Due to the imminent retirement of our current colleague, Havering School Improvement Services (Hsis) are recruiting to the role of English Inspector in order to meet both our statutory responsibilities and the growing demand for traded school improvement consultancy.
Inspector, Standards and Effectiveness, English
Dates: Required for January 2021
Salary: Soulbury 18-21 (£58,350-£61,549 pro rata) +Outer London Weighting
Location: Mercury House, Romford (main)
Contract type: 0.6 FTE with occasional additional days available by negotiation
Contract term: Permanent
Havering is a high achieving and ambitious London Borough, seeking to appoint a new English Inspector to the Hsis team. Hsis is highly regarded by schools and academies and enjoys a strong reputation both within the borough and beyond. We enjoy excellent relationships with our schools.
As the borough’s English Inspector, you will be responsible principally for providing support and challenge to all schools in Havering. You will be required to undertake a quality assurance role for English and Literacy across the borough but also provide school improvement advice, training and guidance via our traded service. Furthermore, you will work to support the Havering Academy of Leadership (www.haveringacademyofleadership.co.uk) as part of our partnership with headteachers, subject leaders, governors, teaching schools and other school improvement professionals.
You will be an experienced educationalist with a strong track-record in leadership roles in schools and/or Local Authority, with an incisive understanding of current educational issues in English, Ofsted methodology and school improvement practice. You will be fluent in data analysis and relevant IT applications. Most importantly, you will be passionate about securing the best possible outcomes for children and young people and in supporting and challenging schools to develop ambitious plans for success.
All Inspectors serve as part of the wider Hsis team and support all team operations. The post-holder may also be asked to take on other responsibilities in accordance with interests, experience and further professional development. An additional interest in SEND would be an advantage but is not essential.
If you are passionate about improving the outcomes for children and young people, we would love to hear from you.
Closing date: Monday 19th October 2020 at 9am.
Shortlisting date: Monday 19th October 2020.
Interview date: Thursday 22nd October 2020. Interview arrangements will be confirmed with shortlisted applicants.
This post is subject to enhanced DBS checks. For an informal discussion about the vacancy, please contact Grahame Smith, School Improvement Manager, on 01708 433942 or by email at email@example.com
The London Borough of Havering is a Disability Confident employer. Candidates who declare that they have a disability in accordance with the Equality Act 2010 and meet the essential criteria as specified in the Job Profile will be guaranteed an interview.
Priority consideration on all advertised roles will be given to London Borough of Havering Redeployees.
The London Borough of Havering is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable groups and expects staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
Please be aware that a Disclosure and Barring Scheme (DBS) check will be required for any position with access to these groups under the provision of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.
In addition, the Authority reserves the right to request employees undertake a basic disclosure check (Disclosure Scotland) where required for the role this includes anyone who has access to (or information obtained directly from) a government database, or has a GCSX account. These posts will be required to have a Basic Disclosure Scotland check as per the requirements of BPSS (Baseline Personnel Security Standards).
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