Deputy Headteacher Redden Court School, Romford, Essex

Job description

Would you like to move your career forward in a friendly environment with eager students and support from an experienced leadership team, in one of the best mixed comprehensive schools for 11-16 year olds in our Local Authority? We are an oversubscribed extremely popular school serving the communities of Harold Wood and Ardleigh Green.

Our staff turnover is low because teachers come to us and realise our grass is indeed greener. We invest in our staff to help them to become the best possible teachers they can be. There are excellent opportunities for people who work hard. Effort is often recognised in career development. Many who came to us as NQTs now have substantial leadership roles. Our CPD programme and collegiate approach are highly effective. Staff morale is high and so is that of our students and their community.

Our school mantra is "Committed to Success for All." That includes our staff and we want the very best for our students. In our most recent OFSTED they said we “have created an inclusive community where pupils and staff relate well to each other. The school is focused on working with families to raise aspirations for pupils.”

We seek a Deputy Headteacher to join us from September 2020. Redden Court School is a happy, hardworking and thriving school which has exceeded expectations in so many areas for a decade. Our new Headteacher joins us at Easter 2020 under the successful Executive Headteacher of the Success for All Educational Trust.

This exceptional opportunity provides a very strong foundation for an aspiring Deputy Headteacher within our leadership team. It will offer the successful applicant opportunities to shape a successful, growing school, which is currently expanding.

At Redden Court School, we have a passionately holistic approach to providing the children we serve the best possible education to give them what they need for successful and happy futures. We are committed to providing an excellent education that develops ambition, raises expectations and delivers excellent results. Our students are helped to become the best versions of themselves as people who know they must work hard and who have responsibilities. At Redden Court School, academic success must be matched by the development of character and conscience.

We have very strong relationships with parents and carers, who play an active role in the school's vision and values. We genuinely believe in the importance of working in partnership with our staff, parents/carers, students and all stakeholders as we know this approach has reaped dividends for us.

We are looking for an exceptionally inspiring, extremely motivated, hardworking leader with a fine track record of developing others as well as themselves and who is still an excellent teacher themselves. We want someone who is caring, forward-thinking and able to work with everyone in a community that is hardworking, totally committed and loyal. Candidates with a background in curriculum design and developing teaching and learning would be desirable but not essential.

The successful person will join an experienced and hardworking team of professionals who will continue to do all they can to drive the school forward.

To arrange a visit please telephone Miss Caroline Morris on 01708 342293.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and we expect all staff to share this commitment. We require the successful candidate to undertake an enhanced criminal records check via the Disclosure and Barring Service.

References from 2 previous employers will be sought prior to interview.
For details on how to apply, please visit our website: https://www.reddencourtcloud.co.uk/about-us/vacancies

Closing date: Tuesday, 3rd March 2020 at 12pm.

Interviews will take place on: Wednesday, 18th and Thursday, 19th March 2020.

Essential educational requirements

Degree

Essential qualifications

Teaching Qualifications

Essential skills and experience

We are looking for an exceptionally inspiring, extremely motivated, hardworking leader with a fine track record of developing others as well as themselves and who is still an excellent teacher themselves. We want someone who is caring, forward-thinking and able to work with everyone in a community that is hardworking, totally committed and loyal. Candidates with a background in curriculum design and developing teaching and learning would be desirable but not essential.

Employee benefits

Career Development:
• Apprenticeships
• Support towards achieving further qualifications
• Leadership programmes
• Progression opportunities
• Teacher Training Programme

Financial:
• Pension – teaching staff access Teacher Pension Scheme and Associate Staff access Local Government Pension Scheme
• All teaching staff are allocated a Chromebook

Health and Wellbeing:
• Schools Advisory Service offering:
o Access 24 hours a day to a GP Helpline where you can have a telephone consultation for you and close relatives.
o Access to Physiotherapy
o Access to a counselling service
o Free 12 week Weight Management Programme
o Support for stress management
o Lifestyle Screening
o Relationship Counselling
o Long Term Condition support - Support for you and family members where you or a member of your family is suffering from a long term condition such as cancer, Multiple Sclerosis or Motor Neurones Disease. This list is not exhaustive.
o Private Medical Service
o Stress Counselling


About Redden Court School

Address
Cotswold Road, Romford, Essex, RM3 0TS
Phase
Secondary
Type
Academy
Website
Redden Court School website (opens in a new window)