Teaching School Manager Wycombe High School, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire

Job description

Wycombe High School require a Teaching School Manager (either full time or part time).
Bucks Pay Range 4, £23,741—£25,704 per annum (pro-rata for part time)

Teaching schools are outstanding schools that work with other schools to provide high-quality training and development to new and experienced teachers and school staff. They are part of the government's plan to give schools a central role in raising school standards.

This is a unique role for a self-reliant, creative and ambitious Manager who will lead the strategic and operational development of the Teaching School (Cygnus). The successful post-holder will work alongside the Senior Management Team to develop the vision, scope and remit of Cygnus; developing partnerships and expanding the client base.

The Teaching School Manager will report into the Deputy Headteacher.

Main purpose of the post:
Teaching schools are outstanding schools that work with other schools to provide high-quality training and development to new and experienced teachers and school staff. They are part of the government's plan to give schools a central role in raising school standards. Wycombe High School’s Teaching School is called Cygnus and it currently provides a range of training and school support activities mainly across Buckinghamshire, Berkshire and Oxfordshire.
The Teaching School Manager will lead the strategic and operational development of the Teaching School (Cygnus). The Teaching School Manager will work alongside the School’s Senior Management Team to develop the vision, scope and remit of the Teaching School. S/he will work to develop partners and partnerships and to expand the client base for the Teaching School. This is a unique post that requires a substantial level of self-reliance, creativity, innovation, ambition and determination.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:
To lead on the strategic planning for Cygnus.
Liaise with school senior leaders and a range of external agencies to inform strategic plans.
To lead on national Teaching School initiatives and represent Cygnus nationally.
Identify and lead a team of course leaders and consultants to deliver the Cygnus products.
Create a portfolio of products, events, activities that meet current and future professional development needs of school professionals.
Quality assure the Cygnus products and continually improve them.
Produce development, marketing and financial plans to support the ambitious aims of Cygnus.
Build relationships with other schools (clients) to ensure their development needs are met and the Cygnus portfolio is a responsive, market led one.
Plan and deliver the full range of marketing activities to promote Cygnus and make it the Teaching School of first choice.
Collaborate with other Teaching Schools to ensure an effective professional development strategy for Buckinghamshire.
Meet ambitious targets for sales revenue and income generation.
Liaise with newspapers, magazine, online agencies and other media to deliver a considered and cost‐ effective advertising and PR programme.
Work with design companies to develop and reinforce the Cygnus brand through various media.
Produce stationery, booklets and other materials for promotional purposes.
Research other Teaching Schools to ensure a collaborative and holistic training coverage for Buckinghamshire.
Produce the Teaching School newsletter and weekly news item, via a range of platforms including social media.
Maintain a photographic library of teaching School activities.
To actively promote and act, at all times, in accordance with school policies, e.g. Health and Safety, Equal Opportunities, professional Conduct and Safeguarding.
To undertake other reasonable duties commensurate with the level.
To undertake all other reasonable duties as required by the Headteacher.

Essential educational requirements

High level of literacy
Excellent MS Office skills, Adobe and Social media platforms
A high standard of spoken and written English

Essential qualifications

Preferably educated to degree level

Essential skills and experience

Ability to use discretion and respect confidentiality
High level of resilience
Ability to have robust and professional conversations
Excellent time management, interpersonal and communication skills
Proactive and able to work on own initiative
Ability to work under pressure and to remain calm in difficult circumstances

Expert communication skills

Proactive approach to problem-solving with strong decision-making capability

Emotional maturity

Highly resourceful team-player, with the ability to also be extremely effective independently

Proven ability to handle confidential information with discretion, be adaptable to various competing demands, and demonstrate the highest level of service and response

Ability to achieve high performance goals and meet deadlines in a fast-paces environment

Forward-looking thinker, who actively seeks opportunities and proposes solutions

Employee benefits

Extremely generous employer pension contributions.
Staff wellbeing programme.
MIND Wellbeing Index Silver Award winners 2018-2019

About Wycombe High School

Wycombe High School is a girls’ selective state academy school with 1304 students on roll, of whom around 400 are in the Sixth Form. Each year 192 girls are admitted into Year 7. All students are assigned to a vertical tutor group consisting of about 21 students; usually three students from each year. group There are six houses with 10 tutor groups in each house. Our school is part of the Wycombe High School Academies Trust. The school has educated girls of High Wycombe for over a hundred years and is very highly regarded in the local and wider community. There is a strong and shared sense of community and collective pride, built on core values. Parental support is strong. We have excellent links with other local schools, colleges and universities. We have a knowledgeable and supportive Governing Body fully involved with all aspects of school life, and an enthusiastic and active Parents and Friends Association. Our staff are professional, forward-looking and committed to extending the horizons of our students, encouraging them to aim high, to take on leadership roles and to become independent learners. We have an ambitious development plan, with a focus on improving the quality of teaching and learning, both within and beyond the classroom. We are a National Support School, a Teaching School and one of 35 Mathematics Hubs nationally. We are delighted to have been recently designated as a National Mathematics and Physics SCITT in 2017 and have strong community partnerships. We have invested substantially in IT systems and training. We also have an outstanding reputation for the performing and visual arts. Numerous educational visits take place each year and for every age group, at home and abroad. Our school motto summarises our ethos and sense of community. All those who study, work at, or send their children to our school are part of this community and are role models for our ethos. Fortiter, Fideliter, Feliciter (Courageously, Faithfully, Joyfully) Courageously: Each student is encouraged to embrace our core values of honesty, respect and hard work. She is encouraged to speak out against injustice, supported to take risks, and is not afraid of failure. She learns new subjects and skills. She pushes herself to her personal limits and beyond. She is encouraged to listen to the opinions of others, as well as to voice her own. She accepts responsibility for herself and other students. She leads the school in partnership with staff and the governing body. She is independent and innovative in thought and action. Faithfully: Every student is expected to uphold our school rules and traditions. She acts with integrity and is truthful and honest in all she does. She keeps promises and is reliable. She works hard to achieve her full potential. Above all she is a good friend, a good neighbour and a good citizen. She contributes positively to school life and society. Joyfully: All our students contribute to making our school the happy and joyful place it is. Each student demonstrates mutual respect and empathy for all and is proud of her own achievements and those of others. She shows commitment to a fair and peaceful community and embraces diversity. Our students are happy and positive in approach, and support others to be the same. As an immediate adopter of the Early Career Framework, any NQT applying will be guaranteed two years on a reduced timetable, a dedicated mentor and access to an exceptional career development programme.

Marlow Road, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, HP11 1TB
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