Assistant Headteacher

Stafford Manor High School, Stafford, Staffordshire


Job details

Working pattern Full-time only
Salary Lead Practitioners range 8 to Lead Practitioners range 12, £48,808 to £53,856
Leadership level Senior Leader

Job description

We are seeking to appoint an Assistant Headteacher with imagination and energy to join our School commencing September 2020. This new post has arisen due to the recent growth of the school and provides the opportunity to join a dynamic and innovative leadership team that continually strives to provide the very best education for every single student. The successful candidate will have a clear focus on being a champion for pupils with SEN or a disability, and those from vulnerable groups to support our vision of ‘inspiring lifelong learning’.

About You
This is a fantastic opportunity for an existing senior leader or a well-qualified middle leader who is aspiring to leadership at the highest level. You must possess the skills and determination to make a significant difference to the lives of every individual student. Your strong leadership and ability to provide effective support to colleagues will assist Stafford Manor High School in its relentless pursuit in helping pupils achieve their ambitions. In addition to your whole school role, you will be an excellent classroom practitioner with a proven track record of success. You will be a focused and resilient individual with high levels of integrity, a commitment to effective teamwork and a strong vision for the school.

About Us
Stafford Manor High School is an 11-18 school rooted in the community where the pupils are at the heart of everything we do. We enjoy the benefits of being a small but growing school with talented students. Staff have energy, passion and determination and are all committed to providing a personalised approach for every young person.

We want our students to become stand out individuals and examination success over the last three years show the best results in 20 years. We are passionate that students live personally and socially fulfilling lives, nurtured by the calm ethos of the school, which is built on high expectations, strong relationships and respect for each other. This enables individuals to become more resilient and self-confident. Our students are beautiful, polite, smart, ambitious and enthusiastic. In the words of our staff: "students are kind, honest and courageous. They approach the world with a profound sense of integrity and responsibility".
Ofsted inspected us in January 2018 so please take the time to read our report as it provides an accurate picture of our amazing school.

If you would like to join a school that makes a difference then Stafford Manor High School is for you. We have high expectations but also a ‘common sense’ approach to workload. We are proud to offer staff ‘bespoke professional learning programmes’ and leaders commit to creating a truly supportive environment where ‘staff morale is a high’. The future at Stafford Manor High School is exciting for staff and students alike. This is a fantastic opportunity to join us on our journey to excellence.

If you would like to visit our school, then please contact Mrs Marshall (Office Manager) on 01785 258383 or email: A wealth of information can be found about our school from our website and other online sources. If you wish to make an application, then please submit an application form, and supporting letter of no more than 2 sides of A4, outlining how you feel you can fulfil the requirements of the post and support the leadership of the school to the next stage of its development.

This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This position is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure check under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. Further details regarding this check are available from schools or by visiting

Closing date: Thursday 2nd April 2.00pm

Essential educational requirements

• Sound knowledge of the SEND Code of Practice, as well as statutory arrangements for disadvantaged pupils and Looked After and Previously Looked After Children.
• Understanding of what makes ‘quality first’ teaching, and of effective intervention strategies
• Ability to plan, organise, deliver and evaluate interventions
• Data analysis skills, and the ability to use data to inform provision planning
• Effective range of communication and interpersonal skills to a variety of audiences
• Ability to work with other agencies and professionals and build effective working relationships
• Ability to influence and negotiate
• Good record-keeping skills and the ability to manage school information and data for recording, monitoring, evaluation and reporting
• Proficiency in the use of ICT and the software programmes used in school.

Essential qualifications

Qualified teacher status
National Award for SEN Co-ordination, or a willingness to complete it within 3 years of appointment

Essential skills and experience

• Teaching experience for at least 5 years in a mainstream secondary school
• Experience of working at a whole-school level with a demonstrable impact
• Involvement in self-evaluation and development planning
• Experience of conducting training/leading INSET
• Experience of senior or middle leadership including the line management of a team of staff
• Proven track record of raising standards through outstanding classroom practice.
• Commitment to getting the best outcomes for pupils and promoting the ethos and values of the school
• Commitment to equal opportunities and securing good outcomes for pupils with SEN or a disability
• Ability to work under pressure and prioritise workload efficiently
• Commitment to maintaining confidentiality at all times
• Have a clear understanding of Child Protection procedures and a commitment to safeguarding and equality
• The ability to deal effectively with students, parents and all stakeholders
• Team player and highly motivated

Employee benefits

Leadership 8 - 12

School overview

School type LA Maintained School
Education phase Secondary
School size 340 pupils enrolled
Age range 11 to 18
Ofsted report View Ofsted report
Website Stafford Manor High School website (opens in a new window)
Contact email

About Stafford Manor High School

Our highly personalised approach has been recognised in our glowing Ofsted report and a copy can be found on our website - The inspection process validated that Stafford Manor is a ‘good’ school and on the path to provide an exceptional level of education for every student. Indeed, our students are amazing young people who deserve the very best. ​Stafford Manor High School is a school where standards are rapidly improving. Over the last three years our students have achieved the best results in a generation. We have a proven track record of success across all core subjects with Maths and Science consistently performing above national expectations. ​This year we have embarked on an ambitious commitment to develop the ‘character’ of every individual. This will give the students the ‘edge’ and prepare them for life in the 21st Century. We value our place in the heart of the community and our popularity is increasing as more and more children, and parents are choosing to come to our school. We know that inspirational lessons delivered by highly skilled teachers are leading to our success. With resilient and hardworking pupils there are no limits to what Stafford Manor High School can achieve. We look forward to you all joining us on our journey to excellence!

School location

Wolverhampton Road, Stafford, Staffordshire, ST17 9DJ