As a motivated headteacher who is passionate about making a difference, you will oversee the provisions within the school, including the two Special Resource Provisions.
Red Oaks prides itself on inclusion. You will also
ensure effective behaviour management strategies are adhered to so a rich
learning environment exists for all children. You will provide equality of
opportunity by encouraging, developing, and challenging the abilities, skills
and interests of each pupil recognising and valuing their differences. You will
encourage each child to participate with confidence and enthusiasm and develop
a sense of self respect, independence, responsibility, and fun – something very
important at Red Oaks!
You will ensure the quality of learning experiences
for all our children is best in class and that the school demonstrates
substantial pupil progress on both academic and non-academic levels, whilst
instilling a culture of best practice in the school where everyone is working
to achieve a common goal which is clearly understood by all.
You will create a working environment within which
colleagues are motivated and empowered to support all children to aspire,
achieve and grow.
Person Specific criteria
We are seeking someone who is:
- An inspirational and creative leader
- A collaborative leaders who is dedicated to working with other
MAT leaders and staff
- Committed to promoting high standards of behaviour and
- Dedicated to working alongside parents and members of the
- Passionate about equality and equal opportunities for all
- Has a proven track record of raising standards and
continual school improvement
- Has a consistent and continued approach to school wide
well-being and mental health
reports to: Director of Primary
Headteacher will put into place the school and Trust’s ethos and provide
leadership and direction. This will
ensure a supportive, successful and inspiring educational experience for all
children in line with the common goals of The Park Academies Trust.
- To understand the Trust strategic vision as it
applies to the school and ensure it is clearly communicated to all staff,
parents and pupils.
- To work with the Director of Primary when
setting objectives and operational plans, in order to promote and sustain
- To encourage the use of best and innovative
practice at all times to ensure a vibrant and responsive school approach
- Lead and manage change effectively and
efficiently to ensure that the school continues to evolve and develop.
- To at all times model professional leadership
of the organisation which secures its future success.
proactively with other heads and staff across the trust to drive improvement.
Leadership and Management
- The post holder should at all times ensure
that safeguarding procedures and responses to concerns are robust, rigorous
and follow all the appropriate guidelines.
- To lead by example in adhering to the ethos
and values which underpin the Trust.
- To work with the Director of Primary and other
improvement partners where appropriate to ensure readiness for external
review, including Ofsted.
- To deliver the educational objectives of the
school, including exam performance in an effective, pupil centred manner.
- Monitor teaching and learning across the whole
CPD to support the development needs of all staff and encourage staff to
source other forms of CPD
- To ensure that policies and practices always
take account of national, school and Trust data, including inspection and
research findings and the outcomes of internal and external reviews.
- To accurately monitor and evaluate the
performance of the school and provide this information to stakeholders,
particularly the Director of Primary where appropriate.
- To work closely with Trust central functions
such as IT and HR to ensure that actions taken at school level are compliant
legally and consistent with the Trust policies and procedures.
- To work with HR and appropriate school leaders
to ensure the school recruit, retain and deploy staff appropriately to achieve the school’s
vision and goals, whilst having due consideration for budget constraints.
and organise the use of the school accommodation efficiently and effectively
during the designated school hours under the requirements of the PFI contract
- To support middle and senior leadership of the
school to build capacity, recognise existing talents and encourage
delegation, through mentoring and coaching having regard to development and
succession planning put in place by the Trust.
- To ensure the use of successful and effective
Performance Management processes with staff to inform pay decisions (where
applicable) but also to ensure the effective running of the school.
performance should be addressed quickly and consistently with HR advice.
- To direct the Academy Operations Manager to
ensure the school environment meets the needs of the curriculum along with
health and safety regulations.
- To be aware of staff wellbeing and ensure that
staff engagement is regularly reviewed in line with the Trust Wellbeing
Policy, with concerns being addressed appropriate in the context of the Trust
or school requirements.
- To maintain effective community relations.
to the LAB as required and attend meetings.
- To evaluate the standards of teaching and
learning in the school, and ensure that proper standards of professional
performance are established and maintained.
- Ensure that the progress of pupils of the
school is monitored and recorded
- Ensure continuing effective systems of
planning, assessment, recording and reporting, using data and benchmarks to
monitor attainment and progress, in every child’s learning
- Use this data continuously to support and
- Determine, organise and implement a broad and
balanced curriculum for the school, having regard to the needs, experiences,
interests, aptitudes and stage of development of the pupils and the resources
available to the school
- To ensure that improvements in the curriculum
are a priority for all pupils.
- Using Trust Behaviour for Learning policies,
to ensure the maintenance of good order and discipline at all times during
the school day when pupils are present on the school premises and whenever
the pupils are engaged in authorised school activities, whether on the school
premises or elsewhere.
- To ensure that the health and wellbeing of
children is encouraged through a nurturing environment via an effective
pastoral system and staff awareness.
- To develop effective relationships with
parents/carers, including making arrangements for parents/carers to be given
regular information about the school curriculum, the progress of their
children and other matters affecting the school, so as to promote common
understanding of Trust aims
- To promote inclusion and equality in all areas
of school life.
- To monitor and promote good attendance. Communicate exclusions with parents, LAB
and Trust Board
classes or teach groups where required
- To be aware at all times of the affordability
of any proposal including recruitment, premises or resource costs, and to
ensure this is a priority consideration in all decision making.
- To ensure that all staff resources are used in
the most effective way possible to have the greatest impact on the pupils’
education and achieve value for money.
- To challenge poor practice or unsatisfactory
working approaches as quickly as possible to ensure a reduction in waste
- To develop his/her commercial awareness in
order to have an understanding of the importance of financial stability to
achieving other aims of the Trust such as educational or reputational
alongside the School Business Manager to ensure a balanced budget.
Developing the Trust
- To contribute to the development and growth of
- To be prepared to provide leadership support
across the Trust as and when required.
- To actively support, encourage and participate
in the sharing of best practice across the Trust at all levels, including
cross phase and curriculum working groups to ensure efficient all through
provision across our Trust.
- Encourage a positive view of the Trust within
all times be aware of the Trust priorities, direction and financial position
when putting into place Academy plans or approaches. These will primarily be
communicated by the CEO via the Director of Primary, but may also be directed
by other senior staff e.g. DFO.
develop his/her own skills as a leader and as a teacher, to ensure that
she/he is aware of best practice and is able to model outstanding
Job Scope: Number and type of jobs managed:
Headteacher will directly line manage the Deputy Head and members of SLT at
his/her school. The Headteacher is
ultimately responsible for the conduct, safety and development of all staff
within his/her school.
description can be exhaustive and the duties may alter in practice over time.
The post holder is expected to use his/her professional judgement to ensure
that the role continues to evolve and develop in line with the Trust’s
Knowledge and Experience:
or equivalent qualification with appropriate membership of a professional
success at SLT or senior leader level.
knowledge of relevant policies, codes of practice, legislation and
communication skills, able to deliver the right message to the right people,
to engage with stakeholders effectively
management and change management experience
- NPQH preferable but not essential
She/he should be aware of all aspects of
delivery and influence decision making where she/he feels necessary in order
to achieve the school and Trust aims.
Contacts and Relationships:
Creativity and Innovation:
- Board of
Trustees and Central Trust Executive.
Functional Heads such as HR, IT and Finance.
Academies and appropriate local bodies such as; Trades Unions, LA, RSC and
and leadership, assisting team with developing solutions and maintaining
standards across the Trust.
is an area of constant evolution. The post holder should be aware of changes
in guidelines, exam syllabus and curriculum and ensure these are delivered in
the most innovative and efficient manner.
In accordance with the provisions of the GDPR,
jobholders should take reasonable care to ensure that personal data is not
disclosed outside the Trust procedures, or use personal data held on others
for their own purposes. In accordance with the provisions of the Freedom of
Information Act 2000, ensure requests for non-personal information are dealt
with in accordance with the Trust’s written procedures.
Safeguarding - Children & Vulnerable Adults
organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of
children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff to share
this commitment. Staff must work in accordance with Child
Protection/Safeguarding rules and policies and understand their role within
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