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Deputy Headteacher (DHT) - Foley Park Primary Academy

Victoria Academies Trust
Foley Park Primary Academy, Northumberland Avenue, Kidderminster, DY11 7AW
Leadership Scale 7 – 11 (£54,816 - £60,488)
Closing date
26 Jun 2024

Job Details

Hours:  Full Time Permanent  
Required to Start:  January 2025 (or sooner) 

We are seeking an enthusiastic Deputy Head Teacher to join our strong, committed staff to work with our amazing children at Foley Park Primary Academy.  We are a friendly, one-form entry community school in Kidderminster - part of Victoria Academies Multi Academy Trust (VAT); a family of 10 primary schools based in the West Midlands.  VAT prides itself on the values of Unity, Integrity, Courage, Curiosity and Excellence.
Children at Foley Park are fantastic, and we are lucky to have committed staff who are passionate about teaching and learning.  Our aim is for our children to be the best they can be in all areas of their life.  We have high expectations and are committed to excellence.  Children here experience a broad and exciting challenge curriculum, they learn, laugh, get muddy and make friends. 

The successful candidate will have recent experience of leading a strategic area of the school development plan and keen to make the next step in their career.

The role of DHT at our school is:
•    A member of SLT with an area of responsibility (to be agreed) 
•    Our Lead DSL 
•    a non class-based position, however the cover of leadership time is required

We are looking to appoint an enthusiastic and highly motivated leader who is: 
•    Energetic, positive and can work effectively as part of our team
•    Organised and has high expectations of learning and behaviour
•    Willing to go the extra mile to make great things happen for our children
•    Passionate, committed and has the determination to secure the best possible outcomes for every child  
•    An experienced practitioner who understands the dedication and drive required to achieve continuous school improvement. 
•    Able to share a proven track record in improving standards and outcomes
•    An inclusive practitioner with experience of working across key stages
•    Able to lead others towards a common goal in line with our values 

We can offer the successful candidate: 
•    A commitment to CPD
•    Opportunity to undertake a National recognised NPQ qualification
•    A supportive and hardworking staff team who are united in their drive to ensure children achieve the very best outcomes academically and socially  
•    Friendly and happy children who are keen and eager to learn  
•    A supportive environment with access to an Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) and additional wellbeing initiatives such as an annual wellbeing afternoon.
•    Access to our VAT Employee Benefits Platform
•    Opportunity to be part of our trust-wide collaborative network groups

Foley Park Academy – part of Victoria Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  An enhanced DBS check is required for all successful applicants.  All shortlisted candidates will be subject to an online search as part of our recruitment process.

We are also “happy to talk flexible working” subject to the operational requirements of the role.

This post is covered by Part 7 of the Immigration Act (2016) and therefore the ability to speak fluent spoken English is an essential requirement for this role.

Informal chats or visits to our lovely school are warmly welcomed and encouraged.  Please contact Mrs Fox (School Business Manager) on 01562 823857 or via email

Application forms can be found on our school and Victoria Academies Trust website.  Please return completed applications marked for the attention of the Headteacher Miss S. Reynolds, Foley Park Academy, Northumberland Avenue, Kidderminster, DY11 7AW or to the email address:

Contact the school to arrange an informal visit:
•    Monday 10th June
•    Wednesday 12th June
•    Monday 17th June
•    Thursday 20th June 

Closing Date:  Wednesday 26th June 2024 at 12noon 

Interviews:  Thursday 4th July 2024


Full Time Permanent


Leadership Scale 7 – 11 (£54,816 - £60,488)


Foley Park Primary Academy, Northumberland Avenue, Kidderminster, DY11 7AW

Closing Date:

Wednesday 26 June 2024 at 12 noon 

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Company info
Victoria Academies Trust
Ballot Street
West Midlands
B66 3HH

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