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  • Start date details

    September 2024

  • Closing date

    22 April 2024 at 10am

  • Date listed

    28 March 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Assistant headteacher

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Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

Leadership Scale 12-16

Assistant Headteacher: Behaviour Curriculum, Pastoral and Safeguarding Lead job summary

Assistant Headteacher: Behaviour Curriculum, Pastoral and

Safeguarding Lead


Full-time - Permanent

Leadership Pay Scale: L12 to L16

Required from September 2024

We are seeking an Assistant Headteacher (Behaviour Curriculum, Pastoral and Safeguarding Lead) to play a key role within the day to day running of the School, working with the Deputy Headteacher (Pastoral, Safeguarding and Inclusion) to lead the pastoral team. They will have responsibility for the standards in a Key Stage, ensuring outstanding pastoral care and support, as well as developing the behaviour curriculum, school routines and pedagogical practices. Additionally, they will play a key role in the development of standards across the Key Stage, supporting students to engage with the curriculum and academic challenges as well as the extra-curricular and personal development programmes available.

The successful applicant will have excellent leadership and interpersonal skills and, together with the members of the Senior Leadership Team, maintain a relentless focus on teaching and learning and raising achievement.

We would like you to have:


  • Qualified Teacher Status (QTS)
  • Evidence of continuing and recent professional development relevant to senior leadership

Knowledge & Experience

  • Substantial and successful track record of teaching 11 to 18 including A Level
  • A proven track record in whole school leadership or the leadership of a large department/team
  • Experience of leading significant school improvement
  • Understanding of current educational issues
  • Understanding of effective pedagogy
  • Understanding of how data can be used to drive up standards through intelligent intervention programmes

Personal qualities

  • Passion for education in its widest sense
  • Drive, sense of purpose, commitment and perseverance
  • Well-developed emotional intelligence
  • Excellent interpersonal and persuasive skills
  • Flexibility and sensitivity to the needs of individuals
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills, both oral and written
  • Enthusiasm, common sense and good humour
  • Willingness to reflect on and evaluate performance within the context of a team
  • Outstanding classroom practitioner who inspires and is respected by students and staff
  • High levels of resilience and optimism
  • A natural aptitude to model the Trust’s core behaviours – ‘We display transparency, kindness and respect in all our interactions with others, and support each other in all our endeavours. We are tenacious in our desire to make the difference together’.


  • Ability to lead by example, take responsibility and to be accountable
  • Ability to inspire others to follow through strong communication skills, good influencing skills and clear thinking
  • Ability to hold people to account effectively
  • Proven solution-provider
  • Intellectual curiosity

We can offer:

  • Talented students and staff
  • A competitive salary: a five-point scale from L12-16 (Fringe Area)
  • Admission arrangements favourable to children of staff
  • A positive working environment within a well-resourced school
  • The support of a highly professional and committed staff team and the opportunity to expand your professional networks beyond the Trust through our external partnerships
  • The opportunity to develop your career within an expanding multi academy trust with a track record of excellent student attainment and achievement
  • Exceptional professional development opportunities

The Trust is committed to safeguarding children and young people. All post holders are subject to a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

How to make an application:

  • Please read the attached Appointment Brief before completing your application.
  • To apply, please complete the My New Term Application Form using the Supporting Statement section of the form to detail your suitability for the role, your motivation for making an application and how your knowledge, experience and training meet the person specification.
  • The vacancy closes at 9am on Monday 22nd April 2024. However, early application is advised as we reserve the right to close the advert early should a suitable applicant be found.
  • Interviews will take place on: To be confirmed
  • If you have any questions or would like to discuss this role further, please contact Emma Wright, HR Business Partner 07917 034209 or at recruitment@danesedtrust.org.uk

Website: www.chancellors.herts.sch.uk / www.daneseducationaltrust.org.uk

School Address: Pine Grove, Brookmans Park, Hertfordshire, AL9 7BNN

E-mail: recruitment@danesedtrust.org.uk

Danes Educational Trust Address: C/o St Clement Danes School, Chenies Road, Chorleywood, Hertfordshire WD3 6EW

Tel: Emma Wright 07917 034209

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 Chancellor's School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
1218 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

Thank you for your interest in Chancellor’s School.

For information about the school, please visit: www.chancellors.herts.sch.uk

For information about Danes Educational Trust, please visit: www.daneseducationaltrust.org.uk

Successful candidates must be able to demonstrate that they share our values, are highly motivated to work with colleagues within school to continuously develop their skills, pursue professional excellence, and are able to enable pupils to make excellent progress. If this is you then we would be delighted to receive your application.

If you would like to organise a visit to the school or if you would like to discuss any position in more detail then please contact the recruitment team at recruitment@danesedtrust.org.uk.

The Trust’s core values are:

• We value joy in working, teaching and learning together

• We encourage everyone within our Trust to feel optimistic about the future and how they can shape it

• We support all individuals in developing resilience to enable them to respond to change and grow as a result

• We value and support the wellbeing of all individuals who learn and work in our schools

• We provide equality of opportunity and experience for all

• We provide a safe and secure learning environment for all

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