Assistant Headteacher with responsibility for KS3 - Forward Education Trust

Lea Hall Academy, Birmingham, West Midlands, B33 9QY

12 days remaining to apply

  • Expected start date

    1 January 2023

  • Application deadline

    6 October 2022 at 9am

  • Date listed

    29 April 2022

Job details

Working pattern

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

Salary - L6 - L10 (£47,735 - £52,723)

Assistant Headteacher with responsibility for KS3 - Forward Education Trust job summary

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an Assistant Head Teacher to join the Senior Leadership Team at Lea Hall Academy part of Forward Education Trust, a growing Multi Academy Trust established in 2017 serving special schools across the West Midland area. Lea Hall Academy is brand new specialist day school for boys aged 7-14 who have social, emotional, and mental health needs (SEMH).

We are seeking an ethical leader who has track record of outstanding practise within an SEMH provision.

As Assistant Headteacher, you will be a member of the senior leadership team, you will be centrally involved in the overall leadership and management of the school and will play a leading role in upholding the Lea Hall Academy culture. The post holder will have specific responsibility for leading Key Stage 3, developing this area as the school grows.

The successful candidate will be an exemplary teacher who is highly experienced, enthusiastic, and motivated to share in the leadership and management of our school.

Candidates applying without SENDCo/DSP training must be willing to undertake said training without delay if required.

We can offer you:

  • A commitment to support you in developing new skills through a wide range of professional development opportunities and experiences
  • The opportunity to make a huge contribution to the education and lives of children with SEMH needs
  • A friendly and inclusive working environment

You will offer us:

  • Your considerable skill as a good/outstanding teacher who has experience of working with children with SEMH
  • A proven ability to lead, enthuse and inspire a committed and highly effective teachers
  • Your flexibility, commitment and excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Your ability to initiate and lead change in a positive way.

Forward Education Trust is committed to recruiting and retaining the highest quality staff. To do this, we have an Employee Value Proposition offering a range of benefits to help our staff on a personal and professional level, which includes:

Teacher Pension or Support Staff Local Government Pension – Employer Contribution

FET HUB – information all in one place, access to a range of benefits

Paid for Health Cash Plan – employee and dependent children benefit – option to add partner

Employee Questionnaire – Consultation with staff on a range of issues and ideas

Salary sacrifice scheme – Cycle to Work Scheme

Access to the NHS approved Thrive App – to support mental health & well-being

Comprehensive induction and probation support and an ongoing performance management & appraisal system

Easy purchase scheme (salary deduction) – Smart Tech in association with Currys

Enhanced Employee Assistance Programme – free, totally confidential advice, with face-to-face consultations

Personal & professional learning & development – including FLICK online learning and other resources

Access to discounts and offers from Reward Gateway and MyPerks

Occupational Health Service – accessible to support the needs of individual staff

Staff recognition – e-cards to celebrate success among colleagues

Mental Health First Aiders

Policies being developed to support positive health & well-being: Family Friendly Working, Special Leave of Absence, Flexible Working, Menopause

Staff recognition – awards throughout the year, in line with Trust behaviours and values

A commitment to develop new ideas to show we really value what you do for our children

If you possess the necessary skills and drive and wish to work in an ethical and forward-thinking specialist SEMH provision, alongside a talented and driven SLT, this could be the job for you.

Prospective candidates would be very welcome to visit the school by arrangement prior to making an application.

Applying for the job

For more information, and to request an application pack including job description and person specification, please contact Jodie Massie at Hays:
T:0333 010 2667

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About Lea Hall Academy

School type
Academy, ages 5 to 14
School size
77 pupils enrolled
Age range
5 to 14
Contact email
Contact phone number
0333 010 2667

Lea Hall Academy, part of Forward Education Trust, a growing Multi Academy Trust established in 2017 serving special schools across the West Midland area. Lea Hall is a special school for up to 90 boys between the ages of 5 and 13 with Social Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH) needs. Some of the children also have diagnoses of ASD and ADHD

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