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  • Job start date

    17 April 2023

  • Closing date

    30 January 2023 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    11 January 2023

Job details

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4

Working pattern

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

L14-L18 (£61,042pa-£67,351pa)

What skills and experience we're looking for

Due to the increase in our school roll, we are seeking an outstanding Assistant Headteacher to join our Senior Leadership Team.

This is a exciting role which will give you the opportunity to work closely with the Principal, Head of School and Assistant Headteachers already in post, and assume responsibility for important aspects of strategy and operation.

We are seeking someone who is creative, enthusiastic and resilient and who has a strong desire to achieve the best possible outcomes for the students of The Cowplain School. You must be someone who is comfortable in making decisions and be confident and decisive, backing your judgement and following through on the decisions that you make.

You should combine an academic ambition with a commitment to supporting our young people and it is essential you engage with the three strands of our curriculum which focus on diversity, developing character and thinking hard. In addition, we expect you to buy into the vision for our existing and well-established policies and strategies regarding teaching and learning and behaviour, looking to develop and enhance them further.

The exact roles and responsibilities of the position will be discussed with the successful candidate but are likely to focus on teaching and learning, CPD, data, and behaviour, amongst other areas of school improvement. Of most interest to us are your dynamic leadership skills that demonstrate experience of school improvement, likely to have been achieved through successful middle leadership.

You should see this role as a significant step towards further promotion within senior leadership, which we would expect you to assume relatively quickly after a steep learning curve, and be extremely ambitious for the students of The Cowplain School.

What the school offers its staff

As a leader and teacher at Cowplain we would invest in you to ensure that you develop the skills and expertise needed to develop your leadership skills and expertise. There is the opportunity to work in a supportive school with an experienced and knowledgeable SLT which would help you continue your leadership journey. As a teacher, you will find a well-resourced school, with all classrooms equipped with projector and screen, whilst everyone receives a laptop. We offer all members of staff a full induction programme and significant opportunities to develop their expertise. Colleagues at the school work together to support each other and we have an active wellbeing committee.

Further details about the role

To request an application pack please email Mrs Amanda Simmons via a.simmons@cowplainschool.co.uk or access via our website www.cowplainschool.co.uk. If you wish to apply for this post you will need to return a fully completed Cowplain School application form to Mrs Amanda Simmons, PA to the Principal, via email or post to The Cowplain School, Hart Plain Avenue, Cowplain, Waterlooville, Hants, PO8 8RY.

The closing date for receipt of applications is midday on Monday 30th January 2023 at midday. Shortlisted candidates will be informed later that day and interviews will be held in the week beginning 6th February 2023.

The Academy reserves the right to interview earlier should suitable candidates apply.

Commitment to safeguarding

The Cowplain School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment. All successful candidates will be subject to Disclosure and Barring Service checks along with other relevant employment checks.
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About The Cowplain School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
942 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
Phone number
023 9261 2020

Arranging a visit to The Cowplain School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email a.simmons@cowplainschool.co.uk.

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