Assistant Headteacher Sir John Thursby Community College, Burnley, Lancashire

Job description

Raising Achievement – Data and Assessment

L12 – L16
Salary £52,415 - £57,935

Required from January 2020

"This is a good school. Pupils are achieving well. Pupils are polite, friendly, wear their uniforms smartly and behave extremely well around school; strong teaching in maths and English." Ofsted June 2016

At Sir John Thursby Community College, we are passionate about our young people and believe that all our students should be known, valued and loved. We are a successful, confident and ambitious school, and we are looking to appoint an Assistant Headteacher (Data and Assessment).

We offer an exciting, dynamic and supportive environment in which to work and are looking for a candidate who can build on the strong foundations that are currently in place to make a positive difference to the lives of our students. The successful candidate will lead on developing assessment practice across the school and strategies to raise achievement for identified student groups.
We are an oversubscribed 11-16 secondary school and we are fortunate to work in a state of the art building with excellent facilities.

We are looking for a driven and passionate leader with the inspiration, motivation, vision and expertise to:
• Develop, communicate and deliver the strategic vision for the school
• Ensure that achievement rises across all subjects due to quality assured data and assessment practices informing intervention strategies
• Provide dynamic and professional leadership and management of the school
• Manage staff and resources effectively

The successful candidate will fully embrace our ethos of ‘Belong, Believe Achieve’ whilst bringing fresh ideas that will build on current strengths and achievements.

Further details and application form are available from the college website or Irene Hayhurst (on behalf of the Headteacher) as detailed below.

For an application pack please:

• download from the college website:
• or telephone 01282 682313
• or email

Send your completed Application form to:

Closing date: 9am Tuesday 1st October 2019
Selection process dates: Wednesday 9th and Thursday 10th October 2019

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects staff and volunteers to share this commitment. You will be required to undertake an enhanced DBS disclosure and a range of other recruitment checks.

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About Sir John Thursby Community College

Mainstream, Foundation, LA maintained, 11-16 Secondary School. Sir John Thursby Community College is a mixed 11-16, multi-cultural, fully inclusive college which values all students, staff and our community partners. We have over 1,000 students on roll and over 150 staff enjoying working together to provide the best for everyone. In 2016 Ofsted rated us GOOD in all areas. Our facilities are exceptional for 21st Century learning.

Eastern Avenue, Burnley, Lancashire, BB10 2AT
LA Maintained School
Sir John Thursby Community College website (opens in a new window)