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  • Start date details

    September 2023

  • Closing date

    17 April 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    26 March 2023

Job details

Job role

  • Headteacher
  • Deputy headteacher
  • Assistant headteacher

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Full time: As statutory arrangements set out in the STPCD

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

L12 -L16

What skills and experience we're looking for

Witton Park Academy is part of Achievement through Collaboration Trust - an ambitious and supportive Trust, where children come first and are at the heart of all we do.

We are looking for a leader who shares our values. A leader who uses coaching as their philosophy for developing people.A leader who can support the school strategically.A leader who understands pedagogy, who can design a subject curriculum and apply this whole school.A leader who can develop teachers to be the best practitioners.A leader who can fully support our digital offer to ensure it meets the needs of children. A leader who aspires to work collaboratively across our Trust.

We are not looking for a specific curriculum discipline, although we would expect high quality teaching to be demonstrated at interview and in post.

We are looking to appoint a colleague who has a proven track record of leading the Teaching and Learning agenda within a department or school. You will demonstrate inspirational teaching and a passion for delivering lessons which are motivational, challenging and engaging. You will need to demonstrate the energy, enthusiasm and commitment to work as part of a team which is determined to be world class. In return you will work in an exceptional and supportive environment that will further develop your professional skills and ambitions.

We encourage you to read the accompanying documentation highlighting our values, vision and culture as a school. I would also encourage you to browse our internal CPL training at the site here to give you a full flavour of how we support staff.


What the school offers its staff

Required -Assistant Headteacher - Teaching Learning and Curriculum

Start Date:September 2023

Salary:L12 - L16, currently £58,105 - £64,225

Location:Witton Park Academy, Blackburn

Contract type:Full-Time

Contract term:Permanent

Closing date - 9:00am Monday 17th April

We offer you:

  • A model of executive coaching to support you in the role
  • A broad range of external CPD opportunities including NPQ qualifications, routes to becoming or sustaining a role as an SLE
  • A vibrant internal CPD structure that has been identified as outstanding practice
  • A role that will be supported by an experienced Senior Leadership Team.

Visits to the school will be available each day week beginning 27th March at various times throughout the day.Please also contact us if you would like a short telephone conversation regarding the role.Please email Andy Burton, Headteacher, onaburton@wittonpark.org.ukto arrange this.

To apply please indicate in your supporting document how you would lead the development of teaching and learning at Witton to ensure great consistency.

Closing date is 9:00am Monday 17th April 2023.

Interview Date:Thursday 20th April 2023.

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 Witton Park Academy

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
1240 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16

Arranging a visit to Witton Park Academy

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email aburton@wittonpark.org.uk.

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