9 days remaining to apply

  • Start date details

    September 2024

  • Closing date

    22 April 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    26 March 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Headteacher

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale

Leadership Scale L16 – L22

What skills and experience we're looking for

The successful candidate will be responsible for the strategic development and implementation of an outstanding curriculum that meets the needs and aspirations our pupils, as well as providing leadership for staff and students, focusing on the development of teaching and learning, and improving outcomes for learners.

The successful candidate will clearly demonstrate:

  • the vision and skills to lead and manage the school on a journey of continuous improvement
  • commitment to working in partnership with the CEO, senior leaders and staff at Orion Academy, the Trust’s Executive Teams, and Local Academy Board
  • excellent abilities in operational management and strategic thinking
  • substantial leadership experience and recent SEND and/or SEMH experience
  • a proven track record in school improvement
  • dedication to the inclusion of students with SEND/SEMH in education and society as a whole
  • a strong grasp of the features needed to deliver an outstanding quality of education and the strategies to achieve this

What the school offers its staff

Benefits of working at Orion Academy, part of The Gallery Trust

  • Develop your career in The Gallery Trust, an expanding and successful organisation which offers opportunities for progression, secondments and collaborative working with colleagues across our schools
  • Perkbox membership
  • Contribution towards glasses and eye tests for DSE use
  • Salary sacrifice schemes, including childcare vouchers and cycle to work
  • 24/7 access to a free Employee Assistance Programme to provide confidential advice and guidance
  • Free car parking and cycle storage
  • On-site catering

Commitment to safeguarding

The Gallery Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children and expects all staff to share this commitment. Any offer of employment with The Gallery Trust is subject to verification of ID and qualifications, satisfactory evidence of the right to work in the UK, health clearance, and Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Check. The Gallery Trust is an equal opportunities employer, and we welcome applications from candidates from all ethnic and community backgrounds.

Applying for the job

If you're interested in teaching or training to teach in England as an international citizen, we can help you understand your next steps.

Please download the application form using the link below, and once completed send to recruitment@thegallerytrust.co.uk

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About Orion Academy

School type
Academy, ages 10 to 18
School size
96 pupils enrolled
Age range
10 to 18

Orion Academy currently offers places to 94 students, and the roll of the school will rise steadily over the next three years to cater for 108 students, aged from 10 to 18 years. Students attend from throughout the county, and transfer from our SEND feeder school, Northern House Academy, and from mainstream primary and secondary schools. All students who attend Orion Academy have an Education, Health and Care Plan, which describes their special needs and drives their educational provision.

Students are taught through a differentiated and bespoke curriculum designed to enhance their personal and social development and academic achievement. We have a strong intent to ensure our students leave with the personal characteristics to thrive in their communities. Classes are taught in stages, not necessarily age, allowing innovation and creative approaches to teaching and learning. The Academy provides support for our students with social and emotional needs through our Academy Community Learning Team, which consists of youth workers, therapeutic and pastoral workers.

Arranging a visit to Orion Academy

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email h.paget-wallcollins@thegallerytrust.co.uk.

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