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  • Job start date

    1 September 2023

  • Closing date

    18 April 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    24 March 2023

Job details

Job role

  • Headteacher
  • Deputy headteacher
  • Assistant headteacher

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Full time: 1.0FTE

Contract type


Pay scale

Leadership Spine 10 - 14

What skills and experience we're looking for

The successful candidate will play an important role in driving our whole school disadvantaged strategy and will be committed to improving outcomes and life chances for our young people:

  • A talented and skilled practitioner and leader, with a proven track record of making impact
  • A positive commitment to promoting a culture of challenge and aspiration for disadvantaged learners across the curriculum
  • A clear understanding of using data to track and monitor individual student progress to inform appropriate and effective interventions
  • The ability to implement key aspects of our whole school strategy to influence and facilitate individual confidence and ensure high quality curriculum access for all disadvantaged students
  • The ability to work with a variety of professionals across the sector to design appropriate curriculum pathways for individuals and to track and monitor engagement
  • A strong academic approach and an uncompromising, relentless commitment to ensuring high standards for all
  • We are looking for someone who can form positive relationships with students and their families to create a sense of belonging, improving student attendance, engagement and self-esteem.

What the school offers its staff

Newquay Tretherras is a wonderful, forward-thinking place to work and this is an exciting opportunity for an exceptional practitioner to develop their career in a great school, working with our fantastic staff and students. We are a large school, with over 1700 young people, including a thriving Sixth Form. The successful candidate will be able to inspire staff and students alike, so that we continue to develop our culture of aspiration, challenge and success.

Further details about the role

Working closely with the Deputy Headteacher with responsibility for Safeguarding and Attendance, the successful candidate will have the ability to interrogate performance and attendance data to inform rapid and targeted interventions so that all students are supported to progress. Working with other school leaders in a supportive environment, our new Assistant Headteacher will have responsibility for ensuring parity of progress across all key stages and subjects for our disadvantaged learners. You will need to have leadership credibility, coupled with a proven track record of leading a team to secure excellent outcomes. We are looking for a leader who has a rigorous approach to implementing strategy, pays real attention to detail and has the ability to evaluate impact thoroughly. This role will require an academic understanding of curriculum knowledge and teaching and learning pedagogy, as well as an understanding of how data can be used to track and monitor progress and, ultimately, raise standards.

Commitment to safeguarding

Cornwall Education Learning Trust is an equal opportunities employer and is also committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All offers of employment are subject to the satisfactory completion of safer recruitment checks and references including an enhanced DBS check.

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About Newquay Tretherras

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1729 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
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Newquay Tretherras is one of the largest schools in Cornwall, with over 1700 young people, including a thriving Sixth Form, set on the beautiful north coast. We are a popular and over-subscribed school at the heart of our community. We are known for being an inclusive school with a caring family ethos. Our judicious curriculum is ambitious and aspirational for all of our children as we believe that a great set of exam results, whatever a child’s starting points, opens doors to exciting futures. Our staff set high standards and we aim to ensure that all our children are inspired in school to become the best that they can be, realise their full potential and achieve remarkable things.

Tretherras students are a pleasure to teach and learn with: they know that their education is important for their life chances and they take full advantage of the incredible range of clubs, experiences and facilities offers to them at Tretherras, both within and beyond the classroom.

We have a large team of specialist staff who are fully committed to our students and to each other. We offer excellent pastoral and professional support for all our staff and our dedicated Learning Team ensures high quality training and career development opportunities for all, whatever the stage of your career. Whether you are a newly qualified or experienced teacher, you will find Tretherras to be a school that will invest in you personally. We offer an extensive and highly supportive programme for teachers in the early stages of their career and there are lots of opportunities to become involved in the wider life of the school. As a member of CELT, we also provide an extensive CPD programme and opportunities to share school improvement expertise with colleagues from across the four secondary schools in the Trust.

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