I am a part-time Deputy Headteacher and Year 4/5 Class Teacher at Sandford Primary School (federated with Winscombe Primary). I have worked there for nearly 10 years and seen the school through many changes, including an evolving leadership team. I am also a parent to two young boys who attend Sandford School. Since Septmeber 2013, I have been acting as part-time Head Teacher at both Sandford and Winscombe schools.
How do I impact our schools?
- In my leadership role, I work closely with data and data analysis. This has enabled me to use RAISEonline and the school’s own tracking systems to evaluate pupil progress and challenge the staff to meet targeted standards. I have monitored the provision for vulnerable groups and ensured relevant policies and paperwork are up to date and match the school’s needs and procedures. I report my conclusions to the FGB.
- Working more closely within the school this year, I have had direct involvement with many personnel issues, from interviewing and appointing staff to playing a part in the appraisal process. This has impacted the school by ensuring a high calibre of staff and relevant and specific targets are set for teachers on the Upper Pay Scale.
- With experience of achieving an ‘Outstanding’ OFSTED grade at my own school, I have been tasked with updating and evaluating the School Self Evaluation document. This is a working document which I have helped the school to link closely with both the SGP and staff appraisal targets. Targets set are based on identified areas for development and impact Achievement, Teaching and Learning, Behaviour and Safety and Leadership of the school.