Assistant Headteacher, North Tyneside

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John Spence Community High SchoolNorth Tyneside
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Start date: September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £54,250 - £59,857 p.a.
Contract term: Permanent

We are seeking an outstanding leader and classroom practitioner to join the highly successful and committed staff of John Spence Community High School. You will be joining the senior team during an exciting phase of the school’s history following the recent appointment of a new head teacher for September 2018.

The remit of the job will be flexible and dependent on the successful candidate’s experience, skills and attributes, but it is expected that a large focus of the role will be on the inclusive nature of John Spence Community High School, in particular around disadvantaged, SEND and More Able students.

John Spence Community High School is an 11-16 Sports College with a reputation for social inclusion, high academic standards and for providing a high level of student support. Recently judged by Ofsted as ‘Good’ (November 2017) we are located in the borough of North Tyneside and have recently moved into a brand-new school building with state of the art facilities. Our dedicated staff are well supported by a strong governing body and very engaged parents. The school is part of the North Tyneside Learning Trust, a community of maintained schools working together to achieve excellence. We have strong links with Tyne Coast College which provides Sixth Form and Further Education opportunities in the Borough.

John Spence Community High School is the Lead School for the North East Partnership SCITT: a specialist physical education initial teacher training provider offering both secondary and primary post graduate training places. The North East Partnership SCITT is the largest physical education provider in the region and one of the largest in the country. It has been judged as outstanding in its last three Ofsted inspections and is consistently ranked in the top ten in the Good Teacher Training Guide. In 2015 it was identified as the best provider of post graduate teacher training in the country.

This is an exciting opportunity for a creative and inspiring leader to join John Spence Community High School and be integral to the process of building upon the fantastic work of the current head teacher and his team.

If you would like to apply for this exciting and fulfilling role then further information can be accessed at or by contacting the School Business Manager, Melissa Tunney on 0191 2961432.

The completed application form should be accompanied by a statement (limited to two sides of A4 using Arial font size 11) in which you should give details of why your experience makes you ready for the role along with your vision on inclusive education.

Completed applications will be accepted by email to the School Business Manager and by post to the school office.

Ref: DBS112/18

Closing Date: 19 April 2018 (10.00 a.m.)

Interviews are planned for Tuesday 1st May 2018

John Spence Community High School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and we expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. As such an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) certificate will be sought along with other relevant checks deemed appropriate.

John Spence Community High School
Preston Road
North Shields
Tyne and Wear
NE29 9PU
Telephone No. (0191) 2961432

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Address: Preston Road, North Shields, Tyne And Wear, NE29 9PU, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 191 2005220