Head of Languages (maternity cover - 1year), Runcorn, Cheshire

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Sandymoor SchoolRuncorn, Cheshire

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Start date: 16th April 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £22,689 - £33,161 (depending upon experience) plus responsibility allowance
Contract term: Maternity Cover
Suitable for NQTs: No

Sandymoor School is a new school in Runcorn, established by local parents in 2012. The school is very popular, with strong community links and it works side by side with its parents to deliver the highest quality educational experience for its pupils. It is also a Microsoft Global Showcase School. The school is rapidly developing an excellent reputation and as such offers considerable career potential to those who work here. Every year, this sought after school experiences a large increase in its population of pupils and staff as we grow towards our full capacity of 900 pupils.  We are looking for an inspiring, committed and creative individual to join our strong teaching team to cover maternity leave for a member of the Languages department. As the school continues to grow it is possible that the role will continue following the maternity leave should the continued increase in school population require it. Working at Sandymoor School requires the ability to adapt well to change due to the unique position we are in as a school. We are constantly growing and developing, leading in the use of technology to deliver a wide and varied curriculum and we exemplify excellent teaching practice. For staff in the school they receive a great deal of job satisfaction from being able to contribute to embedding new systems and structures that support and deliver quality learning, whilst working in a brand new state of the art building, purpose built for 21st Century technological learning. They are all instrumental in the success of the school and are valued as such, regardless of position. We share a commitment to inspiring excellence in others and all staff take responsibility for their actions.  Applicants must have a strong academic track record and be capable of building good working relationships with staff, students and parents.  Applicants will also need to demonstrate exceptional interpersonal skills, the ability to accept new ideas and a thorough commitment to student learning and achieving their potential, with evidence of high quality professional development and leadership skills. We aim to recruit staff with the vision and determination to ensure all our students receive a first class education and who will rise to the challenge of building on success. You must be able to demonstrate enthusiasm for raising standards, as well as an outstanding effective and inspiring teaching style. Sandymoor School’s ethos is about removing barriers for children and creating an educational environment in which they flourish. All staff demonstrate the ability to inspire learners and provide the support network for pupils to become strong, independent, successful individuals, who will be confident in the use of the most up to date technology, ready to move into higher education or secure employment. All staff working at Sandymoor School gain a great deal of job satisfaction through constant opportunities to develop professionally, to secure more responsibility and have their impact on pupils and staff recognised and celebrated. I am an example of this, having joined the school as an Assistant Principal, then becoming Vice Principal and finally Principal. Working at Sandymoor School allows individuals to develop at the rate appropriate for them, which in some cases is faster than a more established institution could accommodate, because of our constant and rapid growth. The school currently has just under 500 pupils on roll, it is now over half of the way through its growth plan. At maximum capacity the school will hold 900 pupils and provide mixed education for 11 to 18 year olds.  We will have in excess of 600 pupils on roll in September 2018, which highlights our continued success and growth. To find out more about Sandymoor School, please visit our website for our prospectus and other relevant information. If you feel that Sandymoor School is the opportunity you are looking for to impact on individual pupils and shape future practice, please apply by completing the application form available from our school website and email to thompsonc@sandymoorschool.org.uk Early applications and school visits are warmly welcomed and positively encouraged. Closing Date for applications is Thursday 14th December 2017 at 12pm Interviews will commence from Monday 18th December 2017 Sandymoor School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment and undergo an enhanced DBS check as part of our Safer Recruitment & Selection Procedures. Sandymoor School Principal Emma Simpson  Wharford Lane, Sandymoor, Runcorn, WA7 1QU thompsonc@sandymoorschool.org.uk 01928 571 217

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More about Sandymoor School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Free School
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Wharford Lane, Sandymoor, Cheshire, WA7 1QU, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1928 571 217