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  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    17 May 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    1 May 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Assistant headteacher

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Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Full time

Contract type


Pay scale


What skills and experience we're looking for

Digital Transformation

  • Lead on the promotion and implementation of digital-technology (1:1 iPads for learning) with both students and staff;
  • Develop and implement a school-wide vision for digital education across all areas
  • Work alongside the Continuous Professional Learning (CPL) Lead to develop and implement a training plan that allows all staff to successfully embed digital technology within their practice;
  • Lead CPL to ensure the effective use and development of digital technology throughout the school;
  • Work alongside the Teaching and Learning Lead to identify opportunities to enhance teaching and learning through the use of digital technology.
  • Promote the confident adoption of new devices, applications and software by both students and staff;
  • Ensure that all staff can use digital tools to organise, plan and reflect on their practice; record learning events / data and use them for self-analysis, reflection and showcasing of achievement; monitor their own progress; participate in digital assessment and offer digital feedback;
  • Advocate for the use of AI and associated technologies in order to support issues related to staff wellbeing and workload.

Wider School Leadership -Qualities and Knowledge

  • Work with leaders, staff and Local Advisory Board (LAB) to ensure that the school’s vision and ethos are clearly articulated, shared, understood and acted upon effectively;
  • Be a dynamic and supportive member of Leadership Team, working with leadership colleagues to lead and manage the strategic development of learning and teaching throughout the school;
  • Inform and advise colleagues, governors, parents and carers about national and local policy developments that affect the postholder’s areas of responsibility;
  • Work with the community to translate the school’s vision and ethos into clear strategic objectives that promote and sustain school improvement and achieve the highest quality educational provision;
  • Motivate and work with others to create a shared culture and a secure, caring, stimulating and challenging learning environment;
  • Continually review the work and organisation of the school;
  • Monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of curriculum provision in light of student need and national and local priorities;
  • Promote a culture of teamwork, in which the views of all members of the school community are valued and taken into account.
  • Consistently meet to a high standard the requirements outlined in the Teachers’ Standards.

Wider School Leadership –Systems, Processes and General

  • Contribute to developing and upholding overall ethos/aims of the school;
  • Ensure that there are good working relationships among all members of the school community through effective communication;
  • Treat people equitably and with dignity and respect to create and maintain a positive culture;
  • Attend, plan, organise and chair meetings as appropriate;
  • Support the leadership team in the recruitment and retention of high-quality staff and undertake safer recruitment training as appropriate;
  • Take responsibility for and monitor the performance and professional development of colleagues, to ensure support is provided to pupils in a way that is designed to sustain raised achievement;
  • Develop action plans in specified areas of responsibility, in order to bring about improvements in a range of areas of our work;
  • Uphold the school’s staff code of conduct;
  • Contribute to effective behaviour management strategies that enable staff to consistently meet the high expectations of the school;
  • Contribute to the development of a curriculum and school experience which provides students with opportunities to enhance their learning within the wider community. Participate in training, other learning activities and performance development as required.
  • The post holder is required to be aware of and comply with policies and procedures relating to child protection, equal opportunities, health and safety, security, confidentiality and data protection, reporting all concerns to the appropriate person.
  • The post holder has a responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and vulnerable adults during the course of their work.
  • This post requires the post holder to undertake an Enhanced DBS check.

What the school offers its staff

Cycle to work scheme

For those who do not live too far from work, cycling instead of driving or taking public transport could be a good option to save on travel costs. Our cycle to work scheme helps WAT (Windsor Academy Trust) employees to purchase a brand-new bike and spread the cost over 12-18 months. To find out more, visit The UK’s Most Popular Cycle to Work Benefit - Cyclescheme.


As a staff member you have access to the Local Government Pension Scheme and Teachers’ Pension Scheme - both generous schemes with the employer contributing up to 20% plus. This also provides a death in service benefit of 3 times your salary.

Reduced childcare costs

For working parents, childcare costs can be a significant financial burden. However, there are some solutions available to staff that may help ease short-term financial pressures around childcare. You may be eligible for the Government’s tax-free childcare scheme. Find out more by visiting Tax-Free childcare at gov.uk. Should you need them, flexible working and paid time off for caring responsibilities policies are available upon request. Visit the Policies and Procedures section on the WAT website for full details.

Local Credit Union

WAT is now a partner employer with Castle & Crystal Credit Union based in Dudley. They are a not-for- profit financial co-operative who provide affordable loans and secure savings for all who live or work in the West Midlands. Loans repayments can be made directly from your salary.

Free flu vaccinations and eye tests

For a number of years, WAT has provided free flu vaccination vouchers so that you can protect yourself over the winter months. We also provide free eye tests for display screen equipment users, which applies to the majority of our employees.

Pay progression & career pathways

As well as any nationally agreed pay award (a salary increase linked to inflation), our employees have access to pay progression according to their grade.

We offer a number of career pathways from teaching and other classroom-based roles to administration and IT. If you’re interested in progressing on your career journey or taking a new career pathway, you should discuss this further with your line manager at your annual appraisal.

Employee Assistance Programme

WAT has signed up to an Employee Assistance Programme with the Education Support Partnership which provides a support line to access a range of practical and emotional help 24/7, including counselling sessions, financial, legal and practical support from qualified professionals on a range of personal issues as well as access to online health and wellbeing resources and a specialist information service. Please call 08000 856 148.

Food and leisure discounts

WAT has signed up to access Vivup - the leading wellbeing and benefits provider to the public sector - meaning our employees can benefit from lifestyle savings on films, leisure activities, dining out, family essentials and many more popular categories. This will be launched early in the new year.

Continual Professional Learning (CPL)

WAT has developed exceptional teachers, leaders and professional services staff in schools for over a decade. We have an excellent reputation for delivering outstanding and innovative professional development for teachers, leaders and professional services staff at all levels, across the Midlands and beyond. Our professional development offer ranges from Initial Teacher Education, to the Early Career Framework as well as leadership development programmes such as National Professional Qualifications (NPQs) as well as networking groups for a number of roles.

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 Milton Primary Academy

School type
Academy, ages 3 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
400 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 11
Phone number
01782 234780

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To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email info@milton.windsoracademytrust.org.uk.

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