Assistant Head of School

The Shoreline Academy, Roundswell, Devon, EX31 3UD

This job expired on 14 October 2022

  • Job start date

    1 January 2023

  • Closing date

    14 October 2022 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    27 September 2022

Job details

Key stage

Key stage 1, Key stage 2, Key stage 3, Key stage 4

Working pattern

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£42,195.00 - £46,565

Pay scale

L1 - L5

Assistant Head of School job summary

We are looking to appoint an outstanding, dynamic Assistant Head of School at The Shoreline Academy, an Alternative Provision setting for pupils aged from 4 to 16 years. 

Our ideal candidate will have excellent teamwork and communication skills, boundless patience and resilience and the ability and enthusiasm to make a difference with pupils who have a range of social, emotional and mental health needs. We are looking for someone who embodies the Trust’s values; someone who has diverse experience, as well as a passion for working with young people with additional needs. 

 The successful candidate will work supportively with the Principal and Senior Leadership Team in; ensuring high quality teaching and learning and leading staff. This is an exciting opportunity for an individual to lead strategically on key areas in our drive for continuous improvement and we are looking for applicants who have a proven record of accomplishment of success, have a positive approach and are determined to make a difference to the lives of our young people. You will not work alone. Wave Multi Academy Trust works as a collegiate team across the Southwest and as a result, there is the opportunity to work with peers in internal professional networks as well as benefit from a supportive Executive Team who are highly committed and dedicated to success. 

 Informal conversations are welcomed and encouraged, for an informal conversation email Jackie Taylor, jtaylor@waveedu.org 

 For a full list of duties, please see the job description. 

 Wave is dedicated to the safeguarding of children and Safer Recruitment Procedures will be followed. 

The position requires a satisfactory enhanced DBS check. T

Work with Wave: What’s in it for you? 

 Pension Scheme 

Employee Assistance 

Programme Counselling 

 Occupational Health Services 

Professional Development & Training 

 Salary depending on experience 

Cycle to Work Scheme 

Tech Scheme 

Free Will Writing Benefit 

Health & Wellbeing Champion 

Company sick pay dependent on service 

Free refreshments in workplaces 

 Wave Trust: What we believe and what we do 

 ave are an established and successful Multi Academy Trust, comprising of Alternative Provision Academies (APAs), Medical Academies (including Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust’s child and adolescent mental health unit ‘Sowenna’) all rated Good/Outstanding by OFSTED and 2 Special Academies (including one in pre-opening). 

We provide education for vulnerable pupils aged 4 – 19 across Devon, Cornwall and we are expanding to Somerset with our special free school. 

The Trust has a national reputation for the delivery of outstanding pupil outcomes including enabling pupils to access the most appropriate education setting and transition to employment, training and higher or further education. 

The Trust educates over 1000 pupils and employs over 350 members of staff. 

 We Aim To 

 • Provide a balanced and broad curriculum that promotes the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of pupils and prepares them for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of adult life. 

 • Give access to the National Curriculum; provide opportunities for external accreditation, and, for those pupils with specific learning difficulties, effective and personalised programmes. 

 • Ensure all pupils are supported to develop positive attitudes towards themselves and others. Promoting emotional well-being and self-esteem; helping our pupils to recognise their potential and work positively within their community. 

 • We will respect all pupils and encourage them to become active participants in their own learning, develop confidence, independence, self-esteem and express their needs and desires. 

 • Seek effective and positive working relationships with pupils’ families, schools and other agencies. 

 • Enable effective outcomes for our pupils. 

 Our Values 

 Evidence shows that the values we embody empower young people to succeed; these are the values we are looking for when we recruit new staff or work with new stakeholders. 

 BE POSITIVE We value positivity, no matter what the circumstances. It is our intention to stay constructive, optimistic and confident both for and with our young people and their families. 

HAVE EMPATHY We are kind, we have empathy. We consider the consequences of our decisions, large and small on those around us. 

SHOW RESPECT We conduct ourselves in ways that earn the trust of those around us. We respect each other and those we work with. WORK 

AS ONE TEAM We depend on teamwork and the relationships we have. When we work together we are stronger. Together we will achieve more. 

BE INCLUSIVE Everybody is treated fairly and equally; no-one is marginalised or left behind. We are inclusive, we embrace the human spirit. We value diversity of people and thought. 

 If you feel this role is of interest, we look forward to hearing from you

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About The Shoreline Academy

School type
Academy, ages 5 to 16
School size
20 pupils enrolled
Age range
5 to 16

The Shoreline Academy is located in North Devon. There are two sites, one located in Barnstaple for secondary pupils and the other located in Bideford.

Our Bideford site hosts our Primary and Nurture pupils; we aim to focus on emotional needs and development in a whole-academy environment. We recognise that all children are different and learn at different rates. Individuals should feel supported and challenged in their learning. Sometimes children face barriers to learning; in a Nurturing environment staff provide support, guidance, and model positive relationships.

Our aim is to work closely with primary and secondary schools in North Devon and beyond to provide support to the most vulnerable pupils.

Our pupils come to us at various points throughout their schooling, usually as a result of their school placement having broken down. Our purpose is to support pupils to create an environment where everyone can grow and develop, as they become responsible citizens and lifelong learners. Our role is to help pupils get back on track, either through a transition to a more permanent education setting or, for our older pupils, by completing Year 11 with The Shoreline Academy.

We work closely with a diverse range of outside agencies both statutory and voluntary so that our pupils and their families can access the support and guidance they need. We are committed to tailoring our curriculum to meet the needs of our pupils, developing a range of skills knowledge, attitudes and understanding so all our pupils can aspire to reach their full potential.

Arranging a visit to The Shoreline Academy

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email recruitment@waveedu.org.

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