Assistant Headteacher (Achievement for All)

The Blue Coat CofE School, Oldham, Lancashire, OL1 3SQ

This job expired on 16 May 2022 – see similar jobs

  • Expected start date

    1 January 2023

  • Application deadline

    16 May 2022 at 9:00am

  • Date listed

    6 May 2022

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L13 – L17 (£56,721 - £62,570)

Assistant Headteacher (Achievement for All) job summary

Required for January 2023

We are looking for an individual with energy, enthusiasm and an absolute dedication to improving the life chances of our vulnerable young people, to ensure ALL our pupils can achieve and succeed.

The successful candidate will work with the Deputy Headteacher responsible for curriculum and personal development and shape the learning journey for our vulnerable pupils in every aspect of their school life; curriculum, teaching and learning, behaviour, as well as the wider enrichment opportunities they have access to. You will be supported by other members of the senior leadership team with this but will be expected to bring your own ideas, expertise and specialism to at least one of the areas outlined. S/he will be a full member of the school’s SLT and will be expected to play a full part in SLT’s collective responsibility for the leadership of school quality and provision.

Applications must demonstrate, with evidence, how you meet the person specification and how your experience has equipped you to take on the role set out in the job description.

We are looking for someone who:

-has significant, substantial and successful experience at middle or senior leadership level.
-is an outstanding practitioner, as evidenced by student progress/outcomes/performance feedback.
-Is strategic, future-orientated, able to balance long and short-term horizons
-has Track record of effective and successful project management, and change management

Working for The Blue Coat School means that you would be part of the Cranmer Education Trust, a successful, growing Trust which prides itself on looking after its people, offering a high level of support and access to expertise. This is an excellent time to join the team, as we develop collaborative structures and systems to enhance and support our growing family of schools.

Alongside Blue Coat, the Trust is made up of St Anne’s Academy in Middleton and two primary schools - East Crompton St George’s and Mayfield Primary. The Trust also incorporates a teacher training school and the East Manchester Teaching Hub; both of which support the training and development of new and existing teachers across the North West of England. We are also opening a new secondary school in Oldham in 2022 for 1,200 pupils, The Brian Clarke CE Academy.

We offer:

- Generous holiday entitlement and sick pay scheme, increasing with length of service
- Central Oldham location close to good transport networks
- Convenient location for motorway (Junction 22, M62), bus and tram networks

The Blue Coat School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The Cranmer Education Trust follows safer recruitment practices. This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020 and appointment is therefore subject to a satisfactory enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure & Barring Service.
For further information please refer to:
•the Cranmer Education Trust’s Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy Trust Policies | Cranmer Education Trust
•The Trust’s statement on the employment of ex-offenders, in the vacancy Supporting Documents section.
•The job description and person specification for further information regarding the safeguarding responsibilities of the role.

Please note CVs are not accepted.
Closing date for applications: Monday 16th May 2022 at 9am

Interviews: Friday 20th May 2022 and Monday 23rd May 2022

Start Date: January 2023

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About The Blue Coat CofE School

School type
Academy, Church of England, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1720 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
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We are very proud of our school, which attracts students from across Greater Manchester and beyond. It first opened in 1834. Our founder, Thomas Henshaw, was a committed Anglican who left a bequest to fund a school which would provide education for the orphaned boys of the parish.

From these humble beginnings, the Blue Coat School has become one of the biggest and most successful schools in the country. The school has a national reputation for high quality teaching and learning, pastoral care, consistently excellent examination results and outstanding progress. Our most recent OFSTED inspection in 2011/2 judged the school to be outstanding in every category. As a result, Blue Coat has been designated a National Teaching School which means that we work with schools nationally and locally to develop the very best educational provision. Blue Coat is grounded in tradition and history, and is evolving and forward looking. Our historic campus has been restored and developed extensively; our students enjoy picnic lunches in front of a Grade II listed building but their learning takes place in superb 21st century classrooms, laboratories and studios.

Blue Coat is dedicated to serving young people, to enable them to become everything they can be and everything that they are meant to be. We are a Church of England school that welcomes members of other Christian denominations, and of other faiths.

Our Anglican beliefs, values and worship are at the core of our life together in school.

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