Assistant Headteacher, Wirral

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South Wirral High SchoolWirral

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Start date: 1st September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: L13 - L17
Contract term: Permanent

The person appointed will join a staff with ‘an unswerving commitment to ensure that every student achieves their goals, whatever their circumstances’. South Wirral High School is a rapidly improving school, with positive Progress 8 in 2017.

South Wirral High School is a co-educational foundation secondary school and sixth form located in Eastham, Merseyside. We pride ourselves on our community ties, working closely with nearby primary schools to aid in transition - shown in our motto "Raising Achievement in Partnership with Families and the Community". This declares a vision for our school where each student’s progress is remarkable. We focus on the whole educational experience for each student, aiming for success in examinations and the other aspects of school life - including sports, the arts, leadership and as contributors to our community.

Specific responsibilities:

  • Strategic Leadership and Quality Assurance of the Pastoral System – including registration time and the House system
  • Strategic Leadership and Quality Assurance of CIAG and SMSC
  • Personal development and progress of Pupil Premium students
  • Attendance and punctuality
  • Key Stage 2 to 3 transition


The Assessment Process will be:

  • in-tray exercise (20%)
  • presentation (20%)
  • interview panel (40%)
  • lesson observation (20%)


Letters of application should be addressed to the Headteacher and should address the person specification and job description.

Closing date: Monday 23rd April 2018

Interview date: w/c 30th April 2018

We are sorry that it will not be possible to contact unsuccessful candidates. Anyone who has not heard of the progress of their application by Friday 27th April must assume it has been unsuccessful.

Completed application forms and letter of application with CV and the names of two referees addressed to Headteacher.

Please see the school’s website for further details and an application form:  www.southwirral.wirral.sch.uk 

The post is subject to an Enhanced Level DBS check.

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment

All applicants will be considered on the basis of suitability for the post regardless of sex, race or disability

Our Safeguarding Policy can be found on our school’s website:

www.southwirral.wirral.sch.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/Safeguarding-Child-Protection-Policy-2016-17.pdf  



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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Community
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Plymyard Avenue, Eastham, Wirral, Merseyside, CH62 8EH, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 151 327 3213
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Mission Statement:

"Raising Achievement in Partnership with Families and the Community"

Here at South Wirral High School we are proud of the excellent reputation we have in the local community, as a result of a record of success in all aspects of sch...