Job Title: Assistant Headteacher Quality of Education- to lead an area negotiable to skills of the right
Start date: ASAP
Hours: Full time
Thornhill Academy are seeking to recruit an Assistant Headteacher within the field of Quality of Education.
We have significant strength in this area within of our senior team, which means we can consider candidates
with a range of skills within this field. As an example, it may be that you are an expert in teaching and
learning, professional development, assessment systems or another aspect of quality of education.
The role is an exciting opportunity to join a school and be part of a growing Trust with a genuine commitment
to partnership and equal opportunity. It could be that this is your first step to senior leadership or perhaps
a new challenge for existing senior leaders. We encourage all interested applicants to consider a visit to
You will have a commitment that our children will experience excellence at the heart of everything that we
do. You will dedicate yourself fully to our mission providing a world class educational experience and you
will inspire others to ensure there is never a ceiling placed on potential.
Whilst we have no preference for subject specialism, the successful candidate will present the best
possible example of professional standards to colleagues in their own teaching, and indeed, outcomes.
Thornhill Academy is an 11 to 16 secondary academy, with over six hundred students which occupies a large
site in close proximity to Sunderland City Centre. Thornhill Academy is a unique school in its area, this
uniqueness comes from the diversity of our student population. Across the school, students come from 14
different ethnicities, with 35 different languages. We are proud to be this vibrant and diverse community
and have developed a culture that has moved far beyond tolerance and one in which we celebrate, learn
from, and embrace our differences. The diversity of our community offers students and staff rewarding and
deeply engaging experiences and supports staff on their journey to become inspirational and reflective
practitioners, improving life chances for all in our community.
At Thornhill we take pride in developing each individual pupil to achieve their potential and make a positive
contribution to society. We provide a safe, happy and nurturing environment in which we challenge all to
strive for personal accomplishment and excellence.
Students, parents, staff and governors are proud of recent achievements here and, as well as helping
students achieve the results they need to follow chosen career paths, has a huge and varied programme of
activities and extra-curricular opportunities on offer.
Our Aims are to create an environment in which all take responsibility for their actions, behaviour and
learning; relishing and learning from challenges. We want to create a safe, supportive and happy working
environment in which diversity is celebrated and pupils and staff thrive. We have high expectations of all
students in terms of behaviour and commitment to learning and of our parents in working with us as partners
to support individual progress.
To apply please download and complete the attached application form. Please note we do not accept CV’s.
We ask that all completed application forms are sent to Kim Weller at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please ensure that within your application you provide the names, addresses, and contact details for two
referees, one of whom should be your current or most recent employer.
The closing date for applications is 9.00 am on Friday 29th September 2023
Interviews will take place during week commencing 9th October 2023
Consilium Academies is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young
people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Appointments are made subject to
an Enhanced DBS Check, and where applicable, a prohibition from teaching check will be completed for all
The Trust is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an
inclusive environment for all employees.
Under Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2016, the Public Sector fluency duty requires state funded schools to
ensure candidates for their customer facing roles have the necessary standard of spoken English.
Please note: If you have not been contacted within one week of the closing date please assume that your
application has been unsuccessful on this occasion. We are unable to provide feedback on individual
applications. Applications received after the closing time stated will not be considered.
Our young people tell us they are very happy here and we work closely with parents and carers to ensure a
successful experience for all.
If you're interested in teaching or training to teach in England as an international citizen, we can help you understand your next steps
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Skilled worker visa sponsorship is not available for this job.