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  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    8 April 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    28 February 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Deputy headteacher

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Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2

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What skills and experience we're looking for

Waterton Academy Trust and Wrenthorpe Academy are looking to appoint an exceptional leader to the post of Deputy Headteacher. This position plays a critical role in supporting the Headteacher, working alongside a team of committed and talented staff, to ensure that every pupil is successful in their learning.

Wrenthorpe Academy is a popular and successful 1.5 form entry primary school serving the community of Wrenthorpe. The school was inspected by Ofsted in March 2020. Inspectors praised the school’s culture for learning and ambitious drive for high standards across the curriculum. ‘The pupils at Wrenthorpe Academy are proud of their school. They describe how the school allows them to embrace individuality and value differences. Teachers are ambitious for their pupils and the school does a great deal to develop pupils’ character and prepare them for later life.’ Ofsted March 2020.

Waterton Academy Trust is a forward-thinking group of 14 partner schools and 4 pre-schools serving Wakefield and Barnsley. The trust’s primary goal is to ensure all pupils receive an excellent standard of education. Wrenthorpe Academy joined the trust as an academy convertor in 2017 and staff, governors, pupils and families are very proud to be part of this collaborative group.

We are seeking to appoint a highly motivated, dedicated and inspirational individual - someone who will build on current achievements and the existing positive school culture, whilst offering a compelling and challenging vision for further future success.

We are looking to appoint a Deputy Headteacher who will:

  • Be an exemplary and inspirational classroom practitioner with a proven track record of raising standards and developing a culture of excellence.
  • Be evidence informed in their approach to all aspects of primary school leadership.
  • Be unrelentingly ambitious for the school, its pupils, its staff and the wider community.
  • Have experience of leading change, having implemented and embedded sustainable curriculum and/or inclusion projects and having assessed their impact.
  • Have experience of mentoring and/or coaching colleagues at different stages in their career.
  • Be a strategic thinker with the ability to show resilience.
  • Be a champion for inclusion, safeguarding and diversity.
  • Be a skilled communicator capable of developing effective professional relationships and creating partnerships as a system leader.
  • Be a positive team player who wholeheartedly promotes the values and ethos of the school and Waterton Academy Trust.

What the school offers its staff

Wrenthorpe Academy is a larger than average school and caters for over 300 children in the Wrenthorpe area. The vast majority of our children continue their education at nearby Outwood Grange Academy.

Wrenthorpe has a real sense of community and the school is in the heart of the village. Wrenthorpe Pre-School is on the school site which provides education for children of Nursery age and also offers wrap around care which is very popular with our community of busy working parents.

At Wrenthorpe Academy our intention is to enable every pupil to become a successful learner, a confident individual and a responsible citizen. We aim to achieve this by providing a stimulating education which nurtures and develops children, celebrates their achievements and challenges them to aim high and be the best they can be in all that they do.

In return we can offer:

  • Mentorship and support from an experienced and inspirational Headteacher, and the opportunity to work with an active and engaged Governing Body (Academy Standards Committee).
  • The opportunity to work alongside a professional, hardworking and motivated team of teachers and support staff committed to developing and raising standards.
  • Access to professional development and support from a wide network of colleagues within Waterton Academy Trust, including a team of skilled school improvement professionals. This would include a tailored CPD package designed to support you in your role and in your future career aspirations.
  • A firm commitment to your continuing professional development, including opportunities to collaborate and contribute within the trust and the broader education system.
  • A positive school community with a strong focus on staff and pupil wellbeing.
  • Motivated and engaged pupils who are keen to learn.
  • A comprehensive health and wellbeing package, prioritising your physical and mental health through SAS.
  • An attractive pension scheme, ensuring your future financial security.
  • Access to cycle to work scheme, promoting a healthy and eco-friendly commute.

Commitment to safeguarding

Waterton Academy Trust is committed to ensuring children are supported and safe. We are dedicated to the safeguarding of all whilst promoting welfare and expect all staff to share this responsibility.
We follow safer recruitment processes.
An enhanced DBS check is required for the successful candidates and two satisfactory references. Shortlisted candidates will be asked to provide details of any unspent convictions and those that would not be filtered.
We are committed to treating all applicants fairly and have a policy on the recruitment of ex-offenders.
We are wholly committed in ensuring that all employees and applicants are treated equally.

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About Wrenthorpe Academy

School type
Academy, ages 4 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
315 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 11
Phone number
01924 378 001

Arranging a visit to Wrenthorpe Academy

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email sfarrar@watertonacademytrust.org.

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