Thank you for taking the time to read about this role and our college. CHCC is in the top 12% of schools nationally and blends a 70-year history of inclusive education with an innovative, forward-looking approach to providing a state education like no other to 1500 students from inner city backgrounds.
The college now seeks to appoint an inspiring Exams and Assessment lead following the promotion of our current post-holder.
The successful candidate will be responsible for leading on examinations and assessments alongside the Assistant Principal. The examination team comprises of two administrators and over 15 external invigilators. The team work closely with a number of stakeholders across the college, including the SENDCo, IT department as well as our faculty leaders.
This is a fantastic career opportunity for a highly motivated professional to join one of the most exciting schools in Leicester.
Crown Hills Community College is an exhilarating and innovative college that produces exceptional progress for its learners and will make a significant contribution to the lives and opportunities of our families. If you are an ambitious and meticulous leader with a desire to improve and refine systems and processes to take this area to the next level, this is the job for you!
Over the past three years, the school has changed significantly not only in its performance but in the way it operates. We are not interested in the OFSTED grade or judgement and it is not something that we use to threaten staff with nor do we use it to set policy. We do what is best for the staff and the students underpinned by a set of clear values and we trust that everything else will take care of itself. I would therefore, urge you to visit us and to look at our website and the video about what it is that we stand for and why you would want to join us.
How we lead is as important as the direction we are taking staff in. You need to have the emotional intelligence to deal with sensitive matters with clarity as well as trusting those around you to deliver and, when needed, have tough love conversations to improve delivery in the area of examination and assessment. We have 200 staff and 1500 students, so your ability to work with different groups of people in a dynamic environment is paramount and a key part of the role.
I want us to be at the forefront of educational excellence because we want to provide the best educational experience possible for the children in our care. This is extremely difficult in a climate of ever-increasing accountability and diminishing resources. However, I sincerely believe that if we lead this community by staying true to our values then it is possible. Please listen to the well schools podcast where I speak about this in more detail.
Our mission is simple, we want every student to be the best that they can be, thrive in the best possible career and contribute positively to society.
I have therefore spent time with staff and exploring what it is we stand for, and, after a school-wide consultation, we have decided that ASPIRATION, COMMITMENT and SUCCESS are the three key drivers that will support the development of our pupils.
We are very clear that the gender, background, colour, poverty, wealth or social status of a child should have no bearing on how well they perform and staff here work extremely hard in trying to close that gap between the different groups of pupils.
If you have any questions around the role, please do not hesitate to contact Sinead Franklin.
Please read the attached job description and person specification. If you are interested in applying, please fill in the application form available on our website.
Please include e-mail addresses of all referees, and e-mail it to S Franklin by 9am on Monday 5th December 2022.
Interview Date – TBC
Mr. F. Adam