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  • Job start date

    1 January 2024

  • Closing date

    21 September 2023 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    4 September 2023

Job details

Visa sponsorship

No, visa sponsorship not available

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4

Working pattern

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

Leadership Pay Scale £56,796 - £62,560 (L11-L15)

What skills and experience we're looking for

Paxman Academy is looking for an exceptional Assistant Headteacher – Pastoral to join us in January.

This is a fantastic opportunity to extend and refine the quality of pastoral care at the Academy, ensuring that we continue to offer our students outstanding support. We’re committed to providing first-rate training and development to all of our staff, as well as excellent career advancement opportunities within the Sigma Trust.

Visits to the Academy are welcomed.

Some of your key responsibilities will include:

  • Providing strategic and operational leadership to secure and embed high standards of behaviour for learning, attendance, safeguarding and pastoral care in school.
  • Working alongside the Deputy Head Pastoral, set the direction and implement the school improvement plan for behaviour and attitudes.
  • Promoting and safeguarding the welfare of our children.
  • Ensuring excellent pastoral support for all students, internally and via effective collaboration with parents and external agencies.
  • Working with Director for Teaching and Learning to ensure high quality Opening Minds and assembly programme throughout the year.
  • Developing and implementing policies and practices which reflect the school’s commitments the highest standard of attendance
  • Working alongside the Deputy Headteacher (Pastoral) to lead on strategies for addressing issues associated with attendance, absence and persistent absence.
  • To be part of the school’s safeguarding team and act in the capacity as a designated safeguarding lead.

(The full details can be found in the attached Job Outline and Person Specification).

We're looking for you if you have:

  • Leadership experience, including managing staff and students
  • Demonstrable experience of high-quality teaching and learning
  • Demonstrable experience of improving student outcomes
  • Demonstrable experience of effective performance management and quality improvement within a school environment
  • Knowledge of the National Curriculum and OFSTED Framework regarding effective leadership, management and self-evaluation
  • Knowledge and understanding of strategies to raise standards and achievement of students

What the school offers its staff

Why work for The Sigma Trust, Paxman Academy?

We can offer you:

  • A Competitive Salary
  • Robust school CPD training programme that enables you to flourish
  • Opportunities to work with colleagues across the Trust to share resources, ideas and build collaborative relationships
  • Employee Benefits: Employee Assistance Programme, Pension Scheme, Perkbox, Cycle to Work Scheme and Discounted Gym Membership at selected local gyms

Further details about the role



Pay Range: Leadership Pay Scale, Point 11-15

Actual Salary from: £56,796 - £62,560

Start Date: 1st January 2024

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About Paxman Academy

School type
Free School, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
697 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
Phone number
01255 750913

Arranging a visit to Paxman Academy

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

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