Position: Assistant Principal
Location: South Yorkshire
This position is a fulltime interim role from January to Easter 2021 with a view to the role becoming permanent.
Purpose of the Post
As outstanding practitioners and experienced leaders, Assistant Principals play a central role in assisting Heads of Schools (Associate Principals) with the day-to-day running of their schools. Assistant Principals share the school's vision and values and model extremely high levels of professional conduct and practice both in and out of the classroom. APs are confident leaders of staff at all levels and have the ability to work with children and young people across the Federation. APs are non-class based; however, they teach classes to model good practice; develop relationships; support training and development; and secure the smooth running of the provision.
The purpose of this role is to:
- Be a visible and credible senior leader who models good practice and Quality First Teaching
- Lead in the implementation of policies and procedures
- Lead robust quality assurance activities that shape and inform development plans
- Take lead responsibility for ensuring the best possible curriculum offer, provision, wellbeing, progress and achievement
- Ensure the academy offers all children high quality, exciting, engaging, well resourced and differentiated lesson
- Provide strong and dynamic leadership, support and training including the supervision and performance management of teaching and support staff
- Lead and coordinate specific areas of responsibility
- Extensive experience within an appropriate setting, including working with children with a range of SEN needs across a range of key stages.
- Successful experience of School Leadership as either a senior leader or middle management.
- Experience of leadership and management of staff.
- Efficient and effective budget management.
- Experience of selection and recruitment in line with safer recruitment practice.
- Knowledge of statutory guidance related to Keeping Children Safe in Education.
- Knowledge of strategies to achieve effective learning, teaching, assessment and engagement of all children and young people.
- Full working knowledge of relevant safeguarding, child protection, equality and health and safety policies, codes of practice and legislation.
- Knowledge of child development and the welfare needs of pupils.
- Knowledge of issues which affect quality in education achievement including target setting, assessment, diversity and inclusion strategies.
- Ability to work in partnership with and support the principals.
- Ability to develop and implement effective plans that improve the outcomes for children.
- Ability to use data effectively to monitor, evaluate and review decisions.
- Ability to organise, lead and motivate staff and to challenge underperformance.
- Ability to lead in the development and implementation of an appropriate and engaging curriculum that addresses the needs of all pupils.
- Ability to work collaboratively with the team and partners to ensure a broad approach to planning and improving service delivery.
- Ability to sustain effective systems for staff induction, performance development and managing staff performance.
- Ability to tackle difficult issues and take difficult decisions and convey outcomes clearly and sensitively.
- Effective communication skills, both verbal and written, in order to maintain accurate records and documentation and provide written reports as requested.
- Ability to maintain high levels of professional integrity and confidentiality.
- Effective use of IT for monitoring and recording.
- Qualified teacher status
- Degree (or equivalent)
- Higher degree or postgraduate curriculum or leadership qualification.
- Commitment to all CPD offered.
For further details please contact Andrew Masterman on 0113 390 1008 or email your CV to email@example.com