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  • Job start date

    1 September 2023

  • Closing date

    20 March 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    10 March 2023

Job details

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale

L12 - L16 (£58,105 - £64,225)

What skills and experience we're looking for

  • A senior leader or an experienced middle leader, who can evidence at least two years leading year group/House/whole school behaviour and safeguarding, with positive impact.
  • The DSL for Orchard School. You will be trained in safeguarding with experience of multi-agency working, and the ability to make sound, calm decisions. You will be holding our “Whisper” button for the school, and leading our online safety protocols and understanding. You will ensure excellent liaison with police and other services. You will also supervise higher level decision making and support an excellent team of experienced Pastoral Managers who manage significant numbers of day-to-day safeguarding needs across the school.
  • The Senior Leader for Behaviour, working with a team of pastoral and year group staff, and inclusion staff to ensure our behaviour management is robust, consistent, timely, equitable and well monitored. You will be able to train staff in managing classroom behaviour and demonstrate expertise in robust behaviour management within an inclusive environment where belonging is valued. This includes leading our Ready to Learn behaviour practice, ensuring the Independent Study Room is effective, leading on the behaviour curriculum and behaviour education/ interventions, sanctions including exclusions, anti-bullying, and arranging Alternative Provision through the Bristol Inclusion and Fair Access Panel alongside school to school managed moves.
  • A teacher, able to impact on department/Faculty outcomes through skilled teaching and learning. You inspire, motivate and enthuse students in lessons and staff across your team.
  • A very skilled leader: able to think and act innovatively but plan coherently and systematically, and write with impact. You are highly organised, able to monitor and review at pace.
  • This role puts you at the heart of the school, highly visible to all students, parents, staff and our community. You will represent Orchard and be absolutely committed to building and sustaining relationships over time.

What the school offers its staff

Thank you for your interest in our Assistant Headteacher role. We are seeking a full time Assistant Head to join Orchard School from September 2023, leading Behaviour and Safeguarding.

Orchard serves a richly diverse community in North Bristol, with a high proportion of disadvantaged children who recognise that you can make a real difference to their lives. We are seeking an Assistant Headteacher who can build relationships with children and staff rapidly, and make impact from day one.

The mission statement of the school, “inspire today, empower for life”, lies at the heart of all that the school does. As a school we are building our success on our core values, being Open-minded, Respectful, Creative & curious, Healthy, Ambitious, Responsible and Determined. We place no limits on our aspirations for our students.  

This is an exciting time to join our Senior Leadership Team with a balance of experience and newer expertise. Outcomes at the School have been around national average since 2019, and the successful applicant will have the drive, integrity, resilience and capacity for sustained hard work, to lead whole school behaviour and safeguarding, supporting teams to deliver outstanding care within an evidence-informed and sustainable framework.

I warmly encourage you to visit the school prior to making an application if you are able to, to really understand the community of staff and students you would join. Please read our Ofsted report which demonstrates we are a seriously good school, alongside the Staff Prospectus and our website too. As the Chartered College Network for Bristol, and through our growing Trust, we take the professional development of staff very seriously, and we are looking for an Assistant Head who can contribute to staff learning and development in this area.

Further details about the role

We particularly welcome applicants who speak one or more community languages, and applicants from currently under-represented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.   We are committed to taking steps to increase the diversity of our employees and removing any barriers to opportunities and success.  

If what we are doing resonates with you, and you are keen to work with us, please do apply.  If you have any questions relating to this role, please contact Emma Snell, PA to Headteacher. 

Key Dates:

Closing date: Monday 20th March, 9.00am

Interview Date: Friday 24th March

Fluency Duty:The ability to converse at ease with pupils, parents and other users of the service and provide advice in accurate spoken English is essential for the post.

Commitment to safeguarding

Trust in Learning (Academies) is committed to safeguarding children and young people. All post holders are subject to a satisfactory enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service clearance. Our policy and practice is in line with the Department for Education’s ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’ Guidance.
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About Orchard School Bristol

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

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To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email esnell@orchard.tila.school.

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