Deputy Headteacher Blackpool Aspire Academy, Blackpool, Lancashire

Job description

Blackpool Aspire Academy

Deputy Headteacher

Start Date: September 2020

Contract type: Full time, permanent

Salary: L16 - L20 on the Leadership Pay Scale (currently £59,528 - £65,561)

We are seeking to appoint a leader with an excellent track record at driving standards of behaviour, attendance and school culture who has the ability to motivate and inspire our students to achieve their best.

This is an excellent opportunity for a highly motivated, ambitious and impactful leader to join our thriving academy and help shape the next stage of our journey.

Due to structural change, we are seeking to strengthen the Leadership Team with a forward-thinking Deputy Headteacher who has a proven track record of driving standards of behaviour and attendance in addition to embedding a positive student culture throughout a school.

This role would be suited to a strong behaviour lead with secondary senior leadership experience who prides themselves on being a tenacious leader with a keen eye for detail or an experienced Deputy Headteacher looking for a new challenge with a key interest in behaviour, attendance and developing school culture.

We are a ‘Good’ school with an improving results trajectory looking to make the next step on our improvement journey and require an experienced leader with exceptionally high expectations of student conduct. As a member of the senior leadership team, you will also be centrally involved in the overall leadership and management of the academy and will help to establish a school culture that is both nurturing and rigorous. This exciting post will offer a varying breadth of leadership and management responsibilities, which will provide an excellent grounding for Headship.

As part of the Fylde Coast Academy Trust (FCAT) our staff benefit from strong links with the wider network of other FCAT schools in Blackpool and across the Fylde Coast region. We harness expertise across the trust and work collaboratively in quality improvement groups so that our teachers can learn from and share ideas with colleagues. As well as networking with colleagues in other FCAT schools, our staff receive high quality training and support.

Closing date for applications: Monday 24th February 2020 12 noon

Shortlist date for applications: Monday 24th February 2020 (after 12:00 noon).

Interviews: Week commencing Monday 2nd March 2020 over two days (with selection for the second day taking place at the end of day one).

We actively encourage potential candidates to visit the school, please contact Karen Clancy at or on (01253) 353155 ext. 3102 to arrange your visit.

How to Apply
For further details please go to the FCAT website - select the Join Our Team tab and complete the Online Application Form. We only accept application forms completed on the FCAT website and do not accept completed CV’s.

Blackpool Aspire Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment. The post is subject to enhanced DBS and safeguarding checks

Essential educational requirements

Qualified to degree level

Essential qualifications

Qualified Teacher Status

Essential skills and experience

1. Recent experience as an Assistant Headteacher or Deputy Headteacher of a secondary school.
2. Track record of providing inspirational, strategic thinking, planning and strong leadership and achieving successful outcomes for students, staff and governors.
3. Track record of delivering and sustaining progressive improvements in achievement through the high-quality leadership of behaviour and attendance
4. Experience of implementing successful school-wide strategic projects that have supported school improvement objectives
5. Experience of successful and robust staff management

About Blackpool Aspire Academy

Blackpool Old Road, Blackpool, Lancashire, FY3 7LS
Blackpool Aspire Academy website (opens in a new window)