Assistant Headteacher (Inclusion and Safeguarding)
Required from September 2020
Closing date: 9am 24 February 2020
Interviews: to follow shortly after
Salary: Leadership 10 – 15 (£51,563 - £58,272)
Are you a passionate teacher and middle leader ready to take a step into Senior Leadership with a focus on Inclusion and Safeguarding? Maiden Erlegh Chiltern Edge is a school on a rapid journey of improvement. Over the last 18 months, we have moved into the top 15% of schools in Oxfordshire for progress, we have academised with a successful and forward-thinking local trust (Maiden Erlegh Trust) and the foundations to provide excellent learning opportunities for all students are in place.
This is a career building opportunity for someone who is ambitious, for themselves and for their students.
Training and support for the successful applicant is available through the school and the wider Trust. The main areas of focus for this role will be:
• Safeguarding (including Prevent/Chanel) – Designated Child Protection Lead
• Special Educational Needs - SENCO
• Disadvantaged – Pupil Premium Lead
• Pastoral Care
• Designated Mental Health Lead
The post is open to experienced middle leaders with a record of accomplishment of high-quality subject leadership. Candidates should also have a proven impact in developing the quality of teaching, learning and assessment outside of their subject area.
Visits to our school are warmly welcomed so that you can meet us and see our facilities and how we work. Please contact the school with your interest to visit or for an informal discussion about the role.
Maiden Erlegh Trust is an Ethical Leadership Pathfinder organisation and we are committed to safeguarding, equality and promoting the welfare of children and young people. We are also committed to having the highest expectations of pupil/students and staff, and supporting everyone to reach their full potential. All employees of the school and Trust are expected to share these commitments. All posts require satisfactory employment checks and references and a satisfactory enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check. All Leadership roles will require a Section 128 check.
Essential educational requirements
Good first degree or equivalent academic qualification
Qualified teacher status
Essential skills and experience
Substantial teaching experience at KS3 and KS4
Experienced role model for the highest possible standards of Inclusive and Pastoral practice.
Proven track record of good/outstanding teaching and excellent outcomes
Successful leadership and management of change
Leading on curriculum initiatives to raise standards
Successful leadership of whole school initiatives
Effective practices in the promotion and achievement of raising attainment
Proven record of tracking and monitoring student progress and implementing effective intervention strategies
Able to interpret online data and translate this to priorities for improvement
Training and support for the successful applicant is available through the school and the wider Trust
About Maiden Erlegh Chiltern Edge
- Reades Lane, Reading, RG4 9LN