Assistant Headteacher - The Becket School

The Becket School, West Bridgford, Nottinghamshire, NG2 7QY

2 days remaining to apply

  • Expected start date

    31 August 2022

  • Application deadline

    18 May 2022 at 9:00am

  • Date listed

    12 May 2022

Job details

Working pattern

Contract type

Permanent

Salary

£54,091 - £59,581 per annum

Assistant Headteacher - The Becket School job summary

ob Title: Assistant Headteacher
School: The Becket School
Location: West Bridgford, Nottingham
Contract term: Permanent
Contract type: Full-time
Band: LSP 11 – 15
Salary: £54,091 - £59,581 per annum
Closing date: Wednesday, 18 May 2022 (9am)
Interview date: Thursday, 26 May 2022
Start date: 31 August 2022

The Directors of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Multi Academy Trust are seeking to appoint a committed, Assistant Headteacher to this popular Catholic Secondary School from September 2022.

At The Becket, we aim to create an orderly, welcoming environment where the Gospel values of love, peace and justice are reflected in the behaviour of all members of the school community. A visible part of this is that prayer and worship are a core part of our daily school life. The school has recently introduced The Becket Way which outlines our values and expectations. The three essential components of this are – to work hard, be kind and do the right thing. Our students and staff have really embraced this programme and we have plans to extend it throughout all areas of the school.
The Becket Catholic Voluntary Academy is located in the well-regarded area of West Bridgford in Nottingham. We are a school of over 1100 students with a large sixth form and heavily oversubscribed in all year groups. We were judged ‘outstanding’ in our latest Diocesan Canonical inspection, and we are currently rated ‘good’ by Ofsted.

To be successful in this role you will:
• Have a proven track record of successful leadership, management, and school improvement.
• Have the vision, drive, and energy to initiate, lead and manage strategies to build on the current successes and achievements of the school.
• Be passionate about ensuring that each pupil fulfils their unique potential.
• Be a confident, positive, and visible leader with the ability to build relationships with staff, pupils, parents, Governors, Directors, and others working in the CMAT and a wide variety of external partners.
• Be able to build successful teams and work collaboratively with others to achieve success.
• Have the ability to drive themselves and others.
• Be able to respond and adapt effectively to changing circumstances, maintaining high levels of performance.
• Actively listen and effectively communicate to a wide range of audiences.
• Place safeguarding at the heart of the school.

Our Assistant Headteacher will:
• Provide whole school strategic leadership of behaviour and inclusion.
• Be responsible for the development of behaviour within the school including line managing the relevant pastoral teams and the Director of Inclusion
• Be responsible for leading on the school’s pupil premium work including managing the school’s pupil premium champion
• Lead on whole school attendance
• Lead and co-ordinate the school’s learning and teaching CPD package
• Take a leading role in ensuring the school aligns to the new Ofsted framework section on behaviour and attitudes
• Reduce barriers to learning and increase participation for all students.
• Develop and lead a strategic approach to student roles in school and student leadership.
• Liaise creatively with outside agencies in order to facilitate student development and well-being.
• Oversee alternative provision and other support packages for students
• Lead and be responsible for organising, implementing, and ensuring that students are involved in activities that develop their ‘Cultural Capital’
• Liaise with the Assistant Headteacher on personal development to ensure there is an embedded rewards system.

We can offer:
• A highly successful school
• A strong Catholic ethos where every member of the school community is valued
• Highly motivated, friendly, and well-behaved children
• Friendly, hardworking, and committed staff
• The opportunity to be innovative in supporting whole school development
• Access to first class CPD opportunities
• A highly supportive and ambitious Governing Body and MAT Leadership Team.

How to apply

If you wish to apply for this post, please:
• Apply online by the closing date by visiting www.ololcatholicmat.co.uk/vacancies.
• include a supporting statement of no more than two sides of A4 (included within the online application form)
• Include an additional single side of A4, summarising the impact of your work as a leader in your current / recent roles. This can be uploaded via our online recruitment system or emailed to vacancies@ololcmat.co.uk.

The Trust and The Becket School are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and we expect all staff to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS check and other pre-employment checks are required for successful applicants.

We value equality and diversity and welcome applications from all sectors of the community including those of all faiths, the Catholic faith and those without a faith who are supportive of the school’s Catholic character and Christian ethos.

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Applying for the job

• Apply online by the closing date by visiting www.ololcatholicmat.co.uk/vacancies.
• include a supporting statement of no more than two sides of A4 (included within the online application form)
• Include an additional single side of A4, summarising the impact of your work as a leader in your current / recent roles. This can be uploaded via our online recruitment system or emailed to vacancies@ololcmat.co.uk.

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Supporting documents

If you need these documents in an accessible format, please contact the school.

About The Becket School

School type
Academy, Roman Catholic, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
1119 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

As a Catholic school we recognise the uniqueness and worth of each individual and that each of us has a valuable role to play in The Becket. Students, staff, families , governors – all work together seeking the very best and giving their best.

Each individual child is important to us and our expectation is that all our students will develop and grow as young people as they make their journey as part of our community.

What makes The Becket special is the real sense of community that you can see and sense as you walk around the school. There are very good relationships between staff and students and we aim to work in partnership with our parents and families. The quality of teaching is strong and our staff are talented, caring and dedicated. We also have high expectations for all our students and this is one of the main factors behind our excellent reputation both in our local community and beyond into the East Midlands Region.

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