4 days remaining to apply

  • Job start date

    1 September 2023

  • Closing date

    24 March 2023 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    10 March 2023

Job details

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale

L18 - L22

What skills and experience we're looking for

Your application will need to demonstrate that you are/have:

  • Substantial and successful experience of senior leadership in the secondary sector.
  • A track record of providing leadership, raising standards and delivering educational excellence.
  • A commitment to ongoing research into school improvement.
  • The ability to oversee and have a robust understanding of how to evaluate and maintain and outstanding provision across the academy.
  • The ability to provide a safe, calm and well- ordered environment for all pupils and staff, focused on safeguarding pupils and developing their exemplary behaviours both in school and in the society.
  • Experience of leading by example with an understanding how to use different leadership and management styles.
  • The ability to lead the strategic development of staff performance, quality and development.
  • Able to develop quality assurance systems to ensure strong performance and impact.
  • A deep knowledge and understanding of educational legislation, new innovation and developments.
  • An ability to use the full range of leadership skills and qualities including emotional intelligence as appropriate to the situation.
  • A personal commitment to inclusion and diversity to ensure the maximum benefits for pupils and staff.
  • An enthusiastic leader, committed to ensuring the best possible outcomes for all pupils.
  • Someone who can provide clear direction and shared purpose for all pupils, staff and stakeholders.
  • A strong commitment to personal development for all staff including yourself.

You'll need to be:

  • Supportive of the academy’s ethos and values at all times both within the academy and the wider community.
  • Committed to inspiring pupils and staff in the development initiatives and strategies, promoting whole school improvement.
  • An excellent communicator who is at ease with all stakeholders but particularly pupils and parents.
  • Able to demonstrate an ability to be resilient and determined whilst also providing support, demonstrating empathy when dealing with staff in a sensitive and considerate manner.

What the school offers its staff

We are in a position to offer an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic, dynamic, motivated and inspirational leader to take the next step in their leadership career.

Commitment to safeguarding

Castleford Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. For positions at Castleford Academy you are required to complete a Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) Enhanced check prior to appointment.

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@castlefordacademy.com

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If you need these documents in an accessible format, please contact the school.

About Castleford Academy

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1479 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Phone number

Castleford Academy is an 11-19 over subscribed, successful mixed comprehensive of over 1,500 pupils offering a rich and deep curriculum. We are firmly committed to establishing first class standards and are proud of our achievements. Our expectations are high and this is reflected in our very successful academic record. The Academy was inspected in October 2019 and was judged ‘Outstanding’. Leaders challenge and support all stakeholders to achieve outstanding outcomes for all pupils across the MAT. We value and develop our staff by attracting and retaining high quality teachers, supporting them to achieve their best and create opportunities for professional growth and development.

Arranging a visit to Castleford Academy

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email recruitment@castlefordacademy.com.

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