Following the promotion of the current post
holder, we are now seeking to appoint a passionate educator to join us as
Senior Assistant Headteacher (SAHT) (Behaviour and Attendance) to further strengthen
whole school strategic development and the leadership of
behaviour and attendance at Ratton School. In
June 2022 Ofsted said that ‘behaviour and attitudes are secure across the
school’. We are looking for a talented leader to continue our journey to an
outstanding school culture.
The successful candidate will have a
timetabled teaching commitment complying with the teachers’ standards and
modelling best practice for others and will also line manage the Attendance
Team and Pastoral Team.
The person appointed to this role will join
a supportive, collaborative and committed leadership team, who have a shared
responsibility for all aspects of our school community. Our senior leaders are
expected to lead by example and maintain high standards across the school
We offer an incentive package which includes:
- A comprehensive induction programme for
new staff to the academy.
- On-going investment into
your career development through appropriate CPD.
- Support and mentoring by a strong Senior Leadership
Team and other experienced leaders.
- Access to the Bike 2 Work scheme allowing
up to 42% discount on the cost of bikes and equipment.
- Full use of an employee assistance programme
- Staffroom with complimentary tea and coffee.
- Subsidised membership of Benenden
Healthcare (affordable alternative to private health insurance).
- On-site parking.
- Free Breakfast Club/After School Club place
for staff children at Ocklynge Junior School.
- Enviable setting and extensive grounds.
The successful applicant will need to:
- Formulate the vision, aims and
objectives of the school.
- Establish policies, procedures
and processes to enable these priorities, aims and objectives to be achieved.
- Lead and manage staff and
- Monitor progress towards the
achievement of the school’s aims and objectives.
- Lead by example, providing
inspiration and motivation.
- Have high expectations, deliver
high standards and command credibility.
- Communicate the school vision in
a compelling manner and assist the headteacher in the strategic leadership of
- Work with the headteacher and SLT
to drive school improvement.
- Contribute to the SEF, SDP and
other whole school documentation.
- Strategically lead staff to
ensure that students have exceptional Behaviour and Attendance.
The new SAHT
- Passionate about providing the
best possible education and care for all students.
- Able to support SLT to lead and
motivate the staff team and school community.
- Able to support SLT on their
clear and compelling vision for Ratton School.
The successful candidate should expect to lead in the following
- Securing the highest
standards of attendance and behaviour across the school
developing and evaluating all aspects of our behaviour and attendance systems.
- Leading both the
attendance and pastoral teams to ensure that students receive exceptional pastoral
- Developing and
maintaining our behaviour graduated responses and interventions.
- Developing and
promoting our rewards and anti-bullying strategies.
The successful candidate will be able to evidence:
- An infectious passion
for ensuring all students, regardless of background, receive a high-quality
- Leadership skills and
energy that motivate and inspire staff.
communication and interpersonal skills/dynamism with excellent interpersonal
and team building skills.
- The highest level of
personal and professional standards.
- A problem-solving
- Effective change
- A good understanding
of the current educational landscape.
warmth and humour, coupled with resilience.
The South Downs Learning Trust and all our academies take notice of and adhere to all the national and local policies and guidance in regard to Safeguarding Children and Young People. We are committed to ensuring the highest levels of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and we expect all our staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All offers of employment are subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, references, an online search, and where applicable, a prohibition from teaching check.
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