1 APPLICANT S INFORMATION PACK C O N T E N T S 1. Letter from the Headteacher 2. Application and Selection process and timescales 3. Whalley Range High School Profile 4. The Education and Leadership Trust Information 5. The Education and Leadership Trust Professional offer 6. Child Protection Policy 7. DBS Information Sheet 8. Application Form 9. Equal Opportunities Form 10. Location Map 11. Person Specification 12. Job Description. For more information please visit the School s Website:
2 APPLICATION PROCESS 1. Please complete the enclosed application form. 2. Please return the application form on or before the closing date of 12 noon on Tuesday, 5 th December Faxed applications accepted, if necessary. Please bring a hard copy to the interview. INTERVIEW PROCESS 1. If your application is successful, you will be notified by telephone and confirmation will be sent in a letter. The interviews will take place on the 14 th & 15 th December You will not be informed immediately of the final choice of candidate and, therefore will be free to leave the school after the interview. 1. Application Form FORMAT FOR SELECTION 2. There will be a two day selection process which will involve an interview and a variety of tasks DATA PROTECTION STATEMENT Information that you provide for the purpose of your application will be used as part of the recruitment process. Any data supplied will be held securely and access restricted to those involved in dealing with your application and the recruitment and selection process. Once this process is completed, the data relating to unsuccessful applicants will be stored for a maximum of 6 months and then destroyed. If you are the successful candidate, your application form will be retained and form the basis of your personnel record. Information provided on the Diversity Monitoring Form will be used to monitor the school s equal opportunities policy and practices. All processing of personal data by the school is undertaken in accordance with the principles of the Data Protection Act 1998.
3 WHALLEY RANGE GIRL S HIGH SCHOOL A MEMBER OF THE EDUCATION AND LEADERSHIP TRUST SCHOOL PROFILE Whalley Range High School is a popular high performing, multi-cultural inner city girls comprehensive school, with a thriving Sixth Form, close to the heart of the Manchester City Centre, bordering Moss Side, Hulme, Withington and Chorlton. The school has 1500 students on roll with 220 students in the Sixth Form. There are currently 200 staff employed at the school, both teaching and non-teaching. Whalley Range is now part of the Education and Leadership Trust, with Levenshulme High School and The East Manchester Academy. The co-operative values underpin our work across the Trust. At Whalley Range, our exam results show a rising trend and match or exceed those of girl s nationally across a wide range of subjects. Attainment has risen in every aspect of the work of the school and students make exceptional progress from Key Stage 2 to Key Stage 4, with a progress 8 score of well above national average. The ethos and atmosphere is conducive to learning. A Level courses and vocational courses from Levels 1 to 3 are offered in the Sixth Form and are extremely successful. The school is a vibrant and lively learning community. We work hard to maintain a high quality learning environment. Our 13 million pound Building Schools for the Future programme has provided us with ICT rich, state of the art facilities. The school has a Virtual Learning Environment to enrich and extend learning. Expectations of attainment and behaviour are high and all relationships are based on mutual respect. Innovative ideas, energetic and imaginative approaches all contribute to the high quality of education we provide. We have a system of vertical tutor groups, which are grouped into a House system. This allows us to monitor every child s achievement and progress more closely. It also promotes a sense of belonging to a smaller community within our school. Student Leadership in all aspects of our work has made a significant contribution to our improvements. We have created a school where girls are happy, enjoy their learning and become confident citizens. We challenge and support students to achieve their best in all aspects of their academic work and personal development. The school places great value on the need to work together as a team. Teams of teaching and support staff are all focused on ensuring every child achieves and develops the necessary skills and attitudes they need to thrive in the world. All staff are encouraged to develop their professional skills and leadership opportunities are available to all staff. Please visit our website ( or follow us on twitter ( to learn more about our mission statement, our Ofsted report and recent events in school. The school is at the forefront of innovative and challenging educational ideas and methods and is keen to continue to lead the field. The school works in partnership with businesses, sport and community organisations, local schools, colleges and universities to provide many exciting and varied opportunities for learning and achievement. It is essential that anyone applying for a post at the school sees their role as more than just a job and appreciates the great privilege of providing young people with the best education possible and a positive start to their lives.
4 THE EDUCATION AND LEADERSHIP TRUST The Education and Leadership Trust is a newly established multi-academy trust in South Manchester. There are currently 3 schools in the Trust as follows: Whalley Range High School is a popular high performing, multi-cultural inner city girls comprehensive school close to the heart of the Manchester City Centre, bordering Moss Side, Hulme, Withington and Chorlton. We have created a school where girls are happy, enjoy their learning and become confident citizens. We enjoy excellent facilities for learning. The school has 1,500 students on roll with 220 students in the Sixth Form. There are currently 200 staff employed at the school, both teaching and non-teaching. We are committed to developing and sharing leadership skills and cooperative values. Levenshulme High School is also a girls comprehensive school in south Manchester, with a similarly diverse community. The school enjoys excellent facilities and beautiful grounds. Cooperative values underpin our work as a school and will continue to do so in the new Trust. We are forward looking and want to prepare our young women for active leadership roles in their family, their community and our wonderful city. The school has 1,000 students on roll, and there are currently 150 staff employed at the school, both teaching and non-teaching. The East Manchester Academy is a vibrant secondary school serving families in the local community. We have recently joined the Education and Leadership Trust, alongside Whalley Range High School and Levenshulme High School in Manchester. As such we share a firm belief in the co-operative values co-operation, self-reliance, team work as absolute keys to success. The school has 950 students on roll, and there are currently 150 staff employed at the school, both teaching and non-teaching. All three schools are vibrant and lively learning communities. We work hard to maintain a high quality learning environment. The multi-million pound Building Schools for the Future programme has provided us with ICT rich, state of the art facilities. The schools have well-developed VLEs to enrich and extend learning. Expectations of attainment and behaviour are high and all relationships are based on mutual respect. Innovative ideas, energetic and imaginative approaches all contribute to the high quality of education we provide. The schools are at the forefront of innovative and challenging educational ideas and methods and are keen to continue to lead the field. The school works in partnership with businesses, sport and community organisations, local schools, colleges and universities to provide many exciting and varied opportunities for learning and achievement. It is essential that anyone applying for a post with the Trust sees their role as more than just a job and appreciates the great privilege of providing young people with the best education possible and a positive start to their lives. Safeguarding Children Education and Leadership Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
5 The Education and Leadership Trust Professional Offer The Trust takes the professional development of all staff very seriously and is committed to providing top quality support, a personalised induction programme, high quality professional training and opportunities for professional development. We encourage all staff to be proactive in taking up opportunities to lead and contribute to events and programmes. We aim to be responsive to any emergent needs and would welcome suggestions from staff about any aspects of training or professional advice which would enhance our offer for groups and individuals. All staff will have a common induction programme to cover Child Protection and Safeguarding, data protection, e-safety, using SIMS, in-school policies. Expectations All staff respect and promote the Trust s co-operative values. All staff respect and promote British values. All staff are committed to continually improving their teaching or professional skill set. All staff engage positively in training and support programmes. All staff read and follow the policies and procedures in the Staff Handbook. All staff recognise we work together as a team to enrich students learning and improve outcomes. The Trust Offer NQTs A member of the Senior Leadership Team as an Induction Tutor who will be responsible for the supervision of the induction year in line with external guidelines. A subject mentor and a House mentor to offer direct and practical support. A programme of ongoing training and support throughout the year, becoming more personalised after Christmas, led by an experienced member of staff. Opportunities for observing more experienced colleagues as well as peer observation. A residential with other NQTs from within Manchester, paid for by school. Access to the whole school training programme and learning opportunities. RQTs To reflect the range of skills and experience within any cohort, bespoke RQT training may include: A planned programme until Easter with regular meetings led by an experienced member of staff. A Lesson Study project to enhance classroom skills and practice. Opportunities for observing more experienced colleagues and peer observation. A personalised plan linked to their appraisal needs. Access to the whole school training programme and learning opportunities. All teaching staff A range of bespoke training across the Trust to meet individual need A personalised plan linked to their appraisal needs which may include coaching on identified areas of practice Opportunities for observing others Job shadowing to support career aspirations
6 TeachMeets the opportunity to share and learn with colleagues from across the Trust. Special interest working groups the opportunity to share and develop practice in a particular strand Voluntary CPD sessions which occur through the year. Induction to new roles a personalised induction and training plan when moving to a new role with support from a more experienced colleague. Using data- this may be through faculty or team meetings as well as additional opportunities for drop-in training Using the VLE each faculty has a VLE Champion, who can be approached for individual advice and support in addition to opportunities for drop-in training. External courses appropriate staff will be considered for external courses such as those offered by the exam boards, PIXL, the Manchester Schools Alliance or the collegiate. It will depend on their role, the school need and staffing needs. For all staff who consistently teach Good or Outstanding lessons there are a range of leadership and management courses, both in-house and external. These may be run in one school or run with a combined group of staff from across the Trust. These currently include: Aspiring to a TLR course covering two terms with a focused project and a report back presentation to Heads of Faculty and SLT. New to TLR course - covering two terms with a focused project and a report back presentation to Heads of Faculty and SLT. Aspiring to the Senior Team how to prepare for Senior Leadership, expectations, developing competencies, opportunities to shadow colleagues. Teaching Leaders this is a selective programme for staff in certain TLR posts who the school wishes to nominate. Access is not guaranteed. Support staff There is a wide range of support staff roles in both schools. We offer separate and joint programmes for particular groups of people, such as teaching assistants. It is important that line managers identify the training needs for their teams and deliver timely and appropriate training as it is needed. This may be in individual schools but can also be across the Trust. An annual appraisal programme will contribute to determining needs.
7 CHILD PROTECTION POLICY AIMS: To establish a safe environment in which children can learn and develop. To ensure we practice safe recruitment in checking the suitability of staff and safeguard students when deploying volunteers to work with children. To raise awareness of child protection issues and equip children with the skills needed to keep them safe. To develop and implement procedures for identifying and reporting cases, or suspected cases, of abuse. To support students who have been abused in accordance with his/her agreed child protection plan. WE WILL: Follow guidance on procedures and practice set out by Manchester City Council and the DfES and respond to relevant legislation. Establish and maintain an environment where children feel secure, are encouraged to talk, and are listened to. Ensure children know that there are adults in the school whom they can approach if they are worried. Include opportunities in the PSHE curriculum for children to develop the skills they need to recognise and stay safe from abuse. Ensure we have a designated member of the Senior Leadership Team responsible for child protection, who has received appropriate training and support for this role. Ensure we have a nominated governor responsible for child protection. Ensure every member of staff (including temporary and supply staff and volunteers) and governing body knows the name of the designated senior person responsible for child protection and their role. Ensure all staff and volunteers understand their responsibilities in being alert to the signs of abuse and responsibility for referring any concerns to the designated senior person responsible for child protection, and are aware of the procedures to be followed. Ensure Child Protection procedures are included in the Survival Guide and that every member of staff, teaching and support will be given a copy of this document. Undertake Child Protection training as part of the induction process for all new staff appointed to the school. Ensure that parents have an understanding of the responsibility placed on the school and staff for child protection by setting out its obligations in the school prospectus.
8 Notify social services if there is an unexplained absence of more than two days of a pupil who is on the child protection register. Develop effective links with relevant agencies and co-operate as required with their enquiries regarding child protection matters including attendance at case conferences. Keep written records of concerns about children, even where there is no need to refer the matter immediately. Ensure all records are kept securely; separate from the main student file, and in locked locations. Develop and then follow procedures where an allegation is made against a member of staff or volunteer. Ensure safe recruitment practices are always followed.
9 DISCLOSURE Post : Deputy Headteacher Level of Disclosure Required Enhanced The post that you have applied for meets the requirements in respect of exempted questions under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act If you are shortlisted for the post, you will be asked to reveal any convictions, cautions, final warnings and reprimands, but these will not be looked at unless you are selected for the position. All applicants who are offered employment will be subject to an enhanced DBS check, which will be made with the Disclosure & Barring Service before the appointment is confirmed. The Trust is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to eliminating prejudice in employment and taking positive action to counter effects of disadvantage. We recognise that people with criminal convictions face discrimination when seeking employment and so have procedures as part of the recruitment and selection process to guard against further disadvantage. ANY INFORMATION WILL BE TREATED IN THE STRICTEST CONFIDENCE AND YOU WILL ONLY BE PREVENTED FROM OBTAINING EMPLOYMENT IF THE TRUST CONSIDERS YOU HAVE A CRIMINAL RECORD THAT MAKES YOU UNSUITABLE FOR THE POST IN QUESTION. The Trust will ignore convictions which are not relevant to the post you are applying for. If a conviction may be relevant, the appointing panel will carefully consider the nature of the offence and the requirements of the post. The panel will also look at when the offence occurred and if there is a pattern of unrelated offences. Some serious offences will, however, almost certainly prevent the panel from making an appointment. The Trust s full Policy on Employment of Ex-Offenders is available upon request from the Personnel Office. The Code of Practice issued by the Disclosure & Barring Service, which guides the Trust s use of Disclosures in Recruitment, is also available from the Personnel Office upon request.
10 APPLICATION FOR APPOINTMENT AS A TEACHER POST: Deputy Headteacher Permanent This form, completed by the candidate, must be returned to the School for the attention of: Sara Phillips Business Support Officer by 12 Noon on Tuesday, 5 th December 2017 Surname: Forenames: Former Surname: (If applicable) NI Number: Present Address: Postcode: Home Address: (If different) Postcode: Tel. No: Mobile No: Fax No: Tel. No: Mobile No: Fax No: If you can be contacted during the day by telephone/mobile, please give the number Telephone No: Mobile No: Fax No: How soon after an offer of a job would you be able to start? Please state where you saw this post advertised. Please insert here the reference number of the advertisement you saw. For full-time posts only: Are you applying for : Job Share Full Time
11 EDUCATION: Please include A Levels/AVCE s with grades Date Subject Grade QUALIFICATIONS: Please include all teacher qualifications Date Qualification/Subject/Awarding Body Level TRAINING: Include any short courses you have undertaken; including in-service training From To Details LANGUAGES: Please indicate fluency: Language Mother Tongue/Fluent (qualified)/other First Language Y/N
12 MAIN TEACHING SUBJECT(S): PRESENT APPOINTMENT From Name, Type and Size of School, LA Position Held Post: Scale: Salary: Teacher Reference No: PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE - (Please list in date order) Full-time Teaching Please ensure that any gaps are explained From To School or College; LA Position and Scale Held Main Subjects Taught Part-time Teaching From To School or College; LA Position and Scale Held Main Subjects Taught Non-Teaching - Please give details of past and present work. This can be paid work, voluntary work or work at home. From To Employer (Name and Address) Position Nature of Duties Please continue on another sheet if necessary.
13 REFERENCES: Please give the names and addresses of two people to whom reference can be made, one of which should be able to comment on any employed work with children, if applicable. One reference should be from your current or most recent employer. If you are, or have been, employed in a school, one reference should be provided by the Headteacher. References will not be accepted from relatives or from people writing solely in the capacity of friends. It is School policy that referees of short-listed candidates will automatically be approached prior to interview. On occasion, references are taken up prior to short-listing. If you do not wish your referee to be approached prior to short-listing without prior permission, please cross the box against the appropriate referee(s) x. However, please note that once short-listed, a candidate s references will automatically be taken up. 1. Name: Address: Position: Relationship: Postcode: Tel. No: Fax No: 2. Name: Address: Position: Relationship: Postcode: Tel. No: Fax No:
14 DECLARATION AND CONSENTS Are you related to any member of the Trust, Governor or member of staff at Whalley Range High School? Yes No If yes please given name(s) and relationship I understand that canvassing of any Members or Officers/Employees of the Trust or school in connection with this appointment will disqualify me. This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and therefore all convictions, cautions and bind-overs, including those regarded as spent, must be declared. Should any of the particulars furnished by the candidate in this application be found to be false within the knowledge of the candidate, or should there be any wilful omission or suppression of material fact, the candidate will, if appointed, be liable to be dismissed. I hereby certify that the entries contained herein are correct, that all the questions relating to me have been fully and accurately answered, and that I am in possession of the certificates which I claim to hold. I also certify that I am not on the barred checked List, disqualified from working with children or subject to sanctions imposed by a regulatory body. Signature of Applicant: Date:
15 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION You are asked to support your application by giving below any further information about your experience and qualifications for the post. (You may continue on additional sheet(s), if required). Please continue on a separate sheet, if necessary
16 EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES MONITORING FORM MARITAL STATUS My marital status is: (Please circle number as appropriate) 1. Single 2. Married 3. Divorced 4. Widowed 5. Other Do you consider yourself to be disabled? (Please tick appropriate box) DISABILITY Yes ETHNIC ORIGIN No NATIONALITY (Country of citizenship): I would describe my ethnic origin as: (Please tick appropriate box below) a) WHITE d) BLACK OR BLACK BRITISH English A Caribbean O Scottish B African P Welsh C Any other Black background Irish D Any other White background E R b) MIXED e) OTHER ETHNIC GROUPS White & Black Caribbean F Chinese White & Black African G S White & Asian H Any other Ethnic Groups T Any other Mixed background J c) ASIAN OR ASIAN BRITISH f) NOT STATED Indian K Not stated Z Pakistani L Bangladeshi M Any other Asian background N I give my permission for the information above to be processed in accordance with The Data Protection Act Signed: Date Please print name:
17 WHALLEY RANGE HIGH SCHOOL A member of The Education and Leadership Trust DIRECTIONS TO THE SCHOOL BY ROAD FROM THE NORTH Aim for the M60 then leave the motorway at jctt.5, following the signs for Manchester City Centre (a5103 known as Princess road ). *Stay in the centre lane until you have crossed Barlow Moor Road when you should take the left hand lane. When you reach the traffic lights at Mauldeth Road go straight on and then take the next left turn onto Wilbraham Road. Our school is immediately on your left and the entrance is on the left leading to the car park. FROM THE SOUTH/WEST Aim for the M56 Northbound and look for Jct.3 where the road becomes the A5103 Princess Road Now follow the From the North directions after the* FROM THE EAST Aim for the M60 then leave the motorway At Jct.t, following the signs for Manchester City Centre, (A5103 known as Princess Road ). Now follow the From the North directions after the *
18 PERSON SPECIFICATION POST : Deputy Headteacher Curriculum, Data and Achievement QUALITIES AND ATTRIBUTES ESSENTIAL DESIRABLE EVIDENCED BY TEACHING Appropriate teaching experience Application Honours degree or equivalent Application Consistently good and outstanding teaching Application Further Study Application KNOWLEDGE/UNDERSTANDING Knowledge and understanding of the current OFSTED model Interview An appreciation of current research on Teaching and Learning Application/Interview Secure knowledge and understanding of all curriculum requirements, new accountability frameworks and National agenda in relation to the curriculum and Application/Interview assessment at all key stages Secure knowledge and understanding of all the assessments at KS3/4/5 and all benchmarking Application/Interview documents eg. Raise-on line Knowledge and understanding of how a VLE can be used to impact on learning outcomes Application/Interview Knowledge of effective strategies to improve Teaching and Learning Application/Interview Knowledge of effective strategies to raise achievement Application/Interview MANAGEMENT Evidence of good student management and behaviour Interview A commitment to raising standards and evidence where this has been achieved Application/Interview Evidence of good people management skills Application/Interview Excellent organisational and planning skills Interview Excellent ability to analyse data Application/Interview GENERAL/PERSONAL QUALITIES AND CHARACTERISTICS An effective team player, but can think and work independently Interview Able to motivate students and staff Interview Commitment to undertake personal and professional development Interview Strong interpersonal skills, with good sense of humour Interview Enthusiastic, ambitious and resilient Interview An effective decision maker Interview A good health and attendance record Application Willingness to support colleagues and challenge under performance Interview Able to work under pressure and meet deadlines Interview Commitment to school s co-operative values Interview Behave in a way which will not bring the school into disrepute Interview Commitment to staying fully informed of IT developments and their potential for raising standards Interview Commitment to the school s aims and strategies for improving standards Interview Commitment to Cross-Trust working Interview
19 JOB DESCRIPTION POST: Deputy Headteacher - Curriculum, Data and Achievement Post specific responsibilities Leading on: All aspects of student achievement in all Key Stages with a particular focus on key stage 4 Ensuring a consistent and continuous school-wide focus on pupils achievement, using data and benchmarks to monitor progress in every student s learning Development of appropriate assessment systems for assessing without levels Development of an appropriate flexible curriculum to ensure maximum achievement, linked to the new accountability measures Management of staffing needs and ensuring an appropriate timetable is in place Development of effective intervention strategies for underachieving students Development of working with parents to support achievement The use of SIMS and SISRA to achieve strong whole school approaches to assessment, tracking and reporting Line management of the data team and other agreed areas Managing budgets and resources for intervention and achievement Ensuring effective use and maximum impact of the Pupil Premium A programme of self evaluation within and across faculties and facilitate the sharing of good practice with regards to student achievement and intervention Ensuring progress data from KS2 is used effectively Generic responsibilities: To deputise for the Headteacher Performance management of Faculties as required Line management of Faculties and teams as required Support a programme of lesson observation to raise teaching from good to outstanding. Planning and delivering training for staff Contribute to whole school improvement initiatives within school Support in meeting the school s attainment targets Dinner Duties/Whole school detentions/assemblies Attendance and presentations at governors meetings as required Any other duty required after consultation with the Headteacher Creating an innovative, creative and outstanding school To contribute to Trust-wide leadership
20 Shaping the Future Critical to the role of senior management is working with the governing body and others to create a shared vision and strategic plan which inspires and motivates pupils, staff and all other members of the school community. This vision should express core educational values and moral purpose and be inclusive of stakeholders values and beliefs. The strategic planning process is critical to sustaining school improvement and ensuring that the school moves forward for the benefit of its pupils. Knowledge Knows about: Local, national and global trends. Ways to build, communicate and implement a shared vision. Strategic planning processes. Strategies to ensure effective communication both within and beyond the school. New technologies, their use and impact. Leading change in response to legal requirements and the National agenda Professional Qualities Is committed to: A collaborative school vision of excellence and equity that sets high standards to deliver high standards of achievement for every student. The setting and achieving of stretching and challenging goals and targets for all students. The use of appropriate new technologies. Committed to ensuring that each student has the opportunity to achieve their ultimate potential. Co-operative values. Actions Ensures the vision for the school is clearly articulated, shared, understood and acted upon effectively by all. Works within the school community to translate the vision into agreed objectives and operational plans which will promote and sustain school improvement. Demonstrates the vision and values in everyday work and practice. Motivates and works with others to create a shared culture and positive climate. Ensures creativity, innovation and the use of appropriate new technologies to achieve excellence. Ensures that strategic planning takes account of the diversity, values and experience of the school and community at large. Ensures all schools in the Trust are at forefront of national best practice Is able to: Think strategically, build and communicate a coherent vision in a range of compelling ways Inspire, challenge, motivate and empower others to carry the vision forward. Model the values and vision of the school.
21 Leading Learning & Teaching Our Senior Managers have a central responsibility for raising the quality of teaching and learning and for pupils achievement. This implies setting high expectations and monitoring and evaluating the effectiveness of learning outcomes. A successful learning culture will enable pupils to become effective, enthusiastic, independent learners, committed to life-long learning. Knowledge Knows about: Strategies for raising achievement and achieving excellence. The development of a personalised learning culture within the school. Models of learning and teaching. The use of new and emerging technologies to support learning and teaching. Principles of effective teaching and assessment for learning. Models of behaviour and attendance management; Strategies for ensuring inclusion, diversity and access. Curriculum design and management. Tools for data collection and analysis. Using research evidence to inform teaching and learning. Monitoring and evaluating performance. School self evaluation. Strategies for developing effective teachers. Professional Qualities Is committed to: The raising standards for all in the pursuit of excellence. The continuing learning of all members of the school community. The entitlement of all pupils to effective teaching and learning. Choice and flexibility in learning to meet the personalised learning needs of every child. Is able to: Demonstrate personal enthusiasm for and commitment to the learning process; Demonstrate the principles and practice of effective teaching and learning; Access, analyse and interpret information; Initiate and support research and debate about effective learning and teaching and develop relevant strategies for performance improvement; Acknowledge excellence and challenge poor performance across the school. Actions Ensures a consistent and continuous school-wide focus on pupils achievement, using data and benchmarks to monitor progress in every child s learning. Ensures that learning is at the centre of strategic planning and resource management. Establishes creative, responsive and effective approaches to learning and teaching. Ensures a culture and ethos of challenge and support where all pupils can achieve success and become engaged in their own learning. Demonstrates and articulates high expectations and sets stretching targets for the whole school community. Implements strategies which secure high standards of behaviour and attendance. Determines, organises and implements a diverse, flexible curriculum and implements an effective assessment framework. Takes a strategic role in the development of new and emerging technologies to enhance and extend the learning experience of pupils. Monitors, evaluates and reviews classroom practice and promotes improvement strategies. Challenges underperformance at all levels and ensures effective corrective action and follow-up. Teach lessons that are at least consistently Good.
22 Developing Self and Working with Others Actions Effective relationships and communication are important in leadership as leaders work with and through others. Effective leaders manage themselves and their relationships well. School leadership is about building a professional learning community which enables others to achieve. Through performance management and effective continuing professional development practice, the headteacher supports all staff to achieve high standards. To equip themselves with the capacity to deal with the complexity of the role and the range of leadership skills and actions required of them, senior managers should be committed to their own continuing professional development. Knowledge Knows about: The significance of interpersonal relationships, adult learning and models of continuing professional development (CPD). Strategies to promote individual and team development Building and sustaining a learning community. The relationship between managing performance, CPD and sustained school improvement. The impact of change on organisations and individuals. Professional Qualities Is committed to: Effective working relationships. Shared leadership. Effective team working. Continuing professional development for self and all others within the school. Is able to: Foster an open, fair, equitable culture and manage conflict. Develop, empower and sustain individuals and teams. Collaborate and network with others within and beyond the school. Challenge, influence and motivate others to attain high goals. Give and receive effective feedback and act to improve personal performance. Accept support from others including colleagues, governors and the Local Authority. Treats people fairly, equitably and with dignity and respect to create and maintain a positive school culture. Builds a collaborative learning culture within the school and actively engages with other schools to build effective learning communities. Develops and maintains effective strategies and procedures for staff induction, professional development and performance review. Ensures effective planning, allocation, support and evaluation of work undertaken by teams and individuals, ensuring clear delegation of tasks and devolution of responsibilities. Acknowledges the responsibilities and celebrates the achievements of individuals and teams. Develops and maintains a culture of high expectations for self and for others and takes appropriate action when performance is unsatisfactory. Regularly reviews own practice, sets personal targets and takes responsibility for own personal development. Manages own workload and that of others to allow an appropriate work/life balance.
23 Managing the Organisation Our Senior Managers need to provide effective organisation and management of the school and seek ways of improving organisational structures and functions based on rigorous selfevaluation. They should ensure that the school and the people and resources within it are organised and managed to provide an efficient, effective and safe learning environment. These management responsibilities imply the re-examination of the roles and responsibilities of those adults working in the school to build capacity across the workforce and ensure resources are deployed to achieve value for money. Senior managers should also seek to build successful organisations through effective collaborations with others. Knowledge Knows about: Models of organisations and principles of organisational development. Principles and models of self-evaluation. Principles and practice of earned autonomy. Principles and strategies of school improvement. Project management for planning and implementing change. Policy creation, through consultation and review. Informed decision-making. Strategic financial planning, budgetary management and principles of best value Performance management. Personnel, governance, security and access issues relating to the diverse use of school facilities. Legal issues relating to managing a school including Equal Opportunities, Race Relations, Disability, Human Rights and Employment legislation. The use of new and emerging technologies to enhance organisational effectiveness. Professional Qualities Is committed to: Distributed leadership and management. The equitable management of staff and resources. The sustaining of personal motivation and that of all staff. The developing and sustaining of a safe, secure and healthy school environment. Collaborating with others in order to strengthen the school s organisational capacity and contribute to the development of capacity in other schools. Is able to: Establish and sustain appropriate structures and systems. Manage the school efficiently and effectively on a day-to-day basis. Delegate management tasks and monitor their implementation. Prioritise, plan and organise themselves and others. Make professional, managerial and organisational decisions based on informed judgements. Think creatively to anticipate and solve problems. Actions Helps to create an organisational structure which reflects the school s values, and enables the management systems, structures and processes to work effectively in line with legal requirements. Produces and implements clear, evidence-based improvement plans and policies for the development of the school and its facilities. Ensures that, within an autonomous culture, policies and practices take account of national and local circumstances, policies and initiatives Helps to manage the school s financial and human resources effectively and efficiently to achieve the school s educational goals and priorities. Recruits, retains and deploys staff appropriately and manages their workload to achieve the vision and goals of the school. Implements successful performance management processes with all staff as required. Manages and organises the school environment efficiently and effectively to ensure that it meets the needs of the curriculum and health and safety regulations. Ensures that the range, quality and use of all available resources is monitored, evaluated and reviewed to improve the quality of education for all pupils and provide value for money. Uses and integrates a range of technologies effectively and efficiently to manage the school.
24 Securing Accountability With values at the heart of their leadership, senior managers have a responsibility to the whole school community. In carrying out this responsibility, they are accountable to a wide range of groups, particularly pupils, parents, carers, governors and the Local Authority.They are accountable for ensuring that pupils enjoy and benefit from a high quality education, for promoting collective responsibility within the whole school community and for contributing to the education service more widely. Knowledge Knows about: Statutory educational frameworks, including governance. Public services policy and accountability frameworks, including self evaluation and multi-agency working The contribution that education makes to developing, promoting and sustaining a fair and equitable society The use of a range of evidence, including performance data, to support, monitor, evaluate and improve aspects of school life, including challenging poor performance. The principles and practice of quality assurance systems, including school review, self evaluation and performance management. Stakeholder and community engagement in, and accountability for, the success and celebration of the school s performance Professional Qualities Is committed to: Principles and practice of school self evaluation. The school working effectively and efficiently towards the academic, spiritual, moral, social, emotional and cultural development of all its pupils. Individual, team and whole-school accountability for pupil learning outcomes. Actions Develops a school ethos which enables everyone to work collaboratively, share knowledge and understanding, celebrate success and accept responsibility for outcomes. Ensures individual staff accountabilities are clearly defined, understood and agreed and are subject to rigorous review and evaluation. Works with the governing body (providing information, objective advice and support) as required, to enable it to meet its responsibilities Helps to develop and present a coherent, understandable and accurate account of the school s performance to a range of audiences including governors, parents and carers as required. Reflects on personal contribution to school achievements and takes account of feedback from others. Is able to: Demonstrate political insight and anticipate trends. Engage the school community in the systematic and rigorous self-evaluation of the work of the school. Collect and use a rich set of data to understand the strengths and weaknesses of the school. Combine the outcomes of regular school self-review with external evaluations in order to develop the school. p
25 Strengthening Community Schools exist in a distinctive social context, which has a direct impact on what happens inside the school. School leadership should commit to engaging with the internal and external school community to secure equity and entitlement. Headteachers and senior managers should collaborate with other schools in order to share expertise and bring positive benefits to their own and other schools. They should work collaboratively at both strategic and operational levels with parents and carers and across multiple agencies for the well-being of all children. Senior managers share responsibility for leadership of the wider educational system and should be aware that school improvement and community development are interdependent. Knowledge Knows about: Current issues and future trends that impact on the school community. The rich and diverse resources within local communities both human and physical. The wider curriculum beyond school and the opportunities it provides for pupils and the school community. Models of school, home, community and business partnerships. The work of other agencies and opportunities for collaboration. Strategies which encourage parents and carers to support their children s learning. The strengths, capabilities and objectives of other schools. Professional Qualities Is committed to: Effective team work within the school and with external partners. Work with other agencies for the well-being of all pupils and their families. Involvement of parents and the community in supporting the learning of children and in defining and realising the school vision. Collaboration and networking with other schools to improve outcomes. Actions Builds a school culture and curriculum which takes account of the richness and diversity of the school s communities. Creates and promotes positive strategies for challenging racial and other prejudice and dealing with racial harassment. Ensures learning experiences for pupils are linked into and integrated with the wider community. Ensures a range of communitybased learning experiences. Collaborates with other agencies in providing for the academic, spiritual, moral, social, emotional and cultural well-being of pupils and their families. Creates and maintains an effective partnership with parents and carers to support and improve pupils achievement and personal development. Seeks opportunities to invite parents and carers, community figures, businesses or other organisations into the school to enhance and enrich the school and its value to the wider community. Contributes to the development of the education system by, for example, sharing effective practice, working in partnership with other schools and promoting innovative initiatives. Co-operates and works with relevant agencies to protect children. Is able to: Recognise and take account of the richness and diversity of the school s communities. Engage in a dialogue which builds partnerships and community consensus on values, beliefs and shared responsibilities.
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