• Expected start date

    1 September 2021

  • Application deadline

    11 May 2021 at 10:00am

  • Date listed

    19 April 2021

Job details

Job role
Working pattern
Full-time only
Contract type

Job summary

Assistant headteacher/Assistant Director of the Haybridge High School Teaching School Hub
Competitive salary that will be commensurate with the successful candidate’s skills and experience.

Haybridge High School has been awarded one of the 87 new national Teaching School Hubs for Sandwell and Dudley. We are now seeking to appoint an Assistant Headteacher/Assistant Director of the Teaching School Hub to work with the Director of the SCITT and Teaching School Hub and establish outstanding provision which will transform support for staff throughout our region and improve lives for children and young people.

As the Assistant Director of the Teaching School Hub, you will support the Director of the SCITT and Teaching School Hub in creating a centre of excellence for teacher training and development across Sandwell and Dudley. The Teaching School Hub will provide high quality professional development to teachers at all stages of their careers. It will play a significant role in delivering school-based initial teacher training (ITT), the early career framework (ECF) when it is available nationally from September 2021, the new specialist and leadership national professional qualifications (NPQs) and appropriate body services for early career teachers. Teaching school hubs will also promote and deliver other high-quality evidence-based professional development to school leaders and teachers. The post will be based at Haybridge High School and will involve regular travel across Sandwell and Dudley.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure via the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Informal discussions with Anita Jenkins (Director of the SCITT and Teaching School Hub) or Mark Pollard (Deputy Chief Executive Officer) are welcome. Please contact Jo Stanley (PA to the Chief Executive Officer) by phone or via the applications email address (see attached document for details) to make an appointment.

Further information and an application form are available on the MAT’s website (see attached document for details). Please complete the application form and return with a covering letter detailing:
 How your experiences will enable you to build and lead our teaching school hub linked to the person specification;
 What strategies you will use to build partnerships with schools and delivery partners; and
 Your vision for the teaching school hub and how it will impact on Sandwell and Dudley.

The completed form and covering letter should be emailed to the applications email address (see attached document for details) by 10.00am on Tuesday 11th May. We intend to interview during the week beginning Monday 17th May over a video link using Microsoft Teams. However, early applications are encouraged as we reserve the right to interview earlier for this post should a suitable candidate apply.

The Four Stones Multi Academy Trust is an equal opportunities employer

Supporting documents

If you need these documents in an accessible format, please contact the school.

School overview

School type
Education phase
School size
1201 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Ofsted report
View Ofsted report
Contact phone number

About Haybridge High School and Sixth Form

Haybridge High School & Sixth Form is an 11 – 18 comprehensive school and a founding partner of The Four Stones Multi Academy Trust. The school is situated in the north of Worcestershire and serves a community of five villages. Annually oversubscribed, Haybridge High School & Sixth Form has maintained an ‘outstanding’ Ofsted judgement since its first inspection in 1996.

At its simplest, the school’s mission statement remains the same each year and that is to work to achieve the best possible outcomes for all our students thereby ensuring the best life chances for everybody in our care. The school prides itself on adding value to all its students and in 2018 saw a Progress 8 score at GCSE of +0.73 with 70% of the cohort achieving a grade 5 or higher in English & Mathematics

This pride in the examination performance of our students is underpinned by a belief that ‘an education’ is more than just a set of qualifications but is an experience which allows young people to enhance their natural talents, gifts and abilities. We strive to ensure that all our students are supported to be the articulate, tolerant, resilient and caring young people who will go into the world beyond Haybridge as lifelong learners capable of achieving great things and making a difference.

The school became a National Support School (and the Headteacher Caroline Hoddinott a National Leader in Education) and a Teaching School in 2011, an Academy in 2012, a SCITT (School Centred Teacher Training) in 2015 and in partnership with King Charles I School in Kidderminster, a MAT in 2018.

School location

Brake Lane, Stourbridge, Worcestershire, DY8 2XS

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