Headteacher (Behaviour, attendance and Safeguarding)
Full Time and Permanent
Leadership Spine 11-15 (£56,796-£62,561)
We are looking to appoint a dynamic, innovative and forward-thinking
Assistant Headteacher to join the Senior Leadership Team at The Wellington
Academy which is part of the Ascend Learning Trust is a rapidly growing,
popular 11-18 state boarding school serving the Garrison town of Tidworth (60%
of our families are military) and the local community. Ofsted Judged us to be a
‘Good’ school, you can find the link to our most recent Ofsted inspection here:
Wellington Academy - Open - Find an Inspection Report - OfstedOur
students’ academic successes along with their achievements in so many areas of
school life, in and out of the classroom, are only part of the Wellington
story. Our young people are genuinely happy to be here, and the quality of
relationships is a cornerstone of our community. The staff team are crucial in
This role is being advertised following the successful
promotion of the previous incumbent to Deputy Headteacher. 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 Attendance as well
as the continuing development of high standard behaviour across the school. 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 have significant experience and training in
this area. 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 someone
- an outstanding classroom practitioner
- an effective and innovative leader with up-to-date
knowledge and thinking around positive behaviour and attendance.
- passionate about inclusive education
- committed to a culture of safeguarding for all
and by all.
- energetic, enthusiastic and full of new ideas
- ambitious and keen to play a significant role in
the future development of The Wellington Academy
- supportive of the development of the Trust and
ready to contribute to the wider Trust leadership.
This is a unique opportunity to join an expanding and successful
Multi Academy Trust with big ambitions.
For further information please contact recruitment, visits to the school are encouraged.
Closing date for
receipt of applications: Thursday 5th
Interview Dates: Thursday
12th October and Friday 13th
We look forward to receiving your application should you
be interested. If you have not heard from us by the interview date, you may
assume that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion. Unfortunately, we are unable to offer
feedback on individual applications that are not shortlisted for interview. Please note, if we receive sufficient applications, we may close this role earlier.
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. We particularly welcome applications from under-represented
groups, including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability,
sexual-orientation or religion.
Please note 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.
In line with KCSIE 2023 and safer
recruitment practices, the school will conduct an online search for all
shortlisted candidates. The online search is part of our safeguarding checks
and will seek publicly available information on candidates’ suitability to work
with children. Shortlisted candidates will be provided with further guidance
and will be asked to clarify their online presence.
References will be obtained
before interview at shortlisting stage and may be used in the interview
process. If previous employment has included working with children, then
at least one referee must be from this employment, regardless of whether this
is the current or most recent employment, any gaps in employment must be
detailed and an explanation provided in the relevant section.
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. We particularly welcome applications from under-represented groups, including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual-orientation or religion.
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.
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