This job expired on 16 June 2024

  • Closing date

    16 June 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    28 May 2024

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Job role

  • Assistant headteacher

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Full-time equivalent salary

£58,959.00 - £65,010.00 Annually (Actual) L10-L14

[240528] Assistant Headteacher job summary

Are you looking for a new challenge? We are looking for a passionate and inspirational SEND School Leader to join the leadership team at The Springfields Academy and to be a leader within the Trust. Reach South Academy Trust is seeking to appoint an experienced senior leader to join our team from September 2024 or as soon as possible.

Post: Assistant Headteacher

Location: The Springfields Academy, Curzon Street, Calne. Wilshire, SN11 0DS

Salary Range: STPCD Leadership salary range of L10 – L14 (Leadership Scale, salary dependent on experience, and qualification)

Contract Type: Permanent, Full-time

About the role

This is a unique opportunity to not only to be part of a forward-thinking and creative leadership team, but also to develop and demonstrate leadership skills within a framework of specialist provision as part of an ambitious, and growing Trust, with inclusion and the commitment to meet need at the core of its values. The Trust, our schools, our staff, and pupils require Senior Leaders who are looking to be innovative, strategic and system leaders.

As Assistant Headteacher at Springfields and a senior leader within the Trust, you will be a team player contributing to the growth and development of our pupils. As a member of the Springfields Leadership team you will collaborate to lead the school to reflect its unique community of pupils, families, and staff. This will be consistent with the values of the Trust. You will lead to inspire learning for children with a diagnosis of autism or speech, language, and communication needs (SLCN). Your work will be challenging and rewarding. You will lead within our strong safeguarding culture, wherein pupils are listened to, respected, and involved in as many decisions as possible.

About the successful candidate

We are seeking an exceptional visionary Assistant Headteacher to support the Headteacher and leadership team a new era of excellence, driving growth and diversification while empowering our SEND pupil population to thrive and achieve aspirational outcomes. The Assistant Headteacher will oversee aspects of the Quality of Education, initially this will be our Communication and Interaction and Physical and Sensory Curriculum (but may change over time).

The Headteacher, Governors and Leadership Team would like an Assistant Headteacher who:

  • Has a clear and compelling vision for education for SEND children and young people.
  • Who collaborates with and works to complement the Headteacher and Leadership team.
  • Has a proven track record of success in leading and transforming schools while driving growth and diversification.
  • Has exceptional leadership qualities, including the ability to inspire, motivate, and empower others and who leads by example.
  • Has strong communication and interpersonal skills, as well as the ability to build and maintain strong relationships with stakeholders.
  • Considers the mental health and wellbeing of all staff.
  • Has passion for equity and social justice, with a commitment to creating a thriving school community that empowers vulnerable young people with SEND to thrive.

Springfields staff would like an Assistant Headteacher who:

  • Is passionate about Springfields and embraces our child-centred ethos.
  • Understands what our autistic pupils need to learn and achieve their potential.
  • Has a good understanding of the curriculum and is able to support and guide staff to be at their best for pupils.
  • Makes time for staff; listens to staff and acts on staff feedback.
  • Is considerate and helpful, not afraid to step in to support when needed.

Springfields pupils would like an Assistant Headteacher who:

  • Is kind
  • Who helps us to learn
  • Has a good sense of humour
  • Who is understanding
  • Who can play and have fun!

Next Steps

If you have the qualities we are looking for and are excited at the prospect of a challenging and rewarding career move, we encourage you to make contact about the role by calling the school on 01249 814 125 or emailing Nicola Whitcombe, Headteacher on nwhitcombe@springfields.wilts.sch.uk. Visits to the school are welcomed.

Closing date: for applications is Sunday, 16th June 2024

Interview Date: Interviews are provisionally booked for Monday, 24th June 2024

To apply for this opportunity, please complete our online application form by clicking ‘apply now’ on the advert.

Opportunities and Benefits

We offer a competitive salary plus TPS pension, great career progression and development opportunities, access to our Employee Assistance Programme with many other benefits.

We’re proud of how we support our staff in order that you have high levels of job satisfaction, are aware of the difference you are making for the children and families you work with and can see your contribution towards our community. There are regular opportunities for professional development and training, and a wider community of staff to network with within Reach South Multi Academy Trust. You will have the chance to visit other local schools, work alongside a range of outside professionals and take part in a variety of e-learning and face-to-face training.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Each post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

Reach South Academy Trust has an Equal Opportunities Policy for selection and recruitment. Applicants are requested to complete the Equal Opportunities Monitoring section of the application form before submitting.

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

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About The Springfields Academy

School type
Academy, ages 4 to 19
School size
231 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 19

School location

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