This job expired on 5 July 2024

  • Start date details

    Wednesday, 01 January 2025 or sooner if possible.

  • Closing date

    5 July 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    14 June 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Assistant headteacher

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Key stage

Key stage 3

Working pattern

Full time

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£63,430 to £73,509 per annum

What skills and experience we're looking for

Who we’re looking for

We are seeking an enthusiastic leader with demonstrably successful experience of securing improvement in a key aspect of school life.Our Vice Principal will:

  • Be values-driven and determined to improve the life chances of young people.
  • Be an excellent communicator who inspires staff, pupils, families and external partners.
  • Understand the barriers impacting the wellbeing and progress of vulnerable young people, and know the strategies to dismantle them.
  • Be a systematic thinker who follows processes assiduously to maintain a culture of safeguarding, inclusivity and educational excellence.
  • Be a respected role model and enthusiastic team player.
  • Have the skills to build the capacity of colleagues to secure ongoing school improvement.

You will have:

  • A degree-level qualification and Qualified Teacher Status
  • Experience of effective management of a high-achieving faculty
  • Experience of sustained delivery of outstanding attainment and achievement
  • A strong commitment to our STAR values.

What the school offers its staff

Star Academies is seeking a motivated and ambitious leader with a passion for pastoral care to become Assistant Principal at Small Heath Leadership Academy. If you are an inspirational role model, eager to make a positive, lasting difference to young people’s life chances, we want to hear from you.

About Small Heath Leadership Academy

Small Heath Leadership Academy in Birmingham is a secondary school for 11 to 18 year olds. We joined Star Academies in 2018 and, like all Star schools, we have a leadership specialism.

The school was rated ‘good’ in all four areas of the inspection framework during its inspection in May 2022.

We are an ambitious school with high expectations for all of our pupils. We provide a knowledge-based academic curriculum alongside a rich and diverse leadership programme that grows character and inspires charitable and social action. Our pursuit of educational excellence is based upon our fundamental belief that every pupil has the capacity to become a successful and inspirational leader.

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 Small Heath Leadership Academy

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
1187 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Phone number
0330 313 9800

Small Heath Leadership Academy in Birmingham is a 1200 place, 11-18 secondary school and sixth form. Small Heath joined the Trust on 1 January 2018. Like all Star schools, it has “Leadership” as a specialism.

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