Assistant Headteacher (Engagement and Aspiration)

Full time and Permanent, Leadership Scale: L7-L11

We are seeking an outstanding candidate to join our Senior Leadership Team
and play a central role in the development of Hayle Academy. We seek a
candidate with presence, personality and the ‘wow factor’; someone who will be
able to integrate seamlessly into our team and hit the ground running. This is a
key, public facing role within our academy and the successful candidate will be
able to command respect, win hearts and minds, and inspire, enthuse and
motivate staff and students alike. Teaching and Learning is at the heart of
everything we do; the succussful applicant will need to have a passion for
learning and a determination that all students can learn and achieve to their best
potential, regardless of barriers. An outstanding teacher in their own right, they
will be confident to develop this aspect across our school.
The key focus of this post is the engagement and aspiration of all students at
Hayle Academy. Supported by the Heads of Upper School and Lower School, the
successful candidate will take a strategic lead on these themes, including the
systems of rewards and sanctions, the progress and attainment of
disadvantaged students, the development of student leadership and our new
House System.
Hayle Academy currently has 498 11-16 students on roll. In its most recent
Ofsted (April 2015), the school was rated Good. Our vision is to create a unique,
outstanding, vibrant learning community; a place of learning excellence for
everyone. We are proud to be part of the Truro and Penwith Academy Trust.
Hayle Academy is located in a beautiful corner of West Cornwall. Easily accessed
from the A30, the town of Hayle along with its famous three miles of golden
sands boast great amenities, some of the most popular beaches in Cornwall, and
affords a great quality of life.
Please view our website for further details of the school and to download an
application pack. Completed forms should be marked for the attention of Mrs
Kathy Halsey, Business and Operations Manager, and emailed to or posted to Hayle Academy, 3 Highlanes,
Hayle, TR27 4DN. Please note that CVs will not be considered.
The Trust is committed to safeguarding, promoting the welfare of children and to
ensuring a culture of valuing diversity and ensuring equality of opportunities. To
this end, successful applicants must be suitable to work with children and the
following checks will be undertaken prior to employment:

• Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) clearance to include
Barred List checks
• Receipt of two satisfactory employer references, one of which must be
from your current or most recent employer
• Satisfactory verification of relevant qualifications
• Satisfactory health check
• Evidence of right to work
This is an exciting time to join Hayle Academy, as we seek to become beacon of
excellence in Cornwall. We see our staff as our most important resource and the
successful candidate will have our full support in their ongoing career

Closing date: Midday on Tuesday 16th March 2021

Assistant Headteacher Job Specification

Application Form 2021 02

Letter from Chair to Applicants