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Expected start date
As soon as possible
24 January 2022 at 12:00pm
5 January 2022
- School type
- Academy, ages 11 to 16
- Education phase
- School size
- 1180 pupils enrolled
- Age range
- 11 to 16
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About Ratton School
Ratton School became a converter academy on 1st of August 2012 and joined with Ocklynge Junior School on the 1st of December 2017 to form the South Downs Learning Trust. The aim of our trust is to provide an outstanding educational experience for all students and children in our schools. We want both schools to retain their own unique identity and work closely together to support the learning of everyone in the Trust community to help develop a sustainable and exciting educational experience that places our students and children at the centre of all that we do.
In July 2017, Ofsted judged Ratton to be a “good” school that provides a high quality and challenging education for every pupil, regardless of their ability or circumstance. We continue to strive to improve our own practice regularly, welcoming both external reviews, and using the expertise of our Trust Executive Headteacher to review and improve our provision. Our mission is to move the school from a good school with some excellent features to a consistently excellent school. This appointment will be a key in helping to make this happen.
In 2019, Ratton achieved a strong set of GCSE results. Both attainment and progress were well above national averages in a wide range of subjects. In 2020 and 2021 Centre and Teacher Assessed grades placed Ratton at FFT20 on our overall school A8 score.
Our current school improvement priorities are:
1. Raising achievement and closing the gap by adapting our curriculum following the Covid lockdown to ensure that those pupils, especially in Key Stage 3, who have missed out on learning, are not left behind but catch up and keep up.
2. Introduce a refreshed whole school literacy strategy which address the gaps accrued during school closures and has an equal focus on oracy across the curriculum. Ensure that Tier 2 and Tier 3 vocabulary are taught in an effective manner and are modelled and revisited frequently.
3. To ensure that the revised whole school curriculum meets the needs of all students, delivers powerful knowledge, develops cultural capital, and ensures that students know and remember more at each stage of their curriculum journey.
4. To re-establish subject specific 6 T&L principles after a period of Covid constraints, to ensure a high quality of education for all groups of pupils including SEND and disadvantaged pupils
5. To ensure that the Ratton School culture continues to promote excellent behaviour, positive ethos, and relationships and reduce FTE, behaviour incidents for all groups of students including SEND and disadvantaged students by 10% each term in comparison with the previous academic year.
6. To develop clear progression pathways for all staff at all levels, linked to a coherent CPD plan so that at least 100% of teaching across the school is judged as Good or better and that all those who are new to teaching make strong progress towards meeting ECF and teacher standards to ensure good provision for our pupils in the classroom.
7. Reduce by 30% the number of PP and SEND pupils who miss out on education due to exclusion or isolation.
8. Raise attendance for all pupils by at least 2%, especially those pupils who are disadvantaged, vulnerable or have attended less well in the past.
9. Ensure that CEIAG promotes appropriate Post 16 pathways and enables students to make informed choices around post 16 outcomes to improve sustained destinations figures.
You will be joining an ambitious and highly supportive organisation which offers:
• An excellent induction programme for teachers joining the school.
• A strong commitment to professional development and putting staff first, which will improve your leadership skills, develop your understanding of whole school issues, and prepare you for the next stage in your career.
• Motivated, enthusiastic and well-behaved learners who respond very well to active and engaging teaching and work well independently.
• A strong team ethos across the department and whole school.
This is an exciting post with the potential for career development as part of an ambitious and innovative school focused on achieving excellence for our students. You will:
• Be able to demonstrate/incorporate the school virtues in all aspects of your work.
• Be part of the leadership of a significant area of the school and be able to lead and influence whole school developments.
• Be able to lead a team that is delivering improving student outcomes.
• Need to be an innovative teacher and leader who can inspire all students to enjoy and achieve excellence at Maths.
We offer an incentive package which includes:
• A comprehensive induction programme for new staff to the academy.
• On-going investment into your career development through appropriate CPD.
• Support and mentoring by a strong Senior Leadership Team and other experienced leaders.
• Access to the Bike 2 Work scheme allowing up to 42% discount on the cost of bikes and equipment.
• Full use of an employee assistance programme supporting wellbeing.
• A fabulous staffroom with complimentary tea and coffee.
• Complimentary breakfast of tea and toast.
• Subsidised membership of Benenden Healthcare (affordable alternative to private health insurance).
• On-site parking.
• Enviable setting and extensive grounds.
School locationPark Avenue, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN21 2XR
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