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  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    19 April 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    20 March 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Assistant headteacher

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Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1

Working pattern

Full time

Contract type


Pay scale

L3 - L7

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are looking to recruit a dynamic Assistant Headteacher to join our leadership team. If you are looking for an exciting opportunity to become part of a new leadership team then this could be your ideal career move. To commence in September 2024, we are seeking to recruit an ambitious and dynamic Assistant Headteacher who is passionate, dedicated and have a proven track record of engaging and inspiring both pupils and colleagues alike.

The ideal candidate will -

- Be an innovative and outstanding teacher who has a clear understanding of how young children learn;

- Be passionate about teaching and learning able to work with others to help them develop their practice;

- Have high quality teaching, pupil learning and wellbeing at the heart of everything they do;

- Have highly developed interpersonal and organisation skills;

- Have a strong commitment to supporting the Head of School to help achieve excellence and success at every level across the academy.

What the school offers its staff

Heaton Avenue is proud to offer:

- A supportive and ambitious environment where all pupils are encouraged to go beyond what they think they can achieve and to enjoy learning, helping them to lead successful, healthy and happy lives

- A vibrant place to work which equips staff to deliver their best every day, under the strong belief that Valuing People, Supporting Personal Best is the key

- A commitment that staff are happy, engaged, and well supported at work, taking pride in pupils’ attendance, behaviour, progress and development as well as their own

- Excellent training and guidance relevant to individual job roles, so expectations are understood and staff are motivated

- Great benefits, as an employer of choice, including outstanding CPD, supportive line management, and meaningful networking opportunities across the trust to aid personal development

- Supportive leadership, encouraging a healthy work-life balance

- A high-quality teaching and learning environment, alongside good facilities

- A culture where children are happy, settled and confident, accessing a broad and balanced curriculum which provides a memorable educational experience for pupils and staff.

- We offer ongoing and outstanding professional development to support your leadership career including the opportunity to undertake the NPQ in Senior Leadership (NPQSL) or Early Years Leadership (NPQEYL). We know our success depends entirely on our colleagues, so we are determined to recruit and retain the best staff by offering first class training and support, as well as highly competitive terms and conditions.

Why apply to join SHARE Multi Academy Trust?

There are many reasons why you will enjoy working for the trust. You will be surrounded by supportive people, working together with a common goal for all of our students, aiming to value and support all colleagues in order to help them achieve their personal best.

If you decide to join us, we will ensure you have what you need to make a positive difference in your education role. We will seek out your ideas and ask for your opinions regularly using staff voice.

Our CPD commitment is second to none and the training and developmental opportunities on offer will empower you to make improvements in all aspects of your role. The training you receive will help you fulfil your potential whatever your stage of career.

For teachers and leaders, we offer fast tracked, first class developmental opportunities led by one of our academies, Shelley College, which is the Teaching School Hub for Kirklees and Calderdale: -

  • National Professional Qualifications (NPQs), which underpin our structured training programmes (we offer all the qualifications);
  • Lead practitioner positions for colleagues who want to remain classroom- based but lead on curriculum development or training and coaching;
  • Mentor / facilitator training and experience which give experienced colleagues the opportunity to develop through mentoring initial teacher trainees, early career teachers or NPQ candidates – right up to NPQEL facilitators;
  • Trainee senior leadership positions, which build on our middle leadership programmes. This training includes short placements in other schools and a substantial improvement project under the guidance of an experienced leader.

All our academies have comprehensive professional development programmes for support staff. We support colleagues in their role by offering regular training, coaching and mentoring using the latest evidence-based research. Our trust collaboration draws on best practice to share the expertise available.

Our support staff meet with colleagues across the trust every September to share ideas and resources.

With regard reward and recognition, we recognise and appreciate our staff as our most valuable asset, we recognise the work they do and celebrate their successes.

We offer a wide range of benefits including: -

  • Employee assistance programmes catering for the individual wellbeing needs of staff;
  • Wellbeing champions and designated wellbeing resources for staff;
  • Flexible working opportunities (where practical);
  • Occupational sick pay, maternity, paternity, adoption & shared parental leave;
  • Competitive pension schemes with the opportunity for shared cost AVCs;
  • Money saving ‘salary sacrifice’ cycle scheme and tech scheme.

Further details about the role

Essential expertise in role required -

- Qualified Teacher Status.

- Degree or equivalent.

- Evidence of continuing professional development and a willingness to undertake further development as appropriate.

-Good working knowledge of the OFSTED framework and other measures for evaluating the performance of a school.

- Successful teaching experience as measured by pupil data and lesson observations.

- Successful leadership experience at a significant (e.g. whole-school) level.

- Experience of improving standards for teachers, key stages or a subject.

- Able to develop strategies for improving the teaching & learning in a school.

- Able to analyse data with a view to developing strategies to improve performance.

- Able to monitor and evaluate impact of interventions and strategies.

- Knowledge of innovative teaching and learning strategies.

- Excellent communication skills.

- Excellent behaviour management skills.

- Commitment to the safeguarding of young people.

- Ability to coach others to improve leadership & teaching.

- Able to successfully lead others, identifying clear priorities, communicating effectively and supporting improvements.

- Good role model in terms of promoting trust aims and values, together with professional standards for teachers and leaders.

- Is willing to work flexibly within scope of overall hours, e.g. evening meetings.

- Willing to work at different trust schools sites for short or medium term placements.

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 Heaton Avenue, A Share Primary Academy

School type
Academy, ages 3 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
386 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 11
Phone number
01274 028613

Heaton Avenue Primary Academy is one of eight academies within our trust and is part of a close-knit community well located for commute from Leeds, Huddersfield and Wakefield. We would welcome you to visit the academy (by appointment) if you wish to learn more before you apply, you will find it:

• is a vibrant place of learning and encouragement where children are happy, settled and confident;
• has a broad and balanced curriculum that provides a memorable educational experience for all of its pupils;
• equips pupils with the attributes and attitude they need for their next stage of education;
• is a school that supports staff to reach their full potential and career goals.

Arranging a visit to Heaton Avenue, A Share Primary Academy

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email kirstie.humphreys@sharemat.co.uk.

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