2 days remaining to apply

  • Job start date

    27 August 2024

  • Closing date

    20 May 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    10 May 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Assistant headteacher

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Full time

Contract type


Pay scale

L12-L16 - £61,882 - £68,400

What skills and experience we're looking for


All senior leaders uphold public trust in school leadership and maintain high standards of ethics and behaviour. Both within and outside school, senior leaders:

  • build relationships rooted in mutual respect, and at all times observe proper boundaries appropriate to their professional position.
  • show tolerance of and respect for the rights of others, recognising differences and respecting cultural diversity within contemporary Britain
  • uphold fundamental British values, including democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect, and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.
  • ensure that personal beliefs are not expressed in ways which exploit their position, pupils’ vulnerability or might lead pupils to break the law.
  • serve in the best interests of the school’s pupils.
  • conduct themselves in a manner compatible with their influential position in society by behaving ethically, fulfilling their professional responsibilities and modelling the behaviour of a good citizen.
  • uphold their obligation to give account and accept responsibility.
  • know, understand, and act within the statutory frameworks which set out their professional duties and responsibilities.
  • take responsibility for their own continued professional development, engaging critically with educational research.
  • make a positive contribution to the wider education system

School Culture

  • establish and sustain the school’s ethos and strategic direction in partnership with those responsible for governance and through consultation with the school community.
  • create a culture where pupils experience a positive and enriching school life.
  • uphold ambitious educational standards which prepare pupils from all backgrounds for their next phase of education and life.
  • promote positive and respectful relationships across the school community and a safe, orderly and inclusive environment.
  • ensure a culture of high staff professionalism.
  • work to establish a culture that promotes excellence, equality and high expectations of all students.
  • Formulating the school aims
  • Encapsulate the school ethos and purpose in policy and plans


Undertake the professional duties of the Deputy Headteacher in the event of their absence, as required.

Teaching & Learning

  • To support accountability for the quality and impact of teaching and learning in areas of responsibility in order that students’ achievements, progress, learning and opportunities for success are maximised.

Curriculum & Assessment

  • To work in partnership with middle leaders to generate curriculum impact.
  • To ensure assessment is impactful in areas of focus


  • To be a relentless model of standards for young people and those who work with them.
  • To relentlessly challenge behaviour standards of young people
  • To ensure that staff constantly model the highest standards in their interactions with young people


  • To be relentlessly ambitious for all students, adapting practice in areas of responsibility as needed
  • To support the school to fulfil its statutory duties with regard to the SEND code of practice

Professional Development

  • To contribute to CPL for all student facing staff as directed
  • To actively engage in CPL within the broader Trust and world of education

Organisational Management

  • To prioritise safeguarding, both reactively and proactively and to ensure all others demonstrate the same focus.
  • To effectively utilise resources for the benefit of young people
  • To relentless review process, policy and risk to promote an effective organisation

Continuous School Improvement

  • To contribute to the school’s strategic improvement strategy within areas of responsibility
  • To identify and remove barriers to progress.


  • To raise standards of student outcomes across the school specifically via areas of responsibility.

Working in Partnership

  • To support partnerships beyond the school for the mutual benefit of all
  • To work proactively with parents and carers for the benefit of young people

Governance & Accountability

  • To work with governors within areas of responsibility
  • To uphold standards of professionalism within their staff teams
  • To support school’s compliance within areas of responsibility

What the school offers its staff

Ashby is also a school built on the power of its staff. We have a great team of professionals, with exceptional subject knowledge, who enthuse students about the subjects they love. Ashby School also takes huge pride in growing the professionals of the future; being an active part of the LiFE MAT training routes alongside other training providers. We also proactively utilise professional development opportunities both within and beyond the MAT to ensure that investing in our staff is a key feature in our improvement strategy. This is evidenced by so many of our staff staying at Ashby year after year with several growing from their ECT year into Senior Leadership positions and giving back to their school community through the work they do.

Such investment in staff is also indicative of our willingness to work with those we employ. We know that through a career, things change, and new challenges arise. We are proud of the work that we do with staff to ensure that we can find ways to adapt to need and, as such, this post is offered alongside a willingness to discuss flexible working approaches.

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.

Applying for the job

If you're interested in teaching or training to teach in England as an international citizen, we can help you understand your next steps.

Please download the application form using the link below, and once completed send to recruitment@ashbyschool.org.uk

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About Ashby School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 19
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
1623 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 19

Arranging a visit to Ashby School

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

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