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Assistant Head Teacher – Achievement | Nottingham University Samworth Academy

NUSA are seeking an inspirational Assistant Head Teacher to support the Head and the Deputy Head of School in strategically leading NUSA to develop a culture of high aspirations and excellence for all of our staff and students. This is the perfect opportunity to join us in shaping an outstanding future for our school community.

  • Location: Nottingham. School Type: 11-19 Academy School.
  • Salary: L14 - L18

About the role

The Assistant Head Teacher will be expected to raise achievement at all levels in the school with a focus on maximising student progress and securing the highest possible standards in learning and teaching. You will manage the additional provision relating to Pupil Premium and Catch-Up funding, including the implementation and monitoring of strategies to narrow the gap and improve progress and achievement.

There is a requirement to manage intervention work across the school in liaison with the School Leader for Curriculum and Achievement, Curriculum Leaders and teaching staff. This will involve leading, overseeing and coordinating formative assessment across the school, monitoring student progress and taking responsibility for all relevant assessment policies. Analysing performance data to identify areas for improvement effective intervention, the Assistant Head Teacher will be responsible for ensuring that improvement in standards is prioritised across the school at whole school and departmental level. You will also lead on the reporting and progress review and support the Head of School with staff development and performance management.

Who we are looking for

We are specifically seeking someone with a track record in securing the highest standards of attainment and outcomes for students. You will have the ability to play a leading role in the school improvement planning process and to identify key areas of strength and weakness in the school. You will be attracted by NUSA’s positive school ethos, in which every individual is treated with dignity and respect and the safety and welfare of children and young people is paramount.

As our Assistant Head Teacher, you will be a visible leader around the site overseeing the operation of duty teams and attending extra-curricular events. You will be expected to understand the importance of accountability and to support the governing body and staff in meeting their responsibilities to account for the performance of the school. We respect and value our school community at NUSA. As such, all our staff are committed to promoting diversity and inclusion and enhancing opportunities for every student. To be selected you must be resolute and determined to succeed and demonstrate a moral compass to improve outcomes for young people.

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Closing date: 12pm, Monday 10th May 2021

If you would like to know more about this role please contact Sally Lawson-Ritchie

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Welcome from the Head of School, Emma Howard

Dear Candidate,

Thank you for showing an interest in becoming part of our wonderful team at Nottingham University Samworth Academy.

Our school serves the families in and around the Bilborough area and is currently oversubscribed in Year 7.

Every child deserves the opportunity to access a high-quality education. Our aim at NUSA is very simple and that is to be recognised as outstanding in every aspect. The determination of staff and governors to achieve this goal is very strong and is based on our core belief that every child can succeed. We are on a journey to ‘Amazing’.

At NUSA, all of our staff show genuine care for every student in their charge. Strong, supporting and trusting relationships are a real strength of the school. We ensure that the welfare of each student is catered for. We encourage our students to take pride in themselves, the school and their community. We believe that all members of the school should behave well and have respect for each other. We want our students to become the leaders and achievers of the future and want to provide them with every opportunity possible to allow them to go on to succeed in their chosen career area. We expect our students to attend school regularly, on time, in uniform and with the right equipment, ready to learn and engage with the opportunities that we provide for them.

We are looking for staff who will lead by example and adopt a ‘no excuses’ culture to their practice. We believe that ‘feedback is a gift’ and that if you are ready and willing to accept feedback, you will also be willing to show a relentless determination to continually improving your teaching practice.

If you believe that you have all of the qualities required to work in our school, we would welcome your application.

Emma Howard
Head of School

About Nottingham University Samworth Academy (NUSA)

NUSA provides a caring community for students to grow, learn and achieve together, both academically and as young people.

Every child has the ability to succeed, and it is their aim to ensure that all pupils reach their full potential both in and out of the classroom. Every child deserves the opportunity to access a high-quality education. The aim at NUSA is very simple and that is to be recognised as outstanding in every aspect. The determination of staff and governors to achieve this goal is very strong and is based on their core belief that every child can succeed.

At NUSA, all staff show genuine care for every student in their charge. Strong, supporting and trusting relationships are a real strength of the school. They ensure that the welfare of each student is catered for. NUSA encourage students to take pride in themselves, the school and their community.

NUSA believe that all members of the school should behave well and have respect for each other. They want students to become the leaders and achievers of the future and want to provide them with every opportunity possible to allow them to go on to succeed in their chosen career area.

NUSA expect students to attend school regularly, on time, in uniform and with the right equipment, ready to learn and engage with the opportunities provided for them.

About NOVA Education Trust

Nova Education Trust is a cross-phase Multi-Academy Trust based in Nottinghamshire. The trust is committed to providing high quality education to all of their students, regardless of their backgrounds. NOVA’s track record demonstrates their ability to deliver the core goal, achievement for every child.

The schools in their portfolio includes both secondary and primaries, working in a range of contexts. NOVA also run a successful School Centred Initial Teacher Training (SCITT) programme and a Teaching School Alliance (TSA) which links 23 schools together sharing effective practice and developing new models for staff development.

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    Timetable

    Closing date: 12pm, Monday 10th May 2021
    Interview: Tuesday 18th May 2021

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