ACES Academies Trust has a shared local vision to raise aspiration and achievement for the communities we serve. We focus on the raising of standards...
ACES Academies Trust has creativity at its core. We wish for our students to develop the ability to apply themselves with resilience, to think creatively, to question and reason……..
ACES Academies Trust focuses on excellence for all. We promote excellence in all areas of student endeavour, including the academic. Students develop self-motivation, self-respect, self-regulation and self-worth.
ACES Academies Trust seeks to provide each child with the life skills to maximise their chance of success and to be the person they want to be. We use businessmen and women to help our students……
The ACES Academies Trust has a shared local vision to raise aspiration and achievement for the communities we serve. We focus on the raising of standards, by sharing staff expertise and utilising additional resource gained through the sponsor's connections with a range of businesses across Europe and the US. New staff are employed by the Trust to work where most needed and recruitment and retention, will be enhanced.
Whether you are a teacher or support staff you will notice the difference in the ACES Trust.
We are aspirational in every respect, for children, staff and the communities we serve. We are developing a range of partnerships with universities and businesses which will enhance educational and professional opportunities for students and staff.
We believe in a technologically empowered education which prepares young people for their futures. We seek to use creativity in its broadest sense to provide curriculum enrichment and innovation.
Hinchingbrooke School is part of the ACES Academies Trust. The Head of School reports to the CEO and is responsible for all aspects of the school’s operation and the standards achieved.
The Head of School is responsible for the effective overall management of the school, for ensuring the provision of academic leadership and strategic vision and for the quality of education, both in terms of provision and outcomes. The Head of School is expected to lead the school in line with the national standards for headship.
The Head of School will lead the senior team and distribute leadership responsibilities to ensure that all key aspects are covered. The senior team consists of two Vice Principals and seven Assistant Principals, their current responsibilities being detailed in a separate document. The CEO and Director of Finance and HR are both central office appointments and are available to assist in any aspect of the leadership and management of the school.
The Head of School is the lead professional and should conduct themselves in a professional manner at all times and be a good role model for all staff. You should lead by example with integrity, creativity, resilience, and clarity. You should demonstrate optimistic personal behaviour, positive relationships and attitudes towards students and staff, and towards parents, governors and members of the local community.
You should draw on your own scholarship, expertise and skills, along with that of others, to communicate a compelling vision and sustain a current understanding of educational excellence, working with political and financial astuteness, within a clear set of principles, to translate local and national policy into the context of the school.
Hinchingbrooke School is academically focused, offering a very pleasant working environment, once described by the Daily Telegraph as ‘the most beautiful state Secondary School in the country’. Being close to the railway station, it is a larger than average comprehensive (11-18) school with academy status and a number of unique features, including a full scale theatre and a new £2.5m Sports hall incorporating a full gym. The school formed a multi-academy trust called ACES with one of its feeder primary from January 2018.
The school has a well established reputation for being aspirational and high achieving, with good and improving academic ratings. The science department is large and successful; the creative and performing arts are very strong; the school has a specialism in Sport, being the local Sports hub for the area and the Sixth Form occupy a grade 1 listed building. Our students are proud of their school, exercise their leadership through a number of student councils and leadership schemes and the school campus and historic house offer an exceptionally pleasant working environment which helps to ‘inspire excellence, and fulfil potential’. The school places a great emphasis on bespoke CPD programmes, has strong links with other networks, including membership of the Discovery Teaching School Alliance, a plethora of extra-curricular and cross-curricular working opportunities and is in partnership with a growing number of external partnerships.
We welcome visits to the the school prior to interview. Please contact Debbie Warner, Head's PA, 01480 375676 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline for applications: Monday 25th February 2019 (noon)
Interviews: Tuesday 5th and Wednesday 6th March 2019