14 days remaining to apply

  • Start date details

    Easter term

  • Closing date

    15 February 2023 at 5pm

  • Date listed

    11 January 2023

Job details

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale

Leadership range negotiable to reflect experience and attributes candidate brings to the role

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are looking to appoint an AHT to complement our existing leadership structure. You will oversee the strategic development of our maths / numeracy strategy as well as other agreed areas of responsibility.

Your reason for wanting to make such a career move would be your wish to work in a forward-thinking organisation which has adopted a fresh and dynamic approach to school leadership and where working as part of a collective brings opportunity and new professional demands. You will require a disposition to want to make this difference happen in our community and believe in the foundations we are creating – to achieve an outcome that the school provision is excellent whatever school you attend.

You will oversee a specific area of the GFM Schooling Strategy across the next phase of our journey. You will have demonstrable experience and a proven record for leading whole phase initiatives; you will have the ability to work with pace and rigour to impact positively on our organisation. You will be expected to network and liaise across a range of external providers, schools and within the community to ensure a consistency of approach regarding standards, support, transition and high quality learning and teaching.

You will;

Be flexible and innovative in order meet the varied demands of the post

Keep up to date on educational development, strategy and thinking

Manage a teaching commitment alongside school leadership responsibilities

Be prepared to undertake outreach work on behalf of The GFM

Show commitment to the rigorous continuous improvement of The GFM

Attend relevant meetings

Demonstrate a positive commitment to working with all stakeholders to improve the performance of The GFM

Actively pursue your own professional development

Experience with SEMH and pastoral qualifications or experience would be advantageous

What the school offers its staff

The GFM provides our Assistant Head Teachers with:

  • The GFM Way - a set of principles for all members of our community
  • The opportunity to experience a range of leadership and management situations to support the day to day and strategic operations
  • The opportunity to work as integral part of the school leadership team
  • Support, mentorship and coaching in the roles/duties you are asked to perform
  • Constructive and regular feedback on your performance
  • A wide range of experiences, including a teaching commitment and line management, to develop/enhance your management and leadership competencies

The GFM is committed to encouraging the personal and professional development of staff; you are therefore encouraged to explore this opportunity by contacting us to arrange an initial conversation with one of the team. This will provide an opportunity for you to decide whether this prospect is for you and whether you wish to apply.Please contactLWS Academy 01489 582684 to arrange.

GFM pursues a policy of equality of opportunity. We particularly welcome applications from underrepresented groups.

Any offer of employment will be conditional on receipt of; proof of right to work in the UK / satisfactory references / pre employment medical check / clear enhanced DBS check

Commitment to safeguarding

GFM Education is committed to safeguarding children and promoting the welfare of children. We ensure our recruitment practices reflect this commitment. Successful candidates are subject to a enhanced DBS check.It is a criminal offence to apply for or accept a position (paid or unpaid) working with children if you are excluded from such work by virtue of a court order or exclusion by the DBS. Although a criminal record involving offences against children is likely to debar you from appointment of this type of post, the existence of other criminal convictions will not necessarily be a bar to employment.

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About LWS Academy

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
School size
56 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
Phone number
01489 582684

LWS is a specialist school for boys with Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH) needs. Staff at LWS ensure that our core three values, Respectful, Responsible and Ready to Learn resonate throughout our school community to ensure successful outcomes for all. Our aspirational curriculum allows our students to experience a mainstream academic experience whilst being supported by a highly skilled and supportive staff team as well as smaller class sizes to ensure academic and pastoral progress. We enable our students through their learning journey and are always prepared to support them through the consequences of actions and guide them toward being able to regulate themselves in preparation for the life journey ahead of them

Arranging a visit to LWS Academy

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

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