Assistant Headteacher

Pear Tree Community Junior School, Derby, Derbyshire, DE23 8PN

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  • Expected start date

    1 September 2022

  • Application deadline

    17 May 2022 at 12:00pm

  • Date listed

    3 May 2022

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L5-9 £46,796 – £51,656

Assistant Headteacher job summary

Full Time - Assistant Headteacher
Required from: September 1st 2022
Leadership Scale Points (5-9)
Salary (£46,796 – £51,656)

Due to an external promotion of our current Assistant Headteacher, Pear Tree Community Junior School is looking for an aspiring Senior Leader to join us on our journey to continue the strategic development and improvement of Teaching and Learning. This is an exciting opportunity for a successful candidate to develop their skills and experience in a motivating and highly rewarding environment where students are at the heart of everything we do.

You will work closely with a supportive Head and Deputy Head of School. Your responsibilities will include but not limited to NT & Recovery, Pupil Premium and Attendance Management. This post comes without class responsibility, however there may be some teaching commitment.

Pear Tree Community Junior School is in the heart of a vibrant, diverse and culturally rich community.
The school has built an excellent reputation across Derby for its commitment to providing the best education for all its children and supporting the community to grow. The school’s values of Trust, Care and Grow are lived out on daily basis ensuring the school, its staff and its pupils flourish. We are a friendly school with a supportive team ethos. We are passionate about ensuring that every child makes progress and develops a love of learning.

You will:
• Have the ability to identify and deliver outstanding teaching.
• Have leadership experience within a primary school.
• Be collaborative and inspirational leaders, with a strong ability to motivate and empower staff and children to achieve their full potential.
• Care passionately about children and their development whilst still driving forward pupil progress and achievement.
• Have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, able to build on and maintain strong relationships with staff, parents and carers, children, governors and the local and wider community.
• Have the ability to lead on further improving teaching and learning and developing the wider curriculum

In return we offer:
• A welcoming community and a highly motivated, professional staff team that are driven
towards continuously raising standards.
• Calm and purposeful learning environments
• Excellent partnerships between pupils, staff, parents, governors and community
• A forward-thinking approach to teaching and learning throughout the school
• The chance to continue with career opportunities as part of a successful Multi Academy Trust

Visits to our school are warmly welcomed and have been arranged for 4pm Wednesday 11th May and 9am Friday 13th May. Please contact the school office to confirm which day and time is convenient to you
How to apply

Equality and diversity matters to us. If you think you’d be suited to one of our roles we’d love to hear from you regardless of age, disability status, ethnicity, gender, religion or sexuality.
Please complete the online application form which can be found on the Transform Trust website at http://www.transformtrust.co.uk/vacancies.

Any questions or queries should be directed to:
Natalie Bounds at Pear Tree Community Junior School, Pear Tree Street, Derby, DE23 8PN.
Email: n.bounds@peartreej.derby.sch.uk
Telephone: 01332 760610

Closing date for applications: Noon on Tuesday 17th May 2022
Interviews have been scheduled for Monday 23rd May 2022

Transform Trust is a Multi Academy Trust with over 6700 children in 19 Primary Schools covering Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, Derby and Derbyshire. Joining us, you will be part of an ambitious and innovative organisation. We promote the autonomy and local nature of each of our schools and we are an enabling organisation rather than a directive one.
We believe education has the power to transform lives and communities. Our Vision is to provide high quality education and deliver the best outcomes for children.
We are strategic partners in Inspiring Leaders, Flying High Teaching School Hub, East Midlands Maths Hub and with Derby Research School.

We can offer you:
• Unrivalled opportunities for professional development through our schools and Transform Applied, Transform’s unique and high regarded CPD service www.transformapplied.co.uk
• Trust support networks
• Staff benefits such as 24/7/365 employee welfare support; tax saving salary sacrifice schemes; a staff benefits scheme that offers a host of benefits and discounts
• Annual staff survey to allow you to provide us with feedback on what it’s like to work for us
• Annual children’s/staff awards which celebrates the successes and achievements of our children and staff

For more information about us please watch the Transform film at www.transformtrust.co.uk

All school roles are classed as regulated activity and as such, it is an offence to apply to for this role if you are barred from engaging in regulated activity relevant to children

Transform Trust and its schools are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This appointment is subject to safer recruitment procedures, including satisfactory references, medical, Enhanced DBS with children’s barred list clearance and completion of safeguarding children in education training

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About Pear Tree Community Junior School

School type
Academy, ages 7 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
351 pupils enrolled
Age range
7 to 11
Contact phone number
01332 760610

Pear Tree Community Junior is located in the Pear Tree area to the south of Derby City Centre. The school takes pupils from the ages of 7-11 across four year groups (Year 3 to 6). The vast majority of our pupils transfer from Pear Tree Infant School, that shares the same site. We have three classes of 30 pupils in each year group and have up to 360 pupils on roll at any one time.

The school serves a diverse community. We have pupils from a wide range of countries and cultures; there have been as many as 37 different languages at any time across the whole school.

Pear Tree offers an interesting and exciting curriculum which incorporates many enrichment activities, including a variety of trips, visits and visitors. In addition, the school benefits from a purpose built dance studio, art block and sports field, allowing our children to experience a high quality curriculum in designated spaces.

Our pupils have a strong work ethic and are dedicated to their learning. Visitors regularly comment on their exceptional manners and their respectful attitudes. Children are encouraged to be ready, respectful and responsible for their learning. We want all our children to grow and flourish.

At Pear Tree Community Junior School we believe all our children can flourish and become 'Superheroes'!

We will do this by helping children to follow the 'Superhero Code' and develop their very own 'Superhero Powers'.
Following the 'Superhero Code' will help to keep our school a happy place, where all learners grow and flourish.

We expect pupils to be:


Arranging a visit to Pear Tree Community Junior School

Visits to our school are warmly welcomed and have been arranged for 4pm Wednesday 11th May and 9am Friday 13th May. Please contact the school office to confirm which day and time is convenient to you

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