This job expired on 7 December 2023

  • Job start date

    1 January 2024

  • Closing date

    7 December 2023 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    10 October 2023

Job details

Visa sponsorship

No, visa sponsorship not available

Key stage

Key stage 2

Working pattern

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£47,185.00 to £49,574.00

Assistant Headteacher for Teaching and Learning job summary

Assistant Headteacher

Closing date: Thursday 19th October

Interview Date: Monday 30th October

Start Date: 1st January 2024

Contract: Permanent

Salary: Leadership Scale 1-3

Orchard and Shepherdswell Academy are looking for an Assistant Headteacher, who could lead on Teaching and learning across both schools and is willing to provide teaching cover across all key stages, in particular leading intervention in year 6 with dedicated time to complete the role. This is an exciting opportunity for someone who is looking to develop their career and be a part of the SLT to continue to drive sustained improvement.

We are looking for someone who shares our vision and ethos to join our amazing team. The successful candidate should hold qualified teacher status and have led a subject or initiative across the whole school. They should have a sound knowledge of inclusion and best practice. They should have had experience of teaching across the key stages and be willing to support both the children and staff at Orchard and Shepherdswell Academy to be the best they can be, by leading and being part of the team, and supporting staff to develop a range of knowledge and skills to adapt the curriculum to meet the needs of all pupils. They should also have had experience of a using coaching model to improve teaching and learning. They must also have a clear understanding of safeguarding and be prepared to become a DSL.

Shepherdswell is a two-form entry infant school and Orchard is a three-form junior school, both on the Springfield Estate in Milton Keynes, with a twenty pupil place social communication department at Orchard Academy for pupils in EYFS, KS1 and KS2.

We truly believe that the children are at the centre of all we do. We have a strong inclusive ethos, making our school a place where we all belong. Our children are eager to learn, and we promote positive learning behaviours, so all succeed. Our dedicated staff encourage all our children to learn and grow, by providing a rich, relevant and ambitious curriculum through high quality teaching and learning.

Our ethos and values underpin all we do, and we are proud to be part our diverse community and promote wellbeing for all.

These are very exciting times at Orchard and Shepherdswell Academy, as we work more collaboratively together.

We are part of East Midlands Academy Trust and are one of their family of schools. We work closely together and by working with our Trust, you’ll be able to take advantage of a wealth of professional development and support opportunities, as well as a range of employee benefits.

These include:

· Continuous professional development and training opportunities

· Dedicated support from our school improvement team

· Career and leadership opportunities within our growing family of schools

· A Trust employee forum with representatives from across the organisation

· A confidential 24-hour Employee Assistance Programme

· Childcare vouchers scheme

· A corporate eye care plan

· Free, state of the art, fitness suite

How to apply If you have any questions regarding this role, please email recruitment@emat.uk If you would like to visit the school, please contact either school office office@shepherdswell.emat.uk or office@orchard.emat.uk

EMAT has the right to withdraw this advert before the closing date if a suitable candidate is found.

EMAT is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS disclosure is required for this post

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About Orchard Academy

School type
Academy, ages 7 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
357 pupils enrolled
Age range
7 to 11

Orchard Academy, situated in Springfield Milton Keynes, is at the heart of the community. A large KS2 primary with a 3 form entry,
Orchard is a founding member of the East Midlands Academy Trust and shares leadership, teaching and administration with our neighbour, Shepherdswell Academy, who are also part of EMAT, allowing us to offer the pupils a continuing broad and balanced curriculum at both key stages 1 and 2.
Through the Orchard creed we encourage the boys and girls to celebrate diversity and respect others regardless of ability, gender, ethnicity or religion. We aim to sustain a happy, caring, supportive and positive learning community where each child can develop and extend their potential and achieve success.

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