Assistant Headteacher ( temporary Maternity cover

Whitegate Primary and Nursery School, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire


Job details

Subject Primary
Working pattern Full-time only
Salary Lead Practitioners range 1 to Lead Practitioners range 5, £41,065 to £45,319

Job summary

Assistant Head Teacher
Required from 6th January 2020
Full time
Temporary maternity cover
Fixed term until end of the summer term
Leadership Scale Points 1-5
salary FTE £41,065-£45,319

Whitegate Primary School is seeking to appoint an experienced school leader who has high expectations of pupil progress and a drive for self-development.

Due to our current Assistant Headteacher being on maternity leave, we are seeking to recruit a highly strategic Assistant Headteacher to join our Leadership team on a temporary two-term appointment until the end of the summer term. The remit of the post will be flexible according to the experience of the successful candidate, but a large focus will be on further improving teaching and learning and developing the wider curriculum.

Ideally you will:

• Have the ability to identify and deliver outstanding teaching and learning.
• Have prior senior leadership experience.
• Have a strong safeguarding background.
• Be a collaborative and inspirational leader, with a strong ability to motivate and empower staff and children to achieve their full potential.
• Care passionately about children and their development whilst still driving forward pupil progress and achievement.
• Have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, able to build on and maintain strong relationships with staff, parents and carers, children, governors and the local and wider community.

In return we offer:
• A welcoming community and a highly motivated, professional staff team that are driven towards continuously raising standards.
• Excellent professional development opportunities through an extensive range of network groups and other Transform Trust initiatives
• Calm and purposeful learning environments
• Excellent partnerships between pupils, staff, parents, governors and community
• A forward-thinking approach to teaching and learning throughout the school
• Career opportunities as part of a successful Multi Academy Trust

Visits to our school are warmly welcomed and can be arranged by contacting the school office manager Mrs Alison Davidson on 01159152944.
How to apply
Please download an application form from our website. Any questions or queries and completed application forms should be directed to Teresa Shelton-Bourke at Whitegate Primary School, Middlefell Way, Clifton, Nottingham, NG11 9JQ Email: Telephone: 01159152944
Closing date for applications : 13th December 2019

Transform Trust is a Multi Academy Trust with over 6000 children in 17 Primary Schools covering Nottingham, Nottinghamshire and Derby. Joining us, you will be part of an ambitious and innovative organisation. We promote the autonomy and local nature of each of our schools and we are an enabling organisation rather than a directive one.
We believe education has the power to transform lives and communities. Our Vision is to provide high quality education and deliver the best outcomes for children.
We are partners in East Midlands Maths Hub, Derby Research School, Inspiring Leaders and Challenge Partners.

We can offer you:
• Unrivalled opportunities for professional development through our schools and Transform Teaching School Alliance
• Trust support networks
• Staff benefits such as 24/7/365 employee welfare support; tax saving salary sacrifice schemes; a staff benefits scheme that offers a host of benefits and discounts
• Annual staff survey to allow you to provide us with feedback on what it’s like to work for us
• Annual children’s/staff awards which celebrates the successes and achievements of our children and staff

For more information about us please watch the Transform film at

Transform Trust and its Academies are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This appointment is subject to safer recruitment procedures, including satisfactory references, medical, enhanced DBS with children’s barred list clearance and completion of safeguarding children in education training

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Employee benefits

• Staff benefits such as 24/7/365 employee welfare support; tax
• CPD and support networks

School overview

School type Academy
Education phase Primary
School size 435 pupils enrolled
Age range 3 to 11
Ofsted report View Ofsted report
Website Whitegate Primary and Nursery School website (opens in a new window)
Contact email

About Whitegate Primary and Nursery School

At Whitegate we are proud to be an inclusive school providing a high quality, creative and challenging education. Every child experiences a sense of enjoyment and achieves their full potential within a secure, caring and happy environment.

In short, every child that attends Whitegate will...
Enjoy, Achieve, Excel

Our Aims
The following 3 statements underpin everything that the school does:

A relentless focus on high standards.
There are NO BARRIERS or EXCUSES to great learning or achievement.
The street stops at the gate.

The driving force behind all that happens at Whitegate Primary and Nursery School is the shared aim of every child enjoying access to a stimulating and engaging education, developing both academically and socially and leaving us as life long, independent learners, who are prepared to play a positive role in society.

Whitegate Primary and Nursery School has a culture of high aspiration and expectation for each and every child, which enables our children to acquire knowledge, understanding and develop learning throughout the school. We are a school that strives to work in partnership with parents and families. We are open and transparent and we share information. We strive to create a learning community that extends beyond the perimeter of our site. We do everything we can to support families for the benefit of their children.

We aim to fully develop any interests or talents that our children have, through the provision of a broad curriculum which values all subjects, the Arts and Sports. We will aim to provide as many enrichment activities and activity clubs for pupils as we can.

We recognise that bullying can happen in any setting and have a zero tolerance approach to this. We have a clear Positive Relationships and Behaviour Policy that includes Anti-Bullying to which all staff and pupils sign up. Targets of bullying will be listened to and the behaviour of the bully will be addressed.

We maintain a Values Education Policy to underpin the above.

School location

Middle Fell Way, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG11 9JQ