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  • Start date details

    September 2024

  • Closing date

    29 April 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    20 March 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Assistant headteacher

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Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2, Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale

Highly competitive plus performance bonus and private health care

What skills and experience we're looking for

The role of Vice Principal (Primary College) is an exciting opportunity for the right candidate. The role will provide opportunities for personal growth and professional development. There will be high expectations around the quality assurance of the curriculum and teaching and learning, monitoring safeguarding and supporting the very complex admissions process of the academy. Whilst being responsible for the Primary Phase of education this role will also share overarching key responsibilities across the whole academy. We expect the successful candidate to lead their team by example through coaching, mentoring and demonstrating exemplary practice.

Milestone has a main site and four satellite provisions connected to four of the Leigh Academy Trust mainstream academies. Heads of College will be responsible for maintaining a high profile at these settings and extending quality assurance activities across these sites, developing inclusive links with the main site and the mainstream settings.

The academy is currently involved in an exciting curriculum development project in partnership with the International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Programme (PYP). The aim of the project is to develop a world class curriculum for pupils with SEND that is in line with the principles, standards and ethos of the IB PYP. The successful candidate will need to be confident and passionate about driving this agenda.

For our successful candidate, being a member of staff at Milestone Academy and the wider Trust means you’ll receive access to a great range of employment benefits from day one. Click here to view the current benefits package, and be mindful that the list is always growing.

We wish to hear from you if you are committed to changing our education world and are:

  • an enthusiastic, energetic and ambitious leader with a successful track record;
  • a motivational and inspirational leader with high expectations of staff;
  • confident and able to communicate a clear vision for the school;
  • able to develop children to reach their full potential regardless of background or circumstance;
  • approachable and keen to work with staff across the Trust to ensure wide success;
  • able to establish and develop excellent relationships with the community and other stakeholders.

What the school offers its staff

Naturally, we are seeking to appoint the best possible candidate and therefore the application process will reflect our desire to undertake all necessary measures to achieve this.

On the basis that interested candidates may be keen to visit the academy before making a formal application, you can arrange this by contacting Katie Whitelaw (Office Manager) - katie.whitelaw@milestoneacademy.org.uk. Visits will be offered in March/April 2024 and will be hosted by a member of the Senior Leadership Team. Please ensure you offer Katie a range of dates when you are available in your initial email to ensure we can coordinate a visit that works for both you and the academy.

Candidates wishing to have an initial conversation with the SLT about this role can also arrange for a telephone call. Those wishing to do so should also contact Katie Whitelaw (as above) in the first instance.

Application closing date: Monday 29th April 2024, noonShortlisting date: Tuesday 30thApril 2024Selection activity date: Wednesday 8th May 2024, all day

If you have any queries on any aspect of the application process or need additional information please contact Rachel Cribben (Recruitment Advisor) on rachel.cribben@latrust.org.uk or 01634 412 258.

The academy is committed to safeguarding children and successful candidates will be subject to an Enhanced DBS check. Our commitment to safeguarding is underpinned by robust processes and checks which are in place across the Trust.

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.

Applying for the job

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About Milestone Academy

School type
Academy, ages 2 to 19
School size
370 pupils enrolled
Age range
2 to 19
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Arranging a visit to Milestone Academy

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email Isabelle.cochrane@latrust.org.uk.

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