Head of School
Barton Moss Primary School
Commencing: September 2023
Hours: Full time (FTE)
Salary range: L14 – L18 (Group 2 school)
Prestolee Multi Academy Trust are looking to appoint a dedicated and experienced school senior leader to deliver the Head of School role at Barton Moss Primary School. The ideal candidate will have had experience of successfully leading a school at a Deputy Head Teacher or Head of School level with a proven contribution to increased attainment and standards.
The main purpose of the Head of School role is to assist the Executive Leader to undertake leadership and management of the school in order to promote effective education for all children within the framework of the national curriculum and agreed approach by the Governors of the school and with regards to all statutory requirements.
• Those duties listed in the current Teachers Pay and Conditions document.
• Lead school staff in their contribution to improving standards of attainment in school.
• Be responsible for leading and managing assessment and reporting procedures and tracking of standards throughout school.
• To ensure the school fulfils the requirements of the relevant legislation.
• To work with the Executive Leader in developing and maintaining an educational environment which encourages excellence in all aspects and equality of opportunity for all.
• To plan, with the Executive Leader and Governors, the annual school budget and manage financial delegation on behalf of the Trust.
• To work with the Executive Leader in formulating a School Improvement Plan in consultation with Governors and staff.
The Head of School will:
• Uphold public trust in school leadership and maintain high standards of ethics, behaviour and professional conduct
• Demonstrate successful leadership and proven management experience
• Have a collaborative and supportive approach to inspire and motivate others
• Build positive and respectful relationships across the school community
• Serve in the best interests of the school’s pupils
Shaping the Future
• To work with the Executive Leader and the Local Governing Body to create a shared vision and strategic plan to promote and sustain improvement in the school.
• Ensure this vision is articulated, shared and understood and acted upon effectively by all.
• Innovate, take on new challenges and be a leader in the field of education.
• Ensure creativity, innovation and use of appropriate new technology by staff and pupils, to achieve excellence.
• Challenging, influencing and motivating others to fulfil their potential.
• Act in accordance with and support the implementation of the strategic and operational aims of the trust.
Policy and Strategy
• Assist the Executive Leader in operating schemes for whole school, staff and curriculum development.
• To work with senior leadership and Executive Leader in co-ordinating school self-evaluation through management and curriculum action plans, co-ordinating structures of management and finance.
• To formulate policy with the Executive Leader and Governors and communicate this through the School Development Plan and the School Prospectus.
• Implement strategies that secure the highest standards of attendance and behaviour.
• To ensure regular review of curriculum policy.
• To work with the Executive Leader in formulating the development and evaluation of curriculum action plans.
• To monitor curriculum organisation and planned schemes of work. Continue to develop the role of the subject leader.
• Establish a successful learning culture which leads pupils to see themselves as effective, independent and lifelong learners.
Personnel - Teaching and Non-Teaching
• To ensure recruitment of new staff occurs under ‘Safer Recruitment’ guidelines.
• To be a major stakeholder for the recruitment, selection and appointment of all teaching and non-teaching staff.
• To ensure every member of staff has a job description that is reviewed annually.
• To work with the Executive Leader to ensure that personnel and employment policies are in place and reviewed regularly. To monitor the induction and training of new staff.
• To promote the development of staff through Continuing Professional Development, including INSET and Performance Management.
• To monitor the deployment of supply staff including the cost implications. To be responsible for Health and Safety.
• To monitor, evaluate and review classroom practice and act appropriately to challenge underperformance and secure improvement.
Finance and Resources
• To monitor and control spending plans, [staffing, resources and premises related costs] established with the Executive Leader and Governing body, ensuring funding and staffing match educational priorities in accordance with Trust governance.
• Ensure that the range, quality and use of all available resources is monitored to improve the education offered and provide value for money.
• To promote effective information systems, databases, spreadsheets for staff, pupils’ assessment, inventory and continuing professional development.
• To monitor the maintenance, security and supervision of buildings, their contents and supervision of the school grounds.
• To work closely with the Executive Leader and Governing body and attend meetings; sub committees and training sessions.
• To organise regular staff meetings and Senior Leadership Team meetings. To support and engage with the PTA.
• To promote active involvement of parents in their child’s learning and school activities through parent evenings; reports to parents; newsletters; admissions /secondary transfer etc.
• To work with support agencies including SEN, child protection, health and safety and school attendance.
• To ensure that child safeguarding practices including PREVENT are fully embedded.
• To work with school improvement officers on school performance evaluation.
• To work with local primary, secondary and special schools.
• To promote successful relationships with the community - parents; police; religious and cultural groups; sporting organisations; local industry; local residents; work experience students and volunteers. Enriching the school’s value to the wider community.
• To promote and develop collaborative links with other schools for the benefit of pupils and staff
Tours of the school are taking place on Monday 13 March at 10.00 and Tuesday 14 March at 14:30. To book onto a tour please contact email@example.com
This Trust is committed to safer recruitment practice and pre-employment checks will be undertaken before any appointment is confirmed. This post is subject to an enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Services.
This Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment
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