Deputy Headteacher - Norton College

 

Dear Deputy Headteacher Applicant

Thank you very much for your interest in the position of Deputy Headteacher at Norton College. I hope that you will find the information provided a useful introduction to our College and that you will proceed to apply for the post.

This is a really exciting time to join Norton College. Although I have only been in post as Headteacher since the start of the academic year, we have already established a strong culture of self-evaluation and there is a real energy and structure to school improvement work that is underway. The ASPIRE values run through every aspect of Norton College life and we have ambitious plans to build upon a the very strong foundations which are already in place. The successful applicant will be a key player in realising these aspirations.

The College prides itself upon its ‘family feel’ and there is a true sense of community here. Students are friendly and engaged with their learning. We have a highly committed, experienced, and talented team of staff, as well as strong support from parents and the Governing Body.

As you will understand, given the current situation with Covid-19, it may not be possible to visit our school in advance of your application and it is highly likely that the assessment event will take place remotely. However, for an informal, confidential conversation about the role, please contact our recruiting consultant, Steve Cooper from NYCC Resourcing Solutions, on steve.cooper2@northyorks.gov.uk or 07976 653898.

We hope you find the information provided useful and informative and that it will encourage you to apply. On behalf of the Trust and governing body, thank you again for your interest in Norton College.

Yours faithfully,

Tim Johnson - Headteacher
Karron Young - Chair of the Local Governing Board

The Role, Important Dates & Documents

Deputy Headteacher (Ethos and Engagement)
Norton College, Langton Road, Norton, Malton, North Yorkshire YO17 9PT
Salary: L15-L19 £59,581- £65,735
Commencing: September 2021
Number on Roll: 801 (with 115 in the 6th form)

‘Beyond Expectations’

Located 12 miles north east of York, Norton College is an exciting place to study and teach. We believe our students can be truly brilliant. A set of core values called ASPIRE shape all our work. These values are coupled with a belief in developing students’ self-belief and helping them work hard in all that we do together. Families choose us because of our culture of high expectations, coupled with a “family feel” where students are known and respected as individuals. A strong sixth form enables all our students to stay with us for seven years.

We pride ourselves on our commitment to high quality teaching and learning, ensuring our students are stimulated, confident and engaged. Our curriculum is planned to offer all our students the opportunity for high academic achievement and personal fulfilment through a wide range of curricular and extra-curricular activities. We also provide strong pastoral and careers support.

Rated ‘Good’ by Ofsted (September 2017) this is a real opportunity to make a significant difference in a college, which has clearly identified objectives and a real desire to achieve. There is a clear upward trajectory and your remit is to improve pupil outcomes and make us outstanding.

Your primary focus will be strategic leadership of behaviour, attitudes and personal development. This includes upholding our positive ethos, leading on all aspects of behavioural management while maintaining an operational overview of systems. You’ll also develop a ‘whole college’ overview, enabling you to manage and resolve issues and deputise for the Headteacher when required.

To apply, you must have experience of working within a behaviour management system. A good communicator and decision maker, you must possess significant change and people management skills, a proven ability to both build positive relationships across the college community and effectively use data to raise standards.

If you aspire to become a Headteacher, this is an ideal opportunity to gain the professional development and experience needed.

If you believe you can help us deliver ‘beyond expectations’, we very much look forward to receiving your application.

As you will understand, given the current situation with Covid – 19, it may not be possible to visit our school in advance of your application and it is highly likely that the assessment event will take place remotely. However, for an informal, confidential conversation about the role, please contact our recruiting consultant, Steve Cooper from NYCC Resourcing Solutions, on steve.cooper2@northyorks.gov.uk or 07976 653898.

Key Dates
Closing Date: Midnight, Sunday 7 March 2021
Shortlisting: Thursday 11 March 2021
Assessment Event: Tuesday 23 & Wednesday 24 March 2021

When applying please take into account the following:

Supporting Information:
The supporting information section of your application should clearly evidence your ability to meet the requirements we have outlined in the person specification. The information in Supporting Information will be used to shortlist applicants for this role and therefore it is imperative that you provide evidence as requested.

References:
When completing your application, please provide two employment references.

Job and Person Specification