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  • Job start date

    1 September 2023

  • Closing date

    19 May 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    15 March 2023

Job details

Visa sponsorship

No, visa sponsorship not available

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4

Working pattern

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£50,122 - £55,359 per annum

Pay scale


What skills and experience we're looking for

Do you have what it takes to support the English team and the Deputy Headteacher (curriculum) and bring our shared vision to life at Newmarket Academy?

We are looking to appoint an inspirational leader to follow in the footsteps of our highly regarded Lead Practitioner, who is retiring after over ten years of committed service to Newmarket Academy and the wider community of Newmarket. We are inviting candidates who have the skills and experience to build on established success and support staff, as they contribute and influence the school’s development. We want solutions-driven, proactive and highly influential and effective leaders who are committed to whole school improvement.

Newmarket Academy is a good school (Ofsted 2017) with a commitment to excellence. We aim to be the best we can be in all areas and are committed to being the best school in the area. We are looking to appoint an inspirational Lead Practitioner to help us take the next step in our journey.

You will:

  • Support the Deputy Headteacher and the Head of English in delivery of the school vision, for all learners
  • Take ownership of evidencing our improvement of outcomes for all learners
  • Manage and motivate members of the English team and the wider school team
  • Have a full understanding of processes involving children in care, child protection and safeguarding and be committed to working in partnership.
  • Have an innovative and creative approach.
  • Be committed to high standards of teaching and learning and the professional development of staff.
  • Have high expectations that motivate, support and challenge teachers and students alike.
  • Have excellent communication skills

What the school offers its staff

Newmarket Academy is part of Unity Schools Partnership a forward-thinking academy trust of 30 schools (10 secondary). We value our people and we have developed a strong culture of collaboration and best practice. You will be part of our trust’s senior leaders’ network and will have development opportunities at regular intervals including our leadership events and other trust network opportunities. Unity Schools Partnership celebrates both professional development and career progression. The Teaching school which is part of Unity will support the successful candidate in this post and their future career.

In return we will offer:

  • Support CPD required to be able to fulfil the role
  • Refurbished learning spaces with state of the art interactive white boards and sound systems.
  • A supportive and friendly working environment with well-established well-being programmes.
  • An excellent programme of induction into the Academy with supportive and dynamic staff.
  • Well-being day each Academic year.

We would encourage an informal discussion and visit to the school with Martin Witter, Headteacher prior to submitting your application, please contact the school on 01638 664412or emailmartin.witter@newmarketacademy.co.ukto make an appointment.

Commitment to safeguarding

Unity Schools Partnership is committed to safer recruitment, equal opportunities, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check will be required.
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About Newmarket Academy

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
836 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
Phone number
01638 664412

Arranging a visit to Newmarket Academy

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email martin.witter@newmarketacademy.co.uk.

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