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  • Closing date

    29 April 2024 at 10am

  • Date listed

    28 March 2024

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Job role

  • Assistant headteacher

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Full-time equivalent salary

£54,816.00 - £63,430.00 Annually (FTE)

Assistant Headteacher job summary

Alderman Jacobs is a vibrant and popular three form entry school with its own pre-school located in the market town of Whittlesey, just 6 miles from Peterborough. The school was rated as ‘Good’ by Ofsted (March 2023) with inspectors reporting that ‘Alderman Jacobs is a welcoming and happy place where pupils enjoy their learning. All aspects of school life reflect the school’s values of energy for life, learning and the environment’. The school joined the Soke Education Trust in September 2023 and works collaboratively with Gunthorpe, John Clare, Northborough, Werrington and Wittering Primary Schools supported by an experienced and collaborative central team.

Following the promotion to Headship of one of our long serving Assistant Headteachers, we have an excellent opportunity for an ambitious and inspirational leader to join a dedicated and creative senior leadership team. You will lead a 6 class phase in our school, supporting 180 children, teachers and support staff.We are looking for someone who:

-Can enthuse and motivate our children and staff

-Has a relentless focus on improving the quality of teaching and improving outcomes for children across the curriculum.

-Has been involved in developing robust and accurate systems of self-evaluation which have led to improved outcomes

-Has experience of line management and coaching.

-Will offer support and challenge to staff

-Will enjoy developing a curriculum which inspires children to learn and engages them in all aspects of school life

-An unwavering commitment to inclusion and securing provision which meets the needs of the most vulnerable pupils

-A firm commitment to school improvement through a collaborative approach, including working with other schools in Soke Education Trust.

-Is a team player, reflective, approachable and kind.

In return we can offer you:

-A highly supportive, professional working environment.

-Children who are enthusiastic, energetic and eager to learn

-High quality training and CPD (the school is currently part of a professional learning community research project with Anglia Ruskin University)

-An induction programme that will support you every step of the way.

-An active Staff Wellbeing Group and full access to an Employee Assistance Programme.

-A supportive Trust, focused upon ensuring all children and staff strive, explore and transform to be their best.

-A large, heated outdoor swimming pool which can be used before and after school by staff in the summer months!

We would be delighted to show you around our school. We are holding 2 after school tours on Thursday 18th and Thursday 25th April at 4pm - please get in touch on phone or email if you’d like to book onto the tour. If you are able to visit during the school day and meet our children, please phone the office to agree an appropriate day and time. The office phone number is 01733 202403 and email is office@ajs.education

Please see the school website for further details about the job. www.aldermanjacobs.cambs.sch.uk/

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 Alderman Jacobs School

School type
Academy, ages 3 to 11
Education phase
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School size
680 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 11

School location

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