This job expired on 25 September 2023

  • Job start date

    1 January 2024

  • Closing date

    25 September 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    8 September 2023

Job details

Job role

  • Headteacher
  • Deputy headteacher
  • Assistant headteacher

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Full time: 32.5

Contract type


Pay scale

L19 - L23

What skills and experience we're looking for

  • An excellent classroom practitioner - enthusing and inspiring young people

  • An innovative and strategic thinker, who can implement ideas and add value to our school

  • Be highly visible and collaborative senior leader

  • Professional and have academic credibility, balanced with warmth and sensitivity

  • Ability to demonstrate a deep understanding of the challenges and opportunities of leadership in schools, with the skill to lead by example and inspire others

What the school offers its staff

  • Fantastic pupils who are ready to learn
  • A vibrant school community and a supportive Senior Leadership Team
  • A well-regarded and forward-thinking Trust
  • An opportunity to work for an organisation who live out our core values ’respect, trust, courage and curiosity’
  • A strong community of schools
  • A culture of collective efficacy across the Trust
  • An experienced, supportive and committed Central Team who work together to achieve the best for all children and colleagues
  • A strong Trust Board and Local Governing Committee who are fully committed to continued improvement whilst caring for the wellbeing of all colleagues, children and communities
  • A commitment to support your ongoing professional development within a supportive and developmental coaching culture
  • Access to wellbeing support and tools

Further details about the role

This is an exciting opportunity for an existing Deputy headteacher or Assistant headteacher looking for the next step in their career. We are looking for an inspirational, pupil-focused individual who will assist with leading Ralph Allen School in the next stage of its development and be a committed member of the Extended Leadership Team within a growing Trust.

This is a unique and exciting opportunity for an inspirational and aspirational leader to join Ralph Allen School and further contribute to the life chances of our young people in the school and across the Trust.

The successful applicant for this role will play a major part in moving the school forward, as it enters a new phase of development under our recently appointed new Headteacher.

Key areas which the successful candidate will take the strategic lead on:

  • An overall picture of ensuring students are ready for learning, ensuring that barriers to this are removed, be those barriers through choice or circumstance.

  • Line management of Assistant Headteacher(s)

  • Strategic lead and line management of the Pastoral Team

  • Sustaining and improving key systems, including; Behaviour, Rewards, Attendance, Safeguarding

  • Community engagement

  • Alternative Provision.

  • Working and developing relationships with external provision to support students and families, including building partnerships with other schools.

  • Communicating expectations and clarity of procedures to all stakeholders

  • Ensuring the school is meeting statutory requirements within its behaviour processes

  • Identifying, plan for and implement strategies to support all aspects of the schools culture

  • Ensuring all aspects of school culture are aligned, and students, parents, and staff are fully on board

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 Ralph Allen School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1371 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Phone number
01225 832936

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To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email h.baker@palladianacademytrust.com.

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