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  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    20 May 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    30 April 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Assistant headteacher

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Key stage

Key stage 1, Key stage 2, Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Full time: 37 hours per week 52 weeks per year.

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£60,488 to £63,430

Pay scale

L11 to L13

What skills and experience we're looking for

The main objectives to be achieved by the post holder:

  • To lead on whole school behaviour including pupil attitudes
  • To lead the strategic development of SEN policy and provision to ensure quality provision for all pupils
  • Have a strategic overview of provision for pupils with SEN or a disability across the school, monitoring and reviewing the quality of provision including off site provision
  • Ensure the SEN policy is put into practice and its objectives are reflected in the school improvement plan.
  • To lead on admissions and be a key point of contact for external agencies, in particular the local authority (LA

What the school offers its staff

  • Access to Teachers’/Local Government Pension Scheme
  • CPD including Senior Leader and Knowledge Development Courses
  • Enhanced ECT Scheme including ongoing coaching and mentoring for all teachers

Further details about the role

This Assistant Head Teacher role, with the support of the Head and Governing body, is designed to take responsibility for student and community engagement with the wider curriculum. The Assistant Head Teacher will work to increase the curriculum offer of a broad, balanced and rich curriculum; to enhance current opportunities for pupils; to secure high quality learning as well as the effective use of resources to bring about improved standards of achievement of all pupils in line with the national expectations.

This is a senior position in the school and is part of the School Leadership Team. As such each Assistant Head Teacher, in addition to their principal responsibilities, will also take on the responsibilities and accountability for whole school leadership and management.

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

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About Maplefields Academy

School type
Academy, ages 5 to 19
School size
115 pupils enrolled
Age range
5 to 19
Phone number
01536 424090

We are a high-performing, SEMH special school which was judged as Outstanding in every area by Ofsted in November 2016. We are not remotely complacent about this and are committed to ensuring that the quality of provision we offer to our students is consistently excellent. We believe that such sustained success is a team effort and every member of staff contributes to that level of excellence. We are a relatively small school, but we still have a distinctly ‘family’ atmosphere. Visitors to the School often comment on the friendly and supportive ethos.

Arranging a visit to Maplefields Academy

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email dwatt@maplefields.northants.sch.uk.

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