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  • Start date details

    August 2024

  • Closing date

    22 April 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    22 March 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Assistant headteacher

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Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale


What skills and experience we're looking for

We are seeking to increase leadership capacity across the trust as a whole and expect all of our Senior Leaders to contribute towards our shared trust development priorities as expert leaders. This is a very exciting time to be joining the Senior Leadership Team at John Ferneley College. The school is on a journey of significant improvement with investment in leadership at trust and school level affording the opportunity to play a key part in making it exceptional.

The successful applicant will lead on a key area of development, i.e. SEND, Pastoral, Teaching and Learning, Personal Development, Outcomes etc. They will contribute significantly to the Quality Assurance and Continual Professional Development across the school. Our ideal candidate will be committed to evidence-based practice and continued research-informed development. They will work closely with the Senior Leadership Team in the school and with the trust central and executive school improvement leaders to ensure that MET students experience the very best a school can offer, as we strive towards becoming an Outstanding school.

What the school offers its staff

Do you share our vision?

Our ‘Why’

  • Every child is uniquely important and of equal worth.
  • We believe that every child has the right to a world class education, whether their parent can afford it or not.
  • Through education, every child should be able to achieve their potential and ultimately improve their lives and the lives of those around them.

Our ‘How’

  • By developing our students’ long-term memory, they can improve their working memory capacity.
  • By giving them the best knowledge and skills, we can enable them to be better adults.

Our ‘What’

  • We run an inspirational, knowledge rich curriculum.
  • We run a tough love approach to behaviour and culture.
  • We run an enrichment programme that enables young people to be better humans.

If these align with your ‘why’, ‘how’ and ‘what’, we need you to apply for one of our roles so that together, we can achieve something truly remarkable.

The Senior Leadership Team at JFC is an effective and mutually supportive group of senior professionals who enjoy working together to provide excellent leadership in raising achievement. We are proactive, forward thinking, and determined to do the best for the students in our care.

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.

Applying for the job

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About John Ferneley College

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
1178 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16

John Ferneley College is a 11-16 secondary academy and part of the Mowbray Education Trust.

Located in the beautiful rural market town of Melton Mowbray, we serve around 1150 students from within Melton Mowbray and beyond.

Arranging a visit to John Ferneley College

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email celder@mowbrayeducation.org.

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