Dear prospective applicant,
In the top 12% of schools nationally, Crown Hills Community College 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 School now seeks to appoint an exceptional individual to work alongside 190 other staff to make up our education family.
This vacancy has presented itself due to the promotion of the current post holder.
To be successful, you will be smart, hungry and humble. We recruit our staff based on attitude as well as skill and if you possess the right balance, we will support you on your journey to leadership.
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.
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.
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.
I believe that high expectations and standards are important, this role will be pivotal in that as it will support students to be the best that they can be by maintaining that high standards for attendance, punctuality and behaviour that have already been set.
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.
The successful candidate will work with the pastoral team to support challenging behaviour and students with learning difficulties and foster the participation of students in the social and academic aspects of college life.
The successful candidate will be committed to the students and college life and will possess the ability to communicate effectively and be able to raise the standards of learning for all of the students that they are required to work with.
As a valued member of the Pastoral team the post holder will primarily be involved with running either a behaviour support base for on calls, or an internal seclusion room or a combination of the two. They will also be involved in various duties throughout the day, including gate and lunch duties. They will work alongside the other members of the team that will include Assistant Head of Years, Heads of Year and other Inclusion Support Workers.
The post holder will need to use engagement techniques in order to reach young people to improve their participation in the curriculum.
Crown Hills has a strong commitment to C.P.D. This is an excellent place in which to further your career.
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 together with a letter of application (no more than 2 sides of A4, font 12) outlining your skills, qualifications and experience relevant to this post to Jo Amey by 9am on Monday 19th April 2021. Ideally, the successful candidate would be available from after the February half-term holiday, failing which, at Easter.
We have also organised two information evenings via TEAMS, this will be an opportunity to understand what we stand for, our values and an opportunity to meet the team and learn what it is exactly that we are looking for please contact my PA Jo Amey by email to confirm your attendance:
Information Evening 1- Thursday 15th April 2021 - 5.00pm
Deadline for applicants is 9am on Monday 19th April 2021
Mr. F. Adam
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Applicants will be required to undertake pre-employment checks, such as an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check.