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Job Ref No. ECC2429-95L Position Type: Assistant Headteacher Pay Range: L1-6 (Fringe)
Position Start Date: 19/04/2022 Contract Type: Full-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 30/01/2022 Midnight Date of Interviews: w/c Mon 31st January 2022  

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Somers Heath Primary School

Assistant Headteacher

Start date: April or September 2022

Salary: Fringe. Leadership Spine 1-6 (£)

Location: South Ockendon, Essex

We are currently looking for an exceptional Assistant Headteacher to join our leadership team at Somers Heath Primary School. We are a good school (Ofsted 2016) and look forward to publishing the report for our inspection in December last year. We are also part of Catalyst Academies Trust, a small, local trust but the highest performing in the country (2019). The school is an active part of the local Teaching School Hub and the Teach Thurrock Initial Teacher Training Primary Partnership.

We are seeking a dedicated and ambitious individual to develop as a senior leader. Along with other members of the senior leadership team, the Assistant Headteacher will be centrally involved in the management of the school and will be responsible for raising standards, instilling high expectations for all and helping to establish a culture that is nurturing and rigorous. They will also have opportunities to work across The Trust, supporting the continuing development of teaching & learning and our ambitious curriculum.

Our ideal candidate will be an outstanding teacher and a strategic leader with a resilient character and a strong personal drive.

The ideal candidate will also:

· Have a proven experience of positively impacting on student progress, raising attainment and developing excellence

· Be fully committed to Somers Heath Primary School's ethos of high expectations

· Have the drive to make a real difference to the lives of pupils

· Have experience in leading staff professional development in order to improve an aspect of teaching and learning

In return Somers Heath Primary School can offer you:

· Well behaved children who are keen to learn and achieve their full potential

· Excellent professional development through the trust and our links to the Teaching School Hub and ITT

· A hardworking team who are committed to providing outstanding education to all children, no matter what their background or needs

· An attractive and spacious building which has recently undergone a significant refurbishment project

· Dedicated leadership time

Visits to the school are both positively encouraged and warmly welcomed. Also, you are very welcome to have an informal, confidential discussion with Martin Curtis, our Headteacher about this vacancy. Please contact Paul Smith, our School Business Manager, on 01708 853397 or paul.smith@catrust.org.uk to arrange these. We are proud of our children and our facilities and confident that you will want to work here.

Closing Date: Wednesday 26th January 2022 (Midday)

Interview: Week Beginning Monday 31st January 2022

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.

Information about the School

Visits to the school are both positively encouraged and warmly welcomed. Also, you are very welcome to have an informal, confidential discussion with Martin Curtis, our Headteacher about this vacancy. Please contact Paul Smith, our School Business Manager, on 01708 853397 or paul.smith@catrust.org.uk to arrange these. We are proud of our children and our facilities and confident that you will want to work here.

This is an exciting time to join our school. Over the past few years Somers Heath has expanded to provide two classes across all years, joined Catalyst Academies Trust and appointed a new Headteacher. We hope you would like to be part of our aim to provide outstanding education for all children.

Somers Heath is situated close to the M25 and A13 road links, near The Dartford Crossing and Lakeside Shopping Centre.

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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Paul Smith (School Business Manager)
Somers Heath Primary School
Foyle Drive, South Ockendon
Essex, RM15 5LX
Telephone: 01708 853397
Email: paul.smith@catrust.org.uk

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