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  • Job start date

    1 September 2023

  • Closing date

    24 March 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    7 March 2023

Job details

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale

L9 - L13

What skills and experience we're looking for

Due to the growth of the Trust and changing roles within the current SLT whilst this initial growth takes place the Governing Body is seeking to appoint an Interim Assistant Headteacher to lead on key Achievement areas of the academy.

The successful candidate must be an inspiring role model, able to lead and work well as part of a flexible team, have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, have a ‘can-do’ attitude, be highly organised and have the ability to work under pressure.

What the school offers its staff

  • Ongoing training, support and mentoring will be provided
  • Free access to BUPA Employee Assistance Programme
  • Free onsite Parking
  • Generous discount at the David Nieper Ltd factory shop

Further details about the role

General role responsibilities

  • To strategically lead Achievement areas including:

o Key stage 4 & 3 Achievement and Progress including Academic Boards

o Academic intervention including Academic mentors

o Pupil Premium

o More Able and Talented

o Attendance

o Admissions

o Parents liaison including parents evenings

To line manage:

o Heads of Faculty (to be agreed)

o Pupil Premium coordinator

o More Able & talented coordinator

o Key Stage 4 Progress & Achievement Leader

o Admissions & Attendance Officer

  • To strategically lead and develop the Academic progress and achievement across the academy working with and through Heads of Faculty and the leads in Pupil Premium, Academic mentors & More Able & Talented
  • To lead and oversee the Academic Boards tracking impact
  • To strategically lead, develop, monitor and review the development of parental liaison and communication including parents’ evenings and other such events
  • To strategically lead, develop, monitor and review Attendance & punctuality at and within the academy, working with and through the Attendance team and Pastoral Team
  • To lead, develop, monitor and review Admissions to the academy including within year requests and appeals
  • To monitor and evaluate impact of initiatives on pupil progress and skill development
  • To support all aspects of Safeguarding across the academy
  • To contribute to the academy development plan and academy self-evaluation, providing regular reports to governors
  • To make a full contribution to the wider leadership and management of the academy
  • To lead a duty team as part of the leadership team
  • To attend SLT operational meetings each day 8am and strategic meeting 4pm- 6pm each Tuesday
  • To have a teaching commitment of approximately 45% - any subject area will be considered however the following subjects are particularly welcome: French, Psychology, Health & Social Care, Science or Maths.

A reduction in teaching commitment will be provided to ensure the time to carry out the roles.

Commitment to safeguarding

The Governing Body is committed to the safeguarding of children and young people, so all staff appointments are subject to employment checks and a satisfactory enhanced DBS check. Candidates should indicate an acceptance of, and a commitment to, the Academy’s policies in relation to equality and safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. It is an offence to apply for this role if an applicant is barred from engaging in regulated activity relevant to children. Please follow the below link to view the Christopher Nieper Education Trust Safeguarding/Child Protection Policy https://davidnieper.academy/about-us/academy-policies/
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About David Nieper Academy

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
679 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
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The David Nieper Academy is a newly formed academy in Alfreton. A new school building opened in early 2017 therefore this is an immensely exciting time to be joining the academy and being a key component in the future development.

Arranging a visit to David Nieper Academy

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email jrodgers@davidnieper.academy.

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