This job expired on 8 December 2023

  • Start date details

    As soon as possible

  • Closing date

    8 December 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    21 November 2023

Job details

Job role

  • Head of year or phase

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Full time, part time: Full time Full Time, Monday to Friday. Part time Part time hours to be agreed

Contract type


Pay scale


Additional allowances

TLR1A £9272

What skills and experience we're looking for

Qualified Teacher Status

  • Degree, or equivalent in appropriate subject
  • NPQSL or currently studying for one
  • Evidence of professional development across career to date.

An in depth understanding of academy leadership and academy

improvement needed to achieve outstanding student progress and

personal development.

  • Understands aims and vision of the academy and is able to inspire,

challenge and motivate others to carry the vision of excellence


  • Understands how a strategic academy development plan can

increase teacher effectiveness and secure academy improvement

  • Able to lead by example in promoting th e school’s vision and values

to students, staff, Governors and parents

  • Promotes positive behaviour management and develops a student

focused, inclusive and effective learning environment

  • Can motivate and enable all staff to carry out their respective rol es to

the highest standard through performance management and

continuing professional development

  • Has the drive and ability to provide clear direction and motivate

others to attain high goals

  • Has sound knowledge and understanding of the wider educational


  • Understands the value of systematic and rigorous self evaluation, and

combines the outcomes of this with external evaluations to develop

the academy

  • Understands the need for effective relationships with parents, carers,

partners and the community which enhance and supports student


  • Can understand how Trust status can support improvement strategies

for the academy via partner collaboration

  • Is c ommitted to secure the school’s place in the community and build

positive relationships, seeking and acting on feedback from

community stakeholders

What the school offers its staff

CET strives to be recognised as an employer of choice.

We want to attract high quality staff for our schools and in return offer a ‘people first’ approach, so that staff feel part of a community. We want staff to be confident to both support and challenge one another regardless of position or seniority, feel valued and able to contribute to the development of CET.

We also recognise the need to reward effort and good results as our aim is year−on−year improvement by schools.

There are well developed staff progression routes. We support and develop our staff and give individuals every opportunity to develop and grow with us. There is a commitment to high-quality Continuous Professional Development programmes. These are geared to maximising job satisfaction and significantly increasing expertise, confidence and skills.

Staff can work across our family of schools, enabling our academies to benefit from wider expertise and to offer individuals fresh opportunities. Quality of life outside work significantly shapes the way in which people perform, so the need to achieve a healthy work/life balance is an important aspect of our commitment to staff. In return, we ask our staff to commit to the trust standards, these include:

  • All of us are responsible for promoting the trust values of Respect, Responsibility and Resilience.
  • Staff routinely modelling our view that everyone is helped and supported to ‘Be the best you can be’.
  • In all decision-making, pupils and students must come first and inclusion is at the heart of our learning approach.

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 The Whitehaven Academy

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
760 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

Arranging a visit to The Whitehaven Academy

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email egraham@whitehavenacademy.org.uk.

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