Thank you for considering applying for our vacancy for Assistant
Headteacher (maternity cover). We are looking for a passionate and dynamic Assistant Head
with excellent classroom practice and proven leadership experience to join our
supportive and friendly team.
The successful applicant will work in
partnership with the Headteacher and Senior Leadership Team to promote continuous
improvement in all areas of practice and will be:
practitioner with a love of learning and high expectations of children’s
learning attainment and behaviour.
A dynamic leader with
proven ability to inspire and support colleagues.
Able to communicate
effectively with pupils, staff, parents and the wider community.
Able to lead a team by
example with a clear understanding of what constitutes outstanding teaching and learning and be able
to communicate this to the whole school community
Our team works together closely to create an amazing learning experience
for our pupils which nurtures all children to be the best they can. We look
forward to welcoming you to our school for a visit.
We are a vibrant, successful and friendly
primary school for children between 4 – 11 years with 285 pupils on roll.
Located in the village of Great Brickhill, we are 5 miles from Milton Keynes,
and 4 miles from Leighton Buzzard so we have good accessibility. Our children
are a delight to teach and we are determined for them to flourish academically
and socially, no matter what their starting points.
As a Church School, we firmly believe that every
child has the ability to ‘let their light shine’ and make a difference to the
world. Our focus is on providing deep and rich learning experiences that
provides them with the knowledge and skills to succeed in life, yet also
prepares them morally and spiritually so that they can live life in all its
fullness and make a contribution to their local, national and global community
as citizens of the modern world. Every child matters to us and we celebrate
diversity, uniqueness and challenge stereotypes in order to be ‘Good
Samaritans’, helping others, no matter what.
We offer breadth and depth of curriculum
experience whilst also ensuring that the children continue to excel and
progress in the core skills of reading, writing and maths. More detail on our
school can be found on our website www.highashschool.co.uk and interested candidates are encouraged to take a look
before applying to find out more about us, our vision and our practice.
Our school is also very committed to the
wellbeing and development of its staff. Our Headteacher and Senior Leadership Team are
highly motivated and fully supportive of all of our staff members; our pupils
are hardworking pupils who respond well to staff who take the time to
understand them. We have effective CPD from local and national sources and we
firmly believe in giving teachers the time and support needed to develop their
craft through a mix of peer support and networking as well as specialist led
CPD and school improvement.
We are proud to offer you:
A supportive, dynamic,
dedicated and inspirational team of staff who firmly believe that they will
make a difference to the pupils at our school
supportive and diligent leadership team dedicated to improving pupil outcomes
A comprehensive and supportive
induction package to enable you to quickly feel part of the team
A proven track record
of providing exciting, high quality professional development opportunities for
the career progression of ambitious and aspirational teachers
A friendly, thriving
school appreciated and supported by parents and the wider community
enthusiastic children who are eager to learn
A highly active and
supportive governing body
Do you want to work in a school that supports
you to be the best? Are you enthusiastic
and determined to provide outstanding learning for children? Do you buy into
our vision of developing children to be the best they can be and to give
something back to society?
A proven record in
managing and promoting curriculum development
Is an outstanding
class teacher, demonstrating high quality classroom practice, organisation and
Teaching experience in
more than one establishment and across the primary age range
Experience as a member
of the senior Leadership Team
in a range of relevant in-service training
Knowledge and Understanding of:
A passion for a
A clear understanding
of the whole primary curriculum. An understanding of the principles of
Assessment for Learning and how these contribute to raising pupil achievement
issues and their implications for primary schools
The importance of
school self-evaluation leading to school improvement, ensuring an impact on
standards, including the use of data
The need for a
creative learning environment that supports a ‘learning journey’ for pupils.
implementing and following through a rigorous and robust set of policies and
procedures designed to safeguard children.
Be committed to equal
Strategies to value
pupil involvement and develop responsibilities in school
developing excellent pupil behaviour
Supportive of, and
involved in, extracurricular activities
Skills and Abilities:
To work cooperatively and effectively with the Headteacher and Governors to create and secure
commitment to a clear vision for an effective and improving school
To work cooperatively
with partner organisations
To lead and manage
people to work effectively towards common goals
How to use comparative
data, together with information about pupils’ prior attainment, to establish
benchmarks and set targets for improvement
Proven ICT capability-
Its application to learning, administration and use effectively to communicate
Prioritise and manage
own time effectively, work under pressure and to deadlines
To maintain and
develop good relationships with all stakeholders
Please see the attached Person Specification for
a full list of requirements. Overall, we
are looking for a passionate and dynamic primary teacher with excellent
classroom practice to join our team. We
have a proven, successful track record of supporting the development of staff
and love working with teachers who bring enthusiasm and new ideas.
High Ash CE School is committed to safeguarding children and promoting the welfare of children. An enhanced DBS and qualifications check will be carried out upon appointment of the successful candidate. More information, including our Safeguarding statement and Child Protection policy, can be found on our website www.highashschool.co.uk
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