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Assistant Head Teacher

  • Employer: Maghull High School
  • Reference: 05786
  • Published: Mon 18/03/2024, 13:30 PM
  • Closing on: Wed 17/04/2024, 12:00 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36 hours per week
  • Salary: L12 - L16
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Maghull High School, Merseyside

Grade:                              L12 – L16

Contract Type/Term:     Full Time/Permanent

Responsible to:               Headteacher

 

Main purpose: The role will be determined by the skills and competencies of the successful candidate

To work as a member of the senior leadership team to raise standards, improve student outcomes and increase aspiration of our school community.

The Assistant Headteacher, under the direction of the Headteacher, will take a strategic role in:

  • Formulating the aims and objectives of the school
  • Establishing policies for achieving these aims and objectives
  • Managing staff and resources to that end
  • Monitoring and evaluating progress towards the achievement of the school’s aims and objectives
  • Managing students and supporting them

They may also be required to undertake any of the duties delegated from the Headteacher.

 

Leadership

Under the direction of the Headteacher or Deputy Headteacher:

  • Support the Headteacher and Deputy Headteacher in the day-to-day leadership and management of the school
  • Communicate the school’s vision compellingly and support the Headteacher’s strategic leadership
  • Lead by example, focusing on providing excellent education for all students
  • Lead on particular whole-school strategies and policy areas
  • Build positive relationships with members of the school community
  • Keep up to date with research and developments in education
  • Seek training and continuing professional development to meet own needs

 

Key strategic area of responsibility

  • Wider strategic responsibilities will be determined subject to the strengths of the candidate.

 

Managing staff

Under the direction of the Headteacher or Deputy Headteacher:

  • Assist with the selection and recruitment of new teaching staff
  • Performance manage middle leaders, including carrying out appraisals, providing professional development opportunities, and holding staff to account for their performance
  • Create an ethos were staff are fully supported to develop their skills and knowledge
  • Commit to their own professional development, proactively identifying development opportunities

 

Modelling best practice for teachers

  • Demonstrate excellent performance against parts one and two of the teacher’s standards: teaching and personal and professional conduct
  • Implement strategies and initiatives to share best practice with others in the school, developing confidence and skills in others

 

Systems and processes

Under the direction of the Headteacher or Deputy Headteacher:

  • Ensure that the school’s systems, organisation and processes are well considered, efficient and fit for purpose
  • Provide a safe, calm and well-ordered environment for all students and staff, focused on safeguarding students and developing exemplary behaviour
  • Implement systems for managing the performance of all staff, addressing any underperformance, supporting staff to improve and valuing excellent practice
  • Work with the governing board as appropriate
  • Support strategic, curriculum-led financial planning to ensure effective use of budgets and resources
  • Support distribution of leadership throughout the school

 

Other responsibilities

The Assistant Headteacher will be required to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people, and follow school policies and the staff code of conduct. 

The postholder may be required to do other duties appropriate to the level of the role, as directed by the Headteacher.

 

ENHANCED DISCLOSURE

Southport Learning Trust is required under law and guidance to check the criminal background of all employees. Decisions to appoint will be subject to consideration of an enhanced disclosure, including a Barred List check, from the Disclosure and Barring Service. Because of the nature of the work for which you are applying, this post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as amended in 2013 and 2020).

The amendments to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (2013 and 2020) provides that when applying for certain jobs and activities, certain convictions and cautions are considered ‘protected’. This means that they do not need to be disclosed to employers, and if they are disclosed, employers cannot take them into account.

Guidance about whether a conviction or caution should be disclosed can be found on the Ministry of Justice website, which can be accessed here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/new-guidance-on-the-rehabilitation-of-offenders-act-1974

In accordance with our statutory obligations under Keeping Children Safe in Education Southport Learning Trust is required to conduct an online search as part of our due diligence on shortlisted candidates. This may help identify any incidents or issues that have happened, and are publicly available online, which Southport Learning Trust might want to explore with you at interview.

A copy of our child protection and safeguarding policy can be found on our website https://www.maghullhigh.com/safeguarding/

ENHANCED DISCLOSURE: The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The post is subject to an enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

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  • Application Form
  • Employer: Maghull High School
  • Reference: 05786
  • Published: Mon 18/03/2024, 13:30 PM
  • Closing on: Wed 17/04/2024, 12:00 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36 hours per week
  • Salary: L12 - L16
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Maghull High School, Merseyside

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