This job expired on 29 April 2024

  • Start date details

    September 2024

  • Closing date

    29 April 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    16 April 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Assistant headteacher

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 3

Working pattern

Full time

Contract type


Pay scale

L9 – L13

What skills and experience we're looking for

The two Assistant Head Teacher roles will hold responsibility for two distinct areas within the academy:

The Assistant Head Teacher with responsibility for the curriculum will:

  • Lead the development of the curriculum delivery and design ensuring that it meets the needs of our students in line with their EHCPs
  • Lead the monitoring, assessment and evaluation of the Quality of Education
  • Coach and support new teachers as part of their induction programme

The Assistant Head Teacher with responsibility for student behaviour and attitudes will:

  • Lead the development of strategies to ensure that learners’ attitudes to their education are positive, they remain committed to their learning, know the next steps in their academic pathways and gain resilience to setbacks and challenges
  • Lead the academy’s tracking and evaluation of attendance and implement strategies to ensure students have good attendance and are punctual
  • Promote the academy’s approach to relationships and behaviour ensuring that relationships among students and staff reflect a positive and respectful culture

Both roles will have a teaching commitment.

Following successful application, the job description and wider responsibilities for this role will be finalised based on the strengths and experience of the post holder.

The successful candidates will:

  • Have experience of leadership within a school
  • A strong understanding of restorative approaches in schools
  • Have experience and knowledge of Safeguarding procedures within a school
  • Have up to date knowledge of the SEND Code of Practice and principles around EHC Plan processes
  • Be an outstanding teacher, who is able to coach and mentor new staff
  • Have the vision and skills to support the school’s journey of continuous improvement
  • Be passionate about improving outcomes for students and to ensure all students reach their potential
  • Be dedicated to the inclusion of students with SEND in education and society as a whole

What the school offers its staff

Professional development opportunities

  • Regular training and access to a range of internal and external professional development opportunities tailored to your learning needs, your job role and your career aspirations
  • Opportunities for career progression, secondments and transfers within The Gallery Trust, the largest special school Academy Trust in Oxfordshire
  • Opportunities for collaborative working across the schools in The Trust, offering the chance to liaise with experienced colleagues, building knowledge and professional networks
  • Develop your career in The Gallery Trust, an expanding and successful organisation which offers opportunities for progression, secondments and collaborative working with colleagues across our schools


  • Competitive salaries for teaching and support staff based on School Teacher Pay and Conditions Document and the NJC Green Book
  • Perkbox - discount and wellbeing platform membership
  • Access to attractive pension plans (TPS and LGPS), linked to salary life assurance
  • Contribution towards glasses and eye tests for DSE use
  • Salary sacrifice schemes, including childcare vouchers and cycle to work


  • 24/7 access to a free Employee Assistance Programme to provide confidential advice and guidance
  • Membership to My Healthy Advantage wellbeingapp
  • Excellent induction processes, and strong line management structures to promote your wellbeing at work
  • A culture which is open to employee ideas and encourages open dialogue
  • Regular staff surveys to gain feedback on wellbeing and to drive improvements
  • The opportunity to join colleagues for social events
  • Family friendly policies, which promote your wellbeing
  • Cycle to work Scheme


  • The opportunity to work in a new, purpose-built school building, which offers an exciting environment in which to teach and learn
  • Free car parking and cycle storage
  • On-site catering

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 Bloxham Grove Academy

School type
Free School, ages 7 to 18
School size
Up to 100 pupils
Age range
7 to 18

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