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  • Closing date

    21 May 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    16 May 2024

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  • Assistant headteacher

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Full-time equivalent salary

Leadership Pay Scale Points 10 to 14

Associate Principal job summary


JOB TITLE: Associate Principal

BASED AT: Samuel Whitbread Academy

SALARY/GRADE RANGE: Leadership Pay Scale point 10-14 (£58,959 - £65,010 pro rata per annum)

RESPONSIBLE TO: Vice Principal

The Bedfordshire Schools Trust (BEST) is a multi-academy trust providing exceptional education across our community of 10 schools and five nurseries. Since forming in 2016, we have grown significantly into one of the largest single employers in Central Bedfordshire. We now educate more than 5,000 children across the area, from nursery age to advanced level study. It is our aim to grow the BEST in everyone, and everything we do is driven by our values, but our aims can only be achieved if we recruit, retain and develop the highest quality workforce – and we want those we employ to be valued in the workplace. The first five years of BEST has been a real success story – and we are looking forward to an exciting future, too.

Samuel Whitbread Academy are deeply committed to providing students with an environment in which they can achieve, feel success and excel. We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and inspirational individual, who has the desire to work across the school and build upon the schools’ achievements to date.

This would be a fantastic opportunity for someone with substantial leadership experience, looking to develop their professional knowledge and skills. The successful candidate will work alongside the Principal and Vice Principals to create an environment where learning thrives and children maintain the highest standards of behaviour.

We are looking for a strategically minded individual who pays attention to detail, and can balance operational oversight that makes sure routines and communication are effective. They will be self-motivated, a team player and dedicated to improving outcomes for our young people.

As a leader, we would like you to be an excellent teacher with high expectations of yourself, our staff and our students. You should be willing to contribute to all aspects of school life and to have made a significant impact in your current role. You will lead by example and be highly visible around the academy. The ideal candidate will be enthusiastic and passionate about a senior role at Samuel Whitbread Academy and excited to help us define our future.

Applications should outline your experience to date, strengths as leader and focus on the impact you have had in your current leadership role(s). The specific duties of the post will be negotiated with the successful candidate following interviewing.

This role will involve working closely with the students at Samuel Whitbread Academy and you will be engaging in regulated activity with children.

TOURS: Monday 20th May, 9am, 10am, 11am and 2pm Please contact Charlotte Linehan, Vice Principal: clinehan@bestacademies.org.uk

CLOSING DATE: Midnight, Tuesday 21st May 2024

INTERVIEW DATE: Friday 24th May 2024

Information about Samuel Whitbread Academy can be found on the school website https://www.samuelwhitbread.org.uk/

Applications may be made online via the MyNewTerm website, If you would prefer a Word Application Form, one may be obtained by directly emailing Samuel Whitbread Academy via the contact details provided below.

We are committed to the safeguarding and promotion of children's welfare and offers of employment are subject to DBS clearance and two satisfactory references.

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020.

Strictly no agencies.

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

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About Samuel Whitbread Academy

School type
Academy, ages 13 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1674 pupils enrolled
Age range
13 to 18

Samuel Whitbread Academy

We offer an exceptional academic and extracurricular experience at Samuel Whitbread Academy in an outstanding learning environment where students are expected to work hard and achieve their best.

In our last Ofsted inspection, we were judged as ‘Good’ with many outstanding features and over the next three years we have set ourselves the target of being Outstanding!

Our GCSE results are amongst the best in the Local Authority. We offer a well-balanced curriculum with plenty of choice to prepare our students for the next stage in their lives. Most of our students continue on to the Sixth Form, which is one of the largest and highest performing in the area - providing students with a huge range of courses designed to match the expectations of universities and employers.

Our pastoral care is exceptional and we have dedicated pastoral support teams for each Year Group. The Academy is also broken down into five houses, named after people who have made a distinctive contribution to our community. These provide the framework for the multitude of different competitions, celebrations and charity events that bring our school community together during the year.

Extra-curricular opportunity is a vital part of our ethos and we expect all of our students to get involved in at least one club or activity. There are a huge number of opportunities ranging from highly competitive sports teams to spectacular drama and musical performances.

We enjoy showing visitors around the school so please take the opportunity to come and see us during the school day, so you can see Samuel Whitbread Academy in action and we can answer any questions you may have.

We look forward to hearing from you soon.

Nick Martin, Principal.

Shefford, Bedfordshire

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