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  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    15 May 2024 at 5pm

  • Date listed

    20 March 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Headteacher

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Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4

Working pattern

Full time

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

81070.00 - 93901.00

Headteacher job summary

We are seeking to appoint an exceptional Headteacher to lead the school following the internal progression of the current post holder within our Trust. This is an exciting time to join Atherton High School and you will be pivotal in building on the high standards that have been achieved so far, creating an environment that promotes academic and wider personal achievement. As Headteacher, you will be an integral part of this vibrant school and local community. You will work with the Trust, governors and staff to provide an exceptional learning experience whilst upholding the values and ethos of the school. The Education Partnership Trust (EPT) is a high performing multi academy trust and our track record of raising standards demonstrates the impact our school leaders have on delivering transformative change.


This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced current Headteacher who is looking for their next challenge or an aspirational Deputy Headteacher seeking a first Headship role as you will be professionally supported by EPT to develop and craft your skills to become an outstanding Headteacher. The successful individual will be highly motivated and passionate about transforming the lives of pupils and having a positive impact on the local community with a clear vision for the future of the school.


The person appointed will:

  • Have a proven track record of excellent educational leadership and management and achieving the very best outcomes for all pupils
  • Inspire pupils and staff to achieve the highest possible standards, unlocking pupils’ academic and personal potential
  • Lead an approach that sees every challenge as an opportunity to continually improve standards of education and to foster an outstanding learning environment
  • Be dedicated to ensuring that every pupil achieves their highest potential during their time at our school


If you believe that you can demonstrate these attributes, then we want to hear from you and look forward to receiving your application.


What does this job do?

  • To provide clear vision, leadership and strategic direction to ensure the school becomes outstanding which inspires and motivates both students and staff.
  • To demand ambitious standards and high expectations for all students, overcoming disadvantage and advancing equality, instilling a strong sense of accountability in staff for the impact of their work on students’ outcomes.
  • To lead and manage the academy in an inspirational manner which delivers the agreed vision.
  • Establish a culture that promotes excellence, equality, high expectations and aspirations of all students enabling rapid and sustained progress.
  • To develop a school ethos that enables everyone to work collaboratively, share knowledge and understanding, celebrating success.
  • To work with the Director of Education, Local Governing Body, Trust, key stakeholders and the school community to embed the school vision and strategic plan and ensure they are clearly articulated, shared, understood and effectively acted on by all.  

What are the job requirements?

  • Qualified teacher status
  • Commitment to or currently engaged in NPQH or equivalent qualification that demonstrates readiness to become a Headteacher.
  • Substantial experience in a senior leadership position, including at Headteacher or deputy headteacher level.
  • Proven track record of raising standards in education.
  • Experience of effective leadership and management, including managing staff performance and appraisal.  

About Atherton High School:

‘Our curriculum ambition at Atherton High School is to make learning irresistible for all'. We have designed a challenging and ambitious curriculum to provide the best learning opportunities for all our students to aspire and achieve.


Our core values that drive our curriculum are:

  • Aspiration for all to improve life chances for every student.
  • Excellence in learning through an ambitious knowledge and vocabulary rich curriculum for all.
  • Character and personal development to equip all of our students to succeed in life.


At Atherton High School what is taught is coherently planned and sequenced to equip students to succeed in life. Our curriculum supports students from all backgrounds, including those who are disadvantaged, so students can access a high-quality, knowledge-rich curriculum. Our school community believes strongly in providing disadvantaged pupils with a curriculum that enables them to reach the academic standards of their non-disadvantaged peers. Our goal is to bring our young people into the big conversations of subject disciplines, to bring depth to our curriculum, so they can understand the world around them.

About the Education Partnership Trust (EPT):

EPT was established in 2012 as a multi-academy trust and is an approved academy sponsor. Our vision is to create outstanding schools which transform learning, lives and communities. We benefit from our diverse and unique range of schools which include secondary mainstream, alternative provision and special and have a proven track record of sustained improvement. Our schools are united by a drive to improve opportunities and outcomes for children and young people within a collaborative learning culture.

Our staff are our most valued asset so we continually invest in our colleagues and we believe that all teaching and support staff posts within our schools are key in terms of supporting pupil achievement and improving their life chances. As such we are keen to recruit dedicated and ambitious professionals who will add value to our schools and trust by helping our young people to succeed. 


Our extensive range of rewards and benefits include:

  • Healthcare cash back plan provided free by the trust includes optical, dental, physio, diagnostics, health assessment, NHS prescription charges, hospital cover, discounted gym memberships plus lots more.
  • Employee Assistance Programme including, counselling, CBT, and wellbeing initiatives.
  • Cycle to Work scheme.
  • Access to teachers pension schemes.
  • Free parking.
  • Electric Car Scheme (Salary Sacrifice).
  • Training, mentoring and progression opportunities including our Emerging Leaders programmes.
  • Trust wide intranet to share knowledge and resources. 


Incomplete application forms will not be shortlisted, if you need to discuss a reason for being unable to complete a section, please contact the recruitment team HR@ept-uk.com


We warmly welcome an informal visit or a conversation prior to application. Please contact Helen Appleby - happleby@ept-uk.com

Please be advised, as part of due diligence checks, online searches will be carried out on shortlisted candidates.

Commitment to safeguarding

We are actively committed to safeguarding all our pupils and staff.

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About Atherton High School

School type
Free School, Christian, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
509 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16

AHS is an amazing school, with the most wonderful staff. The school has grown and develop through understanding that our staff are our most valued asset so we continually invest in our colleagues and we believe that all teaching and support staff posts within our schools are key in terms of supporting pupil achievement and improving their life chances.

As such we are keen to recruit dedicated and ambitious professionals who will add value to our schools and trust by helping our young people to succeed.

Situated with great commuter links, AHS, serves all pupils from our local community.

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