• Expected start date

    1 September 2021

  • Application deadline

    18 April 2021 at 11:59 pm

  • Date listed

    22 March 2021

Job details

Job role
Leadership
Working pattern
Full-time only
Contract type
Permanent
Salary
ISR Range 13-17 £56,721 - £62,570

Job summary

We are looking for a leader with significant experience and a deep understanding of the areas of inclusion and safeguarding in a primary or secondary school environment. You will be ambitious, enthusiastic, knowledgeable and ready to contribute to the school’s continuous improvement and ethos as part of the Senior Leadership Team, as well as developing as an exceptional senior leader.

Applying for the job

Senior Assistant Headteacher 1FTE

Commencement Date: September 2021
Salary: ISR 13-17 currently £56,721-£62,570

The Governors of King Ecgbert School are seeking to appoint a 1FTE Senior Assistant Headteacher in this outstanding, system leading school at the heart of the Mercia Learning Trust.

We are delighted to offer the opportunity for a highly skilled and talented individual to join our Senior Leadership Team. At King Ecgbert School, we believe in and promote our ERA values:

Academic Excellence for all
Showing Respect at all times
Having high Aspirations and personal goals that go beyond our time in school

We are committed to providing outstanding education for all in a safe, happy and positive learning environment. This role will be key in further developing our inclusive ethos and practice and ensuring that this underpins everything that we do.

We are looking for a leader with significant experience and a deep understanding of the areas of inclusion and safeguarding in a primary or secondary school environment. You will be ambitious, enthusiastic, knowledgeable and ready to contribute to the school’s continuous improvement and ethos as part of the Senior Leadership Team, as well as developing as an exceptional senior leader.

Areas of responsibility for this post will include:

Working as the Designated Safeguarding Lead in school, along with a team of safeguarding staff to ensure the health, safety, protection and wellbeing of all students including responsibility for CLA.

Working with highly committed professionals in our Integrated Resource and SEN teams along with our experienced SENCO and IR Coordinator to ensure the progress of all students and fully inclusive, outstanding SEND.

Leading on a programme of statutory and developmental training for staff with regards SEND, ASC and safeguarding obligations.

Ensure the social, emotional and educational needs are met for all students, including working as Mental Health Lead for the school.

Alongside the Year Manager, ensuring the successful transition of students entering school in Year 7, through a carefully planned programme of events, and providing support as senior link to the cohort throughout their time in Year 7.

A small teaching load – for primary colleagues this is likely to relate to KS3 vulnerable learners in literacy, numeracy or PHSE. Secondary colleagues any subject background are welcome to apply.

The Mercia Learning Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all of our staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We require the successful applicant to undertake an enhanced criminal records check via the Disclosure and Barring Service.

More on how to apply

Supporting documents

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School overview

School type
Academy
Education phase
Secondary
School size
1352 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Ofsted report
View Ofsted report

About King Ecgbert School

King Ecgbert School is seeking an outstanding Senior Assistant Headteacher with a focus on Safeguarding, Inclusion and Transition to join our Senior Leadership Team. The role would commence September 2021.
The school is exceptionally strong- rated outstanding by Ofsted, has academic results that are consistently ‘well above average’. This is a truly comprehensive school with 20% of students disadvantaged, 30% EAL and 40% from BAME communities but also serving a highly affluent suburb. The school leadership is motivated by social mobility, inclusiveness and a focus on vulnerable learners. The school is proud to offer one of Sheffield’s Integrated Resources for children on the ASC spectrum. The sixth form is highly regarded for its record, not just of helping students access top Russell Group and Oxbridge Universities but also enabling students to be the first in their families to access Higher Education.

The school is proud to be at the heart of the Mercia Learning Trust that started with King Ecgbert School and now comprises 6 schools both primary and secondary across the south west of Sheffield. The Trust is led by its CEO, Chris French and all the schools benefit from an expert central services team.

The school is principally as strong as it is because highly qualified teachers teach excellent lessons with high expectations of all students in terms of attendance, behaviour, attitude and character. The teaching team are backed up by an exceptional team of support staff who are experts in their field. When we make appointments we are looking to strengthen an outstanding team; working in such a high achieving school is demanding but the camaraderie of working together to achieve excellence makes it a very rewarding place to work. The school is committed to staff development and supporting the career progression of the ambitious and talented.

The school was awarded the World Class Schools Quality Mark in 2017 and reaccredited in 2020 – the first school in the region to be nominated for and successfully achieve this accolade. This award enables the school to access a peer group of elite schools nationally.

Arranging a visit to King Ecgbert School

We hope that our recruitment pack and website provides you with plenty of information about us. However, should you require any additional information, or would like an informal discussion/out of hours visit, please contact us on 0114 235 3855 or email fevans2@ecgbert.sheffield.sch.uk

School location

Totley Brook Road, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S17 3QU

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