Assistant Headteacher, Hackney, London

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Cardinal Pole Roman Catholic SchoolHackney, London

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Start date: September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Leadership Scale 14-18
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Cardinal Pole Catholic School is a mixed 11-18 popular oversubscribed school. The school has exceptional facilities. 

Cardinal Pole Catholic School community celebrated another set of outstanding A Level and vocational results and a very pleasing set of GCSE results in 2017.  Progress 8 was 0.62%, well above average. A Level students were delighted with their achievements, ensuring that they secured their places at university, including 29% in prestigious Russell Group Universities such as Oxford, UCL, Warwick, Kings College London, Liverpool and Birmingham.

Consistently one of the top sixth forms in the country, the school maintained this impressive achievement this year that OFSTED 2017 described as ‘outstanding’. Over 50% of grades were A*- B and 80% of grades were at A*- C.

The GCSE Maths results at 70% C grade equivalent and English at 74% C grade equivalent were both above national, an excellent achieving given the aps on entry. 

Our most recent inspection OFSTED Inspection graded the school Good with Outstanding Sixth Form and Welfare and Safety. Leadership was described as principled and robust. In October 2016 the Diocese of Westminster graded the school as outstanding in every category. The report commented that our ‘distinctive inclusive ethos of this school is tangible in every area of school life from classroom to corridors and in relationships between students and staff’ and described progress as outstanding.  Importantly, it described the school as a ‘safe place that allows all to flourish’ and a place where ‘Students make outstanding progress’.

Assistant Headteacher 

Salary: Leadership Scale 14-18 

Required for: September 2018

Closing Date: Tuesday 20th March 2018 at 8.30am

Interview Date: Monday 26th March 2018 and Tuesday 27th March 2018 (if called back for second day)

Governors are seeking to appoint an exceptional leader with a passion for teaching and learning and a clear focus on raising the achievement of young people.

The successful candidate will join an experienced Leadership Team comprising of the Headteacher, three Deputies, six Assistant Headteachers and the Business Manager, supporting the school in its aims to secure an educating Catholic community which raises aspirations and standards of achievement, thereby improving the life chances of all our students as they continue in their faith journey.

The successful candidate will:

· Be an exemplary classroom practitioner with proven experience of managing teams and will have highly developed interpersonal skills.

· Ensure all students achieve excellent outcomes by developing and managing school-wide systems and processes to track students' progress and ensure implementation of effective intervention strategies where appropriate to meet the needs of all students.

· Support the ethos of this outstanding Catholic school

In addition, this role will enable the successful candidate to take on significant whole school responsibilities suited to their skills, interests and experience in preparation for further progression.

To apply for this post, please complete and return the application, recruitment monitoring and rehabilitation of offenders form via email to staceywright@cardinalpole.co.uk or write to Stacey Wright, Human Resources Officer. Appointments to visit the school are also welcomed at appointment only.

Please note that CV’s will not be accepted.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS check will be undertaken. 

We are an Equal Opportunities employer with excellent CPD provision



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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Voluntary Aided
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Roman Catholic
Address: 205 Morning Lane, London, E9 6LG, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 20 8985 5150
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