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Employer Bolton St Catherines Academy
Location Bolton
Salary Leadership pay scale SCP 11-15 £50,476 - £55,600
Contract type Full Time
Contract term Permanent
Job dates
Posted
Closing date Applications are closed
Job starts 1 January 2018

Assistant Headteacher

Leadership pay scale points 11-15 £50,476 - £55,600

Full time permanent post from 1 January 2018

If you are looking for an exciting career opportunity within a forward thinking and innovative school, this could be your chance to shine. We are seeking to appoint a highly talented leader to join our existing Leadership team; an individual with a commitment to academic excellence and who is passionate about helping every child succeed.

We are a 3-19 all age fully inclusive Academy on an exciting journey to become an outstanding organisation and are delighted to be able to offer state-of-the-art facilities in a new £36 million building providing staff with the opportunity to teach in a cutting edge and vibrant environment.

It is an exciting time to be joining us as, alongside our new headteacher, we work hard to improve and bring in line our KS4 outcomes with those in our primary and 6th form phases which are already considered to be good. We are currently in consultation to become a Multi Academy Trust alongside two outstanding schools - St James’s C of E High School and Canon Slade School, and should it come into being later this year there will be opportunities to work collaboratively within the wider MAT community sharing good practice and building on the much needed improvement work and progress that has been taking place this year.

This is an excellent opportunity for an enthusiastic and aspiring leader, who shares our ethos and vision, to play a key role in the leadership of the school, the specific responsibilities to be negotiated with the successful candidate but which will involve leadership of a key area of the school in line with the school’s development plan.

We are looking for an aspirational school leader who:

  • has a proven track record in leading and innovating change
  • is ambitious and well qualified
  • is an excellent communicator capable of influencing and inspiring others
  • possesses strong leadership and management skills
  • has a keen understanding of data management systems that track and support individual student groups to secure best progress
  • has a genuine passion for quality learning and excellence
  • ensures that students are at the centre of every decision
  • can quickly build rapport and effective professional relationships with our young people and enthuse and motivate them to work hard and try their best
  • is prepared to share good practice and actively seek to continue to explore ways to improve their teaching
  • demonstrates personal resilience and role models those personal qualities we wish to instil in our young people

In return we can offer: 

  • a springboard for an ambitious professional looking to progress their career
  • fantastic facilities
  • a supportive and encouraging staff team
  • a rigorous and motivational programme of continuous professional development
  • opportunities to work with KS1 & KS2 pupils
  • a paid premium to a Healthcare Cash Plan to claim back contributions towards dental, optical and other medical costs
  • 24/7 access to an Employee Assistance Programme
  • Access to a Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Access to a Childcare Voucher Scheme
  • A lunch allowance for those colleagues volunteering to undertake lunchtime duties or activities

Please note that if the MAT is established, then employment would transfer to the MAT. 

We welcome applications from both strong middle leaders who are ready to progress to the next stage of their career, as well as those who already have senior leadership experience.

For more information visit our website www.boltonstcatherinesacademy.org.uk, or contact the Headteacher – Rachael Lucas   rlucas@boltonstcatherinesacademy.org.uk

Visits to the school prior to application are warmly welcomed. Please contact Miss L Pyke to arrange on 01204 332533. 

To apply please complete the online application form or in the event of difficulty download an application form from our website and email to hr@boltonstcatherinesacademy.org.uk. In your letter of application, please show how you meet items on the Person Specification and explain why you are applying for this post and why our school. Please also pre-empt any obvious questions your application may pose by addressing these in your letter. 

The academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service. We welcome applications regardless of age, gender, ethnicity or religion

 Closing date: Closing date: 9am Wednesday 18th October 2017.  Interviews will be held on Friday 20th October

About the employer

Information about Bolton St Catherines Academy
Org type Mainstream School
Phase All-through
Funding status State - Academy
Gender Mixed
Age range 3 - 19 years
Denomination Church of England
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Stitch-Mi-Lane
Harwood
Bolton
Gt Manchester
BL2 4HU
United Kingdom
+44 1204 332530