10 days remaining to apply

  • Expected start date

    1 September 2022

  • Application deadline

    31 January 2022 at 12:00pm

  • Date listed

    12 January 2022

Job details

Job role
Working pattern
Full time
Contract type
L12-L15 (£55,338 - £59,581)

Job summary

Malmesbury School is looking to appoint a dynamic and inspirational Assistant Headteacher to further develop our 6th form provision as part of our supportive, collaborative and forward-thinking Senior Leadership Team. This is an exciting opportunity for a talented, successful, and ambitious leader to gain promotion to a whole school leadership role in a large 11-18 secondary school within a happy and caring environment. Malmesbury School Sixth Form is a thriving community of students with a long history of excellent outcomes, both academically and pastorally. Please see the attached letter from Headteacher, Brett Jouny, that describes our sixth form in more detail.

Malmesbury School is a successful and growing 11-18 school with approximately 1,400 students on roll in the attractive town of Malmesbury, surrounded by stunning Wiltshire countryside with easy access to the M4. We enjoy excellent, modern facilities and offer unparalleled support and opportunities to staff who wish to develop their skills and leadership. In 2021 Malmesbury School was appointed as the Flexible Working Ambassador School for the South West of England.

At Malmesbury School our vision is to be a happy, caring and excellent community. We are proud to be a truly comprehensive school providing an education of the highest quality for all the students within Malmesbury and the surrounding area. In addition to the Athelstan Trust opportunities, teaching staff at Malmesbury School have a wealth of employee benefits including:
• An excellent induction programme including support for those returning to teaching/new to schools
• A comprehensive CPD programme including specialist training using external providers
• Coaching and mentoring support from senior leaders for those new to leadership roles
• A caring and supportive environment where wellbeing is a key priority - flexible working requests will be considered
• An Athelstan Trust newsletter that shares best practice and latest news
• A research informed Athelstan Trust CPD programme led by experienced staff across five schools
• Continual collaboration and sharing of resources to reduce workload and improve provision for students
• Excellent career progression opportunities
• An extensive enrichment and trip programme
• An on-site counselling service

The Athelstan Trust is a Multi-Academy Trust formed in 2015 currently consisting of five secondary schools (Malmesbury School, Bradon Forest School, The Dean Academy, Sir William Romney’s School and Chipping Sodbury School) in Wiltshire, Gloucestershire and South Gloucestershire. All our schools share a deep commitment to delivering an excellent comprehensive education to all the students in the Trust. The Trust offers further career development opportunities for colleagues to work across more than one school in a supportive environment.

Please complete the trust application form on our school website and accompany this with a letter (of no more than two A4 sides) outlining your experience to-date and the particular strengths, interests and qualities that you could bring to the position. Please read the relevant job description. If you wish to discuss the role further please contact Jan Hainsworth at jhainsworth@malmesbury.wilts.sch.uk.

The closing date for applications is noon on Monday 31 January 2022 with interviews taking place on Tuesday 8 February 2022 and Wednesday 9 February 2022.

The Athelstan Trust is an equal opportunities employer. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share in this obligation. The successful candidate will be required to undertake an enhanced disclosure by the DBS. Please visit the school website for further information at www.malmesbury.wilts.sch.uk.
The school welcome booklet is here: https://malmesbury.wilts.sch.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/Welcome-booklet-21-.pdf

Applying for the job

Please complete the Athelstan Trust teaching application form and return it with a letter of application (no more than 2 sides of A4) addressed to Mr B Jouny, Headteacher, to the following email address: jhainsworth@malmesbury.wilts.sch.uk

Download an application form - 73 KB

Supporting documents

If you need these documents in an accessible format, please contact the school.

School overview

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
School size
1437 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Contact phone number

About Malmesbury School

We are a National Support School with a long history of working in collaboration with other schools. The most recent Ofsted inspection graded the school as ‘outstanding’ in every category. In September 2014 we were designated a Teaching School. This is an excellent opportunity for professional development in a very supportive and caring school. This post would be suitable for a highly competent NQT or a teacher with experience and a proven track record of success.

At Malmesbury School our vision is to be a happy, caring and excellent community. We are proud to be a truly comprehensive school providing an education of the highest quality for all the students within Malmesbury and the surrounding area.

Arranging a visit to Malmesbury School

If you would like to visit the school prior to applying for the post please contact: Jan Hainsworth, Administration and HR Manager on 01666 829700 or email jhainsworth@malmesbury.wilts.sch.uk

School location

Corn Gastons, Malmesbury, Wiltshire, SN16 0DF

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