9 days remaining to apply

  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    1 March 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    7 February 2024

Job details

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Key stage

Key stage 2, Key stage 3, Key stage 4

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale

L9 - L15

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are looking to appoint a highly motivated Deputy Headteacher with the vision and experience to play a pivotal leadership role at The Keystone Academy. This is a truly unique opportunity for an ambitious, inspirational and talented practitioner to support the Headteacher in continuing to develop our specialist school for SEMH and neurodivergence. We are looking for an outstanding practitioner who can bring creative and innovative ways of working within the Trust and the local authority.

The role will demand an individual who is capable of leading and inspiring others to develop new initiatives and drive a culture of collaboration and high standards, across the whole school. The successful candidate will show the ambition and determination to achieve outstanding outcomes for all learners, overcoming challenges and never underestimating our students. They will focus on the holistic development and achievement for everyone.

The Keystone Academy is becoming a beacon of outstanding practice in SEMH specialist provision, like the other academies within the YES Trust. You will have the opportunity to grow with the school and truly make a difference to some of the most vulnerable, yet wonderful, young people in society.

To be successful you will need to exemplify our core values: child centred, authentic in all our relationships and adaptive to need.

Key Priorities

  • Support the strategic vision and direction of the academy.
  • Provide strategic leadership and management to staff within the academy.
  • Secure and sustain effective teaching and learning throughout the school.
  • Undertake performance management & line management responsibilities for a group of teachers and other staff in the school.
  • Deploy staff and resources efficiently and effectively to meet specific objectives in line with school’s strategic plans.
  • Ensure effective pastoral care and behaviour support throughout the school.
  • To be responsible for the day to day leadership and management when the Headteacher is not in the academy.

What the school offers its staff

We offer the following benefits to all Trust employees from their first day with us:

  • Access and support with training and CPD
  • Specialist training where required
  • Free lunch at school
  • Free parking
  • Nursery benefits
  • Car purchase salary sacrifice scheme
  • Education Mutual – access to free face to face counselling, physiotherapy, nurse help-line, prescription service whenever you need it
  • Perkbox

- A huge range of discounts, free gifts, perks including shopping, eating out, holidays

- The wellness Hub – access to a variety of practical and useful resources

- Medical – on-line GP appointments, prescriptions and advice at a time convenient to you

Applying for the job

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About The Keystone Academy

School type
Free School, ages 4 to 16
School size
38 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 16
Phone number
01743 599011

Arranging a visit to The Keystone Academy

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