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  • Start date details

    September 2024

  • Closing date

    11 March 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    29 February 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Assistant headteacher

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Working pattern

Full time

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£68,400.00 - £75,331.00 Annually (Actual) Leadership Scale 16 - 20

Assistant Principal KS4 job summary

Assistant Principal KS4

We would like to invite you to join our Forge family.

This is an exciting time to be part of the future success of Ormiston Forge Academy. We are a large, oversubscribed 11-18 mainstream school with more than 1,600 students. We are proud to serve our local community and to shape and enhance the futures of our young people. We are equally proud to be part of Ormiston Academies Trust, a family of schools who are all committed to making the biggest difference, both inside and outside the classroom. Judged to be a ‘good’ school twice by OFSTED and with consistently good examination results, we are the first choice for parents across the area.

We have the highest ambitions and aspirations for every young person in our community. Our students are at the heart of everything that we do and we are relentless in our work to improve life chances for all. Our Academy values - Resilience, Aspiration, Respect - underpin our collective approach to raise standards and we are all committed to living out these values all day, every day here at Forge.

At Forge, we are dedicated to offering our students a world class curriculum that permeates through the Academy. We have a three-year key stage 3 which ensures our students can study as many subjects for as long as possible. We are unwavering in our commitment to breadth and depth of curriculum and build on this at key stages 4 and 5.

All students and staff here at Forge expect the best of, and for, themselves. Creative and effective teaching pedagogy is integral to driving standards and ensuring aspirations are high for all. Staff are valued and professional development is key to ensuring ongoing and sustainable improvement. Staff at Forge have excellent relationships with students and we pride ourselves on being a caring and supportive community where our young people are encouraged to flourish and be successful.

Following the successful promotion of the current key stage 4 Assistant Principal, we are now seeking to appoint an individual who shares our values and commitment to ensuring the very highest standards at key stage 4. You will be a dynamic, inspirational and ambitious leader with the determination and innovative drive to raise standards and ensure all students secure the best possible outcomes to enable them to progress further. You will have a forensic eye for detail and will be able to monitor and track student progress over time. You will be able to use internal and external data proficiently; allowing for the potential of all students to be realised and ensuring that no student is left behind.

The Assistant Principal we are looking for must:

  • be an inspirational, creative and outstanding leader who is able to motivate young people and staff.

  • be a hardworking, imaginative thinker and have excellent organisational and time management skills.

  • be able to expertly monitor and intervene in order to improve student progress over time.

  • be able to lead and work effectively as part of a team.

  • be able to go the ‘extra mile’ to make a difference to raise aspirations and transform the lives of our students.

We can offer you:

  • Outstanding CPD provision internally and across the Ormiston Academy Trust (OAT) network

  • Dedicated and enthusiastic students who want to learn and succeed

  • A passionate, creative, friendly and supportive staff team

  • A talented and dedicated leadership team who are unrelenting in their commitment to improve outcomes and life chances for all.

We feel this is a unique opportunity. If you share our passion, drive and determination to improve the life chances of our students and wish to play an integral part in leading our high achieving school then we look forward to receiving your application.

If you would like to make an informal visit to the school before making an application, please email hr@oatforge.co.uk and we will arrange a suitable time.

For an informal discussion please contact Dr Lisa Mason, Principal, on 01384 566598 or email: lisa.mason@oatforge.co.uk or visit our website to find out more about our academy: www.ormistonforgeacademy.co.uk

Closing date date/time: Monday 11 March 2024 at 12.00 noon

Interviews to be held: week commencing 18 March 2024

Job Start: September 2024

Ormiston Forge is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment.

Suitability checks will be undertaken including identity, Right To Work, qualifications, Prohibition check, two references and enhanced DBS check including Children’s Barred List.

Compulsory Declaration of any Convictions, Cautions or Reprimands, Warnings or Bind-overs. It is the academy’s policy to require all applicants for employment to disclose any previous ‘unspent’ criminal convictions and any cautions which have not expired, or any pending prosecutions. In addition, the job you are applying for is exempt from the provisions of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (exceptions order 1975) which requires you to disclose all spent convictions and cautions except those which are ‘protected’ under Police Act 1997 – Part V and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975 (2013) and are not subject to disclosure to employers on DBS certificates and cannot be taken into account. Guidance on the filtering of “protected” cautions and convictions which do not need to be disclosed by a job applicant can be found on the Disclosure and Barring Service website.

Our Privacy Notice is available on our website.

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.

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About Ormiston Forge Academy

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
1640 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

Secondary Academy with Sixth Form provision. Part of Ormiston Academies Trust

School location

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