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Assistant Head/Key Stage 1 Leader

12 Mar 2020   |   The Forest Academy   |   L5-L9
Salary L5-L9
Region Barnsley
Duration of Post Permanent
Work Commitment Full-time
Start Date September 2020
Closing Date Tuesday 31st March 2020
Shortlisting Wednesday 1st April 2020
Interview Date Tuesday 21st April 2020

Are you ready to take the next step in your career? An opportunity has arisen to join the team at Forest Academy.

We are looking for an experienced KS1 teacher who is full of enthusiasm, ideas and a plain old ‘love of the job’ to join us as an Assistant Head with responsibility for teaching, learning and standards in KS1. The successful candidate will also have the opportunity to shape Forest pupils’ curriculum experience across school, increasing pupil enjoyment in reading and writing to ultimately build upon improving standards at Forest.

  • We are interested in hearing from people who:
  • Are experienced, inspirational teachers, with a track record of raising standards
  • Are creative, imaginative, committed and passionate about learning and are able to communicate this passion to children and colleagues alike
  • Can lead and inspire others
  • Have a commitment to working with children who require excellence in all that we do to ensure they thrive.
  • Are aspirational about their own career pathway and are committed to professional development
  • Are creative, imaginative, determined, resourceful and adaptable

Wellspring Academy Trust is a growing Multi-Academy Trust with nineteen Academies and five Free Schools in pre-opening.  We are committed to making a difference to the lives and life chances of the young people and the communities we serve.  Forest Academy work in strong partnership with our sister schools within Barnsley – Oakhill Primary Academy and Oakwell Rise Primary Academy.

Wellspring Academy Trust is an education charity with Academies in the Primary, Secondary, Special and Alternative Education sectors, working with students with challenging behaviour and Social Emotional and Mental Health needs (SEMH).  As such, we work with some of the most challenging young people in the system.  As the Trust continues to grow our roles offer pathways for ambitious and dynamic individuals who are determined to make a difference. We value our people; collegial working at all levels is central to our culture. High quality induction training and ongoing professional development support are guaranteed. There will be a broad range of opportunities for you to realise your professional vision and ambitions within the Trust.

We are looking for an exceptional Assistant Head/ Key Stage 1 Leader to join our leadership team to help drive continued improvement to become a truly outstanding school in the eyes of children and communities.

Our Heads of Schools, Mrs N. Wathen and Mrs K Pierce, would like to welcome you to visit our Academy for a full tour and opportunity to ask any further questions, please do contact us on 01226 284719.

Please contact Sarah Morrison for an Application Pack

Email: s.morrison @theforest-academy.co.uk or 01226 284719

Wellspring Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our pupils. All posts are offered subject to enhanced DBS checks. References will be taken up prior to interview.

If you are currently living overseas or have lived / worked overseas in the last five years please be aware that you will be required to provide an overseas criminal records check from the country/countries you have resided in, if you are the preferred candidate for the post.

This is an exciting time to join our academy and be a part of a large team of professionals determined to achieve extraordinary things together.

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AHT and KS1 leader – Job Description

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