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  • Start date details

    September 2024

  • Closing date

    5 April 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    12 March 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Assistant headteacher

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Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Full time

Contract type


Pay scale

Leadership L12 – L16

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are seeking to appoint an excellent Assistant Principal – Post 16 to the Coundon Court Team. An ambitious and innovative individual who has the ability to lead and deliver is more important than experience.

To raise standards in P16 so that attainment continues to exceed the national average and student progress is outstanding. To lead all aspects of the student experience to ensure excellent quality of teaching, learning and assessment, high quality personal development and progression, behaviour and welfare. In addition to strategically leading the development of the ‘7 Year Journey’, the post includes responsibility for Career’s education, Student Character and personal, social, and health education.

Our aim is to ensure that students are compelling candidates in their chosen field and leave Coundon Court School to positive and aspirational destinations.

What the school offers its staff

Salary & Benefits

Leadership L12 – L16

  • Extensive professional development opportunities across the Trust

  • Career pathways across the Trust
  • Teacher/Local Authority Pension Schemes
  • Online retail discount
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Family Friendly policies to support family & carer commitments
  • Flexible Working Arrangements

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 Coundon Court

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1880 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Phone number
02477 102134

Due to the strength and number of applications, we may choose to interview before the closing date. We would ask that all applications are received as soon as possible.

This is an exciting time to be working at Coundon Court School.

Our aim is to ensure our students leave Coundon Court academically successful and with the knowledge and experiences that will enable them to direct their own lives and have a great life. This is our core purpose and it’s what drives us every single day.

Our core values of Hard Work, Kindness and Respect underpin everything that we do. It is these values, alongside our unrelenting belief in our students and our driven commitment to work as a team, that makes Coundon Court a wonderful and supportive place to work.

We place a great emphasis on routines and doing the right things every day to ensure we are doing the very best for our students and the community we serve. We embrace candour and consider all feedback as a gift.

We call this The Coundon Way. It’s the way we do things around here.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Head of Food and Nutrition to join our committed team of staff at Coundon Court. We are looking to appoint a skilled and ambitious leader of Food.

You will be an outstanding teacher, looking to demonstrate considerable impact in raising standards of student progress in Food and nutrition, as well as enhancing the teaching practices of others. You will be able to demonstrate excellence in the leadership, management and development of an interesting and challenging curriculum, as we work to expand the opportunities on offer for all pupils at Coundon Court. From whatever starting point, we will challenge and nurture your professional growth.

The Design and Technology department is a dynamic, well-equipped and progressive department that was highlighted as an area of strength in Coundon Court’s recent ‘Good’ OFSTED inspection. The curriculum is sequenced and resourced to a high standard to support consistency of approach that is underpinned by a sound rationale and attracts healthy numbers at KS4. This is an opportunity to become part of a well-established, friendly and creative team who are well supported by the senior leadership team and benefit from three technicians to support the vast range of subject areas we cover including one dedicated food technician. We have two specialty food rooms soon to be three brand new kitchens and a dedicated computer suite to accompany these. As such, there will be opportunity to develop food and nutrition to KS5.

It is an exciting time for a dynamic and innovative practitioner to make their mark. We can promise a demanding but ultimately rewarding experience as we move forward towards an “outstanding” future.

• The school is massively oversubscribed and comfortably fills its admission number of 345 places in Year Seven. Parents and students therefore have a massive investment in the school.
• The Coundon Sixth Form numbers 220 plus students and delivers A Level and Vocational provision. A Level teaching is widely distributed amongst the staff. All our students go onto positive destinations.
• We have a significant, core CPD programme based around cross subject learning teams that is challenging and extending the staff skills base. Our ECT and School Direct programme is also highly successful in securing qualification and progression into jobs at Coundon Court.

If you have any queries or questions or need to obtain further details, please contact Mrs Linda Phillips on 02476335121.

To apply for this position please complete and email the application form to vacancies@coundoncourt.org. You will also need to respond to the following question, on no more than two sides of A4, font size 11:

“How will you use your subject knowledge, pedagogical expertise and wider experiences to become a successful Head of Food and Nutrition at Coundon Court”

Coundon Court is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful application will be required to apply for an enhanced DBS disclosure.

Closing Date: Friday 12th May 2023

Start Date: September 2023

Arranging a visit to Coundon Court

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email recruitmentadmin@thefuturestrust.org.uk.

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