Assistant Headteacher

Helston Community College, Helston, Cornwall, TR13 8NR

This job expired on 30 January 2022

  • Expected start date

    25 April 2022

  • Application deadline

    30 January 2022 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    13 January 2022

Job details

Working pattern

Contract type



Leadership Scale L11 - L15 [depending on relevant experience]

Assistant Headteacher job summary

Required for Easter 2022 [this would be a ideal start date but we are prepared to wait until September if necessary for the right candidate] We are seeking a highly competent and ambitious senior leader, who is ready to take on a new challenge, fulfilling a major role within our Senior Leadership team. As we are looking to expand our Leadership team, your specific skillset and evidenced experience can help determine the focus and responsibilities of this particular position. Helston Community College is one of the family of schools who together are Southerly Point Co-operative Multi-Academy Trust. We genuinely support each other and work closely together to achieve our aim of 'enabling excellence for all': our children, our staff and our communities. Our work is underpinned by the co-operative values and these inform everything we do. This is an outstanding opportunity for an exceptionally talented colleague to join our College at an exciting and important stage. We are looking to recruit an ambitious leader to make a vital contribution in shaping the College’s vision in improving the life chances and outcomes of all its students. We are genuinely open-minded as to where you might currently be working – whether you are a serving Assistant Headteacher, or currently in a middle leadership role, what matters most is that you bring clear vision and you have drive and ambition. We are looking for someone who has a proven ability in strategic thinking and outstanding leadership, ensuring the College continues to provide high quality education for all our children in a caring, inclusive environment. As a member of the Senior Leadership Team, the successful candidate must have the ability to inspire confidence and collegiality in those they lead, as well as: • An effective leadership style that motivates, supports and challenges staff; • Resilience and determination to follow through and be accountable for key strategic developments; • Be a reflective practitioner, keen to develop and progress, both as a teacher and a leader; • Share and support the College and the Trust’s commitment to provide an all-round, outstanding education for all our students. We are committed to promoting aspiration, encouraging ambition and ensuring achievement within a values-driven ethos. Safeguarding Southerly Point Co-operative Multi-Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and visitors to share this commitment. Appointment to this post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check (DBS) as well as other pre-appointment checks outlined in Keeping Children Safe in Education (September 2021). Southerly Point Co-operative Multi-Academy Trust is committed to having a workforce that promotes equality and celebrates diversity. Applicants are expected to familiarise themselves with our Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy, which can be found via the following link : https://www.helston.cornwall.sch.uk/web/policies/318090
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About Helston Community College

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1342 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Contact phone number
01326 575030

At Helston Community College, our students matter: each one an individual, valued and appreciated. We are ambitious for all of our students and are committed to providing a learning experience that consists of high challenge combined with appropriate support, and effective teaching in a safe and disciplined environment.

Our College is a place where doors of opportunity are opened for young people, and we encourage them to make the most of every opportunity that comes their way. We provide a diverse curriculum, allowing students to develop knowledge, skills and talents in a broad range of subject areas. We challenge students’ thinking and encourage them to learn from setbacks, so that they become resilient learners who can respond effectively to future challenges. We urge our students to believe in themselves, to take responsibility for their own learning and personal development, and to work hard so that they achieve their very best.

Helston Community College is part of the Southerly Point Co-operative Multi-Academy Trust, which was established on 1st June 2017. The College's ethos and work is under-pinned by the co-operative values: self–help, self-responsibility, equity, equality, democracy and solidarity; and the co-operative ethical principles: honesty, openness, social responsibility and caring for others. The Trust works together to improve and enhance opportunities for all young people in the local community.

Arranging a visit to Helston Community College
If you would like any further details then please contact Angela Atkinson, HR Manager via email: aatkinson@helston.cornwall.sch.uk

Arranging a visit to Helston Community College

Informal visits to the College are welcomed.

Please contact Angela Atkinson, HR Manager on 01326 575030 or email aatkinson@helston.cornwall.sch.uk to discuss further

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