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Assistant Headteacher

Salary details: L3 - L8 (dependent on experience)

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Ref: ED 18531


Linthwaite Ardron CE (VA) J & I School, Church Lane, Linthwaite, Huddersfield, HD7 5TA

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Contract Type: Fixed Term Appointment

Working Pattern: Full Time

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Closing date: 27 February 2019 12:00 PM

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To commence as soon as possible and is on a fixed term or secondment basis to work on a specific project.  It is not expected to go beyond 19th April 2020.

The governors wish to appoint a committed, enthusiastic, hardworking and highly motivated professional to the role of Temporary Assistant Headteacher. Linthwaite Ardron Junior and Infant School is currently ‘Requires Improvement’ and needs an ambitious individual who has a desire to rapidly improve teaching and learning across school in order to secure better outcomes for pupils.

This appointment would suit an ambitious, dynamic middle leader who aspires to the position of Assistant Headteacher or Deputy Headteacher.

The successful candidate will be a member of our Senior Leadership Team and will be a driving force in securing ongoing school improvement and effectiveness.

The contract is on a fixed term basis due to specific funding. It is not expected to go beyond 19th April 2020. The role will not be class based.  It may be possible for you to apply for this job as a secondment.  

To apply for this job as a secondment you must be a substantive employee of the Council with over 6 months continuous service and have successfully completed your probation period.  Applications for secondments will only be accepted if accompanied by a completed Secondment Permission Form, signed by your manager.  If you are refused permission to apply for a secondment please contact HR Recruitment to register the refusal.

We are looking for someone who is:

  • Able to interpret and analyse school performance data to rapidly improve teaching and learning outcomes using a focused approach

  • Abreast of current pedagogy, and can use this knowledge to improve classroom practice

  • Skilled in monitoring classroom practice to identify impact of teaching strategies

  • A committed practitioner who shows high expectations of children’s achievement and behaviour.

  • An innovative, inspirational and strategic leader with a vision for excellence and a belief that all children have the potential to succeed.

  • An excellent communicator and team player with strong interpersonal skills that will motivate and inspire staff, pupils and key stakeholders.

  • Committed to their own and others’ professional development.

In return we are proud to offer you:

  • A challenging and immensely rewarding role

  • Friendly, cheerful children who want to learn

  • Staff with a desire to move quickly towards being a good school

  • A school which has the Christian ethos embedded throughout

This is an exciting opportunity to make a significant contribution to the further development of our school, on its journey to good. If you think this is the next challenge you have been looking for, we would warmly encourage you to come for a visit to see our school at work. Please contact the Headteacher to arrange a mutually convenient appointment.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All staff are subject to an enhanced DBS check. A conviction may not exclude candidates from appointment but will be considered as part of the recruitment process.

If you require further information about the role or to arrange a visit / tour, please contact the school on 01484 845544. For more information about the school please go to our website – www.linthwaite-ardron.org.uk

To apply for this job, please download and complete the application form attached. A CV is not required.

Please ensure that your personal statement evidences how you meet the person specification for the post in no more than 2000 words. Please do not send CV’s.

Application forms should be returned to the Headteacher at the school either by email office.linthardron@kirkleeseducation.uk or by post to the school address at the top of the page, by midday on Wednesday 27th February 2019.