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  • Start date details

    Easter or September 2024

  • Closing date

    19 February 2024 at 5pm

  • Date listed

    1 February 2024

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£73,509.00 - £79,112.00 Annually (Actual) L19 - L22

Deputy Headteacher job summary

Job Role: Deputy Headteacher (portfolio to be determined)

Pay Range: Leadership 19-22 £73,509 - £79,112

Start Date: Easter or September 2024

We are seeking to appoint a Deputy Headteacher for Easter or September 2024. We are looking for an exceptional leader who will be integral in driving academy improvement to enable us to achieve our vision of Transformation to Excellence for our academy community. We are growing the team for 2024 and this is a unique opportunity to join us at this key juncture; it is a rare an opportunity to help shape, design and grow the academy ethos and community as it continues on its journey. Colleagues at Cockburn Laurence Calvert Academy have an incredible team ethic and are fully committed to the vision of the growing an exceptional academy together.

Candidates will need to demonstrate:

  • excellent interpersonal skills to lead, motivate and inspire both staff and students to reach the highest levels of achievement
  • set of personal characteristics and ambitions which align with that of the Executive Headteacher, Head of School and Senior Leadership Team
  • evidence of impact towards academy improvement through sustained work at senior leadership level
  • the ability to operate at a strategic level with clear ideas for how our academy can continue to grow, thrive and excel in the years ahead
  • the ability to work at phenomenal pace, managing strategic thinking in a fast-moving operational environment.

The successful candidate will demonstrate clear leadership, vision and the ability to develop strong and positive relationships with all colleagues across the academy and the wider Trust. You will have proven leadership experience in a school setting. You will be an excellent teacher. You will require passion, determination, resilience, humour, emotional intelligence and will demonstrate an ability for agile and strategic thinking. Importantly, it is a key expectation that you engage in wider research and reading, demonstrating a willingness and ability to reflect and continue to learn and of course to complete the work you set out to do to a high standard.

The successful candidate will match the pace, passion and drive of the Executive Headteacher, Head of School and the Trust in relentlessly driving academy improvement. You will demonstrate the ability to think deeply, to plan strategically and to act decisively. You will be an inspirational leader and role model who actively lives and breathes the values and expectations of the academy and Trust.

We are part of a high performing Multi-academy Trust with a reputation for excellence, Cockburn Multi-academy Trust includes primary and secondary academies. Our academies work across highly diverse city communities. Standards and expectations in our academies are high – and the trust focus on rapid improvement on the journey to delivery “Transformation to Excellence.”

We currently have 2 primary academies and 3 secondary academies situated within 2 miles of each other. All our academies benefit from the collaboration and added value that being a member of our Trust offers and share our Values and Expectations. Cockburn Multi-academy Trust academies share an ambition to deliver results that compete with the very highest performing academies in the country and deliver a curriculum for students that is underpinned by breadth, opportunity and quality: one that seeks to give young people the opportunity to develop into well rounded global citizens that believe they can influence positive change in the world.

Our vision is to create opportunities within and beyond the curriculum to enable each student to become confident, independent, and successful citizens in modern Britain. Through dedication and hard work our students will have a love of learning and a resilience that is essential for great accomplishment. We widen the aspirations of all students, to help them to reach destinations that are ambitious and fulfilling. We value the arts, both as part of the curriculum and as part of the academy’s extensive enrichment and extra-curricular programme.

Cockburn Laurence Calvert Academy stands proudly as a brand-new academy in the heart of south Leeds. In September 2021 we opened our doors to our first cohort of 210 students to begin the journey of ‘Transformation to Excellence’. We have watched our students settle into their secondary education and flourish while they experienced many ‘Calvert Firsts’. This academic year, we have welcomed our third-year group to the academy and are heavily oversubscribed for the following year; a testament to our growing reputation as the third secondary academy in the Cockburn Multi-academy Trust.

We Believe:

  • all children have a right to a quality education regardless of background or ability and have an entitlement to the opportunity of a secure progression route in their learning and development.
  • academies are stronger when they work in collaboration with each other, operate within a ‘family’ and are open to a true sense of partnership.
  • we grow the effectiveness and sustainability of our academies by developing the people within them, and that through shared and equitable responsibility for quality and outcomes; we achieve more.

Applicants would be expected to share the Trust’s high aspirations and expectations for students and staff.

This is an opportunity to make a real impact in our academy on its journey of Transformation to Excellence. If this sounds like the role for you and you are ready to take advantage of a new challenge, then we would be delighted to hear from you. We offer a secure, supportive environment, a full induction programme for all new staff and continuous professional development.

For any potential candidates that wish to have an informal discussion and tour of the academy, please contact us via recruitment@cockburnlca.org to arrange.

The school is committed to safeguarding the welfare of children, and applicants will be subject to full employment checks, including an enhanced DBS disclosure.

This post expects the successful candidate to safeguard the welfare of CYP and uphold your professional responsibility.

This role is based in the UK. Employment is conditional on confirmation of the right to work in the UK-either as a UK or Irish citizen, under the EU Settlement scheme or having secured any other relevant work visa. If you do not have the right to work in the UK, please consider carefully whether you meet the eligibility to apply.

Commitment to safeguarding

The school is committed to safeguarding the welfare of children, and applicants will be subject to full employment checks, including an enhanced DBS disclosure.

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About Cockburn Laurence Calvert Academy

School type
Free School, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
418 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16

Cockburn Laurence Calvert Academy is a member of the Cockburn Multi-academy Trust whose focus is on each individual, acknowledging both their rights and responsibilities. Teaching and Learning drives an ambitious curriculum that seeks to stretch and challenge all students through academic rigour. A strong care, support and guidance structure supports learning throughout the school. Through dedication and hard work our students will have a love of learning and a resilience that is essential for great accomplishment. We widen the aspirations of all students, to help them to reach destinations that are ambitious and fulfilling. We promote respect and good manners; these are fundamental to our school based on our shared Values and Expectations. We recognise the importance of each individual and the school’s place in the local community. We aim to promote lifelong learning by developing creative, independent and reflective learners. We believe in the equality of opportunity and in celebrating success for all.

To arrange a visit for Cockburn Laurence Calvert Academy, St Georges Road, Leeds, LS10 4UZ, please contact us on 0113 4872837 or email recruitment@cockburnlca.org

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