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Thomas Whitehead Academy

The Academy has an on site pre-school and nursery taking children from 2 years of age. There are 13 classes from pre-school to year 6, many of which are mixed age. The number of pupils on role is growing but there are currently 326 registered.

About the job


Salary: Leadership L2 - L6 £40,360 - £44,544 a year
Hours per week: 1.0 FTE, Full time

A key member of the Academy Leadership Team, you will provide direction, inspiration and guidance to our staff. Focused on developing a high performing team, you along with the support of the Headteacher embedding strong operational systems to support significant pupil growth in the next phase of the academy’s development.

The Assistant Head Teacher will deliver strategic leadership of behaviour, welfare, safeguarding and attendance across the academy, dissemination and development of effective practice, be enthusiastic, resourceful and keen to ensure that the highest possible standards of pupil personal development and well-being are achieved.


About you


Able to drive excellence by valuing and developing others, you will be a qualified teacher with extensive experience of both hands-on teaching and management in education. You will be fully up to date with safeguarding developments. Strong on leadership and people management, you will have a flair for setting and meeting challenging performance targets.

Able to work with a high degree of cultural sensitivity in our changing and fast-paced environment, you will have the ability to use a range of communication strategies and channels.

The successful person must be well organised and have high expectations of attendance, behaviour and safeguarding. They will enjoy working with young people and be passionate about motivating pupils to achieve the best outcomes possible. You will be committed to ensuring students and staff maximise every opportunity to achieve academically and personally.

Closing Date: Friday 14th December 2018
Interview date: Tuesday 18th December 2018

Application process



For further details and an application form please contact Mrs V Britnell, telephone 01582 865466 or email thomaswhitehead@cbc.beds.sch.uk

Additional information


Applicants for this public-facing post will need to demonstrate the ability to converse, and provide effective help or advice, fluently in spoken English.

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment. Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS). CVs will not be accepted for any posts based in schools.