Assistant Headteacher – Behaviour Lead Blackpool Gateway Academy, Blackpool

Job description

Blackpool Gateway Academy

Assistant Headteacher – Behaviour Lead

Salary: L4-L8 on the Leadership Pay Scale (currently £44,218-£48,808)

Contract: Permanent

Start Date: September 2020 or as soon as possible

Who are we?
All at Blackpool Gateway Academy are in pursuit of educational excellence. We endeavour to work together with parents, governors and the local community to provide high quality care and education through continuous improvement. We encourage all children to enjoy learning, develop their best potential and show mutual respect for one another. We promote independence and hope that all our pupils become ‘life-long learners’.

Blackpool Gateway Academy is in Bloomfield Ward, close to Blackpool Football Club, adjacent to Seasider’s Way. It is a two-form entry school currently with 373 pupils (2 classes in each year group up to Year 6) catering for pupils from 3-11 years. In January 2018 we successfully opened our brand-new nursery which caters for 26 pupils per session.
Our passion is to develop nurture alongside the curriculum aiming for the School Council’s desire to ‘learn today for a brighter tomorrow.’

The school is a 21st century learning environment with the latest IT in all classrooms. It has a dedicated foundation stage with outdoor learning. Outside there are extensive grounds with a junior sized football pitch and newly installed play equipment. In September 2016 the school joined Fylde Coast Academy Trust and embraces the Trust’s core values of Pride, Resilience, Integrity, Excellence, Respect and Ambition. Sharing best practice between our schools is integral to our development.

The Candidate
You should be passionate, enthusiastic and dynamic with the ‘wow’ factor. You will be able to demonstrate exceptional leadership qualities with a proven track record of excellence and impact in your current school. You will inspire, motivate and enthuse students and colleagues helping them to be the very best Gateway can be. You will be highly ambitious with the aim of ensuring our school goes from strength to strength.
We are looking for candidates who can make a difference with their dynamism, confidence, commitment, energy and professional expertise that qualifies them to take on this exciting and challenging role. You will have a wealth of experience in nurture and behavioural practices with a proven track record of successful outcomes in this area of school development.

The Role
This post will enhance the Senior Leadership Team of the Academy and will take a lead role in all aspects of the schools nurture, behaviour and inclusion strategies. This post will include working and leading within our nurture unit developing and leading the team as well as developing teaching and learning throughout school.

What can we offer you?
A challenging, ambitious and supportive place to work.
Annual appraisal, access to comprehensive CPD and career development opportunities.

How to Apply
Please complete an online application form on the FCAT website (

For any information regarding the position or the school please contact Sue Robinson, Acting Head of School via Charli Chadwick on 01253 402936 (

Closing time and date for applications is: 2nd March 2020 at 2pm

Shortlisting to take place on: 2nd March 2020

Assessment and Interview Day to be held on: TBC

The Fylde Coast Academy Trust is committed to equality of opportunity for all. Fylde Coast Academy Trust is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all learners, staff and visitors. All staff will be carefully selected using recruitment and selection procedures designed to emphasise our commitment to safeguarding. All posts, including volunteers, are subject to enhanced DBS clearance.

Essential educational requirements

Qualified to degree level

Essential qualifications

Qualified Teacher Status.

Essential skills and experience

Recent experience as an Assistant Headteacher or undertaking an additional teaching and learning responsibility in a primary school.
Track record of delivering and sustaining progressive improvements in achievement through the high quality leadership of behaviour and attendance.
Experience of implementing successful school-wide strategic projects that have supported school improvement objectives.
Demonstrable experience of working in education within a challenging environment
Demonstrable experience of teaching a broad ability range of students.

About Blackpool Gateway Academy

Seymour Road, Blackpool, FY1 6JH
Blackpool Gateway Academy website (opens in a new window)