Head of School - Please note the position is for PA High

Prince Albert Junior and Infant School, Birmingham, West Midlands

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Job details

Job role Leadership
Working pattern Full-time only
Salary L22-L27

Job summary

Job Title: Head of School
Responsible to: CEO / Executive Headteacher
Location: Trust wide
Pay: L22 - L27

The Head of School is responsible for managing the daily operation of the academy, the supervision of all students and staff, and the academy premises. They provide the day-to-day direction and leadership that represents a consistent and effective model of integrity, excellence, collaboration and accountability.
The Head of School will work alongside the Executive Headteacher who will provide strategic leadership and hold overall accountability for direction, standards and the progress and achievement of students.

Key accountabilities:
• Promote the vision, values and ethos to students, staff, families and the wider community
• Motivate others to ensure a high expectations learning environment through effective distribution of leadership
• Translate the vision into agreed objectives and operational plans for the academy
• Maintain high standards in all aspects of academy life
Leading teaching, learning and assessment:
• Drive a continuous and consistent focus on students’ achievement, using data and benchmarks to monitor progress
• Establish creative, responsive and effective approaches to learning and teaching and evaluate the effectiveness of those in place
• Provide leadership to and implementation of the curriculum planning process, designed to assure the academy’s ability to provide a broad, relevant and innovative educational experience for all students
• Carry out effective monitoring of standards as agreed with the Executive Headteacher and report outcomes with appropriate responses
• Contribute to the monitoring and evaluation of the academy’s progress towards improvement targets
• Show involvement in the daily life and activities of students by personally recognising their achievements and sharing in their successes as well as their problems and concerns
Developing staff and leading own growth:
• Maintain effective strategies and procedures for staff induction, professional development and performance review in order to secure outstanding practice, ensuring Central Support Team HR advice is adhered to at all times.
• Maintain and further develop a culture in which all staff recognise that they are accountable for the success of the academy and for its standards of engagement, quality of teaching and student progress
• Promote and maintain a culture of high expectations for self and others
• Regularly review the typicality of standards, ensuring high quality feedback to colleagues including identifying and tackling under performance at all levels
• Regularly review own practice, set personal targets and take responsibility for own development, seeking advice and support where necessary
Managing the academy and securing the future:
• Effectively manage the academy on a day to day basis, being responsible for the overall operation of all academy events, day to day human resources issues and academy premises and facilities
• Work with the Executive Headteacher to recruit, retain and deploy staff appropriately
• Develop effective relationships and communications with parents and the local community which underpin a professional learning community that enables everybody in the academy to achieve
• Review the impact of policies, priorities and targets of the academy and evaluate these with the Executive Headteacher and Academy Committee
• Implement established academy policies and collaboratively review and make recommendations for change
• Ensure evidence-based improvement plans promote continuous academy development, linked to the core priorities of the Academy Improvement plan
• Keep the Executive Headteacher fully informed of any critical need affecting the smooth operation of the academy and the educational experience of the students and staff
• Ensure compliance at every level with academy and Trusts policies and procedures
• Ensure day to day that every child has access to high quality teaching and learning, in a safe and stimulating learning environment
• Work effectively as part of the Trust senior leadership team and in collaboration with the Senior Executives, Heads of School and Business Directors
Safeguarding:
• Have due regard for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and to follow the procedures adopted by the Trust
Strengthening relationships and reputation:
• Actively promote the academy as the school of choice to families in the local community
• Promote cohesion across the Trust by working collaboratively with other academies and the Central Support Team to secure the effective management of the academy and its resources
• Create and maintain effective relationships with parents to support and improve students’ achievements and personal development
• Develop effective links with the community to extend the curriculum, enhance teaching and broaden learning difficulties
• Actively seek, create and foster links with universities and businesses regionally, nationally and internationally in order to create world class opportunities for higher education and employment for our students
In addition, The Head of School performs and/or directs all other duties as may be assigned by the Executive Headteacher.

Safeguarding Children and Safer Recruitment
The PACT is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people as required under the Education Act 2002 and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment
This job description forms part of the contract of employment of the successful applicant. The appointment is subject to the conditions of Prince Albert Community Trust.

Employee benefits

Enhanced Health Cash Plan

Applying for the job

This is an exciting and very rewarding role and we look forward to receiving your application.
Please send a completed application form to hr@the-pact.co.uk

The Application Process
All applications will receive an email confirmation within 48 hours of receipt of application; if you do not receive this please contact the PACT HR team on 0121 752 5252. The candidates selected for interview will be informed after shortlisting and full details of the interview programme will be provided. If you do not hear from us within 14 days of the closing date of this position, unfortunately you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.
Prince Albert Community Trust pays full regard to ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’ guidance 2016. We ensure that all appropriate measures are applied in relation to everyone who works for the Trust. Safer recruitment practice includes scrutinising applicants, verifying identity and academic or vocational qualifications, obtaining professional and character references, checking previous employment history and ensuring that a candidate has the health and physical capacity for the job. It also includes undertaking interviews and an Enhanced DBS check.
The information supplied in your application, as well as any supporting documents provided at the application or interview stage, will be used as part of the PACT recruitment and selection process. All information is stored securely and all data submitted by unsuccessful candidates will be destroyed responsibly after 6 months from the date of interview.
We reserve the right to withdraw from this recruitment process at any given point.

Supporting documents

School overview

School type Academy
Education phase Primary
School size 744 pupils enrolled
Age range 3 to 11
Ofsted report View Ofsted report
School website Prince Albert Junior and Infant School website (opens in a new window)
Contact email c.jackman@the-pact.co.uk

About Prince Albert Junior and Infant School

Full time permanent. Salary: L22-L27 Start Date: January 2021
This is an exciting time to join our Trust, which is currently responsible for educating over 3000 learners across 5 primary schools, with a Free School (Secondary) opening in September 2021. Prince Albert High will be home to 1260 students, predominantly from PACT primary feeder schools. We are looking for an inspirational leader who will be fully committed and passionate about ensuring excellence for all our students, whatever their backgrounds and starting points.
Working with the Executive Headteacher and Senior Leadership Team, this is an exciting opportunity for an experienced leader to drive forward our Trust’s ambitions and ensure outstanding outcomes for all our young people. Starting with year 7 in September 2021, the school will grow year on year until all year groups are full. You will be responsible realising the vision and establishing a culture of aspiration and exceptional expectations. The successful applicant will have a background of excellence in the classroom with a flair for leadership and innovation along with an uncompromising approach to social justice for our children and families.
There are extensive opportunities to work collaboratively with experienced professionals and leaders across the Trust, with unparalleled CPD and personal development.
To find out more please visit our website, where you can download a candidate information pack and an application form www.pact.bham.sch.uk/index.php/careers
The Aim of Prince Albert Community Trust
To ensure that every school within the Trust provides an outstanding education for every child.
PACT is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to pre-employment checks. References will be sought and successful candidates will need to undertake an enhanced DBS check.

Closing date: 31st August 2020
Shortlisting: 1st September 2020
Interviews: 14th & 15th September 2020

School location

Albert Road, Birmingham, West Midlands, B6 5NH