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Assistant Headteacher: Behaviour and Safeguarding

St Peter's Church of England Aided School, Exeter, Devon

Job details

Job role
Working pattern
Full-time only
Contract type

Job summary

Full Time, Permanent – Assistant Headteacher: Behaviour and Safeguarding (DSL)
Interviews: TBC
Required from: 1
st September 2021
St Peter’s is oversubscribed, known for its reputation as a high performing school and nationally recognised
for our approaches to character education. The appointed candidate will be joining as an Assistant
Headteacher, to a successful SLT who have a track record of identifying issues and bringing about
improvement with colleagues, for students. Recent Ofsted and SIAMS inspections evidence significant
We are seeking to appoint an outstanding Assistant Headteacher who will contribute to the continual
improvement of standards through their passionate and dynamic approaches to behaviour, safeguarding,
teaching, learning and support of students and colleagues. This position would be ideally suited to someone
looking for further challenge, or equally someone seeking to build on their successful experience in
leadership. A skill set, track record of improving the life chances of students and performance of colleagues
is essential. The successful candidate will have a passion for education and use it as an opportunity for
positive transformation for students and colleagues. Candidates will be expected to demonstrate at
interview what they will add to St Peter’s in order to develop the vision and progress of the already positive
St Peter’s story.
Main aspects of the role:
• To lead the outstanding provision and delivery of behaviour and safeguarding across the school
• To ensure that all students fulfil their potential and move onto ambitious and appropriate Post 16
courses and/or employment
• To promote inclusion of all students and their families and ensure their access to the curriculum and all
school facilities and provision.
• To work with colleagues and external agencies in order to ensure that all behaviour and safeguarding
issues are supported appropriately
• To use data to monitor behaviour and safeguarding trends and lead focused, evidence based
intervention where necessary.
• To lead the Behaviour and Safeguarding Teams with the Heads of Year and Intervention Support Officers.
• To lead Behaviour and Safeguarding provision in meetings that promote the St. Peter’s Character
Compass and our Principles of HOPE.
• To lead the fulfilments of the St Peter’s vision statement of “Life to the full for everyone”.
• To lead our mission of valuing and empowering each member of our community through our Principles
of HOPE.
• To provide opportunities for everyone to live out our Principles of HOPE, providing a wide focus on
raising achievement and improving student outcomes.
Our students make teaching here a real pleasure, and as such we have high expectation for both our
students and ourselves.
We offer:
• a welcoming and friendly team of excellent teachers
• a supportive working environment
• many opportunities to enhance your skills as a teacher
• students with a drive to succeed
A willingness and ability to offer time and energy to our wellbeing programme &/or extra-curricular provision
(which we believe adds significant value to our character based approaches to education, including our Duke
of Edinburgh and Ten Tors), will be taken into consideration for applications.
As a Church of England Aided School, in cases of equal merit preference will be given to candidates who are
in sympathy with the foundation. The school is committed to promoting and safeguarding the welfare of its
students. This role is subject to DBS clearance.

More on how to apply

Supporting documents

School overview

School type
Local authority maintained school, Church of England
Education phase
School size
1291 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
Ofsted report
View Ofsted report
Contact email

About St Peter's Church of England Aided School

Our passion for educating the whole character is supported by our Principles of HOPE.

We aspire to enable every member of St Peter’s to be able to say, “People believe the best of me here. I am safe. I take considered risks in order to learn and grow. I bring the best of me to St Peter’s and serve others to live the best life they can too.”

School location

Quarry Lane, Exeter, Devon, EX2 5AP

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