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Job Ref No. ECC1112-163 Position Type: Deputy Headteacher Pay Range: LD14-18
Position Start Date: 01/09/2024 Contract Type: Full-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 29/04/2024 Midday Date of Interviews: 07/05/2024 or 09/05/2024 Shortlisting Starts:  30/04/2024

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We are looking for a highly motivated and talented individual to join our senior leadership team at North East Essex Co-operative Academy - Walnut Tree Way Campus. The Deputy Headteacher will:

Work with the Headteacher and other Senior Leaders to ensure the very best education for the students, through achieving the Academy and Trust's aims and objectives. In particular, to work with the Headteacher to develop the school Self Evaluation Form and the School Development Plan and to support members of SLT to deliver progress towards their allocated targets within the plan.

The Deputy Headteacher shall play a major role under the overall direction of the Headteacher in;

a) formulating the aims and objectives of the Academy;

(b) establishing the policies through which they shall be achieved;

(c) managing staff and resources to that end; and

(d) monitoring progress towards their achievement;

Our schoolbuilding opened in February 2023, this has been a multi-million pound capital build programme and we are really excited that our students have a school they can be proud of.

The role will be paid at LD14-18 (£65,010 to £71,729).

The following pre-employment checks will be required where applicable to the role and setting:

- receipt of satisfactory references
- verification of identity
- a satisfactory DBS disclosure if undertaking Regulated Activity
- verification that you not barred from working with Children
- verification that you are not prohibited from teaching
- verification of medical fitness for the particular role
- verification of qualifications and of professional status where required e.g. QTS status
- the production of evidence of the right to work in the UK
- verification of successful completion of/exemption from statutory induction period
- verification that you are not subject to a section 128 direction preventing you from holding a management position within a school (if applicable)
- a declaration that you are not disqualified from working with children by virtue of the Childcare (Disqualification) Regulations 2018 or that you have provided a valid disqualification waiver from Ofsted

In line with recommended practice in the statutory guidance "Keeping Children Safe in Education", the school will conduct searches for information on shortlisted candidates which is publicly available on-line. The purpose is limited:

- to identify issues which call into question the applicant's suitability to work with children;
- to verify employment history.

Only information related the purposes stated will be shared with the Panel. Any information will be discussed with candidates at interview before any decisions regarding the recruitment process are made.

Recruitment Statement

Keys Co Operative Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people in its academies. The Trust complies with the statutory legislative requirements and guidance that seeks to protect children including 'Keeping Children Safe in Education Guidance'. In order to meet this responsibility, we follow a rigorous selection process to discourage and screen out unsuitable applicants. This includes the disclosure of criminal records, online checks and other vetting documents. We ensure that we have a range of policies in place which promote safeguarding and safer working practice across our schools.

Keys Co Operative Academy recognises the value of, and seeks to achieve, a diverse workforce which includes people from all backgrounds. We take positive steps to create an employment culture in which people feel confident of being treated with fairness, dignity and tolerance irrespective of their individual differences. This is embedded through our co-operative values. This commitment extends beyond the relationship between and conduct of employees and potential employees, to the whole community. Keys Co Operative Academy Trust is committed to the elimination of unlawful discrimination and to the promotion of good relations.

Information about the School

NEECA is a 5 – 16 school for 170 young people most of whom have found it difficult to be successful in a mainstream school. We are very proud of the provision we offer. Students are taught in small groups and they study the core curriculum at Key Stages 1, 2, 3 and 4. In addition to the core curriculum, we provide rich and varied extended curriculum opportunities ranging from music therapy, targeted literacy intervention, horse riding to vocational courses and work experience placements. Small classes benefit students and enable them to make good progress as staff can ensure that learning is tailored to individual student needs.

At Key Stage 3, in partnership with local schools, we focus on supporting young people to return to a mainstream school. At Key Stage 4, we focus on providing the opportunity for students to gain 5 GCSEs to ensure a successful transition to post 16 education or training. Many of the young people who attend NEECA arrive here at a point of crisis or conflict in their lives. It is our aim to ensure that we help them to regain a sense of confidence and self-esteem which allows them to compete on equal terms with their peers, despite the disruption to their education caused by leaving mainstream school. Enjoy exploring our website to find out more about recent events at our school.

The secondary school is based at Walnut Tree Way, Colchester, Essex CO2 9BS and the Primary school is based at Turner Road, Colchester, Essex CO4 5LB

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

Sharon De Silva
North East Essex Co-operative Academy
Walnut Tree Way Campus
Walnut Tree Way, Colchester
Essex, CO2 9BS
Telephone: 01206 852156

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