Aquinas Trust            

Assistant Headteacher

Salary:  Leadership Range L3 – L12 (£41,989 to £52,414 per annum)

Accountable to:  Head of School

We are seeking to appoint an inspirational, innovative and dynamic leader to join our highly-motivated leadership team. This assistant headship has a particular focus on the development of high-quality teaching, learning and assessment through the growth of effective teams, targeted training programmes and rigorous accountability at all levels. We are driven by a pursuit of high academic standards regardless of start points or background, and a desire for all pupils to experience an exceptional education. We want every child to grow and flourish in our care.

Our ideal candidate will:

  • Be an experienced or aspirational leader excited by transformational change;
  • Have a high level of intellect, relentless optimism and common sense;
  • Be exemplary and inspiring in their teaching;
  • Have a proven track record of inspiring and motivating young people;
  • Be a strategic planner who is able to evaluate progress and outcomes;
  • Be forward thinking and reflective in their practice;
  • Be an inspiring leader who will support, challenge and enthuse colleagues effectively; and,
  • Be a dedicated practitioner committed to pupil progress and continual improvement.

Job Purpose

  • Lead teaching, learning and assessment and appropriate training across the academy;
  • Assist in the leadership, management and development of the academy, carrying out specific duties including aspects of the standards agenda;
  • Carry out teaching duties as required (up to 40% of a full-time teacher);
  • Assume responsibilities of the Head of School in their absence;
  • Be responsible for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children and young people;
  • Carry out the duties of this post in line with the remit outlined in the School Teachers’ Pay and Conditions Document including the conditions of employment for leadership and the trust’s policies.

To this end, the Assistant Headteacher will:

  • Undertake the normal responsibilities of the class teacher;
  • Be a member of the leadership team;
  • Assist the Head of School in leading the academy;
  • Support and represent the Head of School at meetings, as and when required;
  • Undertake the professional duties of the Head of School during their absence;
  • Undertake such duties as are delegated by the Head of School;
  • Play a significant role in formulating and reviewing the school improvement plan by:
  • Establishing the policies through which it shall be achieved;
  • Ensuring that all policies contribute to the working out of plan;
  • Managing colleagues and resources to that end;
  • Monitoring progress towards delivery of the plan.

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 Rye College is committed to safeguarding the welfare of our children and young people. We expect all colleagues and volunteers to share this commitment. Successful applicants will be required to undertake a DBS enhanced clearance. As an employee of Aquinas, you are required to have regard to the character and foundation of the trust and to not undertake anything in any way contrary to the interests of the foundation.