Assistant Headteacher - Quality of Education - Teaching , Learning and Assessment, Chorley, Lancashire

Closing date:Expiring tomorrow

Southlands High SchoolChorley, Lancashire

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Start date: September 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: L10 - L14
Contract term: Permanent

Southlands High School are looking to appoint an Assistant Headteacher - Quality of Education - Teaching, Learning and Assessment, commencing September 2019.

Thank you for your interest in applying for the post of Assistant Headteacher at Southlands High School.  I have been Headteacher of Southlands High School since June 2017.  Since then the school has been on a transformational journey.   With two years of improvement completed I am looking for two Assistant Headteachers to join the Senior Leadership Team of Southlands High School for the next very challenging and very exciting phase of school improvement.   I am clear about the size of the journey we have ahead of us but also encouraged at the prospect of appointing two inspirational people to join us to make the vision become the lived experience each and every day for our students.  I am seeking two determined Assistant Headteachers to join the totally focused and committed Senior Leadership Team of myself, two Deputy Headteachers and our School Business Manager to add great value, expertise and passion for school improvement. A real completer-finisher!  

Southlands High School is a thriving, expanding, forward thinking and inclusive 11-16 school in Chorley, Lancashire. The school has 827 on roll with projections of 1100 on roll by 2020. It has always had a strong ethos, where ‘people matter’ and we work with our community for the benefit of our students.  The Southlands ‘Spirit for Success’ is palpable.

Southlands High School forms part of the Mosaic Academy Trust (MAT) with Standish Community High School, in which Standish are the lead partner.  Over the past two years, Southlands has been working very closely with Standish to access resources and support for all aspects of school life, especially in Teaching, Learning and Assessment and Leadership and Management at all levels.  There is a genuine collaborative relationship between the schools.  This is an exciting opportunity for someone who wishes to be involved in working collaboratively and joining a school in a relatively newly formed MAT.  We can offer you excellent professional development, a supportive governing board and Board of Trustees.

After improved results in 2017 and 2018, we are now seeking to appoint two Assistant Headteachers who are willing to work tirelessly to lead on key priorities and fundamental changes that are still required to move the school to securely good, through rapid improvement.  It is heartening to know that Southlands High School’s improved results in 2017 and 2018 were against the backdrop of the national change along with tougher assessments in English and mathematics.

These posts offer a new and rousing opportunity for a current Assistant Headteacher or an aspiring Middle Leader who is ready to make the decisive step into Senior Leadership.  You will need proven experience, knowledge and a strategic vision to lead on one of the two areas on offer.  Central to all of the work is that you must be able to ensure that students will maximise their potential.

We are looking for leaders with a passionate belief that all students can achieve regardless of their background or starting points and can go on to make a valued contribution to their community.  No student will be left behind! 

I welcome your application and look forward to meeting short listed candidates.



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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 16 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Clover Road, Chorley, Lancashire, PR7 2NJ, United Kingdom.
Telephone: +44 1257 414455
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