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Super Faculty Leader of Technology and Creative Arts and Whole School Lead for Vulnerable Groups - L 4 – 7 (Negotiable)

Are you an ambitious and outstanding teacher and leader and would you like to take on an exciting new and innovative challenge in a Rapidly Improving School?

North Walsham High School has a vacancy for a Super Faculty Lead of the Technology and Creative Arts Department who would also have a whole school responsibility leading on the provision and outcomes of Vulnerable Groups.

This is a big role. Our successful candidate will have a key focus on leading a Technology and Creative Arts Department to complement & lead our existing team; this is an additional position and a truly fantastic opportunity which will significantly strengthen our existing Improvement Team even further.

If you thrive on challenge, autonomy and are keen to develop in your career, this is the role for you.  You will have a reduced timetable of your own; your commitments will be rich and varied, leading your own team as well as working exceedingly closely with the Senior Team to drive further improvements. If, as an existing second in department, a middle leader; an Assistant Headteacher or an outstanding teacher with huge leadership potential you have an outstanding track record of success as both a teacher and a leader, we want to hear from you. You must be able to show previous leadership success of improved outcomes.

Because we place enormous store in the importance of this role we will look to assign the post as an Associate Assistant Head Teacher for the right candidate.

You will support and advise teachers, subject leaders and senior staff across our school with a focus on raising achievement for Disadvantaged Pupils, Boys and Higher Prior Attaining Pupils initially. You will also work with your department to improve the outcomes for all subjects under your leadership. The role will require a practitioner with a diverse skillset, exceptional knowledge of improving student outcomes and first-rate leadership skills.  In return, we will provide a highly innovative and largely unique role that will give you very high levels of job satisfaction working across a whole school. We are committed to achieving ‘Outstanding’ and will embrace your excellent contribution on this journey.

To aid your success in the role, you will be part of a supportive group of leadership colleagues and you will be given the opportunity to undertake further development wherever possible. 

Our successful candidate will be:

- An enthusiastic and energetic existing subject leader or senior leader with proven success in your current role. We will look at aspiring leaders with exceptional capability to develop rapidly.

- A motivational and engaging specialist with outstanding knowledge and high expectations of all staff and students

- Confident, inspirational, and able to communicate and deliver a clear vision for Technology and Creative Arts as well as all Vulnerable Groups

- Committed to developing our children to reach their full potential regardless of background or circumstance

- Approachable and willing to work with staff across the School.

In return, you will receive:

- A competitive salary which reflects your experience and expertise

- Excellent opportunities to develop your leadership skills and your overall career as a leading educator

- Freedom to drive Tech and Creative Art education to make a real difference to student outcomes and their long term employability

- To be at the very centre of developments and to take Tech and Creative Art education and the outcomes for all Vulnerable Groups to the next level.

Application process: Naturally, we are seeking to appoint the best possible candidate and therefore the application process will reflect our desire to undertake all necessary measures to achieve this.  Suitable and interested candidates are encouraged to visit the school, which can be scheduled by contacting Kathryn Cooper, PA, on / 01692 400064.  We welcome suitable and interested applicants to submit a full application either via the TES form or using the application form provided by Ms Cooper.

The closing date for applications is Friday 8th February 2019. All applications will be acknowledged on receipt.  Shortlisting will be carried out shortly after and candidates will be notified to confirm their attendance at the interview stage.  Interviews and associated assessment activities will be conducted on Wednesday 13th February 2019.  Our successful candidate will join us in April 2019, based on current commitments.

Queries: If you have any queries on any aspect of the application process or need additional information please contact Neil Powell (Head Teacher) on 01692 400064 or

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and expects all members of staff to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS disclosure and Prohibition Order Check is required for all teaching posts. 

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The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and expects all members of staff to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS disclosure and Prohibition Order Check is required for all teaching posts.