Laidlaw Schools Trust
L12 - L16
Sedgefield Community College
£53,856 – £59,528
The Trustees are seeking to appoint an Assistant Headteacher for Sedgefield Community College with effect from January 2021 or sooner.
Would you like to progress your career in an academy recently judged by OFSTED as ‘outstanding’, an academy where both student achievement and attitudes to learning are amongst the best in the entire North East and Cumbria region? Would you also like to work in a fantastic, recently built academy, set in one of County Durham’s most scenic areas? If the answer to each of these questions is ‘yes’ then Sedgefield Community College could be right for you.
This is a fantastic opportunity for experienced Middle Leaders. Do you have a proven track record of successfully and consistently raising achievement of large cohorts of all student groups regardless of prior attainment or background? Are you able to demonstrate knowledge and experience of leading improvements in the use of new technologies that have led to measurable improvements in teaching and learning? Do you have the aptitude to contribute to line management of other significant whole school strategies? Do you have both the ability and tenacity to build upon the outstanding success of our previous Assistant Headteacher and help take the school through its next stage of development? If the answer to each of these questions is ‘yes’ then we would like to hear from you.
Laidlaw Schools Trust is a growing multi academy trust in the North East of England, serving children and families in Sedgefield, the west of Newcastle and in Pennywell, Sunderland. We pride ourselves in being a progressive, inclusive trust that supports every child to develop their talents whatever they may be and to reach their academic potential. It is important that as a learning organisation we adapt and change to the needs of our pupils. We take care to value and develop all colleagues to make sure they can do their very best for children across the Trust’s schools. Our Academies also enjoy strong support from an experienced LST central team, based in Newcastle upon Tyne.
Further details and an application pack can be downloaded from the Careers section on the Laidlaw Schools Trust website http://laidlawschoolstrust.com/careers/. Interested candidates are welcome to tour the school, please contact Penny Walmsley, Headteacher’s P.A. at the Academy on 01740 617777 to arrange a visit. If you wish to have an informal discussion about this post, please contact: Geoff Robinson, Headteacher on 01740 617777.
Closing Date: 12 noon Monday 6th July 2020
Candidates who have not been contacted by 9th July 2020 may assume they have been unsuccessful.
Interviews will take place: To be confirmed
Applications should be returned to: firstname.lastname@example.org
We are an equal opportunities employer strongly committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. The successful applicant will be required to obtain an Enhanced Certificate of Disclosure from the DBS and a range of other recruitment checks. The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate their commitment to children’s safeguarding.
Supporting documentsApplication Form
Other Supporting Documents:Advert Applicant Letter Job Description Person Specification Applicant Privacy Notice Application Guidance Notes Application Form
Laidlaw Schools Trust
Laidlaw Schools trust (LST) is a Multi Academy Trust (MAT) serving areas of deprivation in Newcastle and Sunderland. It currently comprises two all-through academies, Excelsior Academy educating pupils from 2 – 19 years with Academy 360 teaching students from 4 – 16 years, and four primary academies in Newcastle and Sunderland.Visit School Website