Assistant Head Teacher (Pupil Premium) The Taunton Academy, Taunton, Somerset

Job description

Have an up to date knowledge of national and international pedagogy and share this with staff to improve classroom practice with particular respect to meeting the needs of students entitled to pupil premium.
Ensure all pupil premium students in receipt of PP funding make progress in line or better than their peers.
To improve attendance and behaviour of students entitled to pupil premium.
To champion Behaviour for Learning, including rewards and sanctions for those students entitled to pupil premium.
Lead and line manage leaders to promote good or better practice with respect to students entitled to pupil premium.
Work with other professionals and external organisations to develop best practice.
Help to design an appropriate curriculum which meets the needs of students in receipt of pupil premium.
Develop, implement and lead intervention strategies to enable students entitled to pupil premium to fulfill their potential.
Track, monitor and improve uptake rate in extra curriculum activities for students entitled to pupil premium.
Produce reports on pupil premium spend and catch up funding and ensure compliance with National expectations e.g. website/ reporting.
Use a full range of monitoring techniques such as analysis of examination results, classroom observation, learning walks, work scrutiny, study of lesson plans and Student Voice to analyse the quality of provision for students entitled to pupil premium.
Monitor and track the progress of students entitled to pupil premium, regularly reporting to the Senior Leadership Team and Governors.
Promote a clear vision for the highest quality PHSE, and lead on implementing on academy wide programme.
Liaise with senior staff on any training needs resulting from the monitoring of pupil premium progress and outcomes.
Lead the formulation and monitoring of policies relating to all aspects of Pupil Premium and PHSE.
To undertake appropriate duties as required within the Leadership Team, as specified by the Head teacher and appropriate to the role.

Essential educational requirements

Good Honours degree or equivalent
Recent participation in relevant high level training
Relevant leadership development

Essential qualifications


Essential skills and experience

Able to manage challenging behavior of students and support colleagues to manage behavior.
Ability to initiate, lead and manage change at whole school level.
Excellent ICT skills and the ability to apply these to educational management.
Excellent communication skills, confident and motivational public speaker.
Creative and imaginative thinker, able to anticipate problems and find solutions.
Excellent organisational skills to meet deadlines and manage workload of self and others.
Have high expectations of self and others and provide a role model for students and staff.
Flexible to take on a variety of roles to secure school improvement and build a high performing team.

About The Taunton Academy

The Taunton Academy

Cheddon Road, Taunton, Somerset, TA2 7QP
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