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Welcome to Cheadle Location Hulme School I am delighted that you are interested in the role of Head of Junior School at Cheadle Hulme School. After 11 highly successful years, Barbara by which present day pupils and staff Bottoms will be stepping down from abide today. The Junior School plays an her role as Head of Junior School, a role integral part in fulfilling these principles. which also encompasses leadership of the Pre-School and Infant School. If this role is a challenge and opportunity which excites you, and you believe that you Located ten miles south of the cosmopolitan city of Manchester, Cheadle Hulme School is Cheadle Hulme School possesses a have the necessary skills and experience, situated in extensive grounds. Manchester has a history of and commitment to ambition, well-deserved reputation for being not then we would be delighted to hear from you. creativity and a thriving knowledge economy. There are 17 universities within an hour’s only one of the country’s leading co- drive of Manchester, including the University of Manchester which has 25 Nobel laureates. educational independent day schools, but In 2016 Manchester was named by The Economist Intelligence Unit as among the world’s also for its commitment to the values and 50 most liveable cities ahead of London, New York and Rome. Public and private sector visions of its founders. The founding of the investment has transformed the area and will continue to open new economic and leisure School for necessitous boys and girls, who activity opportunities. There are excellent transport links including Manchester Airport studied a modern and forward-thinking Neil Smith, and frequent trains to London, only two hours away by rail. The Peak District, North Wales curriculum established the principles Head and Lake District are easily accessible, as are an array of cultural and sporting activities.
Cheadle Hulme School Today Cheadle Hulme is a modern, vibrant and dynamic school which provides a stimulating and relevant education for young pupils aged 3 - 18. The School has a strong sense of community and provides an unparalleled level of pastoral care which reflects a deeply caring ethos. A rich and developing programme of co-curricular activities encourage engagement at all age groups and have led to some significant accomplishments. These have ranged from individual pupils quietly overcoming personal challenges to those competing with considerable success in local, regional and national competitions. Cheadle Hulme School’s campus is home to first class facilities, which have benefited from significant investment in recent years. These include the opening of a new Pre-School in September 2018 and the opening of a new dedicated Sixth Form building in September 2019. A new fitness centre and the refurbishment of the Holden Hall, the School’s principal performance space and important teaching area were also completed in the last three years. These initiatives have been facilitated by the School’s prudent and highly professional approach to generating and managing its resources. The School has made significant progress in fostering its links with alumni and other donors, who have made a significant contribution to these developments and to the wider life of the School. Cheadle Hulme School’s success was recognised in the excellent outcome of the 2017 ISI Inspection with Reception pupils praised for their “exceptional achievement”.
Our Heritage and Waconian Values The first pupils attending the School in 1855 were Manchester Warehouseman and Clerks’ Orphans, known as “Waconians”. Former pupils of the School are known as ‘Old Waconians’. Cheadle Hulme School’s heritage and modern character is clearly traced back to the philanthropic principles exhibited by the group of Manchester businessmen who founded the School on “liberal principles for the reception of both sexes”. Their academic, altruistic and active values, which underpinned the School’s foundation and ethos in 1855, continue to inspire and motivate members of the Cheadle Hulme community today. The new Head of Junior School will have the potential to become an inspirational, exceptional Waconian.
Our Mission and the CHS Experience We aim to ensure that each student experiences a challenging, dynamic and relevant education which enables them to reach their full academic potential and flourish in a rapidly changing world. As Waconians, pupils are offered an enriching educational experience and are prepared for their path of choice through a rounded curriculum. From Pre-School to Sixth Form, pupils learn together and independently, and their broad timetables encompass all aspects of the wider CHS experience. Through an Active, Academic and Altruistic curriculum, each learner is provided with opportunities to help them make the very best of their journey. Our aim is to encourage and challenge pupils academically, whilst providing opportunities for personal and social growth, leadership, and commitment to social responsibility.
The Junior School The Role Cheadle Hulme School prides itself in maintaining a ‘one school’ ethos, where the Junior and Senior Schools share the same ethos and desire to challenge children to fulfil their potential in both personal growth and attainment. The recently-opened Pre-School, which welcomed its first pupils in September 2018, has proven to be highly popular and has swiftly gained an excellent reputation for its caring approach, providing the necessary Responsible for over 330 pupils, ranging in age from 3-11, the Head of foundations for school life. Junior school enjoys a diverse, challenging and stimulating role in the leadership team of CHS. Working closely with the other members of the Whilst entry to the Pre-School is non-selective, applicants for entry in Senior Leadership Team, the Head of Junior School plays a critical role Reception and subsequent years do sit an assessment in order to gauge in the development and implementation of the School’s strategic plan. their ability to benefit from the curriculum provided at the School. In a competitive primary market, and with increasing attention on The Junior School offers a broad curriculum to enable all children to find the costs and desirability of an independent education, we require the subjects in which they excel, and prepare them to meet the demands an individual able to create a model of 3-11 education at Cheadle of the Senior School, into which we expect them to transfer at the age of Hulme School which not only successfully prepares pupils for study 11. Strong links with departments in the Senior School, such as P.E. and in Years 7 and beyond, but also provides an exciting, challenging and Modern Languages, enable pupils to benefit from specialist teaching as creative alternative to experiences available in competitor schools. well as helping support their academic transition to Year 7.
What are we Application Process looking for? Please send your completed application form to humanresources@ chschool.co.uk together with a covering letter setting out your interest in the role and what makes you uniquely qualified. Application Deadline: 8am Monday 4th November, 2019 First-round Interview: Week beginning Monday 11th November, 2019 The successful candidate will have a Second-round Interview: Week beginning Monday 18th November, 2019 proven ability to lead, think strategically Informal enquiries about the role should be and display an enthusiasm for engaging made to Head@chschool.co.uk with all aspects of school life. All enquiries and correspondence will be treated with the utmost confidentiality. Relevant experience of leadership in a large school is essential, along with a demonstrable ability to articulate and implement For more information about Cheadle Hulme School, a vision for the Junior School within the context of a large and please visit www.cheadlehulmeschool.co.uk successful 3-18 context. We are looking to employ an individual able to transmit this vision through the effective marketing of the School to prospective parents, whilst motivating their staff to provide a high quality and broad-based education. Cheadle Hulme School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and expects all staff and volunteers We therefore aim to recruit an individual with a commitment to share this commitment. All appointments at Cheadle Hulme to outstanding teaching and staff development, alongside a School are subject to clearance by the Disclosure & Barring Service deep understanding of pastoral and safeguarding issues; an and to identity and qualification checks. Cheadle Hulme School is ability to embed the School’s ethos and values will also be an equal opportunities employer and values a diverse workforce; an essential characteristic of the Head of Junior School. we welcome applications from all sections of the community. For a detailed job description, see Appendix 1. Registered Charity Number 1077017 for the education of children.
Appendix 1: Responsibilities: Job Description Leadership • Create a safe, happy and purposeful atmosphere across all aspects of the Junior School, for students, staff and parents; • Support the Head in realising the Aims of the School and the ambitions of the Five Year Strategic Plan; • Provide the Junior School with strategic direction, in line with the Five Year Strategic Plan Job Title: Head of Junior School and Aims and Ethos of the School, communicating this direction effectively to Governors, SLT, staff and parents; Reports to: Head • Ensure successful delivery of strategic plans through effective planning, target-setting, monitoring, reviewing and resource-management; Job Purpose: • Lead and develop 3 Deputy Heads and 2 Assistant Heads; The Head of the Junior School is responsible to the Head for the leadership and management of the Junior School. The role encompasses leadership of the Pre-School, Infant and Junior • Promote the highest standards of teaching and learning amongst all teaching staff; Schools. The purpose of the role is to ensure that the quality of teaching and learning is excellent and that every student is supported to fulfil their potential. • Ensure high levels of professional development for all staff in the Junior School; The Job Holder must be in sympathy with the aims of the School, understanding its • Ensure the curriculum is relevant to and appropriate for the aspirations of the Junior ambitions and direction as set out in the Five Year Strategic Plan. The Junior School Head is School and which fosters pupils’ desire to learn and develop; expected to work closely with Senior Leadership Team (SLT) colleagues to develop a cohesive strategy and vision across the full 3-18 age range. They will ensure that the School’s strategic • Promote the highest standards from teaching assistants and Professional Services staff vision is implemented through careful planning and operational management. They will who work in the Junior School; also ensure that Cheadle Hulme School’s core values are embedded in the Junior School’s academic and co-curricular provision as well as in the pastoral care offered. • Working with the Head, Deputy Head (Admissions, Service and Partnership) and Director of External Relations develop and implement a marketing and admission strategy for the The Head of the Junior School is required to understand the nature of the local and regional Junior School; market and playing a significant role in the marketing the Junior School and in the admissions process for prospective Junior School pupils. They are also responsible for the • Play an active role in the senior leadership of the School; development of relationships with existing and potential parents. • Attend and participate in meetings with the Head, SLT and other members of School The Head of the Junior School will take responsibility for promoting and safeguarding the management as required; welfare of pupils. • Attend and participate in Board of Governors’ meetings and in sub-committees As with all senior leadership roles, it is expected that the Job Holder will be required in as required. School for considerable periods during non-term time in order to fulfil the demands of the role.
Responsibilities: Responsibilities: Management and Administration Student Progress and Behaviour Management • Oversee the devising, implementing and monitoring of strategies to foster and maintain a • Work with the JLT to set the standards and framework to enable teaching staff to track safe, happy and productive atmosphere for all students; student attainment against potential; • Oversee the devising, implementing and monitoring of strategies for ensuring students • Monitor academic results, interpreting data to influence strategies for improving student achieve their academic potential through excellent teaching and learning; performance at all Key Stages and at the Senior School Entrance Exam; provide such data to Governors and Head as required; • Develop teaching staff capability and skill, through mentoring, the provision of professional development, lesson observation and the use of PDP; • Chair Disciplinary Hearings. • Develop support staff through the provision of professional development and the Professional Services Appraisal Process; External interface • Liaise with the Deputy Head (Pupil Welfare) and the Junior School Designated Safeguarding Officer on key School-wide/Junior School pastoral matters as appropriate; • Liaise with the External Relations Department on issues relating to the public profile of the Junior School, ensuring the School’s highly-regarded reputation is maintained • Oversee the Junior School timetable; and developed; • Contribute to the development of School Policies and Procedures, including EYFS; • Take direct responsibility for the admission of students into the Junior School, including meeting prospective parents, conducting tours, and interviewing prospective students as • Take responsibility for setting and monitoring the Junior School’s annual budget, working part of the School’s admissions process; closely with the Chief Operating Officer and the Junior Leadership Team (JLT); • Manage all aspects of contact with parents, ensuring the establishment of effective and • Creating the business case for resources; including staffing; teaching resources and positive partnerships to promote the welfare and develop the potential of every student; other facilities; • Attend major School events; • Recruit high calibre applicants for teaching posts; • Promote CHS through networking with local state and independent schools. • In conjunction with the Head, identify staffing needs; • Lead on and participate in Working Parties as required; Other responsibilities: • Take responsibility for the Junior School aspect of School Inspection; • Assist with other duties as requested by the Head. • Regularly review and update the relevant elements of the School’s Self Evaluation Form. This is not an exhaustive list, and will vary as the School’s requirements change. Flexibility regarding working hours will be expected, in consultation with the member of staff.
Person specification: Knowledge and experience • Detailed knowledge and understanding of the primary sector (including EYFS) • Experience of working at a senior level • Working knowledge/understanding of timetabling and the issues that arise in relation to staff workload and welfare • Detailed awareness of educational issues both in the independent and maintained sectors • Able to work with parents in a way which develops a supportive and productive relationship Skills and competencies • Create and implement strategic plans • Successfully lead, manage and direct individuals and teams • Identify and respond to individual development needs • Speak in an engaging and persuasive manner in public • Relate well to young people • Work positively with diverse parties for the welfare of the individual and the School • Use initiative and be proactive in all areas of responsibility • Meet deadlines and thrive under pressure • Demonstrate high levels of organisation and time management • Prioritise effectively set, enforce and monitor suitable standards of pupil behaviour Personal qualities • Commitment • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal • Excellent listening skills • Effective planning organisation and prioritisation skills • Creativity and imagination • Openness to learning and change • Resilience
Head: Mr Neil Smith Claremont Road, Cheadle Hulme, Cheadle, Cheshire, SK8 6EF Tel: 0161 488 3330 Email: email@example.com cheadlehulmeschool.co.uk
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