This job expired on 13 May 2024

  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    13 May 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    24 April 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Assistant headteacher

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Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Full time

Contract type


Pay scale

L12 to L16

What skills and experience we're looking for

The Role

Are you passionate about inspiring and supporting students to achieve their full potential both academically and personally, and eager to find an opportunity to accomplish this impact on a school wide basis? If so, we want to hear from you.

Please email tfinch@northgate.suffolk.sch.uk for any further queries

Main Responsibilities

Following a strategic review of the senior leadership staffing structure, an opportunity has arisen for an inspirational professional to take the lead within our dynamic senior leadership team to plan, monitor and evaluate all aspects of Northgate’s Sixth Form provision. Holding responsibility and oversight for recruitment, you will be determined to forge positive, engaging and relevant links with other secondary providers in the area to ensure that our Sixth Form is the preferred A-level provider for post-16 students in Ipswich.

You must be an excellent practitioner with the ability to model outstanding professional practice to others and lead a team of able and willing colleagues who deliver excellent teaching and pastoral care whilst fostering aspiration, enrichment and extended support for our Sixth Form students.

The Ideal Candidate

Required from September 2024 an outstanding professional with evidence of successful leadership in a secondary school setting. You will have a genuine commitment to collaboration and teamwork, recognising that working together enables the best outcomes for our students. Exceptional interpersonal skills and a warm professional rapport and empathy for students’ needs will help you to work effectively alongside a diverse range of young people. Equally, the ability to engage and harness the support of parents/carers in our quest to ensure that our Sixth Form offers outstanding educational and enriching opportunities to our students will be key. You will also need excellent communication skills suitable for a range of audiences, a capacity to manage a significant workload and determination, resilience and tenacity are requisite personal characteristics.

What the school offers its staff

Being an employee of Northgate High School allows you access to an Employee Benefits scheme saving you money on many High Street brands, a cycle to work scheme, use of the sports facilities, library and free parking. Hot meals are available on-site during term time. We also offer entry into the Teachers’ Pension Scheme.

Leadership Range L12 to L16 (£61,882-68,400)

FTE 1.0fte

Further details about the role

You can apply using the following website:


Commitment to safeguarding

This authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. DBS checks or police vetting will be required for relevant posts. Suffolk County Council - welcoming diversity.

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About Northgate High School

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1732 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Phone number
01473 210123

Northgate High School and Sixth Form is an 11-18 school situated on the edge of Ipswich. Our school  is an impressive site, with purpose-built centres maintained and equipped to the highest standards, including recent investment in technology.

We embrace three core values of Respect, Determination and Teamwork. These values are fundamental to the calm and positive learning environment that we strive to achieve at all levels across the school.

Following Ofsted’s 2019 inspection we remain a ‘Good’ school.  Ofsted noted that “pupils enjoy coming to this school” and that “the Sixth Form is a vibrant learning community, where every student is valued as an individual.

The ethos at Northgate is underpinned by our genuine desire to support the wellbeing of every student and staff member ensuring that they can realise their full potential. We value our staff highly and, if you join us, you will be working in a school that is committed to staff wellbeing, offers a first-class professional development programme carefully linked to the School Improvement Plan and Performance Objectives. This means that our CPD programme strengthens the link between personal autonomy and our aims as a school. We maintain positive links with other local schools and universities.

Along with an extensive CPD programme,  we offer a competitive pension scheme and benefit package which is available to all staff.

Arranging a visit to Northgate High School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email tfinch@northgate.suffolk.sch.uk.

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