Deputy Headteacher - Student Progress and Outcomes, Cheslyn Hay

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Cheslyn Hay Sport and Community High SchoolCheslyn Hay

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Start date: September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Deputy Headteacher - Student Progress and Outcomes

£62,861 – £69,328 per annum (Subject to Teachers Pay and Conditions)

Group 7 ISR L20-L24

Required for September 2018

Cheslyn Hay Sport and Community High School is a popular and over oversubscribed 11-18 maintained school with 1300 students on role. Situated in South Staffordshire and with easy access to M6, M6 toll and M54 motorways. The school is an ever improving school, with a strong reputation locally for enabling its young people to flourish. The role of Deputy Head – Student Progress and Outcomes is a replacing a long serving member of the SLT with a new focus. The successful candidate is expected to lead on improving student progress and outcomes, with an emphasis on data tracking, pastoral consistency and early intervention and overall responsibility for leading on the school’s personal development, behaviour and welfare.

We wish to appoint an outstanding professional with a passion for school improvement, and a proven track record of improving progress and outcomes for students in their school. This post will have the necessary breadth of experience and expertise to deputise in the absence of the head teacher and alongside the existing deputy to lead school improvement and continue to develop the use of data and assessment as part of school self-evaluation and development. Candidates should possess the vision and drive to lead, manage and support the Senior Leadership Team as well as a passion for teaching and learning. The post provides an excellent preparation for headship.

A fundamental priority will be to raise the outcomes for students, both academically and pastorally, bringing together the ability to analysis data to track progress, achievement and pastoral issues to consider the needs of the whole child.

Your key responsibilities will be: 

To lead on the effective use of data to challenge expectations and improve progress at every Key Stage 

To ensure that intervention is appropriate, timely and effective at every Key Stage 

To lead the school’s agenda on personal development, behavior and welfare and ensure consistency through quality assurance 

Assisting the head teacher in producing the school’s Self Evaluation Form and School Improvement Plan 

The successful candidate will have:

A breadth of experience and expertise to deputise in the absence of the head teacher 

A proven record of improving performance at whole school and student level 

A good understanding of data tracking and target setting at every level, every key stage

A commitment to inclusion, safeguarding and an unconditional positive regard for all students

A good understanding of the challenges facing students with DSEN, those receiving pupil premium funding and those in need of inclusion

An ability to narrow the gap for vulnerable students and between departments and Key Stages

Experience of school self-evaluation and moving performance of individuals and departments, from satisfactory to good, good to outstanding

Enthusiasm, energy and be self-motivated and resilient, being able to respond well to pressure 

The ability to work well with all stakeholders and external partners. 

An excellent record as a classroom practitioner

A passion for teaching and learning and ensuring every child fulfills their potential is essential

We can offer:

Hardworking, dedicated aspirational staff with a strong leadership team; 

A caring, welcoming school with a supportive Governing Body;

A school with excellent facilities including a purpose built Sixth Form centre,  extensive sporting facilities, an Achievement centre and an Independent Learning Centre; 

Established successful links with our local family of schools; 

An inclusive school of which students, staff and the community are proud. 

If you believe you are the person who can help to lead us on our continuing journey, we are confident that this special opportunity will provide an exciting, demanding and rewarding challenge.

Further information about the school and application packs are also available from our website at

Completed application forms should be e-mailed to

Candidates are encouraged to visit the school or if you are unable to visit to call the headteacher to discuss the vacancy in more detail. To arrange a visit or telephone call please ring Mrs. Morris, our Admin Manager, she will arrange a convenient time.

Closing Date: Monday 22nd January 2018 at 12:00pm
Interview Date: Week commencing Monday 29th January 2018

This School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

This position is subject to a criminal records check from the Disclosure and Barring Service  which will require you to disclose details of all unspent and unfiltered spent reprimands, formal warnings, cautions and convictions in your application form.

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More about Cheslyn Hay Sport and Community High School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Community
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Saredon Road, Cheslyn Hay, Walsall, West Midlands, WS6 7JQ, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1922 416024
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