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Assistant Headteacher

Essex County Council

Job Description

L13-17

Permanent, Full Time

September 2022 Start

An exciting opportunity has arisen for the right candidate to join our rapidly growing, successful school. We pride ourselves on positive relationships based on mutual respect and demand nothing but the best when it comes to aspirations, outcomes and behaviour.

New Rickstones Academy is graded 'Good' (May 2018) and has a state of the art building offering fantastic facilities for both students and staff. A new building, due for competition in September 2022 will provide additional technology, science, IT and general teaching rooms, needed for our increasing cohort. From September our PAN increases from 180 to 240 and we are now oversubscribed.

Every member of staff is a vital part of our committed and ambitious team and we have been very successful at developing teachers and leaders with progression both within, and beyond the academy. This post has arisen due to the post holder gaining a promotion.

Our "Curriculum Drivers" run through all that we do as we encourage students to be safe, happy, the best they can be, and be proud.

We are looking for a talented and inspirational Assistant Headteacher to provide professional vision and leadership for the Academy. You will drive and secure success, ensure high quality outcomes and embed the highest of standards whilst also ensuring they continually promote the positive culture already in existence.

If this advert, our website, and the job description sound of interest to you, please don't hesitate to contact us to find out more. Please contact Simon Gibbs Head of School for an informal discussion or to arrange a tour - [email protected]

This post is to commence September 2022.

Closing date: Thursday 19 May

Candidates will be advised if they have been shortlisted for interview on Friday 20 May for interviews on Tuesday 24.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early should we receive an overwhelming response. All candidates are advised to refer to the job description and person specification before making an application.

In line with our safeguarding practices, we are unable to accept CV's.

We are committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. A Disclosure and Barring Service Certificate will be required for all posts. This post will be subject to enhanced checks as part of our Prevent Duty.

Academies Enterprise Trust embraces diversity and promotes equality of opportunity. Job share, part time and flexible working opportunities will be considered.

We are a Disability Confident Employer and there is a guaranteed interview scheme for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.

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AET is recruiting for Teacher Training placements. Please visit our website https://sites.google.com/aetschools.org/itt/ for further details.

Message from Damian Lee, Head of Academy

This is an exciting time to be joining the Academy. We have built on the success of our Good OFSTED rating last year and have seen great improvements in the quality of teaching and learning throughout all areas of the school. This was confirmed in 2019 by our best ever results with English and Maths securing 76% of their students a grade 4 or above, making us one of the most improved schools in the country.

Over the last 4 years the academy has seen a huge increase in student numbers with number of students on roll more than doubling. Staff numbers have also increased and the academy is proud to boast high staff retention rates. Staff development is a priority with an extensive and hugely successful CPD (Continuing Professional Development) program to further develop our excellent staff.

If you are looking at roles at New Rickstones Academy I would strongly encourage you to arrange a visit to see the academy for yourself.

Staff benefits include: BHSF Cash Health Plan Network Benefits (discounts at high street and online retailers) Pension Scheme (Local Government / Teachers Pensions) Discounted membership at local leisure centres/gyms Modern, state of the art building with fantastic facilities Restaurant (catering by CucinA) Free tea and coffee Free car parking

As an Investors in People organisation staff development is a high priority and we offer a flexible professional development programme for both teaching staff and support staff. Development is available for teachers at all stages of their career including teacher training (through School Direct), NQT and RQT annual programmes. An ITT/NQT lead ensures trainees are fully supported and mentored throughout their training year and NQT/RQT years.

Our Trust

We are proud to be part of Academies Enterprise Trust, a national network of over 60 primary, special and secondary academies. We passionately believe that every child can discover their own remarkable life. Its what motivates us around here. We know this vision requires something extra. Which is why at AET, youll find more. More opportunities, so you can forge your own path. More care and support, so you can prioritise what matters most. More purpose, for you and for the children were inspiring.

AET is an approved Apprenticeship Training Provider (through the ESFA), delivering a wide range of apprenticeship programmes. For more information click here.

To find out more about about AET please visit https://sites.google.com/aetinet.org/academies-enterprise-trust/home.

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