Head of Hair and Beauty, Witham

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Maltings AcademyWitham

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Start date: September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPR/UPR plus Allowance
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

‘Standards of teaching are consistently high, and consistently improving because exceptionally well-targeted training helps teachers to learn from and apply, the most effective techniques used by their peers, and those within other schools’ Ofsted 2015

Maltings Academy is a community where inspirational teaching, self-evaluation and self-improvement are evident from the moment you enter our Academy. We welcome all routes into teaching through School Direct, PGCE and we are a host school to Ambition School Leadership, Future Leaders and other pathways.

Our students are diverse, exciting and talented – and the same is true of our staff.  We put huge emphasis on professional development, most of it in-house, and are proud of the high number of good and outstanding teachers who work in our school.  We are also noted for our ‘can do’ attitude.  We are keen, always, to encourage new and/or young staff to make their mark as soon as they are ready.

We are proud to serve the communities around Witham as an 11-18 school where our staff travel not just from Essex but from Suffolk and Hertfordshire. Ofsted judged us as a ‘Outstanding academy’ in 2015.

We are recruiting a Head of Hair & Beauty to join our academy where all colleagues play their part and contribute to whole school improvement through our distributed leadership model. If you embody these values and have high expectations, you will be very successful working with us. 

The Hair and Beauty department is well-established within the Academy. The department features a specialist hairdressing salon with nail bars and mobile motorised beauty couches to be brought into the salon when necessary. It also has an interactive whiteboard and ample wall space with specialist learning materials displayed. The department benefits from LSA support available for our SEN students. The department has an extensive range of resources and in-house lesson materials. 

If you are driven to lead and develop Hair & Beauty then we want to hear from you! We actively welcome applications from Instructors/Teachers looking for their first leadership position, as well as from experienced colleagues looking to develop their career further.

We are looking for:

  • Energy and enthusiasm to deliver lessons that will engage, enthuse and motivate our learners  to achieve the best possible outcomes.
  • A drive for continuous improvement to help maintain an outstanding department. 
  • Relevant qualifications and a record of professional development (both formal and through appropriate experience) to meet the challenge of the job specification.
  • A genuine commitment to making a positive contribution to the academy.

We offer:

  • A commitment to further developing you as a future leader through access to the school network of our sponsor Academies Enterprise Trust.
  • To be part of an academy moving forward at pace.
  • A highly committed staff team developing and driving a culture of high expectations and no excuses

We work closely with our sister academy, New Rickstones Academy, also in Witham. Although this role is based at Maltings Academy, all new staff contracts are to work across both academies.

Closing date:  Sunday 15 April 2018

Start date: September 2018

Potential candidates are encouraged to contact James Forbes, Vice Principal for an informal discussion about the post and to arrange a visit to the academy - jforbes@maltingsacademy.org  / 01376 512 911.

Maltings Academy is a key member of Academies Enterprise Trust (AET), a multi-academy sponsor which aims to provide the opportunity for all young learners to fulfil their real potential, broaden their horizons and become active, prosperous and successful citizens in the world around them.  In each of the AET academies, you will benefit from visionary, inspirational and dynamic leadership and be empowered to develop your own skills with access to world-class CPD and Talent Management programmes.  Benefits include a Health Cash Plan, Local Government Pension Scheme and Childcare Vouchers. Academy staff also receive discounted membership at Witham Leisure Centre.

For further information on this position and to make an application please click 'quick apply' on the TES advert.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early should we receive an overwhelming response. 

Each of the academies within the AET is committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  An Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service Certificate will be required for all posts.

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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Spinks Lane, Witham, Essex, CM8 1EP, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1376 512911
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