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  • Start date details

    September 2024

  • Closing date

    8 April 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    8 March 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Assistant headteacher

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Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale

L14 - 18

What skills and experience we're looking for

About the Role

Higham Lane School is delighted to welcome applications for the post of Assistant Headteacher – Head of Sixth Form for September 2024 start.

Key Requirements

Applications are invited from suitably-qualified and experienced teachers with proven leadership skills and a track record of success, who can lead the Sixth Form in actively and strategically promoting the wellbeing, pastoral and academic progress of students. The successful candidate will need to show that they have the ability and vision to lead our highly-successful Sixth Form College, delivering Post 16 learning which secures successful outcomes and positive destinations for all students. Applicants will need to demonstrate that they have the ability to carry out the professional duties of an Assistant Headteacher.

General Duties and Responsibilities

To carry out the professional duties of a teacher other than an Assistant Headteacher, as described in the Teachers’ Standards and the School Teachers’ Pay and Conditions Document, including those duties particularly assigned by the Headteacher, namely to:

- play a major role under the overall direction of the Headteacher in:

(a) formulating the aims and objectives of the School;

(b) establishing the policies through which they are to be achieved;

(c) managing staff and resources to that end;

(d) monitoring progress towards their achievement.

- undertake any professional duties of the Assistant Headteacher, reasonably delegated by the Headteacher.

If the Headteacher is absent from the School, to undertake your professional duties to the extent required by the Headteacher.

Please note our clear expectations regarding personal and professional conduct of staff and the safeguarding of students:

  • To have total regard for the need to safeguard students’ well-being, in accordance with statutory provisions.
  • To have proper and professional regard for the ethos, policies and practices of the School, and maintain high standards in their own attendance and punctuality.
  • To have an understanding of, and always act within, the statutory frameworks which set out their professional duties and responsibilities.

What the school offers its staff

Staff Benefits

At Higham Lane, our staff are our most precious resource. We are committed to offering you:

  • excellent continuous professional development
  • reduced workload
  • behaviour for learning that empowers teachers to teach and students to learn
  • a range of imaginative approaches to ensure staff wellbeing
  • free, onsite parking
  • subsidised eye care for extended VDU users
  • a Gym Membership Scheme
  • a Cycle to Work Scheme
  • free lunch for duty staff
  • an Employee Assistance Programme, providing practical and emotional support
  • an Employee Benefits Scheme, offering discounts on everyday essentials

Further details about the role

How to Apply

Please complete the Application Form, as well as the Equality Details Form, that you will find on the School’s website (www.highamlaneschool.co.uk) and email them to jobs@highamlaneschool.co.uk, indicating in the message title the post you are applying for. If you would like to have a chat about this post or arrange an informal visit to see our school, please contact Kirstie Robinson, Deputy Headteacher, on 024 7638 8123.

The closing date for applications is midday, Monday 8th April 2024.

Please address the following points when completing the ‘Additional Information’ section of the application form: -

  • why you feel your personal qualities and experience make you an excellent candidate for this position;
  • your specific ideas about what you can do as Head of Sixth Form to ensure students in the Sixth Form continue to achieve well, are happy and make a positive contribution.

Commitment to safeguarding

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff to share this commitment. All successful applicants will be subject to an enhanced DBS check and will also be taken through the School's vetting procedure. Higham Lane School is also strongly committed to protecting personal data. Our Privacy Notice, which can be found under the GDPR section on the School website, describes why and how we collect and use personal data and provides information about individuals’ rights.

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About Higham Lane School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1418 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Phone number

Higham Lane School and Sixth Form College is a large, 11-18 comprehensive academy, set on an attractive site on the Warwickshire-Leicestershire border, easily accessible due to excellent road, train and bus connections. The school and sixth form college forms part of the CEAT trust and schools within our small trust work closely together bringing many benefits to both students and staff.

We offer an ambitious, broad and balanced knowledge curriculum where we value equally achievement in all its forms: artistic, academic, social, cultural, sporting and intellectual. All students achieve well at Higham Lane School, and in 2023 our Progress 8 figure was 0.56 which is testament to how well students, teachers and parents/carers work together effectively. We are committed to ensuring that an ambitious curriculum, combined with evidence-informed teaching and learning, and excellent behaviour from students make Higham Lane School a thriving environment for all that work and study here. Our Progress 8 figure for 2023 puts us in the top 6% of state-funded mainstream schools for progress, which we are delighted with, and we are committed to building upon this fantastic achievement for our students.
We were extremely pleased to have been rated as Outstanding by Ofsted in May 2019, one of only a small number of schools in England to have achieved the highest rating that year. We are also delighted that we continue to achieve impressive A level results in our high-performing Sixth Form with an average grade of B- placing the school within the top 4 mainstream Sixth Form schools in Warwickshire and the highest-performing in North Warwickshire, which again shows how students, staff and parents/carers work together effectively. In July 2021, we were granted World Class Schools status, one of a very small number of schools to achieve this.
We are also very excited to be opening a new free school, Higham Lane North Academy, in September 2025. Just a mile away from Higham Lane School, there will be exciting opportunities for the two secondary schools, as part of the wider trust, to work together with many mutual benefits for both students and staff.
Higham Lane School and Sixth Form College has a strong ethos based on mutual respect between students and staff and very clear expectations regarding students’ effort and behaviour. We enjoy an excellent reputation with parents/carers and are always over-subscribed. You will find a happy, caring and purposeful environment at Higham Lane. Students get on exceptionally well, both with each other and with our staff, who take pride in working here. Our students are encouraged to do their very best in every aspect of their lives and to reach the highest standards, irrespective of their ability. We encourage them to ‘Work Hard, Be Kind and Take Responsibility within the overall aim to “Be the best you can be!”

Arranging a visit to Higham Lane School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email jobs@highamlaneschool.co.uk.

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