Headteacher Castlechurch Primary School, Stafford, Staffordshire

Job description

To provide inspirational leadership which is effective in enabling all staff to provide at least good curriculum provision and good outcomes for all learners across our school in a safe, happy and financially efficient environment.

Strategic planning

 Provide a clear vision and strategy for our school.
 Ensure the School’s vision is clearly articulated and understood by all and translated.
 Lead the school on its journey to become part of a Multi Academy Trust (MAT) ensuring the schools’ vision and ethos is shared and embedded in staff and children.
 Agree action plans specifically for the school.
 Foster diversity, learning and experiences of the MAT, cascading this in to the school.
 Coach, mentor and motivate staff to build a culture of high commitment, standards and drive for success
 Develop creativity and innovation through learning and the use of appropriate new technologies to achieve learning excellence.

Leading learning and education

 Focus learning achievements of individual children, classes and key stages with the use of accurate and coherent data and benchmarking.
 Develop and implement a curriculum and effective assessment framework which is flexible, enables individual progress and creates a culture of challenge, responsibility of learning and gives support where required.
 Continues to develop the existing strategies to secure high standards of behaviour and attendance.
 Provides stretching targets for the school community to achieve.
 Monitors, evaluates and feedback on classroom practice – creating a teaching culture of sharing best practice to ultimately enhance the learning of children.
 Ensures employees’ accountabilities are clearly defined understood and agreed and are subject to rigorous review and evaluation; managing underperformance of staff at all levels, ensuring effective corrective action and formal follow up in line with policies.

Develop self and others
 Develop and maintain effective strategies and procedures for staff induction, professional development and performance review using staff from across the MAT as required.
 Promote and maintain a culture of high expectations for self and others, channeling the efforts of all staff to good effect.
 Ensure the effective planning, allocation, support and evaluation of both teams and individuals.
 Promote the development of highly effective Middle leadership through the mentoring and coaching of all subject leaders.
 Regularly review own practice, set personal targets and take responsibility for own development.

Managing the school

 Create an environment that links national and local policies and initiatives with the schools vision and ethos, which is central to the running of all non-teaching functions (listed below).
 Ensure everyone works collaboratively, shares knowledge and understanding, celebrates success and accepts responsibility for outcomes.
 Actively promote and foster the importance of pupil and staff behaviour that shows respect consideration and thought for others.
 Create plans, processes and policies to improve and enhance the school’s operational function, its’ facilities and the overall learning environment including increasing numbers on role and the use of the school buildings to generate income.
 Take full operational accountability for the following areas / functions:
o Safeguarding
o Finance Management
o Health and safety
o Human Resources

Working with the Governing Body and Future Multi Academy Trust

 Achieves full commitments arising from contractual accountability to the Governing Body and Directors of the future MAT we will join, which will include providing information, objective advice and support when required, to enable it to meet its responsibilities.
 Develops and presents a coherent, understandable and accurate account of the schools’ performance to a range of audiences including Governors, parents and carers.
 Reflects on feedback from others, continually developing in their own role.

Strengthening the community

 Maintain rich partnerships with our families, local schools and community to build a learning community that strives for personal growth.
 Promote positive strategies for challenging racial and other prejudice.
 Ensure a range of community-based learning experiences.
 Collaborate with other agencies to ensure pupil and community needs are met.

The content of this job description maybe amended at any time following discussions between the Governing Body, MAT Directors (Once we have joined a MAT) and the Head Teacher. It will be reviewed on a regular basis.

Essential educational requirements

Honours degree or equivalent

Essential qualifications

Qualified Teacher Status and relevant ongoing Continuing Professional Development

Essential skills and experience

• Recent and relevant headship experience with a proven track record of raising achievement and driving improvement in a primary school
• Working knowledge of a MAT’s and involvement of external partners

About Castlechurch Primary School

Tennyson Road, Stafford, Staffordshire, ST17 9SY
LA Maintained School
Castlechurch Primary School website (opens in a new window)