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  • Job start date

    17 April 2023

  • Closing date

    1 February 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    20 January 2023

Job details

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale

Leadership L12 - 16 (£58104 - £64225)

What skills and experience we're looking for

The Assistant Headteacher for Teaching and Learning is a significant senior leadership position. You will have excellent leadership qualities, creativity and energy and will work alongside the existing senior leadership team and Wessex School Improvement Team to make continued, sustainable improvements.

The core purpose of the role is to maximise the provision of strong leadership for raising standards of Teaching and Learning in the Academy.

  • Promoting the highest standards of Teaching and Learning in order to ensure the very best academic achievements in the Academy, and to create a positive atmosphere conducive to learning

  • Developing, leading, and managing effective strategies to further improve standards of Teaching and Learning

  • Coordinating Upper and Middle School liaison to support the progression of learning between all key stages

  • Lead the professional development of student facing staff and middle leaders

  • Ensuring robust induction systems are in place to support ECTs, ITT and new teaching staff

  • Line manage designated curriculum and pastoral areas

  • To carry out professional duties in accordance with the Academy Teachers’ Pay and Conditions document

  • You will be responsible for the strategic leadership of teaching and learning to ensure continued improvement, and for interpreting and articulating its vision.

  • Contribute to the strategic development and planning of whole school improvement.

  • As a member of the Senior Leadership Team you will be responsible for the strategic development of Teaching and Learning across the whole school (Key Stage 3, 4 and 5), in conjunction with the Wessex Learning Trust policy, ensuring all teaching staff deliver stimulating and inspiring education.

What the school offers its staff

Kings Academy is a fabulous school. We have great students and fabulous staff. We are a happy school that likes to laugh but also one that is serious about delivering for our young people. Our motto is ‘Believe and Succeed’. We must believe in ourselves, have self-esteem, have a can-do culture and be solution-driven. This leads to our success, for our students and our staff.

The Academy has been on a journey and the following changes have been made:

  • Introduction of extended tutor time on Fridays
  • Introduction of focus days to extend the wider curriculum opportunities
  • Re-shaping of business and administrative roles
  • Creation of business and administrative support teams
  • Development of a faculty system for subjects
  • Embedding the house system as the structure for the pastoral system
  • Creation of a welfare and intervention team
  • Creation of a staff welfare group
  • Re-designing student feedback systems
  • Introducing new, bespoke behaviour systems
  • Promote leadership and empowerment for all staff

What the Academy now needs to do is to embed these changes, to focus on ‘World Class Basics’ and keep ‘Believing and Succeeding’.

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About The Kings of Wessex Academy

School type
Academy, Church of England, ages 13 to 18
Education phase
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School size
938 pupils enrolled
Age range
13 to 18
Email address
Phone number
01934 742608

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