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Deputy Headteacher - Teaching and Learning

Deputy Headteacher - Teaching and Learning

Graham School

North Yorkshire

  • Expired
Job type:
Full Time, Permanent
Start date:
1st January 2018
Apply by:
28 September 2017

Job overview

Graham School - A great school on a journey to outstanding

Graham School in Scarborough is currently going through a period of transformation that will dramatically improve the life chances of our students and bring the school out of special measures. The new senior team require an enthusiastic Deputy Headteacher and classroom practitioner who can lead, manage and inspire our teachers and staff to provide the very best classroom practice for the children in our care; dramatically improving the quality of teaching and learning and improving outcomes across the curriculum.

You must be able to demonstrate outstanding ability to engage and inspire students through high quality classroom practice and have experience of sharing and disseminating this practice to others in your school so that all subjects benefit and apply your strategies. You should be able to show how you have held staff to account through robust and clear systems and that you have experience of challenging and supporting teachers to bring about rapid improvements in their classrooms.

Senior leadership experience in teaching and learning is required, but above all we are seeking to recruit an enthusiastic and motivated practitioner who can inspire others to follow them in developing new models of classroom practice across the school and generate rapid improvements in student outcomes through the quality of their educational experience. Our children get one chance; our vision is to make it an excellent one.

Only the best practice will do for our children, many of which come from some of the most challenging backgrounds in the UK. As a result, you will be provided with first class professional development through national providers, a generous budget and the authority to develop your strategy to bring about change.

Initial accommodation will be provided for the first term to enable you to settle into the area with a generous resettlement allowance for the right candidate.

You will need to be willing to contribute to the holistic development of our students and to support them in preparing for their future. There will be significant challenges to overcome but with huge potential rewards to be gained. If you think you have what it takes to make a significant difference to children’s’ lives and the energy and enthusiasm to join us on our journey, get in touch for a discussion with the Headteacher and organise a visit to our school.

Do you have what it takes to make a positive contribution to improving the life chances of the children of Scarborough? If you have do you will be supported with high quality CPD, a generous relocation allowance and ongoing opportunities to grow and develop your skills. And above all you will work with a fantastic and willing staff and the best students.

Details and application form available from Mrs Leeanne Corcoran at the below address.

Closing date for applications is 29 September 2017.
Interviews will be held on Tuesday 10 October 2017.

Graham School
Woodlands Drive,
North Yorkshire,
YO12 6QW
 (01723) 366451
Fax. (01723) 380985
Headteacher Mr P Brockwell

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About Graham School

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  • Graham School
  • Woodlands Drive, Scarborough
  • North Yorkshire
  • YO12 6QW
  • United Kingdom
+44 1723 366451

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I am delighted you are interested in joining the team at Graham School. We have a highly ambitious, aspirational group of professionals who are raising standards and significantly improving the life chances of the young people of Scarborough and the Yorkshire Coast. I am delighted to be the Headteacher here and although there have been recent challenges, you could not find a more supportive, inclusive school to work in. 

My staff team believe that learning conquers all and we are very much moving towards becoming the outstanding school that our young people and community deserve.  Our school is a very special learning community filled with talented and creative staff, all of whom share my vision for excellence in teaching and learning and building character for our students.

 It has been a year since Ofsted visited and in that time we have seen a positive transformation of almost every aspect of our work and last month we had a positive and very encouraging monitoring visit from Ofsted. We are now on one site, we’ve adopted a uniform that our students are proud to wear and improved our outcomes and attitudes for learning – no mean feat, but we are by no means complacent. 

 In 2019 we will join the Hope Learning Trust along with our coastal secondary partner, George Pindar School. Being part of a growing, successful multi-academy trust of both secondary and primary schools where we can share resources, develop our staff and support each other will bring huge improvements to our school improvement journey.  Internally we have developed a strong CPD offer led by our Deputy Head for Teaching and Learning and we are able to take advantage of the SLE and NLE specialists that are part of Hope. 

It is a privilege to lead Graham School. The school has a shared sense of purpose and a vision for success which inspires me on a daily basis.   If you are appointed, you will join a truly aspirational body of professionals who really care about our young people. I encourage you to come and visit and learn more about us and thank you for taking the time to apply to join Graham School.  

With kindest regards Emma Robins | Headteacher

 Welcome to Graham School

  Our motto ‘omnia vincit doctrina’ which means ‘learning conquers all’ underlies everything we do here at Graham School. We have high aspirations for our students and our coastal community. Being part of a coastal community which is starting to see the benefits of accessing funding through the North Yorkshire Opportunity Area is exciting and rewarding. Our students thrive on teaching that excites them and are enthused by teachers who believe that learning conquers all.  

Graham School is part of the North Yorkshire Opportunity Area that is prioritising improvements to early years education and numeracy and literacy outcomes, alongside a drive to recruit and retain high-quality, motivated teachers to the area. Teachers on the North Yorkshire Coast will have unique opportunities to engage in additional professional and leadership development through this programme, as well as access to fully-funded national professional qualifications. 

 Why join our team? 

The students at Graham School are a wonderful group of young people. They are lively, outgoing and have much to say for themselves, a characteristic we encourage! We believe they deserve an education that is outstanding, full of ambition, aspiration and character. That is what you commit to providing. If you come to work at Graham School, you will commit to providing our young people with a first-class education.  The Scarborough community Scarborough is a learning community where great things are happening! 

Graham School serves the town’s community and our staff travel to our stunning coastal setting from the East Riding, York and Hull, as well as from the local area.  We are dedicated to being an outstanding employer. Our robust recruitment and selection process is designed to ensure that excellent professionals are appointed so that they drive attainment and raise standards in our progression to becoming a good and ultimately outstanding school. 

Graham School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and we expect our employees and volunteers to share this commitment.  Our investment in staff The health and wellbeing of our employees is of high importance to us. We recognise our workforce perform at a high pace to ensure our children exceed expectations and achieve outstanding results. 

We are passionate about nurturing and supporting our team throughout their career through providing tailored CPD programmes and in-house health and wellbeing provisions.  


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