Head of School

Astley Community High School, Seaton Delaval, Northumberland, NE25 0BP

Deadline is tomorrow

  • Expected start date

    1 January 2023

  • Application deadline

    7 October 2022 at 9am

  • Date listed

    9 September 2022

Job details

Key stages

Key stage 3, Key stage 4

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale

L18 - L22

Head of School job summary

Astley Community High School

Elsdon Avenue

Seaton Delaval

Tyne and Wear

NE25 0BP

0191 237 1505

Head of School – Astley Community High School

L18-L22: £64,413 to £70,745 per annum

Small enough to care, big enough to make a positive impact

We are looking for a dynamic and inspirational Head of School, who will continue to drive forward the academic standards and ambitions of the school by proactively leading and inspiring our pupils and staff.

You will have the vision to take on the challenge of leading our school to be outstanding in all that we do, by being an exceptional leader to our pupils, staff and school community, committed to raising standards and further developing our well-behaved hardworking students' learning.

You will personally have a key role in Student Support for years 5 – 13, providing strategic leadership, working collaboratively to ensure strategies and systems for behaviour, attendance and pastoral support are implemented across the schools.

Your track record of contributing at a strategic level to school improvement will also show your ability to work in partnership with a range of stakeholders to achieve desired outcomes and impact.

Although it is important that you can think strategically, you will also need to adopt a hands-on approach to deal with the diverse demands of school life and have highly developed communication skills to build effective relationships with a wide range of stakeholders.

If you have a passion for education then this is a fantastic opportunity to make a significant contribution to the federation and become an integral part of our future success. Our candidate information pack will tell you much more about this opportunity.

Visits to the school are warmly welcomed and encouraged, please call Angela Small on 0191 2371505 to arrange.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. It is essential that all staff and volunteers share this commitment. An enhanced criminal records check from the Disclosure and Barring Service is required for all posts

Interested in applying? A completed application form must be submitted by 9am on Friday 7th October 2022 by e-mail to vacancies@svf.org.uk

It is expected that interviews will be held Thursday 13th and Friday 14th October.

Further information about all of our current vacancies is available at: http://www.svf.org.uk/vacancies

Using the application form

Please visit www.svf.org.uk/vacancies to download an application form and apply

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Supporting documents

If you need these documents in an accessible format, please contact the school.

About Astley Community High School

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 13 to 18
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
561 pupils enrolled
Age range
13 to 18
Contact phone number
0191 2371505

The Seaton Valley Federation of Schools comprises Astley Community High School, Whytrig Middle School and Seaton Sluice Middle School, all located in south east Northumberland. All three schools share a Governing Body and Executive Headteacher to promote excellence in education from age 9-18 across Seaton Valley. Individually rated as 'Good' by Ofsted, we share common values and a passionate belief that every student should be enabled to succeed in all aspects of school life.

Arranging a visit to Astley Community High School

Visits to the school are warmly welcomed and encouraged, please call Angela Small on 0191 2371505 to arrange.

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