Assistant Headteacher

Colne Park High School, Colne, Lancashire, BB8 7DP

Deadline is today

  • Expected start date

    17 April 2023

  • Application deadline

    29 June 2022 at 12:00pm

  • Date listed

    22 June 2022

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  • Job Description: Assistant Headteacher Salary: L13 – L18 Hours: Two full days Contract type: Permanent / Part-time (0.4) Reporting to: Headteacher Responsible for: Personal Development & Safeguarding ‘This is a self-improving school driven by an unassuming yet unswerving determination that no pupil is left behind’

Contract type



L13 - L18 (0.4) Job share

Assistant Headteacher job summary

Assistant Headteacher (Humanities Specialism)
(Permanent / Part-time (0.4) Job Share)
L13 - L18
Required from: 17 April 2023 (or sooner)
Closing Date for Applications is noon on: Wednesday 29 June 2022

‘This is a self-improving school driven by an unassuming yet unswerving determination that no pupil is left behind’

Park High School is an oversubscribed 11-16 student community situated in Colne on the border between Lancashire, North and West Yorkshire and has over 1098 students. We are easily accessible and whilst some of our current staff are local, many also travel from Preston and the Ribble Valley, Keighley, Bradford and the surrounding areas.

We are seeking an experienced leader with an outstanding track record to job share for two days a week as an Assistant Headteacher. The job share will also include some teaching commitment in Humanities.

In September 2018 we jointly formed the Pennine Trust with three of our feeder primary schools. As the lead secondary school within the trust, we have maintained our parental and community confidence. Creating a climate of independent learning and embedding a culture where teachers and support professionals can thrive and take risks with teaching and learning are all very much part of our school.

We are a school committed to:
Raising aspirations and bringing out the best in all students
Exceptionally high levels of academic achievement and personal development
Our mission of developing young people with active and creative minds

We are looking for a leader who will:
Be an outstanding classroom practitioner, providing engaging and creative learning experiences for all students
Lead and embed successful change
Inspire, challenge and motivate others
Be enthusiastic and committed to making a positive difference
Be analytical, creative and a problem solver
Demonstrate a capacity for sustained hard work with energy and vigor

Park High School will provide:
Staff who will unfailingly reassure students that by working together there are no barriers that they cannot overcome to achieve their full potential
Students who strive to attain exceptionally high levels of academic achievement and personal development
Excellent opportunities for your professional development
Friendly and supportive colleagues, who go the extra mile

Park High School is committed to the welfare and safeguarding of children.

Applying for the job

If you do decide to apply, and I do hope you will, I would be grateful if you would complete and return the application form, together with a letter of application of not more than two sides of A4 in font size 11/12, noting the closing date of noon on Wednesday 29 June 2022
In your letter of application please include:
Your success in leading and managing change in recent years.
Concise information about the contribution you have made to our school to date, and an assessment of the impact of your work on personal development.
The expertise, skills and personal qualities you would bring to the post.
How you would contribute to the wider life of the school, embed ambition and drive improvement to meet the needs of all students in your role as Assistant Headteacher.

Please note we accept electronic applications via An automatic confirmation email will be sent once the application has arrived. Please be aware we cannot accept responsibility for mis-sent or late applications.
If you are called for interview, you will be asked to sign a paper copy of your application to ensure the declaration requirements are complete.
We are happy to discuss the role over the telephone and/or organise a visit to the school before you make an application. If you require any further information, please do not hesitate to contact the school at or telephone on 01282 865200.
Park High School is committed to safeguarding children and young people. All post holders are subject to a satisfactory enhanced Criminal Records Bureau disclosure. Our policy and practice is in line with the Department for Education’s ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’ Guidance 2021.

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About Colne Park High School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
1088 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
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Park High School

About Park High School
Park High School is a vibrant, successful 11-16 school situated in the heart of the town of Colne. Over the years we have become the school of choice for our community. We are consistently oversubscribed and as a founding member of the Pennine Trust, we have built strong partnerships with our local schools. We are outward facing in our teaching and learning and innovative in offering a wide range of professional opportunities for our staff.
As a result of being oversubscribed, we are embarking on the next wave of recruitment for the highest calibre of staff who can help us make sure no one is left behind.

So why work at Park High School?
Teaching and Learning
At Park High School we believe in life long learning; learning that is an enjoyable experience for all. Quality first teaching is at the core of everything we do. Every student is entitled to experience a variety of teaching and learning styles which enable them to achieve their full potential and be the best they can be. We aim, through successful teaching and learning underpinned by researching practice, to develop the whole child and to enable our students to become life long learners.
Leaders consistently evaluate the effectiveness of teaching and learning within their departments and seek opportunities for regular developmental feedback and training, which creates the strong, supportive and vibrant culture at Park High School.

There is a firm and fair approach to behaviour, underpinned by an ethos of positive relationships. Students and staff in the Park family strive to be the best they can be. Teachers pass on a love of their subject and prioritise the planning and teaching of their lessons. School leaders are also life long learners. They all teach, love their subjects, understand the importance of avoiding workload pressures and are highly visible around the school. We have invested in a comprehensive pastoral system in order to support the well-being of all. Each form has two form tutors, this enables a meaningful mentoring programme and allows for wrap around care and support. Form tutors deliver our innovative RISE sessions at the end of the day. These sessions focus on reciprocal reading, academic language, co-curricular activities, careers and guidance ,and independent study. We also have a specialist well-being team who work with students and staff to create a nurturing environment in which no one gets left behind.

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