Abbey Meadows is a diverse school with children coming from a wide range of backgrounds. We are dedicated to providing our children and their families with a world class education, that will increase the life chances of all our pupils and enrich society. We encourage applicants to visit our exciting school.
Abbey Meadows is a ‘Good’ Primary School located in the Abbey Ward of Cambridge. Under our new Head Teacher, we have entered an exciting period of necessary change and development to raise the quality of the educational experience for all of our pupils. As part of this process we are currently seeking vibrant and gifted class teachers who would like to join us on our journey.
You should ideally, be in at least your first post. However, you do not have to be experienced (as we shall provide you with any additional support you may need) – but you do have to love teaching, thrive on challenge and enjoy working as part of an enthusiastic team. The school is currently undergoing a leadership restructure and so there may be opportunities for the right person, with a proven track record, to apply for a leadership role (with a TLR) within the new structure.
The successful applicant will be:
In return, we can offer:
Please contact Claire Owen (PA to Head Teacher) on 01223508611 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a visit. You can email Claire for an application pack, alternatively you can download an application form and further information here:
KEY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
To carry out the duties of a Deputy Head Teacher, as set out in the STPCD including the conditions of employment for Deputy Head Teachers and the schools own policies. To undertake any other reasonable duties that the Head Teacher may request commensurate with the post. The duties listed below are not therefore, an exhaustive list of what is required.
• Take full responsibility alongside the Deputy Head Teacher for Inclusion, for the school in the absence of the Head Teacher
• Carry out the professional duties of a teacher as and when required with the expectation that teaching is outstanding
• Take responsibility for child protection issues as appropriate and as directed by the Deputy Head Teacher for Inclusion in consultation with the Head Teacher
• Take responsibility for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children and young people within the school alongside the Deputy Head Teacher for Inclusion
• Manage with the Deputy Head Teacher for Inclusion, the work of Class Teachers, this to include their performance management in accordance with the school’s policies and procedures.
• Share leadership of the school as a member of the senior leadership team (SLT)
• Ensure the quality of teaching, learning, assessment and pupil progress across the school
• Have strategic leadership for developing an engaging creative curriculum
In partnership with the Head Teacher:
Shaping the future
• In partnership with the Head Teacher, SLT and governors establish and implement an ambitious vision and ethos for the future of the school.
• Contribute to the identification of key areas of strengths and weaknesses in school and the self-evaluation of the school.
• Play a leading role in the school improvement and school self-evaluation planning process.
• Help to manage school resources.
• Devise, implement and monitor action plans and other policy developments.
• Keep the aspirations of the school at the fore when working with staff and be vocal in promoting this vision.
• Lead by example to motivate and work with others.
• Lead by example when implementing and managing change initiatives.
• Promote a culture of inclusion within the school community where all views are valued and taken into account.
Leading teaching and learning
• Be an excellent role model, exemplifying a high standard of teaching and promoting high expectations for all members of the school community.
• Work with the Head Teacher to raise standards through staff appraisal.
• Lead with the Deputy Head for Inclusion, the development and delivery of training and support for staff.
• Share responsibility for the analysis of key school performance data to ensure improvement in standards is promoted.
• Help to lead the development and review of all aspects of the curriculum including planning, recording and reporting, assessment for learning and the development of a creative and appropriate curriculum for all pupils.
• Work in partnership with the Head Teacher in managing the school through strategic planning and the formulation of policy and delivery of strategy, ensuring management decisions are implemented.
• With the Head Teacher, lead the processes involved in monitoring, evaluating and challenging the quality of teaching and learning taking place throughout the school, including lessons observations to ensure consistency and quality.
• Ensure the systematic teaching of basic key skills and recording of impact is consistently high across the school.
• Develop, review systems to ensure robust evaluation of school performance, progress data and actions to secure improvements comparable to appropriate national standards.
• Ensure through leading by example the active involvement of pupils and staff in their own learning.
• Ensure a culture and ethos of challenge and support where all pupils can achieve and become engaged in their own learning.
Developing self and others
• Support the development of collaborative approaches to learning within the school and beyond.
• Organise and support with the Deputy Head Teacher for Inclusion, the induction of staff new to the school and those being trained within the school.
• Act as an induction co-ordinator for NQTs and have responsibility for students on teaching practice and those undertaking work experience, as appropriate.
• Participate alongside the Deputy Head Teacher for inclusion, as required in the selection and appointment of teaching and support staff, including overseeing the work of supply staff / trainees / volunteers in the school in the absence of the Head Teacher.
• Be an excellent role model for staff and pupils in terms of being reflective and demonstrating a desire to improve and learn.
• Take responsibility and accountability for identified areas of leadership, including statistical analysis of pupil groups, progress data and target setting.
• Work with the Head Teacher and SLT to deliver an appropriate programme of professional development for all staff including quality coaching and mentoring, in line with the school improvement plan and performance management.
• Work with the Head Teacher and SLT with the annual appraisal process for teaching staff
• Develop the role of subject leaders through a system of monitoring and developing skills.
Managing the organisation
• Lead regular reviews of all systems to ensure statutory requirements are being met and improved on where appropriate.
• Ensure the effective dissemination of information, the maintenance of and ongoing improvements to agreed systems for internal communication.
• Undertake key activities related to professional, personnel / HR issues.
• Work with the Administration and Senior Leadership Team of the school to help manage HR and other leadership processes as appropriate e.g. sickness absence, disciplinary, capability.
• Ensure a consistent approach to standards of behaviour, attendance and punctuality are implemented across the school.
• Be a proactive and effective member of the senior leadership team.
• Ensure the day-to-day effective organisation and running of the school including the deployment of staff as appropriate.
• To undertake any professional duties, reasonably delegated by the Head Teacher which will include activities outside of school normal working hours
Improve the teaching and professional skills of colleagues in a manner that has a positive impact on pupil achievement and progress
• Work alongside colleagues in the classroom
• Motivate and inspire
• Work with groups and individuals to offer individual and collective support working under the challenges of teaching today.
• Ensure quality of opportunity in all activities
• Challenge underperformance and support colleagues to develop and improve practice
• Help to lead and support the staff and governing body in fulfilling their responsibilities with regard to the school’s performance and standards
• Support the Head Teacher and SLT in reporting the school’s performance to its community and partners
• Promote and protect the health and safety welfare of pupils and staff
• Working alongside the Deputy Head for Inclusion support the promotion and safeguarding of the welfare of children and young people within the school
• Work with the Head Teacher and SLT in developing the policies and practice, which promote inclusion, equality and the extended services that the school offers
• Help to develop and maintain contact with all specialist support services as appropriate
• Help to promote the positive involvement of parents/carers in school life
• Help to organise and conduct meetings where appropriate with parents and carers to ensure positive outcomes for all parties
• Help to strengthen partnership and community working
• Help to promote positive relationships and work with colleagues in other schools and external agencies
Closing Date: 12:00 noon Tuesday 9th May 2017
Interview Dates: Week beginning 15th May 2017
Due to the restructure of our Leadership Team, we are now seeking to recruit:
Assistant Head Teacher
Leadership Scale L1-5
• Be a qualified Good or outstanding teacher ready to take their first steps into Senior Leadership
• Be able to inspire, motivate and support both staff and pupils
• Have excellent interpersonal and organisational skills
• Be flexible and positive in their approach to change and innovation
• Have experience in leading a core curriculum subject area
• Have some class teaching responsibilities across the week
• Be prepared to take a lead working as part of the SLT in raising pupils outcomes
In return we offer:
• enthusiastic and motivated well behaved children
• a caring, welcoming and supportive school
• dedicated, supportive forward looking Middle and Senior leadership team
• a clear commitment to investing in you through CPD
• spacious, well-resourced school
• Dedicated release leadership and release time
• a highly motivated and supportive Governing Board
If you would like to play an important role in helping to move our school and its pupils forwards on the next stage of our journey, we would like to hear from you. Visits to the school are warmly welcomed.
Start date: September 2017. Contact School Office on 01223-508611 for further information or download an Application Pack.
Closing Date: 12:00 noon Tuesday 9th May 2017
Interview Date: Week beginning 15th May 2017
JOB DESCRIPTION: TEAM LEADER
Job Title/Post: Team Leader – Full Time post
Salary: MPS-UPS + Teaching and Learning Responsibility Payment –TLR 2A
Responsible to: The Head Teacher
Responsible for: As Line manager, you have direct responsibility for all members of staff within your team.
To be a Team Leader at Abbey Meadows Community Primary School you will need to:
Teaching and Learning:
1. Be a Good and Outstanding (or working towards Outstanding) Teacher
2. To effectively, efficiently and sensitively teach children, meeting their many and varied needs.
3. Use a repertoire of strategies to meet children’s different learning styles.
4. Have thorough curriculum knowledge and keep abreast of national and local developments.
Recording and Assessment:
1. Carry out duties in accordance with the schools aims, objectives and policies.
2. Set clear targets with the Head Teacher / SLT for the children’s learning and based on detailed assessment information to inform all aspects of planning and progression.
3. Have a proven excellent knowledge and understanding of the importance of data to raise standards.
4. Display a proven commitment to raising standards and accelerating pupil’s progress.
5. Attend pupil progress and parent information meetings to keep parents informed about their child’s progress.
People and Relationships:
1. Have very good communication and interpersonal skills
2. The ability to work well with pupils, teachers and teaching assistants, families, school leaders and all members of the school’s community to demonstrate commitment to collaboration with all stakeholders for the benefit of the school’s pupils.
3. Be a creative open minded and reliable problem solver and team player
4. Demonstrate a willingness to share resources, materials and expertise.
Standards and Quality Assurance:
1. Support the aims and ethos of Abbey Meadows Primary School (AMPS)
2. Undertake professional development and research as required and agreed.
3. Be aware of and comply with policies and procedures relating to Child Protection & Safeguarding, Health & Safety, and report all concern to the Designated Safeguarding personnel, which includes the Head Teacher, Deputy Head Teachers, and Assistant Head Teacher.
4. Undertake other general tasks that the Head Teacher may reasonably ask.
5. Have had experience in successfully leading an (ideally core) curriculum subject at the whole school level
6. Ideally be an experienced, successful teacher holding QTS for at least 4 years
Closing Date: 12:00 noon Tuesday 9th May 2017
Interview Date: Week beginning 15th May 2017
Abbey Meadows Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share that commitment. We are an equal opportunities employer. The appointment is subject to the receipt of good references, health and enhanced DBS checks