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Assistant Headteacher x 2

The Toynbee School, Eastleigh, Hampshire

Job details

Job role
Leadership
Working pattern
Full-time only
Salary
L11-15 (£54,092 - £59,585)

Job summary

The Governors are seeking to appoint two highly capable and inspirational Assistant Headteachers to join our Senior Leadership Team. This is a fantastic opportunity for a forward-thinking professional with exceptional leadership skills to further drive improvement at our successful school. The successful candidate will have a proven track record at Middle or Senior leadership level, underpinned by a clear strategic vision for improving pupils’ life chances.

It is a really exciting time to be joining Toynbee School as we embark on a new journey of improvement. We are committed to providing an inspiring educational experience that is aspirational for all our pupils. Our belief is that everyone is entitled to be successful, to be cared for and to be supported. We are proud of the community we serve and the positive relationships fostered between staff, pupils and parents that are characterised by trust, respect and mutual support. We were categorized as ‘Good’ by OFSTED in October 2015 and again in April 2019.
The successful candidate will:
• Have a proven track record of improving outcomes for pupils
• Be able to think strategically, whilst having experience of driving through change at all levels
• Have excellent interpersonal leadership qualities, underpinned by a firm vision for school improvement
• Be forward thinking, visionary, receptive to change and be able to work effectively under pressure.
The successful postholders will be expected to take on the leadership of a distinct area of school improvement (to be confirmed following appointment), in addition to core SLT responsibilities.
We have an excellent track record of developing and supporting our staff to progress both professionally and in their career, including the opportunity to complete the NPQSL qualification. All our teachers have the opportunity to enrol on the Teachers Pensions Scheme. The school is situated in Chandlers Ford with easy access to the M3 and M27.

Candidates should apply using the Teaching Staff Application form only, CVs will not be considered or accepted.

Applying for the job

Please visit our website: https://www.toynbee.hants.sch.uk/recruitment for an application pack or contact 02380269026 or email: recruitment@toynbee.hants.sch.uk.

Supporting documents

School overview

School type
Local authority maintained school
Education phase
Secondary
School size
972 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
Ofsted report
View Ofsted report
Contact phone number
02380269026

About The Toynbee School

I am delighted that you are considering applying to be an Assistant Headteacher at Toynbee School. We are proud to be a holistic and inclusive school that promotes the highest expectations of our pupils. It is an exciting time in our development as a school and we are determined to further improve on our journey to become “outstanding”. We are proud of our successful OFSTED inspections in 2015 and 2019, however, we are never complacent and know that there is always more we can do to improve Toynbee for pupils, staff and the wider community. Our pupils know that they are at the centre of all we do and as a result they play a significant role in shaping the school's improvement.
Toynbee is a friendly school with a strong reputation in the local neighbourhood for excellent results and delivering on its 'Personal Best ethos'. Our parents have described the school as "a gem in Chandler's Ford", and our pupils’ aspirations and dreams for their future are the central focus of our work here. We believe that only through full participation in school life can our pupils become the most incredible person they can be. We want them to thrive and develop all of their potential through every opportunity offered to them, both within and beyond the classroom. Our pupils can enjoy exceptional teaching, with friendly and respectful support alongside some of the best extra -curricular provision the County has to offer.
Our academic curriculum is traditional and there is plenty of choice for all pupils’ talents to be recognised. We pride ourselves on finding flexibility for individuals' needs and whilst this is provided for across the schools' academic and extra-curricular activities, it is especially evident in our Visually Impaired Resource Centre that supports VI pupils across Hampshire and beyond.
When pupils join Toynbee they are put into one of four houses and it is through our House System that pupils are given the chance to earn rewards, achievement points and enter inter-house competitions, which both reinforce and celebrate the gifts and talents of our pupils.
Alongside the impressive exam results our pupils achieve, we want them to grasp every opportunity to learn a new skill, or participate in an event which stretches and enriches them. We believe that opportunities taken open doors and develop the whole person. None of this could be achieved without our excellent Guidance Support Team who enable our pupils to flourish and grow in confidence and ability during their time with us.
We currently have a Senior Leadership Team comprising of the Headteacher and two Deputy
Headteachers, and are looking to strengthen and grow the team to a full complement of five. If you are ready for the next challenge in your career, and would like to be part of this dynamic, exiting journey, we look forward to receiving your application.

Arranging a visit to The Toynbee School

Contact 02380269026 or email: recruitment@toynbee.hants.sch.uk to arrange an informal conversation with senior staff or a visit to the school.

School location

Bodycoats Road, Eastleigh, Hampshire, SO53 2PL

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