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  • Expected start date

    As soon as possible

  • Application deadline

    26 November 2021 at 12:00pm

  • Date listed

    15 November 2021

Job details

Job role
Leadership
Working pattern
Full time
Contract type
Permanent
Salary
L30 - L36 £86,061 - £99,681 per annum (Starting Salary Dependent Upon Experience)

Job summary

Walker Riverside Academy – Headteacher

Walker Riverside Academy is an exciting and thriving 11-19 secondary school in the heart of its community within Walker, Newcastle Upon Tyne. Walker joined Tyne Coast Academy Trust in 2018 enabling us to become bigger, better and stronger. The school has approximately 1100 students on roll and is oversubscribed with a waiting list in almost every year group. The curriculum has many unique aspects and a vision that students should be Globally Aware, Culturally Aware, Self Aware and Life Ready with Ambition. The four ‘awares’ are the cornerstones of our well considered curriculum intent. This is an exciting time to join Walker Riverside Academy, the academy was judged to be ‘good’ by Ofsted in 2017 and is on a journey to become an outstanding school where every child achieves their full potential and that our community are proud of.

Headteacher L30 – L36 £86,061 - £99,681 per annum (Starting Salary dependent upon experience) Required for Easter 2022
Previous applicants need not apply

Due to the promotion of the current postholder, Tyne Coast Academy Trust is seeking to appoint an outstanding individual who is inspirational, highly motivated, visible and dedicated to become the new figurehead within the community. As Headteacher you will lead the school in the next exciting phase of its development and make a real impact. Walker is an exciting and thriving secondary school and the aim is for Walker to become ‘outstanding’. The school is ambitious for all its students and in addition to a broad and balanced curriculum offer there are unique opportunities for involvement in the Combined Cadet Force, the Improtech Football Academy, visits to our dedicated outdoor pursuits centre in Kirkby Lonsdale and a growing Post 16 partnership to deliver A-Levels at a local Trust partner school, North East Futures UTC. There are also many other opportunities to explore within the Tyne Coast College group of providers. Opportunities are also available to work across the Trust to make a real impact on school improvement, trust development and growth.

Ideally, you will be a current Headteacher or Head of School/Academy who wants to make a difference in a large academy or an experienced senior leader able to demonstrate significant and successful school improvement. You should place students first in every decision you make and have the confidence and capacity to drive an ambitious education agenda which has school improvement at its core.

An experienced professional, you will possess a vision for success, have drive, determination and believe that every young person deserves the very best education. Walker Riverside Academy needs an exceptional, highly aspirational, passionate and strong leader who is able to demonstrate strategic leadership, coupled with excellent people management skills who will build on what is currently good and ensure the school continues to improve by embracing opportunities and challenges. A proven track record of achieving success and raising standards as a leader with a commitment to the highest quality of education, strength to hold staff to account and an attitude that will engage students, staff and the wider community are all essential.

In return you will receive on-going professional development and strong, consistent support from dedicated staff, loyal parents and students, together with a committed central trust team, governors and trustees. You will also have an opportunity to work with Trust Headteachers, the central team and impact on how the trust develops over the coming years as it looks to grow and mature.

Interested candidates are invited to contact Sandra Willis, Office Manager and Personal Assistant by emailing sandra.willis@walker.academy to arrange a suitable time to discuss the post with Mr Mike Collier, Deputy Chief Executive or arrange a visit to the academy.

The deadline for applications is 12pm on Friday 26 November 2021 and interviews will take place during week commencing 6 December 2021. Please return your completed application to Melissa Dobrianski, HR Manager at mdobrianski@tynecoastacademytrust.co.uk

Walker Riverside Academy and Tyne Coast Academy Trust are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. We expect all staff to share this commitment and to undergo appropriate checks including an enhanced DBS with barred list check.

Application packs and further information can be found on the Tyne Coast Academy Trust website https://www.tynecoastacademytrust.co.uk/join-our-team-current-vacancies/ or by contacting Melissa Dobrianski, HR Manager at mdobrianski@tynecoastacademytrust.co.uk

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School overview

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
Secondary
School size
1145 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

About Walker Riverside Academy

We are an 11-19, all ability Academy built upon a starting premise that everyone is made to feel welcome, safe and supported. We are an inclusive community that believes in maintaining strong partnerships with parents/carers and students to ensure that our learners thrive in a secure and stimulating environment. We are committed to providing a quality education where the individual is valued and respected.

Arranging a visit to Walker Riverside Academy

Interested candidates are invited to contact Sandra Willis, Office Manager and Personal Assistant by emailing sandra.willis@walker.academy to arrange a suitable time to discuss the post with Mr Mike Collier, Deputy Chief Executive or arrange a visit to the academy.

School location

Waverdale Avenue, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne and Wear, NE6 4AW

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