Assistant Headteacher

West Coventry Academy, Coventry, West Midlands

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Job details

Working pattern Full-time only
Salary Lead Practitioners range 14 to Lead Practitioners range 18, £56,579 to £62,426
Leadership level Senior Leader

Job description

Assistant Headteacher
The precise strategic and operational focus for the post will be finalised after the appointment has been made in order to maximise the strengths of the successful candidate.
West Coventry Academy is a highly successful school with a distinctive character and ethos. Our dedicated and talented staff are committed to ensuring that we make a difference, in any way that we can, to both our young people and our community. We are passionate about providing opportunities for all our students to achieve and our motto of ‘Enjoy, Achieve, Aspire’ encapsulates our school where every individual is encouraged to be the best they can be. We are proud of the extracurricular provision that we are able to offer, and we work hard to give our students plenty of opportunities to develop their confidence and creativity, both in and out of lessons.
Our strong and supportive Pastoral System is at the heart of everything we do at West Coventry Academy. We want our young people to be happy, confident, curious, and resilient learners. We know that this can only happen if relationships, built on trust and mutual respect, are central to all aspects of our work. When young people feel safe and secure, everything is possible, and we promise to do our utmost to make sure that every student achieves their full potential and leaves school prepared for the next stage in their development.
We are looking for a candidate who:
• is committed to the Academy’s values of Enjoy, Achieve and Aspire
• has high levels of energy, enthusiasm and resilience
• has a proven track record of high expectations, raising standards and driving outcomes as successful senior or middle leader
• has a proven ability to work in partnership with staff, student and their families offering both support and challenge
• is able to lead, motivate and inspire students and staff
• is a creative and strategic thinker, able to see through and sustain initiatives
• has excellent communication and organisational skills

In return, we can offer you:

• A competitive salary which reflects your experience and expertise
• Exceptional colleagues who will support you to be your best
• A highly inclusive Academy, ambitious for every student to achieve their full potential.
• An incredibly supportive local community.
Further information including the Academy’s prospectus is available on the schools website: http://www.westcoventryacademy.org/default.aspx

Contract Type: Full-time
Contract Term: Permanent
Salary: Leadership Scale, Points L14 – L18
Start Date: September 2020

Closing date: 9.00am Friday 27th March 2020
Interviews to be held week commencing 30th March 2020

All applications are returnable to: wcaapplications@westcoventryacademy.org (only electronic applications will be considered.)

Please also include a letter no longer than 1000 words outlining how your experience to date has prepared you for Assistant Headship and describing a whole school initiative you have led in your current school and the impact it made.

Essential educational requirements

Qualified teacher status
Degree

Essential qualifications

Qualified teacher status

Essential skills and experience

• is committed to the Academy’s values of Enjoy, Achieve and Aspire
• has high levels of energy, enthusiasm and resilience
• has a proven track record of high expectations, raising standards and driving outcomes as successful senior or middle leader
• has a proven ability to work in partnership with staff, student and their families offering both support and challenge
• is able to lead, motivate and inspire students and staff
• is a creative and strategic thinker, able to see through and sustain initiatives
• has excellent communication and organisational skills

Employee benefits

CPD, Leadership Scale

School overview

School type Academy
Education phase Secondary
School size 1147 pupils enrolled
Age range 11 to 18
Ofsted report View Ofsted report
Website West Coventry Academy website (opens in a new window)
Contact email WCAapplications@WestCoventryAcademy.org

About West Coventry Academy

Secondary School

School location

Nutbrook Avenue, Coventry, West Midlands, CV4 9PW