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Mills Hill Primary School

Chadderton, Oldham.

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L4-L8 [£42398-£46799]
Job type:
Full Time, Permanent
Start date:
1st May 2018
Apply by:
7 February 2018

Job overview

Job Details 

Employer: Mills Hill Primary School

Location: Oldham

Closing Date: 7th February 2018

Salary: £42398 - £46799 per annum.  [L4-L8]

Our children are looking for a new assistant headteacher who will work in partnership with our fantastic school staff. They want someone who is able to:

· Embrace our Enquiring Mind and Caring Hearts ethos.

· Foster our 3Ps (Presentation, Punctuality and Politeness) and 3As (Ambition, Attitude and Active) within the children.

· Show positive qualities including: being a good communicator, kind, caring and helpful.

· Interact with children, who have made a wrong choice in a fair and firm manner, helping that child to learn from their mistakes, to move forward and grow (Growth Mindset approach).

· Bring unique qualities and experiences to the school e.g. hobbies, places they may have visited, memories and skills.

· Inspire both staff and children to be the best version of themselves and to reach for goals/dreams, conquering challenges with perseverance and determination. 

· Show perseverance and determination themselves, because we learn in a school that is driven to be better today than what we were yesterday. They have to want to learn themselves and better themselves, progressing in their own career. 

· Show care, love and support for children and their families who may be experiencing challenging times e.g. mental health, behaviour problems, broken families. 

· To finish, this person has to be fun, creative, up for the challenge and enjoy being part of our School Family!

Our Governors are looking for someone who: 

Ø Is motivated and passionate about children and their learning

Ø Can model, demonstrate and promote outstanding classroom practice

Ø Has high standards and a commitment to ensuring all pupils achieve to their full potential

Ø Is visionary and innovative with the passion and drive to lead our team of highly skilled professionals

Ø Will work with our children and families to help them develop enquiring minds and caring hearts

Ø Has a clear vision for raising standards and motivating others to achieve the school’s aims

Ø Has experience of leading, managing and implementing change and is excited about being a leader through a period of change

We can offer:

Ø A committed, hardworking team who strive to provide the best education for all children

Ø An opportunity to work with enthusiastic and motivated children

Ø A supportive and professional working environment where everybody’s views are valued and important

Ø High quality Continuous Professional Development opportunities with a focus on collaborative learning and leadership

If you are determined, ambitious and excited about all pupils learning and succeeding, and you meet our requirements, then we would like to hear from you.

Visits to the school are warmly welcomed and encouraged.  There will be planned visits to school on 24th Jan at 9.30am, 31st Jan at 2pm and 5th Feb at 9.30am.

Please contact the school office manager, Mrs O’Brien (0161-624-1133) to arrange a visit. 

Application packs are available from the school on request and completed applications should be returned to the Business Manager.

Successful applicants will be required to apply for an enhanced Criminal Record Check, via the DBS. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our children and expect all members of staff to share this commitment.  

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Mills Hill Primary is a large, growing two form entry school with a 52 place nursery. From September 2014, the decision was taken to gradually expand school into 3 forms of entry and currently school has 3 classes in each of Reception, Year 1, Year 2 and Year 3 with 2 classes in the remaining year groups. To facilitate this expansion, significant building work was undertaken and there are now sufficient classrooms for when school will be full to capacity with 630 pupils [excluding nursery] in September 2020. The vast majority of year groups are full and there were 183 applications for a Reception place in September 2017.

In 2007, the school was designated a National Support School and in 2011 was successful in becoming one of the first National Teaching Schools. National Support School designation criteria were no longer met once the previous headteacher moved on to pastures new but the teaching school eligibility criteria was evaluated by the NCTL in June 2013 and the status was retained with NCTL recognising the “strong track record of effective leadership” of the newly appointed  headteacher. This has been further affirmed in June 2014 with the National College removing the “under review” stipulation. 

School is currently providing support to a number of schools within Blackburn with Darwen, focused on effective self-evaluation. Additionally, school has been in partnership with Edge Hill University and is a lead delivery school for the NPQH, NPQML & NPQSL courses through involvement in the “Alliance of Leading Learning”.   Mills Hill is also the lead school in the “Schools with Schools” ITT partnership previously with Leeds University and currently with Leeds Beckett University and is responsible for the organization of the cluster and for provision for currently 11 trainee teachers, having now trained over 100 trainees in the last few years. 

· Mills Hill School is a community school with part time nursery provision for 52 children. 

· The number on role is currently 595. 

· On entry most children are broadly in line with age related expectations and internal data suggests that an increasing number of children with additional needs are entering school.

· The school currently has 18 classes, excluding the Nursery and children are currently taught in mixed ability single age classes. 

· Roughly 10% of pupils are eligible for free school meals.

· In terms of deprivation, school is placed in the middle quintile.

· 6% of children have special educational needs, 9 pupils with statements of educational need or equivalent.

· Around 67% of our learners are from a white British heritage with the remaining 33% from a variety of heritages. Most of our families speak English in the home environment.

· Broadly 30% of all pupils live in areas classed as the bottom third of the country in terms of deprivation.

Key Features of the School

Our school may best be summed up by “Enquiring Minds & Caring Hearts”. Our curriculum is organised around this statement and most of our school work can be referenced to enquiring minds and caring hearts [EMCH]. Consequently, we assess our children against agreed criteria for EMCH and report this to parents as we feel it is of equal importance to performance in the formal curriculum. 

We are very proud of our children and their achievements. A significant focus over recent years has been the development of collaborative approaches and, by the time they leave, our children are highly skilled in working as a team. This is a significant strength of the school.

All our teaching staff are trained in the use of Kagan Co-operative learning and this has had a considerable impact on both the quality of teaching and on the quality of learning across school. This leads to increased engagement with their learning from pupils and ensures that children are active participants in their learning.

Our pupils are a delight. They approach school life and everyday challenges with confidence and are keen to do their best in all they do. They have a highly developed sense of community and work hard for the benefit of all. A number of key pupil representative committees exist and the children are very keen to have their voice heard.

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