Benfield School, Benfield Road, Newcastle upon Tyne NE6 4NU

Assistant Headteacher — Behaviour and Attendance

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Full time

£54,091 -£59,581 per annum

This school has Academy status and is part of the Newcastle East mixed multi Academy Trust; the employer will be the Multi Academy Trust.

Newcastle East Mixed Multi Academy Trust

Benfield School

Benfield Road

Newcastle upon Tyne


0191 265 6091.

Required September 2021.

We invite interest in this exciting opportunity to join the Senior Leadership Team at Benfield School, which is one of five schools within NEAT Academy Trust. At the heart of our trust is the aim to nurture, educate, achieve and transform the lives of young people and our communities.

Benfield is an inclusive school, and this acknowledges the rich, cultural diversity of our community in the east end of Newcastle upon Tyne. Our school continues to grow and we are looking forward to again admitting our full PAN of 207 in September and to providing a thriving learning environment for all students.

This is a strategic role with lead responsibility for the quality of behaviour for learning across the whole school, including its monitoring and evaluation, leading the pastoral system, and also overseeing whole school attendance strategy. Additional areas of responsibility will include leading staff CPD in relation to behaviour and pastoral systems of the school. Our journey to ensure improved whole school progress and attainment outcomes for all learners is already underway and we need the right candidate to work with the Senior Leadership Team and other colleagues to drive forward key priorities and plans following our recent Ofsted inspection.

The school requires an Assistant Headteacher who has experience of leading within a secondary school who has the determination, vision and drive to continue the school improvement journey and help the school move to outstanding.

We are looking for a leader who can inspire and influence a range of stakeholders and who:

•has a proven track record in raising aspirations and leading whole school initiatives

•is an outstanding teacher

•has a proven track record in managing and leading change

•has a proven track record in leading, planning strategically and delivering on outcomes on attendance, punctuality and behaviour for learning

•has a wide knowledge of pastoral issues

In return we offer:

•a thriving school community on a modernised site with extensive sporting facilities?

•the benefits of working in a highly collaborative multi academy trust aiming to provide a seamless education from 2-19?

•excellent personal career development as the trust takes forward its ambition to grow.?

A completed application form, criminal records declaration form and equalities monitoring form must be submitted by e-mail to no later than 12 noon on Monday 19th April 2021.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. It is essential that all our staff and volunteers share this commitment. An enhanced criminal records check from the Disclosure and Barring Service is required for all posts.


Closing date:

19 April 2021

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