Assistant Headteacher – Teaching and Learning

Whitefriars School is a fully integrated 3 to 18 all-through school. In May 2018 our school was judged by OFSTED to be outstanding. In September 2021 we opened our Sixth Form.

We are now looking for a positive, dynamic and resilient Assistant Headteacher (Teaching and Learning) to join our fantastic team in our secondary section. 

The growth mind-set underpins everything we do. We do not believe that some pupils are bright and that others are not. We believe in the limitless capacity for everyone to achieve great things. We believe that what we become and what we achieve comes from great teaching, hard work and fantastic support. We do not allow it to come from your background. We are looking for an Assistant Headteacher who shares this mindset and who is passionate and motivated by these beliefs.

Our Assistant Headteacher (Teaching and Learning) will strategically oversee the Teaching and Learning across the secondary section. This will help ensure that all pupils, including those who are disadvantages, have great life chances. They will ensure we implement a high quality approach to the teaching of vocabulary and writing. They will lead on ITT and and be in the Induction Tutor for ECTs. They will strategically oversee the EAL provision to ensure that pupils new to English receive the high quality support they need so that their inclusion and school success is not impeded. The successful candidate will line manage middle leaders to help ensure high quality curriculums and very successful pedagogical approaches.

Our pupils make rapid progress and achieve academic excellence in an environment of love and care. Our school is a strong family where expectations are high, values are positive and children are treasured. Our goal is to equip our pupils with the knowledge, skills and character to lead successful lives.

We provide pupils with a curriculum of the highest quality. We have new state-of-the art buildings with a wide range of extensive facilities. Our pedagogical approach is rooted in the science of how children learn. We ask lots of questions, we explain in small steps, we link to prior learning and we guide first practice. Our pupils think hard about their learning. We read a lot because it has a profound impact on educational outcomes.

Our teachers get to know the pupils as individuals and build meaningful relationships that last. We ensure that all of our pupils feel they belong. We explicitly teach our pupils to live by positive shared values and to hold these deep in their hearts. We are a Rights Respecting Gold accredited school. This creates our wonderful learning environments and great behaviour. We offer a wide range of innovative clubs.

Please click here to download the role profile and person specification.

Please complete the online application form

We maintain a great work-life balance.

An equal opportunities employer.

The Heathland Whitefriars Federation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to a Disclosure Barring Service check.

Closing date: Friday 20th January 2023 (12pm)

Start date: 17th April 2023

We reserve the right to shortlist, interview and appoint prior to the closing date and so early applications are encouraged.

The Heathland Whitefriars Federation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. You will be subject to an Enhanced DBS check