Hours of work: Full-time teachers' hours
Working pattern: Full-time
Closing date: Monday 26 April 2021, noon
Interviews planned for: Tuesday 4 May 2021
This role provides an exciting challenge with significant opportunities for professional and personal development.
If you believe you can make a positive contribution to drive our ambition, achieve excellent outcomes for our children, support our culture and values with passion then we look forward to receiving your application.
As part of our commitment to equal opportunities, we ask that all applications are submitted using our application form which is available from the school's website - www.telscombecliffsprimary.co.uk or by contacting the school office during normal school hours (term time) on 01273 583113 or 07947 516859 (outside of school hours).
Due to Covid-19 restrictions only shortlisted candidates will be invited to visit the school. Should you wish to discuss the post, please contact the school office. More information about the school is available on our website.
Please note, we do not accept CVs.
About the role
ASSISTANT HEADTEACHER (Two posts): L2 (£43,355) to L5 (£46,678)
Required from 1st September 2021
Are you looking for the next step in your career, a new challenge and opportunity to widen the positive impact you have through strategic leadership and management?
A unique opportunity has arisen for two inspirational, ambitious and highly motivated leaders to take their next developmental step into senior leadership - to join our dedicated team at an exciting stage in the school’s development.
You will take a lead role in whole-school curriculum development and manage either across:
a) EYFS to Year 2 or
b) Years 3 to 6.
Telscombe Cliffs Primary and Nursery School is a vibrant and popular three-form entry primary school near Brighton in East Sussex. We pride ourselves on our inclusive, aspirational approach and seek to promote the values of Respect, Equality, Aspiration, Collaboration, Courage and Achievement which we weave into the life and work of the school.
We are looking for individuals who:
- Are passionate, resilient and committed leader with the drive and ambition to work with us to build on the significant improvements that are taking place.
- Are strong team-players and who are self-motivated and relentless in the pursuit of excellent outcomes for our school community.
- Have a proven track-record of successful subject and middle leadership.
- Are exemplary classroom practitioners (ideally with teaching experience across EYFS and KS1 or KS2).
- Have high expectations of children’s engagement and attitudes to learning, behaviour and outcomes in all aspects of school life.
- Have recent, relevant experience of leading on curriculum re-design, with the necessary skills and knowledge to implement effective whole-school change.
- Are committed to the swift identification of barriers to learning for pupils and experience of implementing plans to mitigate these.
- Have a thorough knowledge and understanding of effective pedagogy and research informed practice in an inclusive learning environment.
- Have excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to inspire, motivate, challenge and support children and staff across our school.
- Are committed to their own professional development and managing that of others.
We will offer you:
- Fantastic children who are genuinely a real pleasure to teach, enjoy school and work hard.
- Regular dedicated leadership time, to support with your strategic work.
- A happy working environment with a positive and inclusive ethos.
- A strong, committed and collaborative leadership team including senior and middle leaders with a distributed leadership model.
Specific to the post:
We are seeking to appoint two proven and motivated professionals who aspire to take on a pivotal role within the leadership of our school and in the development of our engaging curriculum.
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. Appointments made are subject to an enhanced Disclosure Barring Service check, satisfactory references and medical form completion.
This post is covered by the Childcare Disqualification Regulations 2018.
The school will need to ensure that they are not knowingly employing a person who is disqualified under the 2018 Regulations in connection with relevant childcare provision. Accordingly, the successful candidate will be required to demonstrate to the school, by completing a self-declaration form as part of the pre-employment checks process, that they have not been disqualified under the 2018 Regulations.
If the preferred candidate is found to be disqualified under the 2018 Regulations, the offer of employment will be subject to the application by the preferred candidate to Ofsted for a waiver and the receipt of a waiver from Ofsted.
Work Permits: we may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Border Agency’s Points-based Immigration System.
Due to the restrictions we cannot guarantee that individuals that meet the requirements of the Points-based Immigration System will be issued with clearance to obtain work permits.
This authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All staff will be expected to hold or be willing to obtain Enhanced DBS check or Enhanced check for Regulated Activity with the Disclosure & Barring Services (previously the Criminal Records Bureau). For further information about what is required in this process please go to www.gov.uk/disclosure-barring-service-check.
All school based staff have the responsibility for promoting the safeguarding and welfare of children. All school staff should be aware of the school’s Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy and work in accordance with this document at all times.