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Assistant Head of School job summary
The Laurus Trust - Unashamedly Academic
Due to continued growth and expansion, we have an exciting opportunity for a passionate and committed Assistant Head of School to join the team at Didsbury High School. You will facilitate and encourage learning which enables students to achieve high standards, to share and support the corporate responsibility for the well-being, education and discipline of all students.
The Laurus Trust is a highly successful and growing multi-academy trust in the North West of England. All our Laurus Schools are hugely oversubscribed and have a reputation, both locally and further afield, for outstanding teaching and learning through the relentless pursuit of excellence and the determination to ensure that every child succeeds. In the recent Staff Engagement Survey, over 95% of our employees stated that they would recommend working for Laurus Trust to their friends. In 2020/21 our average teacher turnover rate for secondary schools was 2.39%, which falls way below the National Average of 15%.
The Laurus Trust is an inclusive Equal Employment Opportunity employer that considers applicants without regard to gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, disabled or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We welcome and encourage applications from all individuals regardless of individual background or circumstance.
As your sphere of influence grows, so grows your responsibility for stewardship of these guiding principles and qualities:
Show unswerving commitment to the shared vision and values – badge on shirt.
Demonstrate impeccable standards of competency within areas of expertise - focus on learning.
Have a sense of urgency for sustainable results - does whatever it takes.
Challenge the status quo - eye on the horizon.
Strive for autonomy whilst securing accountability - develops agency in others.
Focus on team over self - demonstrates self-sacrificial leadership.
Commit to continuous improvement for self and others - recognises that better is possible.
Build trust through clear communication and expectations - develops commitment to the vision in others.
At the heart of our success at Laurus is the passionate belief in the importance of professional learning for all our staff. A rich diet of research informed pedagogy ensures that our teachers are at the cutting edge of their practice. To support this, we financially support masters and doctoral level study alongside the NPQ suite of qualifications.
We also offer a wide range of other employee benefits to all of our staff in return for their commitment to our schools, and to help contribute towards improving their overall well-being. These can be found detailed in our Candidate Brochure.
Applying to the Laurus Trust
If you want to work in a highly ambitious and successful school, and have the passion and commitment to join us at an exciting time of continuous progression and growth, then we would like to hear from you.
For more information about The Laurus Trust, or for further information relating to the role and the School you’re applying to, please download the Job Description and Candidate Brochure (via TES) or visit https://www.laurustrust.co.uk/
Please note: an application form must be completed as CV’s will not be accepted. To complete an application form please click ‘Quick Apply’.
If you would prefer to request a manual application pack, or should you require any additional support in completing your application, please feel free to contact us on 0161 579 7000 or via e-mail at; email@example.com
Closing Date: Monday 14th February 2022 at 9.00am
Interview Date: TBC
The Laurus Trust and its affiliated schools are committed to safeguarding and protecting the children and young people that we work with. As such, all posts are subject to a safer recruitment process, including the disclosure of criminal records and vetting checks. It is an offence to apply for the role if the applicant is barred from engaging in regulated activity relevant to children.
We ensure that we have a range of policies and procedures in place which promote safeguarding and safer working practice across the school. This is in line with statutory guidance Keeping Children Safe in Education and The Education Act 2002, we expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
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