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Assistant Headteacher - English & Leading Staff Performance Management

Abbey College, RamseyCambridgeshire

Job Description: Assistant Headteacher - English and Leading staff performance management    

Abbey College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment.   

The responsibilities of the post will be in accordance with the Teacher’s standards, latest School teachers’ pay and conditions, school’s policies and under the direction of the Headteacher.  

Job Role and Purpose:  

To assist the Headteacher and Deputy Headteacher with the overall leadership, management and development of the College. In particular:  

 To develop and lead curriculum, teaching & learning and development of the English department 

 To lead on whole school literacy & reading  

 To lead on staff performance management  


The Senior Leadership Team (SLT) has responsibility for all aspects of leading the College development on a day-to-day basis.  The following should be used as a guide, as the specific individual whole school responsibilities of each Senior Leader will be agreed annually with the Headteacher. 

 To achieve the KPIs for the English department 

 To sustain the aims and objectives of the College and establish the policies through which they will be achieved. 

 To make sure that every child is known, valued and supported to achieve their full potential, ensuring excellent planning and teaching in all English classrooms, an appropriate curriculum for all and appropriate support is given where needed. 

 To develop, implement and maintain the ethos of the College, leading by example at all times. 

 To support the development of staff through skilled human resource management. 

 To support the development of students through outstanding teaching and skilled behaviour management techniques. 

 To form and maintain good relationships with all stakeholders to support College improvement. 

Safeguarding: The Assistant Headteacher will have:  

 The ability to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people 

 Appreciation of the significance of safeguarding and ability to interpret this accurately for all individual children and young people whatever their life circumstances 

 A good understanding of the safeguarding agenda and an ability to contribute towards a safe environment  

The duties and responsibilities of the subject element of the post may vary from time to time according to the changing needs of the school. Any section of the job description may be reviewed at the discretion of the Headteacher in the light of those changing requirements and in consultation with the post holder and governing body.  

Who are we?  

The English Learning Area is comprised of 8 staff. We have a young, innovative and creative team of practitioners, who are keen to try new ideas. They have committed to raising the aspirations of our children over the last two years via increased challenge, a focus on planning lessons to enable independent and collaborative learning, and providing high quality feedback. They are a dedicated and passionate team who have had real success in the last five years.  

The English Department has been highly successful over a number of years at KS3, 4 and 5. In particular the KS4 results have been consistently above national averages for both attainment and progress with 90% of all students achieving a Grade 4 or above and 73% of all students achieving a Grade 5 or above. We have a large number of students carrying their English studies on into the Sixth Form and the results in English contributed towards the Sixth Form being recognised as the fourth best in Cambridgeshire.  

What do I do if I want to know more before applying?  

If you have any further questions in the meantime, please contact the HR department Teresa Holland You will find more information on our website. We look forward to meeting you, and Receiving receiving your application.  

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