CHILTERN EDGE SCHOOL HEADTEACHER: JOB DESCRIPTION JOB TITLE: Headteacher CORE PURPOSE: The core purpose of the Headteacher is to provide professional leadership and management for Chiltern Edge School that will promote a secure foundation from which to achieve high standards in all areas of the school’s work. The Headteacher will establish high quality education by effectively managing teaching and learning and using personalised learning to realise the potential of all students. He/she will maintain a culture that promotes excellence, equality and high expectations of all students. OBJECTIVES: To ensure that the school continues to improve, building on recent progress, and moves towards being designated an Outstanding School by the next Ofsted inspection To develop the school’s Specialist status effectively to impact on learning To ensure a positive ethos in the school To ensure staff and support staff review procedures to secure improved learning and development for the school community To raise the profile of the school in the community and to strengthen links with feeder schools so as to ensure initially stability, and then growth, in the school’s intake in yr 7 To ensure efficient and effective use is made of staff, accommodation and resources to provide good value for money MAJOR RESPONSIBILITY AREAS: A. Strategic development and direction of Chiltern Edge School B. Securing and sustaining effective teaching and learning C. Leading, motivating, supporting and developing all staff D. Deploying staff and resources efficiently and effectively E Creating and maintaining a positive, well disciplined learning environment F Maintaining an approachable and visible presence in the school and the community G Accountability to the governors, parents, staff and students for the efficiency and effectiveness of the school. KEY TASKS: Develop, in consultation with staff and governors, Chiltern Edge School’s strategic and improvement plans Review the staffing structure for teaching, support staff and the leadership team. To ensure appropriate policies, procedures and processes including Health & Safety are established to secure a staff and student ‘learning culture’, keeping curriculum, teaching, assessment, reporting under continuous review Develop policies and guidelines for teaching and learning, curriculum, assessment and reporting, and wider learning opportunities making optimum use of local and national initiatives and opportunities and Specialist School status Ensure the Every Child Matters objectives are met and understood by the school community Ensure high standards of teaching and learning within a stimulating and well structured environment Monitor, evaluate and review the quality of teaching and learning Promote and support the professional development of all staff and maintain an ethos in which all staff feel valued Ensure effective performance management for all staff to fulfil the aims of the school Continue personal professional development Recruit staff of the highest quality and deploy and develop staff effectively Set, manage and monitor budgets to ensure effective and efficient use of resources Maintain a high standard of student behaviour through strong discipline, effective teaching, appropriate student guidance and effective communication with, and involvement of, parents and carers Enhance the profile, and reputation of the school in the community Develop and maintain positive links with partner primary, North Reading primaries and neighbouring secondary schools, The Henley College and the Education Business Partnership Increase and sustain admission levels in Year 7 Ensure a strong working partnership with Chiltern Edge School Association Provide accurate and comprehensive information and advice to governors on the progress of the school Ensure parents and students are regularly provided with good quality information and advice on curriculum, attainment and progress Establish good two-way communication with parents and carers. GENERAL: The Headteacher will take overall responsibility for the leadership and management of the school in accordance with the Articles of Government, the School Teachers’ Pay and Conditions Document, the National Standards for Headteachers, and the policies of the Governing Body, in consultation, as appropriate, with the staff and the LEA.