Katherine Warington School is a comprehensive, co-educational and non-denominational academic secondary school which opened in September 2019 and currently comprises over 900 students in oversubscribed year groups, with 210 in Year 8 and 180 in each of Years 7, 9, 10 and 11. We look forward to welcoming our first cohort of Year 12 students on opening our Sixth Form in September 2024 and will have grown to our capacity of 1,180 students by 2025.
Following an internal promotion, and in preparation for our continued expansion, we are looking to grow our Senior Leadership Team’s capacity by appointing two exceptional, ambitious and experienced Deputy Headteachers. It is likely that one of these roles will be focused on Teaching and Learning, and the other on Pastoral. However the final allocation of accountabilities will be decided following appointment, based on the skills and experience of the successful candidates.
As an integral part of a collaborative, supportive team with a passion for teaching enthusiastic students who are keen to progress, the successful candidates will:
- play a pivotal role in the leadership and management of the school, supporting the Headteacher in its overall strategic direction, academic standard and operational effectiveness
- be responsible for fostering a positive learning environment, nurturing the professional growth of staff, and ensuring the holistic development and welfare of students.
- be motivated by making a valued contribution towards the creation of a stimulating, engaging and fulfilling learning environment focused on raising standards of progress and achievement for all students.
- be expected to lead particular departments within the school and line manage identified middle leaders, setting high standards and expectations.
We are keen to hear from candidates who:
possess excellent interpersonal skills, with an ability to communicate with a wide range of stakeholders
demonstrate a flexible and adaptable approach to working in a very busy environment
Share and are capable of delivering our vision to be an outstanding school
have a strong work ethic, exude enthusiasm and are self-motivated
In return, you will have access to our staff benefits package including:
An annual Flex Day to be taken on a day of your choice (with an additional day granted for every 4 years of service)
Free parking on site
Free use of the school gym
Cycle to work scheme
Free 24/7 access to our Employee Assistance Programme
Access to our in-house team of Mental Health First Aiders
Buddy system for new staff
Access to mentoring and CPD opportunities
Regular staff socials
Discounts with local businesses
An opportunity to work with friendly and welcoming colleagues in a modern, aesthetically pleasing and forward-thinking environment.
The ethos of our school focuses on enabling every student and staff member to make outstanding progress. You will be supported in your role by our Headteacher and fellow members of the SLT, giving you a unique opportunity to enhance your skills and accelerate your career.
If you share our belief that young people have the right to a transformational educational experience that will enable them to fulfil their potential and realise their ambitions, then we look forward to hearing from you.
At KWS, we understand the value of having a workforce that reflects and represents our multi-ethnic student body from an equality, diversity and inclusivity perspective. We therefore welcome and embrace applications from all backgrounds.
We are also committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff and visitors to share this commitment. This post will require a Full Enhanced, with List Checks, Disclosure and Barring Service check (DBS).
As part of our selection and appointment process, and in accordance with Keeping Children Safe in Education guidance, we are required to conduct online searches on all candidates in order to identify any incidents or concerns which are publicly available online. By submitting and signing your application, you acknowledge that such searches will be conducted as part of the selection and appointment process.
Applications will be shortlisted throughout the process, and we may interview and close the advert early if we are in a position to recruit a suitable candidate. We therefore encourage interested candidates to apply early.
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