Assistant Headteacher The Avon Valley School and Performing Arts College, Rugby, Warwickshire

Job description

Required for September 2020, an ambitious, enthusiastic and dedicated leader with a passion for raising standards through excellence in teaching & learning. As well as being an excellent subject teacher in one of the core/ebacc subjects, you will have a proven track record in working with disadvantaged young people and will want to play a lead role in further raising achievement at The Avon Valley School.

The core purpose of this role is the provision of strong leadership for raising standards of teaching and learning.

This will be done through:
Leading the development of curriculum thinking across the school
Ensuring robust induction systems are in place to support NQTs, ITT and new staff
Developing, leading and managing effective strategies to improve standards of teaching and learning
Line management of designated curriculum areas

Essential educational requirements

Qualified Teacher status
Higher degree qualification, postgraduate courses.
Recognised management qualification

Essential qualifications

You will have a clear vision for what excellence looks like and you will have the drive and the tenacity to put this vision into action. You will lead by example and will have the credibility and the skills needed to build positive relationships with pupils, staff and stakeholders. Our students will be at the heart of every decision you make and you will inspire, engage and motivate staff, students and their families to achieve beyond their own expectations.

Essential skills and experience

Three years experience as a Middle Leader in a Secondary school.
Experience of conducting successful performance management.
At least 8 years classroom teaching experience within secondary phase.
Evidence of curriculum leadership.
Evidence of outstanding classroom practice.
Personal impact and presence.
Ability to lead, provide clear vision and command respect. Incisive and clear strategic thinker.
Ability to motivate students and staff.
Ability to delegate responsibility, set high standards and provide a focus for improvement.

Employee benefits

The school offers a very effective CPD Programme, providing you with every opportunity to develop your career. You will benefit from an environment that provides a progressive and supportive context for change, where your own ideas are highly valued. We aim to appoint a candidate who will contribute and thrive in our vibrant community.

About The Avon Valley School and Performing Arts College

Avon Valley is a successful and oversubscribed school situated within the busy market town of Rugby. Following our Ofsted Inspection in July 2017, we were graded a ‘Good’ school. The school offers a distinctive ethos where we aim to inspire and support each student to prepare for their future by fulfilling both their academic and personal potential.

Newbold Road, Rugby, Warwickshire, CV21 1EH
LA Maintained School
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