Assistant Headteacher

The Woodlands Academy, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO12 6QN

Deadline is today

  • Application deadline

    29 September 2022 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    12 September 2022

Job details

Key stages

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

Working pattern

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£46,566 - £51,402 per annum

Assistant Headteacher job summary

Post Commencement: Required ASAP

As a Special School, we believe what we offer to our children, community and staff is unique and enables us to be forward thinking in terms of curriculum, provision and budget planning. As a specialist school for children with a wide range of SEN needs we have a strong moral compass in everything we do and this has seen us develop and grow our number on roll (currently 125).Our specialisms are predominantly within Autism, Communication Needs and Social, Emotional and Mental Health.

Our staff are our greatest asset and we invest in both our teaching and support staff CPD which has placed us in a good position with regards to current educational challenges.

Applications are invited from enthusiastic teachers with appropriate experience who are willing to take more whole school responsibility.As well as having a teaching commitment the successful candidate will be required to lead on teaching and learning and will play a major role under the overall direction of the Headteacher in:

  • Developing outstanding practice;
  • Formulating the aims and objectives of the Academy;
  • Establishing policies through which they are to be achieved;
  • Management of staff and resources to this end;
  • Monitoring progress towards their achievement.

The successful candidate will be:

  • Able to show evidence of a high standard of classroom practice;
  • Able to demonstrate good communication skills and flexibility;
  • Able to demonstrate skill at co-ordinating or managing people;
  • Prepared to engage in continuous professional development to build on skill base and develop confidence in methods to support pupils and staff.

This is an excellent opportunity to be part of a dedicated team who have a clear philosophy and ethos of how they will work together to meet the needs of the pupils in their care and ensure our pupils can be the best they can be.

Closing Date for applications:Thursday 29 September 2022 (12 noon)

Interview Date: Monday 10 October 20224

The Woodlands Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

DBS Disclosure is required for appointment to this post.

The Woodlands Academy supports the principle of equality of opportunity in employment.

Applying for the job

Application forms and further details are available for download on the Academy Website:

The link to our website with all the relevant documentation is

Please note that applications will only be accepted on the Academy’s Application Form.

About The Woodlands Academy

School type
Academy, ages 2 to 16
School size
123 pupils enrolled
Age range
2 to 16

Woodlands Academy is a special needs school for pupils aged 2-16 with a wide range of needs. This includes moderate or severe learning difficulties, speech and language difficulties, autism and some medical difficulties.

We are committed to providing the best education for all our pupils with all staff being passionate about providing a meaningful and motivating curriculum. Our aim is to help our pupils become responsible citizens who can make a positive contribution to the community.

We adopt a ‘holistic approach’ focusing on the development of the ‘whole child’ using a personalised, pupil centered curriculum.

The Academy’s staff team consists of staff with a range of expertise from our highly skilled teachers, instructors and teaching assistants who are all committed to meeting the needs of all the pupils in our care. Our teachers and instructors lead their class team through shared goals, which are informed, by parents and carers, therapist and a range of agencies.

The Woodlands Academy is an Academy for children with a range of Special Needs and Disabilities. Our aim is to prepare our students for the challenges of the 21st Century.

For some students this will mean a working independent life and for others there will be planned dependency with as much independence as their needs allow.

Our aim is for children to develop into, confident, happy, positive young people. We will ensure we understand each unique individual and their needs. Personalised planned pathways support every child in their progression.

We have a strong pastoral structure built on a caring philosophy which nurtures positive relationships through high expectations and supported challenge. We work holistically to develop student’s resilience, mature behaviour, responsibility and independence.

We ensure students are supported to gain knowledge and respect of their own culture and we strongly encourage children to regard all faiths, races and cultures with respect.

Academic success and progress is valued at all levels of performance and the classroom focus is on achievement. Learning is celebrated in all its forms.

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