Assistant Headteacher Responsible for Cultural Capital

Woodlands School, Basildon

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Job Ref No. ECC4431-148L Position Type: Assistant Headteacher Pay Range: L12 to L16
Position Start Date: 01/09/2020 Contract Type: Full-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 30/03/2020 Midday Date of Interviews: TBC  

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In what we believe is a UK first, Woodlands School is offering the unique role of improving our young people's cultural capital. The successful applicant will work across both the pastoral and teaching & learning teams. We believe in affording every pupil opportunities both in and beyond the classroom, so that we can produce young people who will go on to make a positive difference to society.

The focus will be on improving even further, the positive attitudes and aspirations of our young people ensuring they are equipped with the skills and attributes necessary for not only academic study, but also success in the working world. You will affect change in the classroom by being at the forefront of our exciting new 'Thinking School' approach which will see cognitive development, engagement, resilience and independence taken to the next level fostering our belief in the importance of creating cohorts of 'lifelong learners'. This will involve working with a range of stakeholders, staff and families alike, to break down possible barriers to learning ensuring all pupils are able to take advantage of the excellent academic provisions on offer at Woodlands.

You will be joining a forward thinking and creative team always striving to improve the life chances of our young people. The successful applicant will be driven by our ethos of Aspiration, Resilience, Opportunity and Excellence.

Details on this post and an application form are available from Jan Fennelly HR Manager by phone or email

We welcome visits to the school from potential applicants.

Information about the School

Every pupil has access to a fully inclusive and appropriately challenging curriculum, which is taught by highly qualified and outstanding teachers in wonderful facilities. Pupils learn in a safe and thriving environment which is conducive to each and every one making outstanding progress, ensuring they have high aspirations for their own success. This has been recognised by our recent OFSTED report and we are very proud of this acknowledgement. “Through their relentless insistence on raising standards, leaders have created a culture where staff and pupils strive to achieve.” We provide opportunities for all pupils to engage enjoy and excel both in the classroom and in the wider community. Pupils understand the importance of having excellent social skills which will guide them in developing a strong moral purpose. Our pupils will seek to be aspirational, resilient and pursue opportunities leading to excellence.

All appointments are subject to safer recruitment requirements to ensure the safeguarding of children and young people. All positions will involve appropriate checks and clearances.


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Contact Information

Jan Fennelly
Woodlands School
Nethermayne, Basildon
Essex, SS16 5BA
Telephone: 01268282146

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