Headteacher The Ashwood Academy, Basingstoke, Hampshire

Job description


Ashwood Way, Basingstoke RG23, UK
Service type: MAT School
Pay scale: MAT Teacher/Leader
Department: The Ashwood Academy
Pay zone: Leadership Pay Range (LDR)
Contractual type: Full time - permanent.

Company Description
The Catch22 Multi Academies Trust is the vehicle for our sponsorship of an expanding number of academies focusing on learners who can benefit from small, supportive alternative education provision.

The Ashwood Academy is an Alternative Provision Academy for learners aged 11 to 16-years-old and whose needs cannot be met within a mainstream environment, either due to permanent exclusion (or risk of) or medical needs. We provide placements for young people in Basingstoke and surrounding area.

Job Description
You will be an experienced senior leader with a desire to make more of an individual difference, this is a fantastic challenge that will see you planning, overseeing and delivering a specialised service with a maximum of eight learners per class. As well as taking a personal interest and making an in-depth contribution to each pupil’s life and outlook, you will actively contribute to the education provision of the Trust as a whole.

Your focus will be on the progression each young person makes in terms of managing their behaviour, their academic ability, their ability to engage in the community and, eventually, their ability to live an independent life through employment and further education. You will be expected to maintain high standards and to set them on a track of aspirations and achievement.

You will be responsible for delivering on key performance indicators, as well as planning, recruiting and managing resources to deliver outstanding education provision underpinned by inspirational teaching and learning. This will include a whole school restorative approach to behaviour management and a safe and nurturing environment built on strong relationships between teachers and learners.

Your day-to-day responsibilities will be:

Maintaining a high quality educational environment for students.
Ensuring the continued development of The Ashwood Academy and make a significant contribution to high quality organisation, leadership and management.
Attending Local Governing Body meetings as appropriate.
Keeping abreast of developments within education and the Alternative Provision sector at local, national and international level.
Providing a safe, calm and well-ordered environment for all pupils and staff, focused on safeguarding pupils and developing their exemplary behaviour in school and in the wider society.

Qualified to degree level
Qualified Teaching Status
Recent and relevant professional development
Key Criteria
To be successful in this role you will need to keep up to date with recent developments in education pedagogy, including new learning and teaching methods and the new OfSTED framework. You will be enthusiastic about exploring the full potential of Specialist Provision – with an understanding of the risks that exist for vulnerable and complex young people and their families and a passion for achieving positive outcomes.

Your own experiences should include having experience of leading and managing whole school change; making a demonstrable impact on people and performance through effective performance management procedures. We will also expect you to be able to develop relevant management information & quality systems and to have experience of financial planning, managing budgets and achieving value for money. You should also have experience of working effectively with local commissioners to secure the best possible support and outcomes for each individual learner.

Knowledge and Experience:

Significant experience of leading and managing teams for improved performance.
Leading and managing whole school change.
Working in partnership with commissioners to deliver high quality services.
Statutory requirements and legislation relating to school leadership and management including safer recruitment, safeguarding, data protection and health and safety.
Understanding of the curriculum delivery for core subjects and vocational learning.

Deadline for applications is Monday 25th November but we may call you before this time to discuss the role with you.

Catch22 MAT is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post. Any offer of employment will be subject to an enhanced DBS check.

Essential educational requirements

Qualified to degree level and above
• Qualified to teach in the UK
• Right to work in the UK
• Recent and relevant professional development
• A further post-graduate qualification relevant to the post

Essential qualifications

Qualified to degree level and above
• Qualified to teach in the UK
• Right to work in the UK
• Recent and relevant professional development
• A further post-graduate qualification relevant to the post

Essential skills and experience

• Proven successful experience of working in and leading teams and
of managing change.
• Successful experience of management and leadership at
Headteacher or senior management level.

About The Ashwood Academy

Ashwood Way, Basingstoke, Hampshire, RG23 8AA
Not Applicable