of the school. Work with the Deputy and Head teacher to ensure the highest possible standards of teaching in the school by participating in monitoring classroom practice, supporting staff Lead by example as a class teacher, setting high standards of classroom management and organisation, effective display and presentation and general care for the whole school...