Deputy Headteacher - Behaviour and Attitudes

Chase High School, Westcliff on Sea
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Job Ref No. ECC8824000-336L Position Type: Deputy Headteacher Pay Range: Leadership Scale L19 to L23
Position Start Date: 01/09/2021 Contract Type: Full-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 15/04/2021 4pm Date of Interviews: 22nd and 23rd April 2021 Shortlisting Starts:  16/04/2021

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We invite interest in this exciting opportunity to join the Senior Leadership Team at Chase High School, which is one of three schools within the Discovery Educational Trust. As a Trust we aim to develop a vibrant partnership of primary and secondary schools, all united in one goal to provide the best possible learning experience and environment not only for our current children but also for the next generation of pupils.

Chase High School values run throughout our community ensuring the pupils have the aspiration to achieve, the character to succeed and the commitment to pursue excellence. We are a fully inclusive school which embraces diversity and celebrates cultural diversity of our community. Due to a recent expansion, we have increased the school PAN to 226, providing a thriving learning environment which now includes a new humanities building containing 14 classrooms, a KS4 canteen and flood lit netball courts to add to our already impressive facilities. In addition, we are also increasing our current leadership capacity to include three additional Assistant Headteacher Posts to continue the schools rapid progress.

This is a strategic role with lead responsibility for the quality of behaviour and attitudes for learning across the whole school, including its monitoring and evaluation, leading the pastoral system and also overseeing whole school attendance strategy. Additional areas of responsibility will include leading staff CPD in relation to behaviour and pastoral systems of the school. Our journey to ensure improved whole school progress and attainment outcomes for all learners is already underway, therefore it is essential that the right candidate can work with the Senior Leadership Team and other colleagues to drive forward key priorities to ensure that Chase High School is a school of choice for the local community.

The school requires a Deputy Headteacher who has experience of leading within a secondary school who has the determination, vision and drive to continue the school improvement journey and help the school move to Good and ultimately Outstanding. We are looking for a leader who can inspire and influence a range of stakeholders and who:

· has a proven track record in raising aspirations and leading whole school initiatives

· is an outstanding teacher

· has a proven track record in managing and leading change

· has a proven track record in leading, planning strategically and delivering on outcomes on attendance, punctuality, teaching & learning and behaviour for learning

· has a wide knowledge of safeguarding issues.

In return we offer:

· a thriving school community on a modernised site with extensive sporting facilities including an on-site gym

· to work in a positive and supportive environment with highly motivated staff

· the benefits of working in a highly collaborative multi academy trust aiming to provide a seamless education from 2-19

· excellent personal career development as the trust takes forward its ambition to grow.

For further information and a job description please contact Mrs Sue Callaghan on 01702 354441 sue.callaghan@chasehigh.org. Chase High School is committed to safer recruitment so all applicants must be prepared to undergo screening to confirm their suitability to work with children

Closing date for this vacancy: Thursday 15th April 2021

Interviews will be held on Thursday 22nd and Friday 23rd April 2021

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early upon appointment of a successful applicant.

Chase High School is an academy that forms part of the Discovery Educational Trust

Information about the School

Chase High School is a mixed, mainstream secondary school located in Westcliff-on-Sea‚Ä®, near Southend, Essex. It educates more than 1,000 students aged 11-18 from over 40 countries. Since 2011, the school has had a sixth form.

Chase High School was built more than 100 years ago and recently secured academy status under the Discovery Educational Trust. The secondary school continues to be involved in the community, forging local and international partnerships

At Chase High School, academic achievement and personal performance are pursued in equal measure. Every student matters and the school policy is to treat everyone with dignity and support.

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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Sue Callaghan
Chase High School
Prittlewell Chase, Westcliff on Sea
Essex, SS0 0RT
Telephone: 01702 354441
Email: sue.callaghan@chasehigh.org

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