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The Thomas Lord Audley School
Deputy Headteacher (Pastoral)
Pay Range: Leadership Scale £64,143 - £72,497 (Point L18 - L23)
Start Date: Easter or September 2022
We are seeking an outstanding individual who will play a major role in the continued growth of our school, helping students and staff members to succeed, be included and reach their full potential. They will work alongside the Headteacher, existing Deputy Headteacher and other members of the Senior Leadership Team.
Some of your key responsibilities will include:
● Work with the Headteacher to further develop, empower and sustain individuals and teams of staff
● Undertake a range of leadership and management roles and responsibilities as agreed with the Headteacher
● Deputise for the Headteacher, as required, and support the Headteacher in managing staff and resources
● Lead and develop strategic direction for the school's pastoral care and safeguarding provision
(The full details can be found in the attached Job Outline and Person Specification).
We are looking for you if you have:
Qualified Teacher Status in the UK
Successful teaching experience within the secondary sector
Demonstrable evidence of Senior Leadership experience
The ability to inspire, challenge, motivate and empower teams and individuals to achieve high goals
We can offer you:
● A Competitive Salary
● Robust school CPD training programme that enables you to flourish
● Opportunities to work with colleagues across the Trust to share resources, ideas and build collaborative relationships
● Employee Benefits: Employee Assistance Programme, Pension Scheme, Cycle to Work Scheme and Discounted Gym Membership at selected local gyms
For additional information about the Trust and this school, please visit our website www.sigmatrust.org.uk
To apply for this post, please complete an application form, available from this website and return it to firstname.lastname@example.org . Please read the Notes for Applicants document attached. There are two vacancies; please ensure your application identifies for which post you are applying.
Closing date: 12pm (Midday), Monday 24th January 2022
Shortlisting will take place on Monday 24th January 2022
Interviewing will take place week commencing 31st January 2022
The Sigma Trust is committed to safeguarding and protecting the children and young people that we work with. As such, all posts are subject to safer recruitment process, including the disclosure of criminal records and vetting checks. We ensure that we have a range of policies in place which promote safeguarding and safer working practice across our schools.
Information about the School
The Thomas Lord Audley School is a high performing, over-subscribed 11-16 comprehensive school with just under 800 students (capacity 840), situated to the south of Colchester. It is the "most improved school in Essex" (Essex LA September 2016). It serves a diverse catchment area including Old Heath, Monkwick, Shrub End and the villages to the south of Colchester including the community of Mersea Island.
Categorised as good and rapidly improving in its recent Ofsted inspection, it has been commended for the quality of its leadership, the standard of its teaching, and the welfare, behaviour and achievement of its pupils.
On 1 September 2016, the school joined The Sigma Trust, a partnership of schools with The Stanway School, St Helena School, Clacton County High School, Monkwick Junior School and Monkwick Infants School and Nursery. In the past, the school has benefited from the Stanway Federation’s programme of seconding high quality staff between schools and the development of wide-ranging in-service training which has led to on-going school improvement. Working in collaboration with all the schools within The Sigma Trust can only enhance this development.