This job expired on 21 February 2024

  • Start date details

    September 2024

  • Closing date

    21 February 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    2 February 2024

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What skills and experience we're looking for

Sir Thomas Wharton Academy is on an exciting journey. Our vision of delivering exceptional learning experiences that enable young people to thrive in a competitive world and lead successful and fulfilling lives permeates everything we do. Alongside the highest standards, a golden thread of care, encouragement and enrichment opportunity runs through the school. Our young people are invested, they are unique, resilient and they take responsibility for their own actions. These very simple values enable them to fulfil every aspect of their potential. We invite you to visit the school so that you can see for yourself how amazing our school community is and gain a clear picture of our journey and the bright future of Sir Thomas Wharton Academy.

We are looking for a passionate committed leader with the skills, vision and energy to join our Middle Leadership Team. As student Achievement Leader, you will work collaboratively with Tutors and other Middle Leaders and provide support to the Senior Leadership Team. You will be able to demonstrate experience of building effective relationships with both students and staff.

The successful candidate will be expected to lead and manage the achievement, progress, attendance and behaviour for a year group ensuring disadvantaged students have a high priority. You will be ably supported by a dedicated Student Welfare Manager and year group SLT link to achieve the highest possible level of support and pastoral care for students.

The ideal candidate will:

  • be committed to the Sir Thomas Wharton Academy vision.
  • be an excellent classroom teacher who wishes to combine teaching with raising attainment and progress of a year group.
  • be ready to take on a middle leadership role and is passionate about developing their own leadership skills.
  • have the ability to engage, inspire and build excellent relationships with both students and staff.
  • be a team player and work closely with other professionals to develop and implement effective strategies and processes to drive improvement across a year group.
  • be committed to raising standards for all students irrespective of starting point.
  • aspire to champion a year group of young people to overcome barriers and achieve their potential.
  • have a true growth mindset, exceptional work ethic and a sense of humour.
  • have the knowledge and experience of the context in which Sir Thomas Wharton Academy operates.

For further information please contact: Mrs Nichola Winder, PA to the Principal at n.winder@stwacademy.com.

The 'Application Form', 'Role Description' and 'Person Specification' can be accessed from this link: Maltby Learning Trust - careers.

What the school offers its staff

In return we offer:

  • an excellent induction programme with dynamic, driven, and supportive staff.
  • A reduced teaching load to focus on the leadership of your group.
  • excellent career development opportunities and access to a comprehensive and continuous programme of personalised ‘Professional Learning and Development’ (PLD).
  • An opportunity to shape strategy within an already successful team of middle leaders.

This post involves working with children and therefore, if successful, you will be required to apply for a disclosure of criminal records check at an enhanced level. Further information about the Disclosure Scheme can be found at www.gov.uk/disclosure-barring-service-check.

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About Sir Thomas Wharton Academy

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1045 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

Arranging a visit to Sir Thomas Wharton Academy

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email n.winder@stwacademy.com.

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