Assistant Head of Science (Physics Specialism)

Crown Hills Community CollegeLeicester

Dear prospective applicant,

In the top 12% of schools nationally, Crown Hills Community College blends a 70-year history of inclusive education with an innovative, forward-looking approach to providing a state education like no other to 1,500 students from inner city backgrounds.

The School now seeks to appoint an exceptional individual to work alongside the Head of Faculty and Deputy Head of Faculty who together make up the Science leadership team.

This vacancy has presented itself due to the retirement of the current post holder.

We are looking for a Physics specialist, so please state this in your application.

To be successful, you will be smart, hungry and humble. We recruit our staff based on attitude as well as skill and if you possess the right balance, we will support you on your journey to leadership.

We welcome applications from those with an educational background across the private and public sector.

Over the past three years, the school has changed significantly, not only in its performance but also in the way it operates. We are not interested in the OFSTED grade or judgement and it is not something that we use to threaten staff with nor do we use it to set policy. We do what is best for the staff and the students underpinned by a set of clear values and we trust that everything else will take care of itself. I would therefore, urge you to visit us and to look at our website and the video about what it is that we stand for and why you would want to join us - https://www.crownhills.com/join-us/

To be successful, you will possess a proven record of providing High Quality lessons and leading others to achieve the same. You will have the passion for science and understand how strategic leadership and the ability to work with others can improve the outcomes for young people.

This role will suit professionals with a high level of personal credibility and demonstrable experience in science. Outstanding communication skills and the personal authority to build strong relationships with pupils, staff and parents are essential, as is a deep commitment to the School’s aims and values.

How we lead is as important as the direction we are taking staff in. You need to have the emotional intelligence to deal with sensitive matters with clarity as well as trusting those around you to deliver and, when needed, have tough love conversations to improve delivery. We have 200 staff and 1500 students, so your ability to work with different groups of people in a dynamic environment is paramount, and a key part of the role.

Our mission is simple, we want every student to be the best that they can be, thrive in the best possible career and contribute positively to society.

This position is pivotal, as it will empower our students to be the scientists and engineers of the future.

However, it does not come without its challenges though, as leading in a climate of ever-increasing accountability and diminishing resources is extremely challenging but I truly believe that when leaders lead by staying true to their values, the impossible becomes possible.

You will see from our website that our three key values permeate all that we do and have allowed us to grow from strength to strength:

Aspiration - Be the best you can be

Commitment - Do what it takes for as long as it takes

Success - Be ready to take on the world

We are extremely pleased with the outcomes for our students but we believe that they can achieve even better:

9-7 Subject Progress Index

Biology 67.7% +0.40

Chemistry 77.4% +0.93

Physics 77.4% +0.64

9-7 9-5 9-4 Subject Progress Index

Combined 10.1% 37.8% 56.8% +0.40

As Principal, it has always been my philosophy to grow and nurture new talent so that we create the next generation of leaders, it is something that I have done throughout my career, and this role will support the successful individual on their journey.

If you have high aspirations for children from deprived backgrounds and experience of delivering educational excellence by providing a high quality education for the most vulnerable of students, we would like to hear from you.

If you would like to discuss the role in confidence, please contact me on 07394821098.

We are looking for the role to start in August 2021.

We have also organised an information evenings, please contact my PA Jo Amey by email jamey@crownhills.leicester.sch.uk to confirm your attendance:

Information Evening 1 – Monday 12th April 2021 - 6.00pm

Deadline for applicants is 9am 16th April 2021 to jamey@crownhills.leicester.sch.uk

Yours sincerely,

Mr F Adam

(Principal)

All appointments will be subject to references and pre-employment checks.

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