Deadline is tomorrow

  • Start date details

    January 2024

  • Closing date

    27 September 2023 at 5pm

  • Date listed

    18 September 2023

Job details

Visa sponsorship

No, visa sponsorship not available

Working pattern

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£47,185.00 to £49,574.00

Assistant Head Teacher job summary

Orchard Academy and Shepherdswell Academy are looking for an Assistant Headteacher to lead on inclusion across both schools and who is willing to provide teaching cover across all key stages, in particular leading intervention in year 6 with dedicated time to complete the role. 

This is an exciting opportunity for someone who is looking to develop their career and be a part of the SLT to continue to drive improvement.

  • We are looking for someone who shares our vision and ethos to join our amazing team. 
  • The successful candidate should hold qualified teacher status and have led a subject or initiative across the whole school.
  • They should have a sound knowledge of inclusion and best practice.
  • They should have had experience of teaching across the key stages and be willing to support both the children and staff at Orchard Academy and Shepherdswell Academy to be the best they can be, by leading and being part of the team, and supporting staff to develop a range of knowledge and skills to adapt the curriculum to meet the needs of all pupils.
  • They should also have had experience of a using coaching model to improve teaching and learning. They must also have a clear understanding of safeguarding and be prepared to become a DSL.

Shepherdswell is a two-form entry infant school and Orchard is a three-form junior school, both on the Springfield Estate in Milton Keynes, with a twenty pupil place social communication department at Orchard Academy for pupils in EYFS, KS1 and KS2.

We truly believe that the children are at the centre of all we do. We have a strong inclusive ethos, making our school a place where we all belong. Our children are eager to learn, and we promote positive learning behaviours, so all succeed. Our dedicated staff encourage all our children to learn and grow, by providing a rich, relevant and ambitious curriculum through high quality teaching and learning.  

Our ethos and values underpin all we do, and we are proud to be part our diverse community and promote wellbeing for all.

These are very exciting times at Orchard and Shepherdswell Academy, as we work more collaboratively together.

We are part of East Midlands Academy Trust and are one of their family of schools. We work closely together and by working with our Trust, you’ll be able to take advantage of a wealth of professional development and support opportunities, as well as a range of employee benefits.

About East Midlands Academy Trust 

EMAT is an exciting, innovative and growing organisation where we try to do things differently, aligned to our core values and purpose that every child deserves to be the best they can be. Our Trust is a collaborative partnership that currently includes an all-through school in Northampton, a secondary school in Oundle and five primary schools in Northamptonshire and Milton Keynes. 

By working for our Trust, you’ll be able to take advantage of a wealth of professional development and support opportunities, as well as a range of employee benefits. 

These include: 

  • Continuous professional development and training opportunities 
  • Dedicated support from our school improvement team 
  • Career and leadership opportunities within our growing family of schools 
  • A Trust employee forum with representatives from across the organisation 
  • A confidential 24-hour Employee Assistance Programme 
  • A corporate eye care plan 
  • Flu jabs for all staff 
  • Cycle to work scheme 
  • Headspace 

 For more information or an informal conversation please contact

A Note for Recruitment Agencies 

We have a team of internal recruiters and we advertise our vacancies to attract candidates and not agency suppliers. If we need agency assistance then we will reach out to our trusted partners. Any speculative CVs we receive will not be accepted as an introduction. 

EMAT reserves the right to withdraw this advert early if a suitable candidate is found. 

EMAT is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  

Applicants will be required to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). References will be taken up before interviews are offered 

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation, gender reassignment or age. 


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About Shepherdswell Academy

School type
Academy, ages 4 to 7
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
137 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 7

School location

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