This job expired on 9 October 2023

  • Start date details

    As soon as possible

  • Closing date

    9 October 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    25 September 2023

Job details

Job role

  • Assistant headteacher

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4

Working pattern

Full time: 32.5 hours per week, Monday - Friday

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Pay scale


What skills and experience we're looking for

The academic curriculum at Marlwood School is largely traditional in nature, operating a three year key stage 3 and two year Key Stage 4 model. We review our offer annually and In recent years we have created a greater vocational element to suit our learner profile and local context year on year. We are looking for a creative, outward facing and analytical leader who can evaluate the merits of different curriculum models and the impact of their effectiveness, both in terms of pupil engagement and academic outcomes. You will be adept at using pupil progress data to influence whole school curriculum decisions. You will have the skills and expertise to lead a team of curriculum leaders to monitor the effectiveness of their curriculum intent, implementation and impact, with a view to continually refining their offer and improving the pupil learning experience. The ideal candidate will be a strong curriculum leader or existing senior leader who can take a strategic and considered view on what best prepares Marlwood pupils for success in modern Britain.

You will be a highly organised individual, with great attention to detail, allowing you to execute the operational aspect of this role. You will be responsible for leading the Yr 9 Options process and overseeing the construction of the school timetable.

What the school offers its staff

Marlwood School is situated in leafy South Gloucestershire, less than 20 minutes away from the heart of the cosmopolitan vibrancy of Bristol City Centre. The school has a strong identity as a small rural school and is attracting pupils beyond its immediate local community. It is located on a stunning site in Alveston, near to the Severn Estuary and has excellent transport links to the M5 and M4.

We do welcome applicants from outside of the UK but in order to consider your application and a possible sponsorship, you must first apply for a role through our E-Teach Career Site and have been awarded qualified teacher status (QTS) by the Teacher Regulation Agency to teach in a school in England, in the first instance. We cannot consider your application without this.

Further details about the role

Aligned to this role, you will also lead on the whole school assessment and independent learning strategy, working with curriculum and Trust leaders on designing and implementing the annual assessment, recording and reporting process. You will have a strong understanding of what constitutes effective assessment practice in order to support pupils to know more and remember more. You will be comfortable with holding curriculum leaders to account, whilst providing support and challenge. You will be able to demonstrate this through your own practice and the impact your work to date has had on improving pupil outcomes.

You will be working as part of a supportive and committed Senior Leadership Team and will bring clarity of vision and energy to this pivotal role. You will have the opportunities to work across all curriculum areas and in time offer your expertise across the Trust.

Commitment to safeguarding

CSET is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Successful candidates are subject to child protection screening appropriate to the post, which will include an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check for the children’s workforce and a Children’s Barred List check.

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About Marlwood School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
514 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

This is a warm and friendly school with a family feel where
each child is appreciated and cared for who they are, as well
as what they achieve and go on to become.

Being a smaller than average secondary school, our size is
definitely our strength. We pride ourselves on being a kind
and caring student focussed school, where every member of
staff makes it their business to get to know each child as
soon as they enter the Marlwood family.

Our pastoral care is second to none. Our dedicated pastoral
staff work very closely with students to understand their
needs and provide the very best support and care. After all,
happy children are more likely to be successful children!
Marlwood has recently received investment that is funding a
facelift of the school to include new classrooms for art,
design technology and science. The school also benefits
from expansive grounds including tennis courts, astro pitch
and a multi-purpose playing field. There is a real sense of
fresh air at the school!

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