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  • Start date details

    January 2024

  • Closing date

    13 October 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    29 September 2023

Job details

Job role

  • Assistant headteacher

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4

Working pattern

Full time: Full-time

Contract type


Pay scale

L14 – L18

What skills and experience we're looking for

Ossett Academy & Accord Sixth Form is seeking to appoint a suitably qualified, dynamic and inspirational Assistant Vice Principal. The successful candidate will be an inspiring and experienced teacher in their subject specialism who is able to enthuse and motivate pupils and colleagues alike to achieve excellence.

We are looking to appoint an exceptional leader and teacher with the passion and commitment to contribute to the implementation of strategies that will further develop the quality of education for pupils to reach their potential and secure success.

The successful applicant will be able to demonstrate a wide range of skills, including the ability to implement strategy at a senior leader level, the ability to monitor and evaluate strategies, and the ability to secure positive outcomes as a result of the work being done.

They will also be required to work within a collaborative Senior Leadership Team and support those colleagues on associated developments and Academy initiatives, as well as support with the leadership and line management of identified curriculum teams and other departments as may be required.

The Assistant Vice Principal role presents an excellent opportunity for an ambitious leader to play a key role in the Academy’s success as part of the Accord Multi Academy Trust. The role presents an excellent opportunity for colleagues looking to secure their first senior leadership post or for experienced colleagues seeking a new challenge to join a vibrant and innovative Academy as part of a collaborative Senior Leadership Team.

The Assistant Vice Principal’s portfolio may vary over time subject to the needs of the Academy, the continued development of the successful candidate and the responsibilities appropriate to the expertise of the leadership team.

What the school offers its staff

Ossett Academy is an 11–19 Academy with over 1,700 pupils, including 227 in the Accord Sixth Form, which is based here on site at Ossett. We pride ourselves on our high standards across all aspects of Academy life. This includes high academic attainment and a wide variety of extra-curricular opportunities and talent. We perform at a consistently strong level in public examinations. In our most recent Ofsted Inspection (November 2022), we were rated as Good.

The Accord Multi Academy Trust was established in September 2016 and is currently made up of four academies that were the founding members of the Trust. The Trust is committed to providing world-class education for all our young people within our community, and as such, we recognise the pivotal role that our staff team have in this respect. The Trust places at the heart of its development a commitment to high-quality professional development for all staff who join the Trust. We understand that by investing in our staff, we will create an organisation with a shared vision and values that will transform education for young people.

We are confident that new staff joining our Trust will feel welcomed and happy to have chosen us. Prospective applicants are welcome to visit prior to applying. We also encourage prospective candidates to look at our website for further information regarding our ‘People Pledge’ and our recently launched Employee Benefits package: https://accordmat.org/working-for-our-trust/

Further details about the role

Based on the quality and quantity of applications received, Accord Multi Academy Trust reserves the right to interview sooner than the specified dates above. Applicants will be notified of this where possible. Therefore, early applications are encouraged.

We are committed to providing a culture of inclusion, respect and equity of opportunity that attracts, supports, and retains high-quality colleagues from all backgrounds and across all job roles at the Trust. We welcome and encourage applications from but not limited to Black, Asian, other ethnic minority groups, individuals who identify as LGBT+; and/or are registered with a disability. Candidates will always be shortlisted based on the content of the application against the job description and essential criteria without access to the personal details information.

Commitment to safeguarding

The Accord Multi Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The post is subject to an Enhanced DBS check.

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About Ossett Academy and Sixth Form College

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1735 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Email address
Phone number
01924 282748

Ossett Academy is part of the Accord Multi Academy Trust which is a Wakefield based Trust; all four academies in the Trust are closely located to one another which lends itself to many opportunities to work closely and collaboratively. All academies are within a three-mile radius of one another and can be found a short drive off junction 40 of the M1.

Arranging a visit to Ossett Academy and Sixth Form College

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email hr@accordmat.org.

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