APPOINTED: Headteacher - St Andrew's CE High School for Boys
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APPOINTED: Headteacher - St Andrew's CE High School for Boys - West Sussex

£68643 - £79514 - Anglican - Head/Principal
Ref: 71 Date Posted: Friday 16 Aug 2019
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Headteacher

Salary: £68643 - £79514
Location: Worthing, West Sussex
Contract Type: Full Time
Contract Term: Permanent
Start Date: April 2018

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At St Andrew’s we seek to enable everyone to develop their God-given potential and a love for learning within a caring, challenging Christian environment. We aspire to be a centre of excellence working together to develop each member’s full potential. St Andrew’s expects the whole school community to be exemplary in conduct, to work hard and care for others. We aim both to learn from and be an inspiration to all, where students are proud of their school. Skills and confidence will be developed to the highest level, enabling students to achieve personal excellence, be motivated, and prepare them as good citizens.

We are embarking on a new chapter in the life of St Andrew’s. We are overcoming recent significant challenges, with a revitalised and enthused staff and SLT who are already realising rapid and sustained student progress.

We are seeking a Headteacher who:

  • has a strong Christian faith who will uphold and sustain the spiritual and caring ethos of our school;
  • will use their leadership skills creatively, and with enthusiasm, to ensure the continued growth and development of everybody within our school community;
  • has the drive, ability and resilience to continue to raise aspirations, standards and achievements for all our students;
  • can take our school forward from ‘good’ to ‘outstanding’;
  • will communicate effectively with parents, governors, the Diocese and the wider local community;
  • will be open to the opportunities presented by future academisation.

We offer:

  • An established, popular and caring school at the heart of the community.
  • An excellent opportunity for an ambitious leader.
  • Enthusiastic and motivated students.
  • Dedicated, caring and supportive staff;
  • Motivated governors who will provide challenge and support.

We encourage prospective candidates to visit us and see us at work.

For further details and to arrange a visit or to have an informal discussion about the role please contact Liam Dowds, our Emmaus Leadership Advising Consultant who is assisting us with this assignment, in absolute confidence, on 01737 652 043 or ldowds@emmausleadership.me.

Closing date: Sunday 15th October at Midnight

Shortlisting: Thursday 19th October

Interviews: Monday 6th and Tuesday 7th November

This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service Check.

References will be taken up for all candidates prior to shortlisting.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

"…we also considered other external recruiters, but Emmaus were clear favourites in terms of their recruitment expertise and in-depth knowledge and appreciation of the catholic school’s sector."

Peter Giorgio, Director of Education, Nottingham Diocese

"Thank you for everything you did to successfully support our recruitment of an outstanding Headteacher and Deputy Headteacher. Using Emmaus Leadership to manage the recruitment to the post was much debated and was the subject of intense scrutiny by our Governing Body who were somewhat reluctant to use a leadership recruitment specialist. However, their confidence was reinstated as a result of your professional approach, your insightful knowledge and the resulting candidate pool produced for both appointments. I have no hesitation in recommending Emmaus to other schools."

Annie Sutton - Executive Principal, St Joseph's RC Specialist School and College

"Thank you for all your support, advice and professionalism through out the long and complex process of our Head’s appointment. Having helped us appoint first time round it was unfortunate, due to personal circumstances, that our new Head had to subsequently withdraw post appointment. We were truly grateful for your service guarantee, which meant we incurred no further costs in appointing her replacement. Your unfailing support and advice at all times was greatly appreciated."

Nicholas van As, Chair of Personnel Committee - Coulsdon CE Primary School

"Emmaus brings a level of professionalism, seen in other industry sectors, to church schools’ recruitment."

The Rt Rev Nick Baines - Anglican Bishop of Leeds

"I cannot imagine a better service to fulfil the requirement of helping a Catholic school find a Head. I was impressed with the number and high quality of candidates sourced by Emmaus Leadership."

Marjorie Bannister, Chair - St Michael's Catholic College, London

"We have been working with Emmaus Leadership on a number of hard to fill leadership vacancies across the Diocese. All of our dealings have been extremely professional and the feedback from schools has been very positive. It has been somewhat refreshing to deal with a recruitment company that have a good understanding of the Catholic sector, the workings of a Diocese and the requirements of Foundation Governors in appointing senior leaders to our schools. Our experience of Emmaus Leadership has been very positive and I fully recommend their services."

Stephen Bryan, Former Interim Director of Education - Archdiocese of Southwark

"I have no hesitation in commending Emmaus to any school which is seeking to appoint a Christian Head. My only regret is that we did not go to them for the first round of interviews that proved unsuccessful. It is an expensive option, but in the long run they are more than value for money. I am very thankful to God for the ministry of Emmaus, and I warmly commend them to you. In OFSTED terms, they are outstanding."

The Rt Rev Keith Sinclair - Anglican Bishop of Birkenhead

"I have no hesitation in commending Emmaus to any school that is seeking to appoint a Christian Headteacher. In particular, Emmaus’ ability to promote the school, assess the ethos of the school and communicate this within the networks of those who might be considered as possible candidates was invaluable."

Clive Purser, Chair of Governors, St Andrew's CE High School for Boys, Worthing

"I want to thank everyone at Emmaus for your support in recruiting our new Headteacher. You ensured that we were able to ‘cast a wide net’ and have a number of high quality applications to shortlist from. It was a great outcome for us and one I do not think we would have achieved on our own. We will be sure to be in contact again."

Dave Cobb - School Business & Development Manager, Saint Cecilia's CE School, London

"I have personal experience of the quality of service Emmaus provides, when I successfully applied for a Headship position through them. I always felt I could call up, get the ‘inside take’ on the school and ask any questions in complete confidence. The support and expert advice I received made the application process far less daunting and I would thoroughly recommend Emmaus to any Church School looking to appoint a key Leadership position."

Dan Pickard, Headteacher, The Bishop’s CE Primary School - Thetford

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