Primary Phase Leader
To start from 1st September 2019
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a highly motivated professional to join Hampshire’s first allthrough school as part of the leadership team in our Primary Phase. Our Primary Phase is rated in the top 6% of all Primary schools nationally for the teaching of phonics.
We are particularly proud of the excellent progress our pupils make and are looking for an outstanding practitioner to lead our team of dedicated professionals in their use of assessment for learning. The successful candidate will be a strong classroom practitioner, have a proven track record of outstanding teaching and learning, and be a team player contributing to whole school development as well as passionate about leading in our Primary Phase.
The Westgate School has a strong academic tradition where pupils excel because of the exceptional partnership for learning that exists between pupils and adults in our school community. We pride ourselves on putting professional learning and collegiate support at the heart of our practice in order to continue to raise levels of achievement for every pupil. The successful candidate will be a team player and believe in a child centred learning approach.
To be able to support and inspire colleagues in their use of assessment for learning;
To support pupils and parents in understanding the progress that is being made and the next steps to achievement;
To be passionate about enabling all pupils to make excellent progress, supported by effective use of assessment;
To be able to implement statutory assessments effectively and understand national and County benchmarks;
To be able to use data to effectively to enhance the impact of teaching;
Demonstrate high levels of integrity;
Be flexible in supporting whole school initiatives and practice – including professional learning for teachers in our Secondary Phase;
To support colleagues in a culture of learning from each other and sharing good practice, continuing to enrich our already positive learning ethos for pupils and colleagues alike.
The Westgate School and Hampshire County Council are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment. All successful candidates will be subject to a d Disclosure and barring Check as well as other relevant preemployment checks.
About Westgate School
As a thriving and highly successful learning community, The Westgate is founded on a tradition of high academic achievement and exemplary pupil support. At the heart of our success is the strength of partnership that exists between pupils, adults in school and, their families. We believe that every young person should feel a sense of belonging in our school community and enjoy their learning. As a result of this, individuals will leave with the skills and resources to take the next step in their lives, confident in their strengths and prepared to meet the challenges of the future.
As Hampshire's first all-through school, The Westgate is uniquely placed to understand the learning journey from the Early Years Foundation Stage through to GCSE. We have strong links between the phases in our school and in particular, in Physical Education, the Arts, Modern Foreign Languages and in Mathematics.
Colleagues bring a wealth of experience and knowledge about how pupils learn and are always actively seeking ways to extend, challenge and support pupils in their learning. We enjoy a close relationship with our feeder primaries, sharing their values, allowing us to plan for a smooth transition as pupils move from the primary phase on to our secondary phase at The Westgate.