Assistant Head Teacher (Permanent)
ISR L13 – L17
Required for April 2018 or September 2018
We seek to appoint an ambitious, dynamic, and highly effective Assistant Head Teacher to join our Senior Leadership Team. We are determined to remove barriers to learning and thereby ensure success for all students. The successful candidate will have a track record of success and a commitment to school improvement. If you are a highly effective leader, and believe you can contribute more to the leadership and management of the school, then please apply.
We are an ambitious school and we believe that every child can succeed. If you are a superb potential leader, a self-reflective practitioner, a highly effective communicator and have ambition to develop your career, then please apply to join us in creating an ‘ethic of excellence’ for all our students.
Blatchington Mill is a ‘Good’ school, with ‘Outstanding’ behaviour and safety. We achieve positive value-added in our exam results, stretch our most able, and support our most vulnerable. We innovate in the classroom, placing huge value on teacher-led action research and professional development. We work in partnership with schools locally and nationally and believe in collaboration and school-led improvement. We are a lead partner in the Pavilion & Downs Teaching School Alliance, and this brings exciting opportunities for progression and professional development. We also lead a national hub for ‘Challenge the Gap’ - a programme designed to reverse disadvantage and promote excellent student development and progress. We are also a designated Stonewall Training School.
Our most recent reviews of the school have commented that:
“The energy, enthusiasm and personal interest shown by leaders are highly motivational, creating a culture of initiative, innovation and success.”
“Staff work collaboratively to learn from each other, strong teams are built and so teachers guide and support each other. This has developed a culture in which staff are confident and eager to improve; where they view challenges positively.”
“There is a high level of mutual respect and trust between teachers and students and between students themselves; contributing successfully to students’ moral and social development. It is rare to see students not engaged with their learning.”
“Students are well behaved, courteous and polite. They show positive attitudes to the teacher, their learning and each other. This makes a strong contribution to the friendly and welcoming atmosphere that pervades the school.”
“The school is very inclusive, and students show respect and consideration for one another in their behaviour in classrooms and around the school.”
All SLT roles are subject to the needs of the school development plan and are rotated to build experience and a wide understanding of effective school leadership. The initial remit of this will focus on removing barriers to learning for students who may need additional support in order to reach their potential.
The ideal candidate will possess:
- A track record of impact upon student outcomes
- A commitment to our school vision of Involvement, Achievement, and Care
- Creativity, enthusiasm, and resilience
- An ability to develop and support all staff
- High expectations of staff
- High expectations of all students
- Knowledge and understanding of the barriers that may prevent young people from reaching their potential, and experience in removing these
- An understanding of effective practice in schools, informed by research
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
- Presence and gravitas
If you are interested in applying for this role please complete and return an application form before the closing date (CVs alone will not be considered).
For further details and an application form please visit:
Closing date: 5th January 2018 – 12.00 noon
Interview date: Week commencing 15th January 2018
Blatchington Mill School is committed to safeguarding our students; we expect all staff and volunteers to support this commitment. Criminal record checks will be carried out and a full, enhanced DBS clearance is required for all positions. Applications are encouraged from black and ethnic minority candidates, as these groups are under-represented on the school's staff. (Race Relations Act sections 35-38 apply)