Inclusion: Learning and Progress for disadvantaged students

Permanent, full-time (1.0fte) Leadership Spine 10-14

For September 2023, we are seeking to appoint an inspirational Assistant Headteacher, who will have a whole school responsibility for Inclusion, focusing on raising levels of aspiration and challenge to improve outcomes for our disadvantaged students and students who have disengaged from school. You will lead the on-site and virtual provision in our Learning Centre, coordinate the work of our Curriculum Access Coordinators and engage students through alternative curriculum pathways.

Working closely with the Deputy Headteacher with responsibility for Safeguarding and Attendance, the successful candidate will have the ability to interrogate performance and attendance data to inform rapid and targeted interventions so that all students are supported to progress. Working with other school leaders in a supportive environment, our new Assistant Headteacher will have responsibility for ensuring parity of progress across all key stages and subjects for our disadvantaged learners. 

You will need to have leadership credibility, coupled with a proven track record of leading a team to secure excellent outcomes. We are looking for a leader who has a rigorous approach to implementing strategy, pays real attention to detail and has the ability to evaluate impact thoroughly. This role will require an academic understanding of curriculum knowledge and teaching and learning pedagogy, as well as an understanding of how data can be used to track and monitor progress and, ultimately, raise standards.

The successful candidate will play an important role in driving our whole school disadvantaged strategy and will be committed to improving outcomes and life chances for our young people:

•   A talented and skilled practitioner and leader, with a proven track record of making impact

•   A positive commitment to promoting a culture of challenge and aspiration for disadvantaged learners across the curriculum

•   A clear understanding of using data to track and monitor individual student progress to inform appropriate and effective interventions

•   The ability to implement key aspects of our whole school strategy to influence and facilitate individual confidence and ensure high quality curriculum access for all disadvantaged students

•   The ability to work with a variety of professionals across the sector to design appropriate curriculum pathways for individuals and to track and monitor engagement

•   A strong academic approach and an uncompromising, relentless commitment to ensuring high standards for all

•   We are looking for someone who can form positive relationships with students and their families to create a sense of belonging, improving student attendance, engagement and self-esteem.

Newquay Tretherras is a wonderful, forward-thinking place to work and this is an exciting opportunity for an exceptional practitioner to develop their career in a great school, working with our fantastic staff and students. We are a large school, with over 1700 young people, including a thriving Sixth Form. The successful candidate will be able to inspire staff and students alike, so that we continue to develop our culture of aspiration, challenge and success.

Application forms and full details are available to download from below.

Closing date for applications:      Tuesday 18th April 2023 at 9am

Interviews to be held:                    Week commencing 24th April 2023

Cornwall Education Learning Trust is an equal opportunities employer and is also committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people.  We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  All offers of employment are subject to the satisfactory completion of safer recruitment checks and references including an enhanced DBS check.  This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as amended in 2013 and 2020).  This means that certain convictions and cautions are considered ‘protected’ and do not need to be disclosed to employers and, if they are disclosed, employers cannot take them into account.  Guidance about whether a conviction or caution should be disclosed can be found on the Ministry of Justice website: