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  • Start date details

    September 2024

  • Closing date

    5 March 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    8 February 2024

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Working pattern

Contract type

Permanent

Full-time equivalent salary

£60,488.00 - £66,628.00 Annually (FTE) L11-L15

Assistant Headteacher job summary

Assistant Headteacher

The Wellington Academy

Salary:  Leadership scale 11-15

Type of role: Permanent, Full time

Closing Date: Midnight, Tuesday 5th March 2024

Interview Date:  Thursday 14th March and Friday 15th March 2024

Anticipated Start Date: September 2024

We are looking to appoint a dynamic, innovative, and forward-thinking Assistant Headteacher to join the Senior Leadership Team at The Wellington Academy.  

The successful candidate will play a pivotal role in supporting the Senior Leadership Team in driving forward the school's vision, ethos, and strategic objectives. As Assistant Headteacher, you will have the opportunity to lead and inspire staff, promote a culture of excellence, and contribute to the continuous improvement of teaching and learning.

We are totally committed to peer support and sharing for all teachers within The Wellington Academy.  There is a true sense and palpable feel confidence in our development and continued direction of travel from the ‘Good’ in all areas Ofsted inspection in October 2022.

Full details can be found in the recruitment pack.  

Why Choose us?

The Wellington Academy opened in 2009 and, is an ambitious, forward thinking 11-18 Academy situated in a beautiful location of Tidworth, which is on the outskirts of Salisbury in Wiltshire.  

Our curriculum breadth is focused on ensuring every pupil is exposed to the widest range of subjects possible to equip them to leave school ready to achieve their dreams and fulfil their goals.  

The Wellington Academy’s vision for all our pupils is that they become inquisitive, ambitions and independent young adults and when they leave us, they will have the skills, knowledge, and character they need to take them on to university or the workplace. Our pupils are friendly and happy and value good relationships with their teachers.  

As an employee of the Ascend Learning Trust, you will also receive many employee benefits as we work together to provide Excellence in Education.   
What we offer: 

  • The chance to make a meaningful impact on the lives of young people and contribute to shaping the future of education. 

  • The Trusts commitment to staff wellbeing including acknowledgement and appreciation through reward and recognition, fostering a culture of celebrating staff achievements, including generous calendar dates and INSET days. 

  • Competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package (discounts via an online staff portal). 

  • A supportive and inclusive work environment that values diversity and promotes work-life balance. 

  • Employee assistance programs, wellness initiatives, and other resources to support overall well-being. 

  • A commitment to fostering a culture of trust, respect, and empowerment. 

  • Opportunities for continued professional development and career progression within a supportive and ambitious trust through mentorship and coaching. 

  • Comprehensive support for Early Career Teachers (ECT) to ensure a successful start to their careers. 

  • Convenient onsite parking facilities. 

  • Participation in a robust Pension Scheme with employer contributions to secure your financial future.   

At Ascend Learning Trust, we believe in the power of diversity to drive innovation, foster creativity, and create a workplace that truly reflects the richness of the world around us. We are excited to welcome applicants from all backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives to join our dynamic team. 

Reasonable adjustments are modifications or accommodations made to ensure that individuals with disabilities or specific needs can perform their job duties effectively. We embrace the idea that everyone should have equal opportunities to succeed, and our aim is to make this a reality. If you need any assistance completing your application, please contact the Recruitment Team on 01793 781485 or alternatively you can email recruitment@ascendlearning.org.uk   

 SAFEGUARDING STATEMENT 

Ascend Learning Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We particularly welcome applications from underrepresented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation, or religion. 

Please note: Any position that involves working with children requires declaration of ALL convictions/cautions regardless of whether these are deemed as spent and a DBS check will be carried out before any employment commences.  

 In line with KCSIE 2023 and safer recruitment practices, the school will conduct an online search for all shortlisted candidates. The online search is part of our safeguarding checks and will seek publicly available information on candidates’ suitability to work with children. Shortlisted candidates will be provided with further guidance and will be asked to clarify their online presence. 

 References will be obtained before interview at shortlisting stage and may be used in the interview process. If previous employment has included working with children, then at least one referee must be from this employment regardless of whether this is the current or most recent employment Any gaps in employment must be detailed and an explanation provided in the relevant section. 

Commitment to safeguarding

Ascend Learning Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We particularly welcome applications from under-represented groups, including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual-orientation or religion.

Any position that involves working with children requires declaration of ALL convictions/cautions regardless of whether these are deemed as spent and a DBS check will be carried out.

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About The Wellington Academy

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 19
Education phase
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School size
1120 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 19

The Wellington Academy opened in 2009 to serve Tidworth, Ludgershall, and the surrounding area: an area with a significant military presence. Consequently, we are proud to educate many children from service families and with the growing super-garrison based on Salisbury plain we expect our numbers to continue to rise.

Our curriculum breadth is focused on ensuring every pupil is exposed to the widest range of subjects possible to equip them to leave school ready to achieve their dreams and fulfil their goals. Our vision for all our pupils is that they become inquisitive, ambitions and independent young adults and when they leave us, they will have the skills, knowledge, and character they need to take them on to university or the workplace.

What we offer:

• The opportunity of working within a supportive, friendly, and well-run school.

• The Trusts commitment to staff wellbeing including generous calendar dates and INSET days.

• A strong commitment to your professional development and career management.

• Excellent CPD opportunities to grow and development through mentorship and coaching.

• Reward and recognition, celebrating staff success.

• Leadership development opportunities both internally and across other schools in the Trust.

• A successful ECT support program.

• Onsite parking.

• Pension Scheme.

• Courteous and hardworking pupils.

• Benefits for discounts via an online staff portal.

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