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Laude The British School of Vila-real
Castello, Spain
Date Added: Apr 21, 2023

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Deputy Head of Whole School

We are a friendly, successful and growing British school based in the town of Vila-real in the region
of Valencia, Spain. Vila-real is well connected and offers beautiful beaches, lively towns and benefits
from its close proximity to the vibrant city of Valencia. The UK National Curriculum is taught
throughout the school and our students range from age 2 up to 18. The Primary School has
approximately 300 students from Early Years to Year 6 and the Secondary School has approximately
300 students from Year 7 to Year 13. Last summer all of our sixth form students successfully
completed their A-Levels and gained places at a range of universities. The vast majority of our
students are Spanish and learn in English, apart from in the compulsory Spanish subjects, which are
all taught in their native Spanish language.
For September 2023 we are looking to recruit a Deputy Head of Whole School, to lead an exciting, vibrant
and creative team of fully qualified and experienced teachers, and associated Teaching Assistants for each
Year group. The successful candidate will have UK experience of teaching across either Primary or Secondary
age range as well as a proven track record in a senior management post/post of responsibility.
Key Responsibilities:
● Play a leading role in the school improvement and school self-evaluation process.
● be confident delivering training to all staff as well as working with different staff groups to develop areas of the
● be confident with the use of data, tracking and reporting to inform decisions and actions with regard to
areas to improve as a school.
● be able to work closely with the headteacher and SLT to share ideas and discuss points raised.
● be confident in their ability to be able to deputise for the Headteacher in the case of their absence from
● be confident with the operational leadership of the school.
● show a knowledge of the systems in place to assure the quality of teaching and learning across the
school and be aware of how to lead these to ensure that we continue to progress and improve in these
● be confident to provide pastoral leadership ensuring that students are happy and safe.
● be able to meet regularly/be a point of contact with parents to discuss issues which arise.
In addition to these, it would be helpful if the candidate could demonstrate how they could contribute positively
to the following areas:
● Professional Development and INSET.
● Recruitment, selection and induction.
● Resourcing of the curriculum including budget allocations.
● Community events such as parent´s evenings and information evenings.
Person Specification.
When considering applications for the above post, we will use the criteria below to inform decisions
about short listing candidates for interview. Applicants should show how they meet the person
specification in their application/supporting statement.
Essential Source
Qualified Teacher Status and NPQML Application/Certificate
Degree appropriate to post Application/Certificate
Knowledge of UK National Curriculum requirements across all stages of
the school (EYFS to Sixth Form)
Highly effective team leader, able to motivate and engage other staff in
change/new ideas
Application /Interview/
Experience of staff appraisal process and organising/supporting staff
professional development across whole school.
Proven ability to deputise for the Headteacher in case of absence Interview/Reference
Experience working with parents and families to support and develop
continuous effective learning
Application /Interview/
Proven track record of analysing and using whole school data to
improve levels of achievement across whole school.
Application /Interview/
Recent management experience in a school which follows the UK
National Curriculum
Application /Interview/ Reference
Experience of evaluating the effectiveness of learning in the classroom
and implementing strategies to support and develop learning. Application /Interview
Enthusiasm for teaching, learning and the achievement of every
student. Application /Interview
Highly effective classroom teacher - ability to lead by example using
own experience to demonstrate effective learning. Interview/ Reference
Experience of working as a member of the Senior Leadership Team
to drive the school forward in a proactive manner. Application/Interview
High professional standards Reference/Interview
Good personal and interpersonal skills Reference/Interview
Good oral and written communication Application/Interview
Good time-management and personal organisation Application/Reference
Evidence of excellent attendance and punctuality Post-Appointment Reference
Commitment to work closely with the Head of the Spanish
Curriculum and Spanish curriculum teachers
Desirable Source
Evidence of using a solution focussed approach to adapt positively to
Ability to speak good Spanish( CEFR B2 or above) Application/Interview
Experience of working with students for whom English is not their first
A willingness to participate in the extracurricular life of the school Application /Interview/


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