Assistant Headteacher in Charge of Closing The Gap KS2 - 5 (Science Specialist), Wigan

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Golborne High SchoolWigan

Date posted:
Start date: January 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: L11-15
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

ASSISTANT HEADTEACHER IN CHARGE OF CLOSING THE GAP KS2 – 5 Science Specialist         (L11 – 15 - £50,476 - £55,600)    

 Permanent, full time appointment from January 2019 

The Governors are seeking to appoint someone who can lead and develop the Closing the Gap strategy in school. This would be an ideal opportunity for a successful middle leader who aspires to Senior Leadership and who has a career profile which has fully prepared them for a Senior Leadership position. With a Progress 8 score of +0.57 which places us in the top percentage of school in the country we are above national average on all performance measures. 

The appointed person would be expected to lead and manage the Closing the Gap initiative to include responsibility for the effective deployment of the Pupil Premium/Pupil Premium + budget. You would be expected to work strategically across all key strategies to ensure that all identified vulnerable groups make maximum progress. This is a newly created role to reflect the rapid expansion of the school. You would be expected to present at interview a clear strategic vision for how you would not only close the gaps between different cohorts of pupils but also ensure that all pupils make more than expected progress. You should be an outstanding classroom practitioner with a proven track record of raising standards across a Science Department or aspect of school improvement. You should have undertaken appropriate leadership training to prepare you for this role. 

An application form is available from the school website www.golbornehigh.wigan.sch.uk   

Closing date:      Monday 29th October 2018 at 9am

  Interviews:           Wednesday 31st October 2018  

 Golborne High School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment.  The post is covered by the Protection of Children Act and is therefore subject to enhanced DBS clearance.  

It should be noted that it is a requirement of the Governors of Golborne High School that candidates should, whenever possible,   name as referees current and former employers (via Heads or Principals where employment at educational institutions is concerned) 

We look forward to receiving your application should you be interested. If you have not heard from us by the interview date, you may assume that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion. Unfortunately, we are unable to offer feedback on individual applications that are not shortlisted for interview



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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Community
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 16 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Lowton Road, Golborne, Warrington, Cheshire, WA3 3EL, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1942 726842
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Golborne High School, a co-educational secondary school of around 1,200 pupils, is located near to Wigan, Greater Manchester. Providing places for pupils aged 11-16, Golborne High is a foundation cooperative trust school, forming a key part of the Go...