This job expired on 7 May 2024

  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    7 May 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    15 April 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Assistant headteacher

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Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Full time

Contract type


Pay scale

L13-L17 (£63,430 - £69,970)

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are seeking to appoint an inspirational and highly motivated Assistant Headteacher. The successful candidate will have an excellent track record as a highly effective practitioner and leader, demonstrating the leadership and operational skills needed to support all staff in providing an exceptional education for all of our students.

This is an excellent opportunity for a candidate with vision and ambition who is keen to work in a large, high-performing comprehensive school. The successful candidate will join a strong, stable leadership team.

The specific role of the successful applicant will be developed around their skills, experience and priorities for the school alongside the skills of the other members of the Senior Leadership Team.

The job description provides an indication of the breadth of the role over time at Assistant Headteacher level.

Applicants should have successful, relevant, recent experience of middle or senior leadership and be able to demonstrate the impact of their leadership. Applicants should have the drive to ensure that all our students and staff challenge themselves to reach their full potential. We value everyone in our school community and believe strongly in collaboration. As Assistant Headteacher, you have access to excellent personal professional development and the opportunity to develop your skills towards Headship in the future.

Visits to the school before application are welcome by appointment. Please read the application pack for further details.

What the school offers its staff

King Edward VI School is a popular 11-18 comprehensive school rated Good by OfSTED in 2022 with recognition of outstanding practice and a highly positive ethos. The school is well-regarded within the community and has a reputation for high quality teaching; we have recently expanded and now have 250 students in each Year 7 cohort. Lichfield is a small, vibrant cathedral city which is easily accessible from the surrounding areas.

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 King Edward VI School

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1607 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Phone number
01543 255714

Arranging a visit to King Edward VI School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email office@keslichfield.org.uk.

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