Thank you for your interest in the Assistant Headteacher post currently advertised at Churchdown. I thought it would be useful if I gave you a personal perspective of our unique school to help you to decide if this role is the right opportunity for you. A role where you would be happy, thrive and make a valuable contribution to our community.
Churchdown never stands still. We are always seeking to improve and refine our offer to the students and staff here. Each year we continue to make progress, and this is down to the skills and attitudes of our colleagues and their relentless focus on self-improvement. Our impressive Progress 8 score helps illustrate the impact of our combined efforts and the doors we have opened for our students. However, we are always looking forward and acknowledge as a school that it is about the students of now and the exceptional educational provision and care we put in place every lesson, every day. As a result of this relentless approach to school improvement we are seeking to appoint a dynamic and inspirational leader to help take our school to the next stage.
Regardless of the position of responsibility we hold at Churchdown, all the staff are responsible for inspiring and encouraging those with whom we work; first and foremost, the students. Our goal is based not on focussing on what’s standing in our way; it is about taking steps that will be positive and that will have a lasting effect on everyone around us. Collective actions from all of us are carried out with excellence every day for our students. As a result, we provide a school that allows every student to achieve far beyond what they even dreamt was possible.
It is clear that our journey to becoming the best school in the country is only possible if we appoint and grow exceptional leaders. Building leadership capacity will provide strategic input, offer support to staff, add expertise and motivate staff through career progression opportunities.
Our students deserve the best and proudly I can say as headteacher that we aspire to give the best for our students. I know this because in our school are people who will care for them; want the best for them; will not allow them to fail; will make them feel part of something by calling them by their name and asking if they are ok today; help them succeed; provide a place where they can do their best and allow them to see a life they didn’t know existed. Could that someone be you?
I hope this is an insight which inspires you to apply for the post of Assistant Headteacher. Please do come and visit us so you can see first-hand if Churchdown is a place you would like continue and develop your career. It would be my pleasure to tell you more about our school, discuss this role and find out more about you.
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