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  • Job start date

    1 January 2024

  • Closing date

    3 October 2023 at 3:37pm

  • Date listed

    14 September 2023

Job details

Job role

  • Assistant headteacher

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Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4

Working pattern

Full time: 32 hours per week

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£58,105-£64,225 (DOE)

Pay scale

Leadership Spine 12-16

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are looking to appoint a dynamic, innovative and forward-thinking Assistant Headteacher to join the Senior Leadership Team at Kingsbury Green Academy.

This role is being advertised following the successful promotion of the previous incumbent to Deputy Headteacher at another school. Due to the late nature of that appointment, in Term 5 of last year, we have had to delay advertising for this position, hence the January start.

The purpose of this role is to lead on the continuing development of high standard behaviour across the school and to develop a culture for learning in its broadest sense. In addition, the successful candidate will lead a strong team of safeguarding professionals, undertaking the overall responsibilities of a DSL. You do not currently need to be a DSL but must be committed to completing the training required to fulfil that role.

Whatever your experiences to date, you must demonstrate how you have had an impact on the lives of young people e.g., through improving behaviour, raising academic performance or through strategic leadership in another form. Most important of all is that you have the kind of positive mindset that believes anything is possible and that you are:

  • an outstanding classroom practitioner
  • an effective and innovative leader with up-to-date knowledge of behavioural pedagogy and raising standards
  • passionate about inclusive education, notably pupils supported by the Pupil Premium and those pupils with SEND
  • committed to a culture of safeguarding where all pupils can achieve their full potential
  • energetic, enthusiastic and full of new ideas
  • ambitious and keen to play a significant role in the future development of Kingsbury Green Academy
  • supportive of the development of the Trust and ready to contribute to the wider Trust leadership.

What the school offers its staff

Kingsbury Green Academy, which is part of the successful Ascend Learning Trust, opened its doors for the first time on the 5th of September 2019. In April 2022, Ofsted judged Kingsbury Green Academy as ‘Good’ in every inspection category. We are ambitious to build on this judgement by being recognised as an ‘Outstanding’ school in every sense of the word.

We are an ambitious, forward thinking 11-18 years Academy situated in a beautiful location on the outskirts of Calne in Wiltshire. Kingsbury Green Academy is a great place to teach Music as we are continually raising standards to produce the highest levels of student achievement.

What we offer:

  • The opportunity of working within a supportive, friendly, and well-run school.
  • The Trusts commitment to staff wellbeing including generous calendar dates and INSET days.
  • A strong commitment to your professional development and career management.
  • Excellent CPD opportunities to grow and development through mentorship and coaching.
  • Reward and recognition, celebrating staff success.
  • Leadership development opportunities both internally and across other schools in the Trust.
  • A successful ECT support program.
  • Onsite parking.
  • Pension Scheme.
  • Courteous and hardworking pupils.
  • Benefits for discounts via an online staff portal.

Further details about the role

Please note if we receive sufficient applications, we may close this job role earlier.

Commitment to safeguarding

Ascend Learning Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Any position that involves working with children requires declaration of ALL convictions/cautions regardless of whether these are deemed as spent and a DBS check will be carried out before any employment commences. References will be obtained before interview at shortlisting stage and may be used in the interview process. Any gaps in employment must be detailed and an explanation provided in the relevant section.

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About Kingsbury Green Academy

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
954 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

We are looking to appoint an inspiring and motivational teacher with the flexibility to teach a range of subjects to small groups within our Alternative Provision building, known locally as the KGA Gateway Centre.
Kingsbury Green Academy, judged as ‘Good’ by Ofsted in every category when inspected in April 2022, is part of the successful Ascend Learning Trust. We are an ambitious, forward thinking 11-18 years Academy situated in a beautiful location on the outskirts of Calne in Wiltshire.

Arranging a visit to Kingsbury Green Academy

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email dtillyer@kga.ascendlearningtrust.org.uk.

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