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  • Start date details

    Easter or September 2024

  • Closing date

    19 February 2024 at 5pm

  • Date listed

    1 February 2024

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£60,488.00 - £65,010.00 Annually (Actual) L11-L14

Assistant Headteacher - Pastoral job summary

Job Role: Assistant Headteacher - Pastoral

Pay Range: Leadership 11-14 £60,488 - £65,010

Start Date: Easter or September 2024

We are seeking to appoint an Assistant Headteacher to join our Senior Leadership Team. The position will suit you if you have school experience at senior leader leadership level or a post of equivalent responsibility within the education sector. The successful applicant will have proven track record being able to identify and target underachieving students and implement effective strategies for raising achievement and improving outcomes. You will be able to enthuse, engage, motivate and challenge students and staff, be forward thinking and passionate about raising standards and continually developing teaching and learning practice across the school.

We are a Trust that believes in unlocking potential in both students and staff and as a result offer substantial and sustained professional development in support of leadership at senior/whole school level within and beyond the MAT; a competitive salary, robust school CPD training programme that enables you to flourish, and opportunities to work with colleagues across the MAT to share resources, ideas and build collaborative relationships.

We invite applications from suitably qualified and experienced candidates who are committed to academic excellence and feel they have the drive and skills required for this role; as well as a commitment to making a real difference to the achievements of young people whilst delivering first class learning.

Do you have the following qualities?

Forward looking, energetic and visionary with high level organisational skills

An outstanding teacher

Have you an uncompromising belief that all children deserve an outstanding education?

Demonstrate exceptional leadership skills

Committed to working with staff and students to help them achieve their potential

Ability to create a culture and ethos of challenge and support where all students can achieve success and become engaged in their own learning

Energetic, creative and able to embrace the challenges in this exciting, vibrant Trust

Excellent communication skills and demonstrate openness and honesty

Excellent team player who enjoy working collaboratively and leading by example, setting high standards for all

Ability to inspire and motivate students and staff

Highly skilled in managing personal interactions

Resilient under pressure

Experience of leading whole school change and innovation in an educational context.

We are part of a high performing Multi-academy Trust with a reputation for excellence, Cockburn Multi-academy Trust includes primary and secondary academies. Our academies work across highly diverse city communities. Standards and expectations in our academies are high – and the trust focus on rapid improvement on the journey to delivery “Transformation to Excellence.”

We currently have 2 primary academies and 3 secondary academies situated within 2 miles of each other. All our academies benefit from the collaboration and added value that being a member of our Trust offers and share our Values and Expectations. Cockburn Multi-academy Trust academies share an ambition to deliver results that compete with the very highest performing academies in the country and deliver a curriculum for students that is underpinned by breadth, opportunity and quality: one that seeks to give young people the opportunity to develop into well rounded global citizens that believe they can influence positive change in the world.

Our vision is to create opportunities within and beyond the curriculum to enable each student to become confident, independent, and successful citizens in modern Britain. Through dedication and hard work our students will have a love of learning and a resilience that is essential for great accomplishment. We widen the aspirations of all students, to help them to reach destinations that are ambitious and fulfilling. We value the arts, both as part of the curriculum and as part of the academy’s extensive enrichment and extra-curricular programme.

Cockburn Laurence Calvert Academy stands proudly as a brand-new academy in the heart of south Leeds. In September 2021 we opened our doors to our first cohort of 210 students to begin the journey of ‘Transformation to Excellence’. We have watched our students settle into their secondary education and flourish while they experienced many ‘Calvert Firsts’. This academic year, we have welcomed our third-year group to the academy and are heavily oversubscribed for the following year; a testament to our growing reputation as the third secondary academy in the Cockburn Multi-academy Trust.

We Believe:

all children have a right to a quality education regardless of background or ability and have an entitlement to the opportunity of a secure progression route in their learning and development.

academies are stronger when they work in collaboration with each other, operate within a ‘family’ and are open to a true sense of partnership.

we grow the effectiveness and sustainability of our academies by developing the people within them, and that through shared and equitable responsibility for quality and outcomes; we achieve more.

Applicants would be expected to share the Trust’s high aspirations and expectations for students and staff.

This is an opportunity to make a real impact in our academy on its journey of Transformation to Excellence. If this sounds like the role for you and you are ready to take advantage of a new challenge, then we would be delighted to hear from you. We offer a secure, supportive environment, a full induction programme for all new staff and continuous professional development.

For any potential candidates that wish to have an informal discussion and tour of the academy, please contact us via recruitment@cockburnlca.org to arrange.

The school is committed to safeguarding the welfare of children, and applicants will be subject to full employment checks, including an enhanced DBS disclosure.

This post expects the successful candidate to safeguard the welfare of CYP and uphold your professional responsibility.

This role is based in the UK. Employment is conditional on confirmation of the right to work in the UK-either as a UK or Irish citizen, under the EU Settlement scheme or having secured any other relevant work visa. If you do not have the right to work in the UK, please consider carefully whether you meet the eligibility to apply.

Commitment to safeguarding

The school is committed to safeguarding the welfare of children, and applicants will be subject to full employment checks, including an enhanced DBS disclosure.

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About Cockburn Laurence Calvert Academy

School type
Free School, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
418 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16

Cockburn Laurence Calvert Academy is a member of the Cockburn Multi-academy Trust whose focus is on each individual, acknowledging both their rights and responsibilities. Teaching and Learning drives an ambitious curriculum that seeks to stretch and challenge all students through academic rigour. A strong care, support and guidance structure supports learning throughout the school. Through dedication and hard work our students will have a love of learning and a resilience that is essential for great accomplishment. We widen the aspirations of all students, to help them to reach destinations that are ambitious and fulfilling. We promote respect and good manners; these are fundamental to our school based on our shared Values and Expectations. We recognise the importance of each individual and the school’s place in the local community. We aim to promote lifelong learning by developing creative, independent and reflective learners. We believe in the equality of opportunity and in celebrating success for all.

To arrange a visit for Cockburn Laurence Calvert Academy, St Georges Road, Leeds, LS10 4UZ, please contact us on 0113 4872837 or email recruitment@cockburnlca.org

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