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  • Job start date

    1 September 2023

  • Closing date

    22 February 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    1 February 2023

Job details

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale

L21 - L25 (£72,483 - £79,949)

What skills and experience we're looking for

  • Good honours degree
  • PGCE (QTS)
  • Up to date learning/CPD
  • Evidence of leading impactful and sustained school improvement with clarity, appropriate pace whilst winning ‘hearts and minds’
  • Sustained recent success as a minimum at Assistant Headteacher level (demonstrable impact on outcomes and Ofsted grade)
  • Evidence of forensic use of a range of data to drive forward school improvement
  • Evidence of successfully developing and managing the performance of others
  • Demonstrable commitment to evidence informed actions and a warm-strict/tough love approach to behaviour
  • Understanding of how systems and routines lead to psychological safety for all particularly the most vulnerable and those with SEND needs
  • Working positively with all stakeholders, including parents and governors
  • Unswerving belief that through creating the right culture of achievement, ‘our kids can’
  • Commitment to a culture of safeguarding and hyper-vigilance
  • Understanding of what makes a school successful and a strong belief in systems leadership
  • Forensic attention to detail and an understanding of how this leads to successful implementation of change
  • Razor-sharp focus on data balanced with emotionally intelligent ‘gut instinct’
  • Ability to use data strategically to identify action, and measure the impact of this without jumping to unfounded conclusions
  • Strong analytical and strategic thinking
  • Ability to simplify complex issues
  • Highly visible leader who knows when to challenge and when to support
  • Understanding and commitment to powerful knowledge as a right for all
  • High expectations which motivate all
  • Understands how to hold to account with kindness and candour
  • Builds cohesive teams and creates clarity
  • Strong ability to craft a mission- aligned culture with high aspirations and explicit norms where the safety and happiness of all students is at the heart

What the school offers its staff

We are currently a diverse family of 10 schools; Primary, Secondary and Special. We are proud of our clarity around our principles of alignment and our respect for diversity at an individual and school level. This Trust is determined that everyone has the power to lead and that we serve our local community in action as well as words. All our leaders are committed to being supported and challenged to be better tomorrow than they are today.

This is an exciting time to join our Trust and work with us at Beckfoot Thornton. This school has transformed since it joined our Trust in 2016 and it is now ready to take the next step on its journey to remarkable.

If you are hungry to develop yourself further as a Trust leader, if you embrace high accountability and ownership, whilst having the humility to do whatever it takes to make a difference, this is the role for you.

Commitment to safeguarding

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children and we expect all staff to share this commitment. All successful staff will be requested to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service Check.
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About Beckfoot Thornton

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1430 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Phone number
01274 881082

Arranging a visit to Beckfoot Thornton

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email scc@beckfootthornton.org.

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