• Expected start date

    1 September 2021

  • Application deadline

    12 April 2021 at 3:30 pm

  • Date listed

    26 February 2021

Job details

Job role
Working pattern
Full-time only
Contract type

Job summary

As a result of our continuing growth in pupil numbers, Witton Park Academy is delighted to advertise the post of Associate Assistant Headteacher in order to expand our current Senior Leadership Team. We are seeking high calibre individuals who wish to contribute to the further development of the Academy having been graded as ‘Good’ by Ofsted in September 2016. We believe that we can achieve so much more in the future and hope that you can join us and play a key role in enhancing the life chances of our children.
As Associate Assistant Headteacher, you will join a team responsible for leading the academy in its school improvement priorities. You will be part of a Senior Leadership team who are committed to drive forward improvements to develop the academy staff, students and the wider community. The main responsibility of this role will be to lead on improving equity amongst our pupils by taking a lead on transition and leadership of a year group of pupils.
Applicants with a broad experience in multiple remits would be advantageous. Expertise in pastoral approaches, with evidence of improvement in attainment and progress of pupils an essential quality.
The successful candidate will provide strategic leadership of a year group and transition at the school, ensuring an outstanding provision and outcome for every student. You will do this whilst ensuring that the academy maintains an inclusive ethos where everyone can aspire, grow, learn and achieve together. The academy will make these continued improvements with a commitment to raising standards for every student.
The role will require a senior leader who will have:
● A high quality track record as a teacher.
● A proven track record of success in your current remit, evidenced by outstanding student outcomes.
● Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
● The ability to lead effectively and work as part of a team.
● A strategic vision and proven ability to make things happen.
● High quality organisational and management skills.
● Personal qualities to inspire, motivate, support and challenge others.
● The ability to raise the aspirations of our students and staff.
We encourage you to read the accompanying documentation highlighting our values, vision and culture as a school. I would also encourage you to browse our internal CPL training at the site here to give you a full flavour of how we support staff.
https://sites.google.com/wittonpark.org.uk/cpldashboard/cpl-dashboard?authuser=0 We offer you:
● A model of executive coaching to support you in the role
● A broad range of external CPD opportunities including NPQ qualifications, routes to becoming or sustaining a role as an SLE
● A vibrant internal CPD structure that has been identified as outstanding practice
● A role that will be supported by an experienced Senior Leadership Team

Applying for the job

For additional information and how to apply please visit the school website: atctrust.org.uk/recruitment

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
1137 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
Ofsted report
View Ofsted report
Contact phone number
01254 264551

About Witton Park Academy

We are extremely proud of our school; the achievements of our pupils, the expertise and dedication of our staff, our outstanding facilities and our reputation as a centre of excellence.

Our ultra-modern school buildings allow our pupils to flourish in facilities for learning that truly do enable us to trail blaze innovative learning – from the bright and attractive classrooms, to the fully equipped outside play areas, the facilities allow our pupils to fully explore their talents and to shine in those areas that they most enjoy.

A building, however, is only as good as the people working within; we believe we have some of the best students and teachers in the world. Staff and pupils benefit from the investment we place on their development: as well as playing a key part in supporting other schools through the Achievement through Collaboration Trust, we have a variety of external partners from Google, The Schools, Students and Teacher Network and with University College London. Partnerships like these create opportunities for all members of our team.

We understand how important choosing the right school is and so, on behalf of our pupils and staff, we warmly invite you to visit our school and experience for yourself the quality of education we offer.

Arranging a visit to Witton Park Academy

We welcome visits to the school or informal conversations. Please contact Melanie Porter, Deputy Headteacher, on mporter@wittonpark.org.uk if you wish to take advantage of this opportunity.

School location

Buncer Lane, Blackburn, Lancashire, BB2 6TD

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