Deputy Pastoral Leader

Shavington Academy, Shavington, Cheshire


Job details

Job role Suitable for NQTs
Working pattern Full-time only
Salary £16,468 – £18,182

Job summary

Deputy Pastoral Leader – Early September 2020 Start (to be agreed)
Permanent 37 hours per week, 39 weeks per year
Salary £16,468 – £18,182

Trustees/Governors are seeking to appoint a suitably qualified and experienced professional, as a permanent Deputy Pastoral Leader. The successful post holder will work within a team, will be highly motivated, having responsibilities which include the management of pupil behaviour to Academy standards and liaison with parents, staff and outside agencies. They will work closely with their Pastoral Leaders but will have the initiative and drive to work independently when required, using Academy policies and guidance for direction. Good IT skills are essential and knowledge and experience of working in an educational environment would be an advantage. Applicants are encouraged to read the additional job purpose information before applying.

This post would be suitable for those leaving or, considering entering, the teaching profession.

Application packs are available from the Academy website: or by emailing: Only fully completed Academy application forms will be considered.

Closing Date: Thursday 16th July 2020 at 9.00am
Interview Date: To be confirmed

Shavington Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The post is subject to an Enhanced DBS Disclosure.

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Applying for the job

Application packs are available from the Academy website: or by emailing: Only fully completed Academy application forms will be considered.

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Supporting documents

School overview

School type Academy
Education phase Secondary
School size 699 pupils enrolled
Age range 11 to 16
Ofsted report View Ofsted report
School website Shavington Academy website (opens in a new window)
Contact email

About Shavington Academy

Who we are

Shavington Academy is the founding school of a Multi Academy Trust (MAT) that began in September 2015. We enjoy an excellent relationship with our local primary schools, contributing to both their curriculum offer and staff professional development. Due to our popularity, we have been oversubscribed in recent years.

As a growing academy, it is our priority to maintain our “close knit, caring and inclusive community” (Ofsted June 2018), whilst also offering the highest academic standards. To read our Short Inspection Ofsted report, see below.

We are a school with excellent progress and high aspirations, with several departments in the school achieving outcomes that place us in the top 25% of schools nationally.

As an academy, in 2018 we achieved the AcSEED award, for our approach and provision for the well-being of pupils. We were awarded third place in the national ACCORD awards 2018 for our work on community cohesion and tolerance.

We have met all Gatsby benchmarks and were awarded Careers Mark in April 2019. It is a priority for us to maintain and build on this achievement.

Professional development

As one of fourteen high schools in Cheshire East to form the Chimney House Teaching School Alliance, we both deliver and receive high quality training to support professional development at all levels, within the partnership. The culture of our academy is that it is a forum in which to discuss pedagogy, so that we may continually improve by supporting each other. There is also the opportunity for mentoring at all levels.

All teachers have professional development opportunities, designed for their career point, and staff team meetings are more often than not given over to the development and refining of practice to support pupil progress rather than housekeeping. There has been considerable work done to address the work life balance of our teachers, who give of their time willingly.

“Staff Morale is high.” (Ofsted 27th June 2018)

Newly Qualified Teachers benefit from a programme led by members of the Senior Leadership Team, there is an Early Professional Development Programme for second year teachers and our in- house Middle Leaders Development Programme. Learning walks are common and developmental. At Shavington, all Senior Leaders teach GCSE groups, to send out a clear message that teaching pupils is the most important thing that we ever do.

To read more about Shavington Academy, visit our website:

School location

Rope Lane, Shavington, Cheshire, CW2 5DH