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  • Start date details

    1st September 2024 or earlier

  • Closing date

    15 April 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    27 March 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Assistant headteacher

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Contract type

Permanent

Pay scale

Leadership Scale 11-15

What skills and experience we're looking for

Assistant Headteacher- Head of Sixth Form is a vital role which leads, monitors and develops the sixth form focusing on high standards of teaching and learning along with the social, personal and academic progress of our students. The role will also be accountable for the high quality provision for our most able students.

The successful candidate will

  • Have a demonstrable proven track record of raising student standards and a flair for Teaching and Learning
  • Be an outstanding leader with drive, energy and ambition, inspiring students and staff to strive for continuous improvement and outstanding outcomes for all
  • Be able to develop quickly as a credible leader and have the ability to foster professional, influential relationships with a wide range of stakeholders
  • Be able to demonstrate that you have worked collaboratively and are committed to work in partnership with the Senior Leadership Team


The results of the Downs Sixth Form continue to place us as one of the best performing Sixth Forms both in the immediate area and nationally. In addition to our academic success, we offer a rich provision of extra-curricular enrichment and leadership opportunities to enable our students to flourish.

The Downs School, a Foundation, 11-18 comprehensive school, is a successful, oversubscribed, and popular school serving the Downs area of West Berkshire. The roll is over 1400 with a well-established sixth form. Results at all levels are consistently outstanding and the best in West Berkshire, and Ofsted described our students as having ‘excellent personal and social skills’ who ‘achieve well academically.’

More information about the post and the school can be found on our web site www.thedownsschool.org or by contacting Clare Lowery, HR Manager on 01635 270022. Please submit your application to recruitment@thedownsschool.org by Monday 15 April 2024.

The Downs School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. Successful applicants will be subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Check through the DBS, social Medi Checks and required to provide evidence that they have a right to work in the UK.

WWW.THEDOWNSSCHOOL.ORG

What the school offers its staff

In return you will

  • experience a caring, positive ethos that prioritises staff wellbeing and recognition
  • be empowered to work with ambitious, dedicated, capable staff who are deeply committed to develop the whole child
  • experience working with children who enjoy being at school, behave exceptionally and have excellent attitudes to learning
  • work in a professional, stimulating, and collaborative working environment
  • experience outstanding professional development and support to grow and develop as a teacher and leader
  • have opportunities for flexible working

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
medical
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

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About The Downs School

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1363 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

The Downs School, a Foundation, 11-18 comprehensive school, is a successful, oversubscribed and popular school serving the Downs area of West Berkshire. The roll is nearly 1300 with a well-established sixth form. Results at all levels are consistently above national averages and Ofsted described our students as having ‘excellent personal and social skills’ who ‘achieve well academically’.

Arranging a visit to The Downs School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email recruitment@thedownsschool.org.

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