This job expired on 17 May 2024

  • Start date details

    September 2024

  • Closing date

    17 May 2024 at 3pm

  • Date listed

    26 April 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Deputy headteacher

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Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1

Working pattern

Full time

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£60,785.00 - £66,956.00

Pay scale

Leadership scale points L11 - L15 DOE

What skills and experience we're looking for

Why This Role?

This isn't just any Deputy Head position - it's a chance to be part of something truly special. As a newly created role within our outstanding Trust, you'll have the opportunity to make a real difference in the lives of children that attend our setting. Whether you're an emerging leader hungry for a chance to make an impact or a seasoned senior leader seeking fresh challenges, we want to hear from you.

What We're Looking For:

Above all, we're searching for someone with the right attitude and disposition - someone who is relentless in their pursuit of excellence and unwavering in their commitment to providing the very best educational offer for our students. Under the guidance of our Executive Principal, you'll add capacity to our leadership teams, leading and/or supporting on various aspects of school improvement, including CPD, teacher and middle leaders development, behaviour, attendance, and safeguarding.

What the school offers its staff

Join Our Team as Deputy Head across the Lion Academy Trust (Wellingborough Hub)

Are you ready to embark on an exciting journey in education?

About Us:

At the Lion Academy Trust, we're not just shaping young minds; we're nurturing future leaders, innovators, and changemakers. Our commitment to excellence and inclusivity drives everything we do, and now, due to the expansion of our Trust, we're seeking a passionate and dynamic individual to join us in a unique and newly created role as a Deputy Head who will work across all of our primary schools in the Wellingborough Hub.

Your Role:

This role will be as dynamic and diverse as our Trust itself. From spearheading professional development initiatives to driving improvements in behaviour and attendance, you'll be at the forefront of shaping our schools' success. Don't worry if you don't have direct experience in all areas of school leadership - we'll provide you with high-quality training and guidance through a comprehensive induction program.

Why Join Us?

  • Make an Impact: Your work will directly impact the lives of children and families in the Wellingborough community.

  • Professional Growth: We're committed to your development and offer opportunities for career advancement within our Trust all the way through to Headship.

  • Innovation: Join a forward-thinking organisation where we aim to prepare our children for the future with our bespoke curriculum.

  • Collaborative Culture: Work alongside passionate educators who are dedicated to making a difference every day.

Ready to Join Us?

If you're ready to take the next step in your career or just want to find a bit more information about this bespoke and unique role, then contact Executive Principal Mr Nicky Kingsnorth on 01933 381600 for a private and confidential chat.

Application Process:

Please submit your application via:


by Friday 17th May at 3.00pm. Early applications are encouraged, as we will be reviewing candidates on a rolling basis.

Join us on this journey to excellence - together, we can empower every child to reach their full potential!

Commitment to safeguarding

The successful candidate will require two positive references from current and previous employers. The position is subject to an enhanced DBS and medical checks.

The Lion Academy Trust is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children.

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About Ruskin Academy

School type
Academy, ages 7 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
273 pupils enrolled
Age range
7 to 11

Ruskin Academy are an inclusive, caring school in Wellingborough where every child matters. We recognise that all children have talents and abilities to celebrate, and part of our role is to help children to discover these. We challenge and develop our children to become curious, autonomous learners who are inspired and stimulated through a rich and varied curriculum that is appropriate to their individual needs. We develop children’s learning skills and, by setting high expectations and exacting standards, we prepare our children to flourish, and have high self-esteem and self-belief.

Arranging a visit to Ruskin Academy

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email kerry@lionacademytrust.net.

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