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Job Ref No. ECC8824736-135L Position Type: Assistant Headteacher Pay Range: L13-17
Position Start Date: 01/09/2022 Contract Type: Full-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 17/05/2022 Midday Date of Interviews: To be confirmed Shortlisting Starts:  18/05/2022

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Assistant Headteacher

Required September 2022

L13 - L17

This is a fantastic opportunity to join our Senior Leadership Team and make a real impact on the outcomes for our students. This role will suit an existing leader looking for fresh challenges, or an experienced classroom practitioner looking for their first step into leadership.

Southchurch High School is a friendly, inclusive and oversubscribed school in Southend-on-Sea with a focus on making a big difference to the lives of our student community. We have a strong reputation within the local community and have high expectations of both students and staff.

If you relish the prospect of working in a challenging and supportive environment with a desire to achieve the very best for our students and you have the talent, tenacity and passion to contribute to the leadership of our school then we look forward to hearing from you.

We are looking for a committed, enthusiastic and high calibre practitioner to join our energetic and dynamic Senior Leadership Team. The exact role will be determined by the skills, attributes and experience that the successful candidate brings to the school. However, role will be critical in ensuring that the quality of teaching and learning in the school is consistently good or better. You will be instrumental in ensuring that the Senior Leadership Team is strategic, innovative and caring in its approach to both students and staff.

Applicants are asked to declare on application which subjects they can offer.

The successful candidate will benefit from:

• An extensive programme of relevant CPD for all staff.

• Working with a committed, hardworking and supportive team with the desire to raise student achievement even further.

• An emphasis on staff well-being and free access to external support agencies if needed.

• Free eye test vouchers for all staff.

• Cycle to work scheme.

• Very modern facilities, set in acres of grounds, located in a leafy suburb of Southend-on-Sea.

Southchurch High School is a popular, expanding, oversubscribed secondary school in Southend-on-Sea. The ideal candidate will enjoy the challenge of teaching well-behaved, enthusiastic and able pupils. You will have the ability, drive and enthusiasm to make a difference to students and young people from the Southend-on-Sea area.

Our ethos is focused on ensuring all of our students achieve their full potential. The School's focus on achievement is the same as at every Partnership Learning School. The atmosphere is disciplined and rigorous but also happy and caring.

Please note the School can only consider completed School Application Forms and not CVs alone.

Closing date for applications: Noon on Tuesday, 17 May, 2022 (late applications may not be considered)
The School reserves the right to appoint a suitable candidate before the closing date.

Shortlisted candidates will be contacted by close of play on Wednesday, 18 May, 2022.

Please assume that you have not been successful on this occasion if you have not heard within that time frame.

Please visit our website www.southchurchschool.com for an Applicant Information Pack and to download an Application Form. Alternatively contact the School by telephone on 01702 900777 or e-mail hr@southchurchschool.com with your contact details. Completed Application Forms should be e-mailed to hr@southchurchschool.com.

We are committed to the safeguarding and promoting the welfare of students and operate safer recruitment practices we expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The suitability of all prospective employees will be assessed during the recruitment process in line with this commitment. You will be asked to provide documentation, if shortlisted for interview, as proof of your identity and qualifications. All offers of employment are subject to an Enhanced DBS check, Right to Work, pre-employment health check questionnaire and satisfactory references. If you have recently lived in a country other than the United Kingdom, clearance from this country will also be requested and a certified translation may be required.

Information about the School

Southchurch High School is an oversubscribed 11-16 mixed comprehensive school. We are fortunate to be housed in a spacious, modern building, one wing of which has been recently refurbished. We have recently moved into our new 4 court Sports Hall. These developments have helped to give the School a very positive future.

Southchurch High School is situated near one of Southend's many attractive Victorian conservation areas. The area benefits from being very close to the lively Southend town centre as well as a short walk from the attractive Cliff Gardens and the seafront.

Southend also benefits from superb transport links, the School is a short walk from Southend East train station on the Fenchurch Street line and Southend Victoria, on the Liverpool Street line, is just a short bus ride from the School. Both rail lines are less than an hour away into London. Southend also benefits from excellent road links and the rapidly developing London Southend Airport which flies to a growing number of destinations throughout Europe.

Southend is a lively thriving town with seven miles of seafront (with a number of Blue Flag beaches), the world's longest pleasure pier (1.25 miles in length!), a busy shopping centre, many diverse places to eat and drink, a world class diving and swimming centre and plenty of cultural offerings including two theatres and a number of museums and galleries.

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

Tracy Smith
Southchurch Boulevard, Southend-on-Sea
Essex, SS2 4XA
Telephone: 01702 900777
Email: hr@southchurchschool.com

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