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Assistant Head Teacher (Progress)

Education - School

School Leadership Teaching

Elms Bank

Elms Bank

Ripon Avenue, Whitefield, Manchester, M45 8PJ


Required for April 2019.


The Governors are seeking to appoint a dedicated, highly motivated and inspirational Assistant Headteacher responsible for leading the whole school data system, the exams procedure and assessment. The successful candidate will join a team of professionals working with a range of complex needs including profound and multiple learning difficulties and autism. Elms Bank is an outstanding and highly successful generic secondary special school for pupils aged 11-19. Experience of working with pupils with special educational needs is essential. We are looking for a colleague who will demonstrate a high level of commitment to these special young people.


The salary for this post is £51,234 - £56,434 per annum.


You will:

  • Have extensive experience and skills in working with pupils with a range of special educational needs and be passionate about helping all our young people to achieve their full potential.
  • Be able to demonstrate how their work has had a significant impact on the whole school as part of a senior leadership team.
  • Be able to demonstrate outstanding classroom practice and be able to lead outstanding teaching and learning.
  • Have excellent interpersonal, organisational, leadership and management skills.
  • Have the ability to relate to and communicate effectively with parents, colleagues and other professionals.
  • Have a strong commitment to innovative pastoral development, pupil support and staff development.
  • Be well organised, hardworking and enthusiastic.
  • Have excellent leadership skills and be able to hold people to account.
  • Be a deputy designated safeguarding lead.
  • Contribute to the whole school calendar in line with data pulls, progress checks, moderation and work scrutiny’s and data quality assurance.
  • Lead and oversee the range of exam bodies used across the school.
  • Monitor and evaluate the progress of our students through the whole school data system.
  • Lead termly progress checks and lead staff to identifying a range of interventions.
  • Lead marking and feedback scrutiny’s and maintain a whole school standard and pedagogy.
  • To be lead moderator for BTEC, open awards and ASDAN and NCFE plus any future exam bodies.

We are looking forward to hearing from candidates who have ambitions for leadership and are ready for a post which has a high level of challenge. You will be part of an excellent team and will be given extensive support to develop to your full potential both in this role and beyond. Applications from colleagues who meet the criteria are welcome from mainstream or special settings.


It is anticipated that interviews will be held on Thursday 31st January and Friday 1st February 2019.


Employees of Elms Bank Specialist Arts College have a responsibility for, and must be committed to, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and for ensuring that they are protected from harm.


Appointment is subject to a satisfactory enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service.


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Application forms are downloadable from here.  Completed application forms are returnable to Mrs O Langley-Sadler, Head of School, at or posted to Elms Bank Specialist Arts College, Ripon Avenue, Whitefield, Manchester M45 8PJ by 9:00am on Thursday 24th January 2019.

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