Assistant Headteacher

Park Community School, Havant, Hampshire


Job details

Working pattern Full-time only
Salary £50,028 to £55,203

Job summary

Assistant Headteacher
from April 2020 (or earlier)

We are looking for an enthusiastic and inspiring Assistant Headteacher to work closely with other members of the Senior Leadership Team. You will lead in aspects of school life, for example teaching and learning and raising standards of attainment.

We are characterised by an ambitious drive for excellence centred on the school’s vision of ‘Success for All through Attainment, Resilience and Autonomy’.
You will be:

• passionate about making a real difference to the lives of our students
• possess the drive, passion and commitment to lead whole school change whilst maintaining a positive disposition in the support of others
• have a relentless commitment to upholding, nurturing and living out the school’s ethos
• a people orientated leader, able to inspire commitment, enthusiasm and collegiality from all stakeholders

We offer a fantastic working environment, where staff well-being is truly valued. We believe we are ‘much more than just a school’. Recent national and local awards and Ofsted support that view. We are also the lead school in The Solent SCITT.

Your duties will include:
• Contributing to the development of the school’s vision and policy as part of the Senior Leadership Team.
• Strategic leadership and development of the areas of responsibility making strategic evaluations of your impact through this role.
• Leading and managing staff towards achieving the school’s goals.
• Providing excellent leadership across the areas of responsibility; managing, guiding and motivating teachers and support staff.
• Raising standards of student attainment and achievement.
• Ensuring school Quality Assurance procedures are adhered to and used to achieve high standards.
• Enhancing the practice of staff by being an example of good practice and a role model across the school.
• Coaching and modelling good teaching for other staff as necessary to raise standards.
• Being a visible presence around the school contributing to a calm purposeful atmosphere, including taking a lead in addressing out of lesson behaviour.
• Helping develop the practice of others.
• Effectively developing, managing and deploying teaching/support staff, financial and physical resources within the areas of responsibility, ensuring outcomes are evaluated and acted upon.
• Teaching students within the school and carrying out such other associated duties as are reasonably assigned by the Headteacher.
• Ensuring all staff that you line manage follow school policies and procedures.

Essential educational requirements

• Qualified teacher status
• Good Honours Degree
• Evidence of recent and relevant professional development

Essential qualifications

• Qualified teacher status
• Good Honours Degree
• Evidence of recent and relevant professional development

Essential skills and experience

• Understanding of current themes and policies in education
• Successful teaching experience
• Leading teams effectively
• Proven track record in implementing strategies and interventions to rapidly raise achievement and standards
• Impact on student outcomes
• Effectively tackling under performance in staff and/or students
• Developing and implementing school wide systems
• Effective working with variety of stakeholders such as students, parents, governors and the wider community

School overview

School type LA Maintained School
Education phase Secondary
School size 885 pupils enrolled
Age range 11 to 16
Ofsted report View Ofsted report
Website Park Community School website (opens in a new window)
Contact email

About Park Community School

Park Community School is much more than just a school. We guide each child as their character develops and they discover what they love to do. Via our main school and other facilities (Farm, Print Shop, Construction Centre), we raise aspirations and prepare them for life.

Park Community School has recently been rebuilt. All lessons, across all subjects, are taught in modern facilities within our new school building.

We offer a fantastic working environment, where staff well-being is truly valued.

We offer high quality support and programmes of professional development, which provide many opportunities for both NQTs and for more experienced colleagues. We encourage staff to be forward-thinking to keep the subject current and up-to-date and are very supportive of those seeking opportunities to develop.

School location

Middle Park Way, Havant, Hampshire, PO9 4BU