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  • Start date details


  • Closing date

    1 October 2023 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    31 August 2023

Job details

Job role

  • Headteacher
  • Deputy headteacher
  • Assistant headteacher

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Key stage

Key stage 1, Key stage 2, Key stage 3, Key stage 4

Working pattern

Full time: Full Time Teacher Contract

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary


Pay scale


What skills and experience we're looking for

You will play a major part in:

  • Formulating the aims and objectives of the school
  • Establishing policies for achieving these aims and objectives
  • Managing staff and resources to that end
  • Monitoring progress towards the achievement of the school’s aims and objectives

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Support with the day-to-day management of the school
  • Coordinate Interventions and enable staff SEN CPD where necessary
  • Teaching (0.6)
  • Communicate the school’s vision compellingly and support strategic leadership
  • Lead by example, holding and articulating clear values and moral purpose, and focusing on providing excellent education for all students
  • Build positive relationships with all members of the school community, showing positive attitudes to them
  • Keep up to date with developments in education, especially SEN, and have a good knowledge of education systems locally, nationally and globally
  • Work with political and financial astuteness, translating policy into the school’s context
  • Seek training and continuing professional development to meet own needs

  • Demand ambitious standards for all students, instilling a strong sense of accountability in staff for the impact of their work on pupil outcomes
  • Ensure excellent teaching in the school, including through training and development for staff
  • Establish a culture of ‘open classrooms’ as a basis for sharing best practice
  • Create an ethos within which all staff are motivated and supported to develop their skills and knowledge
  • Identify emerging talents, coaching current and aspiring leaders
  • Hold all staff to account for their professional conduct and practice

  • Ensure that the school’s systems, organisation and processes are well considered, efficient and fit for purpose
  • Provide a safe, calm and well-ordered environment for all students and staff, focused on safeguarding students and developing exemplary behaviour
  • Implement systems for managing the performance of all staff, addressing any underperformance, supporting staff to improve and valuing excellent practice
  • Work with the governing board as appropriate.

What the school offers its staff

You will have the opportunity to develop your career in a School and Delta Education Trust, a small but growing Trust. Our ethos is encompassed in our vision “Learning together in pursuit of happiness”. We put this into practice by ensuring: 

  • All decisions are made in the best interests of staff, students and families.
  • High support, high challenge and evidence informed in everything we do.
  • We work collaboratively and make team, not individual, decisions.
  • We acknowledge our mistakes and use them to learn and improve.
  • We are always open to learning and seeking new ideas.

Further details about the role

As part of Delta, Education Trust, The Quay School’s vision is “Learning together in pursuit of happiness”.This means we really care whether pupils love or hate their learning, so we work hard to create a space where pupils learn together to become knowledgeable, self-aware, independent and happy people who make a positive difference, wherever life takes them. Are you an enthusiastic and inspirational leader who can bring this to life. This may be your first Assistant Headteacher appointment or you’re looking for a school where you can make a real difference to children’s lives?

Russell our Headteacher and his senior team are always looking for awesome people, and right now we are looking for another Assistant Headteacher to help make a difference. This could be the most challenging and exciting leadership opportunity in your career so far - giving our students the opportunities they deserve is a job like no other.

You will be part of an inclusive and collaborative team that, no matter what the challenge may be, are ready to face it head on and are committed to seeing it through.

Learning can look different for everyone; learning is continuous and enabled by the broad curriculum, therapeutic interventions, and the environment the school and staffing team create. It’s only through your awesome leadership that we will create that environment together to ensure the pupils progress towards a happy life that they can enjoy.

If successfully shortlisted the HR Department will also be conducting an individual online search including social media platforms of your ‘name, education and employment’, to demonstrate due diligence following the updated ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education 2022' guidance. The search will not form part of the actual shortlisting process and any concerns arising from the search will be discussed directly with you.

Commitment to safeguarding

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, this role involves directly working with children and significant contact with children, and therefore we expect all staff and volunteers to share the same commitment. Please ensure a full work history is completed in your application form including any gaps of employment. Applicants will be required to complete a satisfactory enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check for this post prior to commencement. The Trust is an equal opportunities employer.

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About The Quay School

School type
Academy, ages 5 to 16
School size
81 pupils enrolled
Age range
5 to 16

The Quay School provides full time education for young people who are not accessing mainstream schools. We aim to provide personalised learning opportunities in a creative and supportive environment where young people are encouraged to take responsibility for their learning and aim for success. We value our students and believe that they should have every chance to learn and develop their potential.

The Quay School works in partnership with parents and carers, schools and others towards enabling our students to overcome barriers to success and lead a purposeful life.

Arranging a visit to The Quay School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email hr@deltaeducationtrust.com.

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