• Expected start date

    1 September 2021

  • Application deadline

    12 April 2021 at 9:00 am

  • Date listed

    16 March 2021

Job details

Job role
Teacher, Leadership
Working pattern
Full-time only
Contract type
Leadership 3-8 (£44,331-£50,151 per annum)

Job summary

Sybil Andrews Academy

Associate Assistant Headteacher

Start date: September 2021 (hand over during the Summer Term)

Contract type: Full-time, permanent

Salary: Leadership 3-8 (£44,331-£50,151 per annum)

Sybil Andrews Academy is looking for an Associate Assistant Headteacher to lead on the Teaching and Learning, Progress and Outcomes of SEND students. Our Academy is focused exclusively on making a difference to the lives of young people.

Our core aims and values are:

being a great place to work where colleagues are valued, supported and encouraged to grow.
a school which seeks to challenge itself.
a school which embraces creativity, innovation and change driven by all colleagues.
Sybil Andrews Academy offers a bespoke training programme to all its staff. Our Associate Assistant Headteacher will benefit from being a member of the Unity Schools Partnership which celebrates both professional development and career progression. The Teaching school which is part of Unity will support the successful candidate in this post and their future career. At Sybil Andrews Academy we see the right person for this role as being actively engaged with current teaching and learning practices, willing to be adaptable and flexible, provide updates to the Senior Leadership Team where necessary and be actively part of meetings pertaining to this. Furthermore, we see the right person as being able to lead the SEND department and provide both strategic and operational aims and objectives to the team in both the short and long-term.

Our new Associate Assistant Headteacher will:

Have a relentless drive to improve the outcomes for all SEND students at the academy.
Be uncompromising about their approach to inclusion and learning for all SEND students.
Able to manage, coach and mentor a team of individuals in order to get the best out of every staff member.
Understand how to be strategic and meet the aims and purposes of wider academy improvement objectives.
Be willing to undertake SENDCO training with immediate effect
Effectively articulate the SEND vision for the school
Provide regular and decisive updates relating to SEND to relevant stakeholders.
Lead on and manage specific interventions pertaining to SEND students
Be an active part of the Senior Leadership Team and where relevant, Trust meetings.
Teaching load will be proportionate to the role, approximately 10-12 periods per fortnight. This may include specific teaching of SEN students.
Work alongside the Deputy Headteacher – Academic on teaching and learning priorities across the academy.
If you would like an informal discussion with Trenica King (Headteacher) or Harrison Ruffell (Deputy Headteacher – Academic) prior to submitting your application please telephone Jo Edwards, Headteacher’s PA, on 01284 413400 or email jedwards@sybilandrewsacademy.co.uk.

If you want to apply, please use the following link https://candidate.unitysp-careers.co.uk/131221TVS

If you are a current employee of Unity Schools Partnership, please use the following link to apply https://candidate.unitysp-careers.co.uk/131221INT

Closing date: 09:00am, Monday 12th April 2021

Interview Date: Friday 16th April 2021

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. DBS checks required for relevant posts.

Unity Schools Trust – welcoming diversity

Applying for the job

If you wish to apply, please use the following link https://candidate.unitysp-careers.co.uk/131221TVS

More on how to apply

Supporting documents

If you need these documents in an accessible format, please contact the school.

School overview

School type
Education phase
School size
630 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
Ofsted report
View Ofsted report
Contact phone number

About Sybil Andrews Academy

Sybil Andrews Academy is located just north of Bury St Edmunds in an attractive, university-style campus, Our academy is built around an ethos founded on the principle of mutual respect, a strong set of values, powerful, supportive relationships and high aspirations and ambition for all.

Our aims are simple. We want all of our learners to achieve academic success, think creatively and become confident and responsible citizens. We expect everyone to be the best that they can be, and yet strive to be more.

We believe that for learning to be meaningful, the curriculum students study should be broad and balanced, offering high challenge to all. We aim to help students grow in confidence through participation in our innovative club programmes, and have an intentional focus on the development of leadership skills. Values and skills are taught together in a safe, supportive and friendly environment where the shaping of character attributes such as resilience, responsibility, honesty and compassion are given as much importance as academic study.

School location

Rougham Tower Avenue, Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk, IP32 7QB

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