Assistant Headteacher - Behaviour, Safety and Ethos

Sharples School, Bolton, Lancashire


Job details

Subject Other
Working pattern Full-time only
Salary £51,130 to £56,578
Leadership level Senior Leader

Job description

Manchester Evening News “School in the Community” 2019

2019 Progress 8 score + 0.52

‘This is a good school’ – Ofsted

Permanent post required for September 2020

Do you want to be part of the Sharples’ success story?

This is an excellent opportunity for an enthusiastic and dynamic leader to join an experienced and successful leadership team. Our motto is ‘Learn. Dream. Achieve.’; we have high expectations and a strong commitment to enabling every child, regardless of background, to go on to further or Higher Education or the career of their choice.

Following the promotion of the current postholder, the governors are seeking to recruit an outstanding and motivated practitioner with a passion for raising standards who can, along with the Headteacher and SLT, provide strategic leadership for our ‘good’ and improving school.

Our Science Specialism drives whole school improvement and celebrates outstanding results year on year. Our Ofsted report in 2019 truly reflects our school achievements and ethos and I urge you to read it for an even fuller picture of what we have to offer. We are a vibrant learning community with a committed and aspirational staff and we endeavour to bring out the very best in each one of our young people. Ofsted noted that Sharples is “an inclusive, caring community where students achieve well.”

This post will offer the successful candidate the opportunity to build or extend their leadership profile, in a school that has shown continuous improvement and one which means to be an outstanding school in the near future.

We can offer you:-
the chance to play a significant role in shaping the school’s future;
- a school with an established reputation for success with supportive governors and parents;
- a school that is totally committed to school improvement;
- an extensive staff CPD programme;
- the full support of a talented and professional team of staff

We require a professional who:-
- is an excellent communicator;
- is an excellent teacher;
- has proven leadership skills;
- is a strategic thinker with the ability to motivate and inspire colleagues and students;
- has the energy, commitment and enthusiasm to help us to realise our vision to become outstanding;
- aspires to headship

The key areas of responsibility, initially, will be to support and monitor the behaviour and safety of all students. Promoting highly effective behaviour for learning and a positive, inclusive ethos across the school community

If you feel you have the relevant skills and experience for this post please complete a school application form and send it, via e-mail, to no later than 9:00 a.m. on Monday 20th April 2020. Your application should be accompanied by a letter which should be no longer than two sides of A4 paper addressing the criteria laid down in the job description and person specification. A school application form and job description can be downloaded from the school web-site at

Sharples School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
Pre-employment checks will be undertaken before any appointment is confirmed. This post is subject to an enhanced disclosure from the disclosure and barring service.
The school operates the local authority no smoking policy and is a no smoking site

Sharples School Multi-Academy Trust
Hill Cot Road,

01204 333253

Employee benefits

Leadership 10 - 14

Supporting documents

School overview

School type Academy
Education phase Secondary
School size 941 pupils enrolled
Age range 11 to 16
Ofsted report View Ofsted report
Website Sharples School website (opens in a new window)
Contact email

About Sharples School

Sharples School Multi-Academy Trust is a Group 6, 11-16 mixed comprehensive with 1,100 pupils on roll, situated in the North of Bolton in pleasant surroundings. The school provides stimulating and innovative opportunities for learning, transforming the aspirations and educational outcomes for all students and the local community. Sharples was judged ‘Good’ at its last inspection in 2019, with areas of outstanding practice.

School location

Hill Cot Road, Bolton, Lancashire, BL1 8SN