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Assistant Headteacher - Data and Assessment. Leadership Scale L5 – 12

Bolton Muslim Girls SchoolBolton

Prosper Multi Academy Trust of which Bolton Muslim Girls’ School is a part of is looking for an  Assistant Headteacher from Spring 2022.

Bolton Muslim Girls’ school is an 11-16 Faith Academy with Islamic ethos having over 650 learners on roll. The school is a welcoming, vibrant, and successful place to learn. 

Bolton Muslim Girls’ school benefits from being a single outstanding secondary school of the Prosper Multi Academy Trust; a unique Multi Academy Trust in Bolton.  The school is a highly regarded and successful non-selective maintained school which was judged to be 'Outstanding' when last inspected by Ofsted in June 2013. For its GCSE results school is placed in the top 5% of school’s nationally based on progress. 

Bolton Muslim Girls’ School is always over-subscribed with first choice applications. To meet with the growing demands for places and due to the school’s popularity as an outstanding school, the school has been successful in securing a capital funding for expansion. The additional capacity has resulted in 30 additional places with effect from 2020. The school has raised its Year 7 intake from 120 to 150 from Sept 2020. The school is growing incrementally each year thereafter and hence there will be further career opportunities for staff in the future.

The Trust has a proven track record in developing staff and ensuring staff reach their full potential and career aspirations through a comprehensive programme of CPD and career progression opportunities. Staff within the Trust benefit from access to the highest quality local and national training programmes, as well as peer to peer support and professional mentoring within the Trust. There is an opportunity for the successful candidate to contribute beyond Trust wide developments.  

This post is challenging and highly rewarding. The main focus of this post will be to lead on Data and Assessment. The post requires someone with substantial data and Assessment experience who understands how to engage with parents and inspire learners to raise and exceed their aspirations. 

The successful candidate will enhance our Data and Assessment provisions which in turn will impact successfully on teaching and learning to enrich each child’s whole school experience.  Our learners are welcoming and friendly and educationally many come from disadvantaged backgrounds. Pupil Premium, Free School Meals, EAL and SEN numbers are below national averages. 

Some of our learners have low starting points, academically.  This makes Bolton Muslim Girls’ School a highly stimulating place to work because every day we really do make a difference to children’s lives. Our destination data shows this with virtually all learners entering work, college or apprenticeships post-16. In addition, every year a significant number of our former learners gain entry to university. 

A key ingredient of the school’s success has been the priority placed on creating an environment in which both learners and staff have the confidence to flourish. My personal belief is that great schools, who demonstrate continuous or sustained improvement, are built on a foundation of highly qualified and committed staff, which can only be achieved through valuing all staff and investing in their professional development. 

As the Headteacher of Bolton Muslim Girls’ School I very much hope you will share my personal vision in what are exciting times ahead for both the school and the community we serve as we expand from 4 forms of entry to 5, resulting in a multi-million-pound building programme. 

If you feel you can thrive in a school like ours and share our core values of: Respect, Resilience, Tolerance, Faith, Honesty, Good Manners, Kindness and Aspiration then we look forward to receiving your application and meeting you in the future. 

Please ensure you complete the TES online application form fully, including:

• A full work history

• Naming two referees, one of which must be your current employer

  • a letter/statement of application must not exceed three sides of A4, This should address areas identified in the post description and person specification 

 N.B. With all the Covid 19 restrictions lifted, we welcome Covid 19 compliant visits to the school prior to application, however, for any queries linked to the post, you could contact the School HR via telephone or email.

Benefits of working at Bolton Muslim Girls’ School- BMGS

There has never been a better time to work at BMGS. This is no ordinary school. There are many excellent schools around, but they all have a very different feel. We are a lovely school with a genuine ‘feel good factor’ throughout. BMGS is an ambitious and caring community, committed to fulfilling the gifts of each student, reflected in the School’s mission statement. Our mission is summed up by 3 words, Success for All, which underpin what we’re all about.

Are you:

• able to be inspirational in your teaching, engaging children in their learning across all areas of the curriculum?

• able to create a positive and creative learning environment?

• confident in your knowledge and understanding of the National Curriculum?

• able to motivate, inspire children to fulfil their potential?

• able to work as part of a team to plan, teach and assess effectively for the next steps in children’s learning?

Then you are the right candidate for us!

We have a proven track record of support and development for all colleagues. In return, we will offer you:

• Outstanding , GCSE results from our well-motivated students (Ofsted Outstanding 2013)

• A school which has been in the top 20% nationally for Progress 8 for five years, 2015 to 2019.

• The school’s GCSE results have been top of the borough for the last five consecutive years

• UK healthcare cash plans to help with optical, dental, chiropody and physiotherapy treatment. You can claim up to 100% of the cost back (up to policy limits) The scheme also offers six 1-1 counselling sessions for those who need to tap into it.   

  • Each teacher has an access to a personal device

• A caring and supportive community environment of highly motivated students and staff

• a commitment to health and wellbeing of staff

• a hardworking and dedicated team comprising of a diverse workforce

• Students with a positive attitude, a willingness to succeed, enthusiastic and friendly

• a commitment to your continued professional development

• ongoing CPD opportunities with the chance to undertake qualifications such as NPQML, NPQSL, SLE, etc.

• More time - We strive to minimise unnecessary distractions so you can have energy for your job, and your life.

• An outstanding culture & ethos where students & staff enjoy & achieve

• an open professional culture and learning community;

• strong parental engagement and an overwhelming parental support for teachers;

• excellent pastoral care

• Excellent travel links to Manchester (15-20 minutes by train), M60 / M61 (20 minutes) and we are located 10 minutes’ walk from Bolton interchange and 2 minutes’ walk from the nearest bus stop.

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