Assistant Headteacher: Raising Standards

Chase High School, Westcliff On Sea

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Job Ref No. ECC8824000-549L Position Type: Assistant Headteacher Pay Range: Leadership Payscale Point 12-16
Position Start Date: 01/09/2024 Contract Type: Full-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 20/05/2024 Midnight Date of Interviews: Thursday 23rd May 2024  

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Assistant Headteacher:

Raising Standards

Leadership Group pay range L12- L16

Start date: September 2024

Full Time

We invite interest in this exciting opportunity to join the Senior Leadership Team at Chase High School as the Assistant Headteacher: Raising Standards.

This person would be the conduit between the high-quality Teaching and Learning and Data teams, following established lines of enquiry and hypotheses that are suggested from analysis of data by the Deputy Headteacher: Quality of Education.

A key focus for the role is to ensure students in all year groups are tracked and supported and that information is available to SLT and subject leaders. The new AHT will take responsibility for driving standards through data analysis, subject leader meetings and intervention design and implementation linked to all year groups.

It is expected that the successful applicant will be adept in and have recent experience of designing assessment strategies, collecting and analysing data efficiently, presenting findings to a range of audiences and ultimately work with and support subject leaders to consolidate and improve outcomes.

Applicants must have, and be able to demonstrate:

· Senior Leadership experience of improving student outcomes through a data led approach;

· Experience of leading teams of staff at all levels to improve student outcomes;

· Experience in developing strategies that have led to improvement in student engagement and improved student outcomes. It is expected that these strategies will be classroom based, extra-curricular and involve external stakeholders.


1) To support with the leadership and oversight of the curriculum intent including working with Senior leaders on the academic provision including the intervention programme and out of school strategies to improve outcomes.

2) To strategically lead on the creation, development and analysis of strategies to ensure excellent oversight and use of outcomes data at all key stages.

3) To support the quality assurance of the curriculum, including regular review and development of the curriculum to ensure all students access a suitably challenging and engaging offer at all key stages.

4) To support the Deputy Headteacher: Quality of Education and work alongside the Assistant Headteacher: Teaching and Learning to ensure effective adaptive teaching is embedded throughout the curriculum.

5) To establish a culture of constant improvement in the school's approach to schemes of learning; ensuring they possess the necessary features of effective curriculum planning.

6) To provide training to all staff on how to use data to plan and prepare lessons and schemes of learning to elicit continued improvement in outcomes.

7) To represent the Senior Leadership Team at relevant LSC and Trust presentations to discuss and justify student outcomes.

8) To lead and implement an effective revision strategies at all relevant key stages.

9) To liaise with parents and carers to ensure all stakeholders are aware of current academic performance of students and the strategies the school is using to ensure improvement.

10) To lead Continuing Professional Development for subject leaders regarding assessment and data analysis; ensuring improved outcomes.

11) To design and implement whole school intervention strategies that support the delivery of the curriculum with relevant input from subject leaders.

12) To ensure a constant focus on key groups of students and be able to implement strategies to quickly identify and support underperforming groups. To communicate these to all staff and explain the desired impact. Key groups include, but are not limited to, Pupil Premium, CLA, SEND, Prior Attainment, EAL.

13) To work with Deputy Headteacher: Behaviour, to identify and remove barriers to learning for key students as identified by Behaviour and Attendance team.

The right candidate must have Senior Leadership experience to apply.

Chase High School is a mixed, mainstream secondary school located in Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex. It educates more than 1,000 students aged 11-18 from over 40 countries. Our 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

For further information and a job description please contact Mrs Sasha Wisbey on 01702 354441 or email 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: Monday 20 May at 3pm.

Interviews will be held: Thursday 23 May.

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

Your normal place of work would be at Chase High School, however, the Discovery Educational Trust reserves the right to require you to work at any other of its establishments, whether current or future. This may be for a temporary period or on a permanent basis, according to the needs of the employer.

The Governing Body is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

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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Contact Information

Sasha Wisbey, HR Administrator
Chase High School
Prittlewell Chase, Westcliff On Sea
Essex, SS0 0RT
Telephone: 01702354441

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