Assistant Headteacher - STEM
Salary: Leadership Range L8 – L18 (£47,501 to £60,755 per annum)
Accountable to: Head of College/Deputy Headteacher
We are seeking to appoint an inspirational, innovative and dynamic leader to join our highly-motivated leadership team. This assistant headship has a particular focus on the development of high quality STEM provision through the growth of effective subject teams, targeted training programmes and rigorous accountability at all levels. We are driven by a pursuit of high academic standards regardless of start points or background, and a desire for all students to experience an exceptional education. We want every child to grow and flourish in our care.
This is an important and demanding leadership role, of crucial importance to continued and sustainable improvement in the quality of the education we offer to all our students. The new Assistant Headteacher will be passionate about the development of quality-first teaching that enables colleagues to deliver an exceptional education to all students. This role will be critical in securing raised standards through a broad and balanced curriculum with an academic core which values the place of the arts. An able communicator, with a positive, encouraging and collaborative style, they will have excellent negotiation and advocacy skills, and the ability to represent the college in a professional capacity at all levels.
The new Assistant Headteacher will succeed by demonstrating strong leadership towards all aspects of their role and by being able to share our vision clearly with all stakeholders including families, local authority and external consultants. The college is proud of its reputation for being a caring and friendly community and the tone for this is set and maintained by the close relationship of the senior leadership team. The successful candidate will be an approachable person and active in encouraging and supporting colleagues and students through monitoring first-hand the quality of outcomes across the college. They will have the capacity to appraise and line-manage experienced middle leaders responsible for standards, progress and curriculum delivery to all groups of students.
The new senior leader will need to be highly visible with a strong presence around the college, particularly on special occasions such as concerts, celebration events and performances. Furthermore, the successful candidate will be interested in and engaged fully in college-life including the extra-curricular programme.
Rye College is committed to safeguarding the welfare of our children and young people. We expect all colleagues and volunteers to share this commitment. Successful applicants will be required to undertake a DBS enhanced clearance. As an employee of Aquinas, you are required to have regard to the character and foundation of the trust and to not undertake anything in any way contrary to the interests of the foundation.