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  • Start date details

    September 2024

  • Closing date

    22 May 2024 at 8am

  • Date listed

    17 May 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Assistant headteacher

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Working pattern

Full time

Contract type

Permanent

Full-time equivalent salary

£61,697.00 - £67,956.00 Annually (Actual) L11 - L15

Assistant Principal: Teaching and Learning job summary

Assistant Principal: Teaching and Learning

Salary: L11-15

Start date: September 2024

Job information

Do you want to be part of a leadership team where you will help make a lasting impact on our students, many of whom are disadvantaged, and rapidly accelerate their progress?

Do you want to work in a school where you are free to teach, with impeccable student behaviour and unhindered by bureaucracy?

Astrea Academy Trust is looking for a candidate who is ready to take their next step in leadership to become an Assistant Principal at Astrea Academy Dearne. This is an excellent opportunity for an existing senior leader or middle leader, with a track record of whole-school impact and an interest in improving teaching and learning for children. The position is a great match for someone who shares the Trust’s vision for educational excellence and has the focus to drive rapid, transformational improvement; this is main driver for this position, above the specific areas of responsibility that colleagues may have previously experienced.

We are committed to a knowledge-rich curriculum and a traditional approach to teaching, behaviour and culture. We believe that schools must teach powerful knowledge, ’the best that has been thought and said’ and an ‘entitlement curriculum’ for all. We believe in explicit instruction and have been greatly influenced by Lemov’s ‘Teach Like A Champion’, Rosenshine and recent developments in cognitive science. We believe that the creation of a scholarly culture that is warm and strict, disciplined and joyful, where there is ‘purpose not power’, ensuring impeccable behaviour, where teachers can focus on teaching and pupils can focus on learning, underpins everything.

We are values-driven and our vision is to provide an inclusive, aspirational and academic education for all our students, so that all of them will learn, thrive and lead successful lives. We are unapologetically ambitious for every child, no matter what their background, prior attainment or needs. We want to ensure that all our students have the option to be able to go to university or aspirational alternative. We are not going to reduce expectations because of a child’s background or home life, or because they are new to English or have a special education need. In fact, the opposite is true. It is our job to redouble our efforts to help children overcome these barriers so that they can flourish.

We value our staff highly and treat workload very seriously. Our systems are high leverage, ensuring you can really focus on your core purpose – teaching, in a sustainable way, unhindered by bureaucracy or poor behaviour.

What we offer:

Huge support and progression opportunities

A knowledge rich curriculum, built on ‘powerful knowledge’ and a traditional T&L approach built around Rosenshine and TLAC

Collaborative planning with centralised, shared units of work and resources

Excellent support from the Astrea Trust Central team

A feedback policy focused on whole class feedback – no onerous marking policies

Disruption-free learning and a ‘warm/strict’ behaviour system

Highly visible/supportive senior leaders who have your back

Centralised detentions, including homework detentions (you do not need to organise/run/chase them at all)

No formal graded lesson observations – just ongoing ‘no-stakes’ instructional coaching, helping you to continuously develop

Excellent ongoing CPD, career development and promotion opportunities across the Astrea South Yorkshire region

Opportunity to complete NPQs

An unrivalled professional progression model

What we are looking for:

The successful candidate will be:

A highly effective senior leader or aspiring middle leader, who is able to motivate and encourage colleagues to the shared vision

Aligned to our values and mission. If you are the type of person who fits with our culture, you will love working here

Someone who passionately believes that all children can achieve, no matter what their starting point, background or needs. Someone that does not make excuses for what children can achieve.

Interested in applying?

If this is something you are interested in, looking for a new challenge, have a passion for education or maybe all of the above, take a look at the Applicant Brief to find out more about the role and how to apply.

We actively welcome visits and would be delighted to show you around our academy to appreciate fully our excellent learning environment. Please contact Hannah Peace hannah.peace@astreadearne.org if you would like to arrange a visit to the academy.

The closing date for all applications is Wednesday 22nd May at 8am. Interviews will take place on Thursday 23rd May.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early - please apply now to avoid disappointment. 

Astrea Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All posts are subject to satisfactory background checks including references and enhanced DBS checks.

Commitment to safeguarding

Astrea Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All posts are subject to satisfactory background checks including references and enhanced DBS checks.

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About Astrea Academy Dearne

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
1146 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16

Do you want to be part of a team where you will help make a lasting impact on our students and rapidly accelerate their progress?

Do you want to work in a school where you are free to teach, with impeccable student behaviour and unhindered by bureaucracy?

This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced teacher or ECT.

Astrea Academy Dearne is an 11-16 secondary academy situated in Barnsley, with around 1150 students. We are within commutable distance from Wakefield, Leeds, Doncaster and Sheffield and are a proud member of the Astrea Academy Trust family of schools. We have the highest aspiration for our students to achieve their very best and grow both as individuals and as members of their community. We are a truly comprehensive and inclusive academy. This is reflected in our approach to all areas of our work.

We are committed to a knowledge-rich curriculum and a traditional approach to teaching, behaviour and culture. We believe that schools must teach powerful knowledge, ’the best that has been thought and said’ and an ‘entitlement curriculum’ for all. We believe in explicit instruction and have been greatly influenced by Lemov’s ‘Teach Like A Champion’, Rosenshine and recent developments in cognitive science. We believe that the creation of a scholarly culture that is warm and strict, disciplined and joyful, where there is ‘purpose not power’, ensuring impeccable behaviour, where teachers can focus on teaching and pupils can focus on learning, underpins everything

We are values-driven and our vision is to provide an inclusive, aspirational and academic education for all our students, so that all of them will learn, thrive and lead successful lives. We are unapologetically ambitious for every child, no matter what their background, prior attainment or needs. We want to ensure that all our students have the option to be able to go to university or aspirational alternative. We are not going to reduce expectations because of a child’s background or home life, or because they are new to English or have a special education need. In fact, the opposite is true. It is our job to redouble our efforts to help children overcome these barriers so that they can flourish.

We value our staff highly and treat workload very seriously. Our systems are high leverage, ensuring you can really focus on your core purpose – teaching, in a sustainable way, unhindered by bureaucracy or poor behaviour.

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