Assistant Headteacher (Behaviour & Attitudes)
This job expired on 17 April 2023
Start date details
17 April 2023 at 9am
20 March 2023
- Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5
- View all Full timejobs - 32.5 hours per week
- Leadership Scale L10 – L14
What skills and experience we're looking for
We are seeking to recruit an inspirational Assistant Headteacher to join our passionate and hardworking senior leadership team. The person appointed will provide vision, ambition, leadership, and direction, building upon the existing strong ethos and values of the school. This role will focus on the Ofsted category of Behaviour and Attitudes as well as the SIAMs strands of “Community and Living well together” and “Dignity and Respect”. The postholder will also be responsible for the leadership and development of Behaviour and Attitudes within the school and will be responsible for the line management of the Heads of Year. These opportunities will sit alongside the normal responsibilities of a classroom teacher and leader in our school.
You will be someone who understands and enjoys working with young people, is well organised, flexible, adaptable and enjoys variety in your work. You will be an excellent communicator with the ability to motivate students and gain their respect. The successful candidate will be able to influence and motivate others via their own excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
What the school offers its staff
You are asked to provide the following:
- A completed application form
- A letter of application of no more than 2 sides of A4 detailing your experience and expertise
Completed applications should be returned either by post, marked ‘Confidential’ to HR Recruitment Team, Shaftesbury School, Salisbury School, Shaftesbury, Dorset, SP7 8ER or by email to: email@example.com
Should you wish to arrange a visit to view the School, please do not hesitate to contact Caroline Rabbetts, Office Manager on firstname.lastname@example.org or at 01935 810101 who will be happy to arrange this.
Further details about the role
SAST will conduct online searches of shortlisted candidates. In line with KCSIE guidance, this will be part of safer recruitment checks, and the search will purely be based on whether an individual is suitable to work with children. As care must be taken to avoid unconscious bias and any risk of discrimination, a person who will not be on the appointment panel will conduct the searches and will only share information if and when findings are relevant and of concern.
Sherborne Area Schools’ Trust (SAST) recognises the benefit of having a diverse workforce and is committed to building a workforce which reflects diversity from the communities it serves. SAST values the contributions from all staff from a wide range of different backgrounds and actively seeks to promote an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment and at the same time supports fair promotion and cultural acceptance. Under the provision of the Equality Act 2010 SAST welcomes applications from everyone and operates a recruitment process which is fair and does not discriminate against or disadvantage anyone because of their age, disability, gender reassignment status, marriage or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity, race or nationality, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.
This role is UK- based and your right to work will need to be established as part of the appointment process.
Commitment to safeguarding
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About The Gryphon School
- School type
- Academy, Church of England, ages 11 to 18
- Education phase
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- School size
- 1571 pupils enrolled
- Age range
- 11 to 18
- Ofsted report
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- School website
- The Gryphon School website (opens in new tab)
- Email address
SAST is a multi-academy trust, formed in June 2017, serving West and North Dorset area as well as South Somerset. We now have 17 schools, more than 5,000 students, and 750 members of staff. The Trust has grown since it’s inception, and in July 2020 we welcomed four schools from the Shaftesbury area that were previously the Southern Academy Trust. Our schools have always worked closely together and we can now collaborate in a more meaningful way to continue to deliver excellent educations to students. Our schools include thirteen primary schools, three secondary schools and an alternative provision. We have the scale, capacity, expertise and performance to grow and develop with other schools. The Trust has large town primary schools with over 300 children, smaller village primary schools and also nursery provision. Our popular secondary schools cover both North Dorset and South Somerset, include two popular Sixth Forms, and also state boarding. There is a mix of formerly maintained, and Church of England schools in the Dioceses of Salisbury and Bath and Wells, which retain their Christian ethos. At the heart of SAST is the desire to work in partnership, to collaborate with others and to be outward facing for the benefit of children and staff. The schools have extensive links beyond the immediate area and are keen to extend these further. The Gryphon School was designated as a National Teaching School in the summer of 2017 and led the the North Dorset Teaching School Alliance. SAST works by providing opportunities to share and improve – to develop further our provision as well as supporting the quality of leadership and management. This includes sharing best practice, being creative in maintaining a broad and diverse curriculum, ensuring the care and support is in place for children and families and enabling further staff and teacher development. We also work together on meeting the challenges of funding and the opportunities for financial efficiency, determining for ourselves which services and providers we will use to provide outstanding provision for our children. There is real strength in coming together with a collective responsibility for all of the children’s development and progress between 0-19 years.
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