Deadline is today

  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    14 April 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    18 March 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Assistant headteacher

Visa sponsorship

Skilled Worker visas can be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale

Leadership range 8 – 12

What skills and experience we're looking for


• A good degree in your subject area (A/C) • Post Graduate Certificate of Education (PGCE) or equivalent (A/C) • Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) (A/C) • An excellent classroom practitioner that can model best practice (A/I/R) • Excellent organisational and personal management skills (A/I) • Effective behaviour/classroom management (A/I/R) • Ability to demand high standards (A/I/R) • Up to date knowledge of educational theory and practice in relevant key stage(s) (A/I/R) • Strong understanding of guidelines on safeguarding (A/I/R) • Experience of leadership (A/I/R) • Experience of project management (A) • Able to work to tight deadlines (A/I/R) • Able to be innovative and progressive (A/I/R) • Able to lead and work effectively with teams (A/I/R) • Strong understanding of using data to assess and inform teaching and learning and targeting appropriate intervention (A/I) • Experience of dynamic and successful team leadership at middle leader/senior leader level (A/R) • Experience of leading and implementing strategies which have ensured high standards of student achievement (A/R) • Experience of teaching intervention groups at relevant key stage(s) (A/I) • Ability to work independently and be a team player (A/I/R) • Ability to develop and support other staff to develop a variety of teaching strategies (A/I/R) • Ability to enthuse and direct students and staff towards raising expectations and levels of achievement (A/I/R) • Understanding of self-evaluation (I/R) • Strong ICT skills (A) • Commitment to both self and team development (I) • Able to make difficult decisions and relay these effectively (A/I/R)


• Leadership / Management qualification / training (e.g., NPQML, NPQSL, NPQH) (A/C) • Understanding of ‘The Deeps’ (A/I) • Experience of carrying out management investigations (A/I/R) • Comprehensive knowledge of performance management requirements in an education setting (A/I) • Experience of leading, developing and enhancing the teaching practice of other staff (A/R) • A track record of examination success in more than one school (A/I)

Key: C – Certificate; A – Application Form; I – Interview; R - Reference

What the school offers its staff

We offer an extensive range of opportunities, incentives and benefits with this post including:

  • Membership of the Teachers’ Pension Scheme (TPS) (opt out available)
  • Access to the Delta benefits website with discounts on retailers, holidays, days out, etc.
  • Access to Cycle to Work scheme, car leasing and technology scheme
  • Access to our Employee Assistance helpline for free and confidential advice
  • Training and development opportunities

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

Applying for the job

If you're interested in teaching or training to teach in England as an international citizen, we can help you understand your next steps.

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About Garforth Academy

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
1900 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

Garforth Academy is a vibrant and exciting place to learn. We welcome the opportunity of shaping and developing the minds of our young people, as they move through such a pivotal phase in their lives. We aim not just to educate our young people, but also to enrich, guide and support them to ensure that by the time they have completed their education with us, that they are fully prepared and equipped to enter the competitive world of work or further studies. We promote independent learning and aim to empower students as they face new challenges. We will provide them with the knowledge, skills and resilience to achieve the highest possible standards academically, socially and personally.

We have a hugely talented and committed staff team, with a range of well-qualified and dedicated professionals to ensure that our curriculum, guidance, care and support meet the different needs of every individual at the Academy. We pride ourselves on our high expectations and encourage all students to be happy, ambitious, well organised, caring and supportive of each other. Our pastoral care system underpins this success with its clear expectations and guidelines. We enjoy celebrating the successes of our students on a weekly basis, through the many reward systems and extra-curricular opportunities on offer.

Our ethos is fundamental to Garforth Academy. Every student will be asked to immerse themselves in ‘Our 10 Core Values’; values that the Academy feels all students should demonstrate throughout their daily routines, and are essential to being part of a community. We want our students to be the best they can possibly be, engage proactively with their community, be responsible, think of others, develop interests both academic and non-academic and be prepared for ‘life in the real world’.

Garforth Academy enjoys the many benefits of being a member of the Delta Academies Trust. This link allows good practice, resources and expertise to be easily shared between schools in the group and allows us to offer a wider range of learning experiences, extra-curricular actives and support as a result.

We pride ourselves on positive relationships with our parents/carers. We recognise the effectiveness of strong collaboration and expect all parties to fully support the learning and development of our young people, including the high standards of behaviour both in the Academy and out in the local community. We believe that by working together we can ensure success for every individual and that every young person can fulfil his or her potential.

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