Assistant Headteacher - Exciting Opportunity at Lutley Primary School

Lutley Primary School
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12 May 2022
19 May 2022
Job Ref
Kerry Holden
Contract Type
Full time permanent
Working Pattern

Hales Valley Multi Academy Trust is a primary academy trust, based in Dudley, West Midlands. We currently consist of five very different primary schools, ensuring that our Trust is a diverse and exciting place to work and learn.

We put our children at the heart of everything we do and are dedicated to providing them with an enriching curriculum, underpinned by our overall commitment to high standards across the board.

We value our staff and ensure that they are well supported and trained. We have a continua
l professional development guarantee that provides a clear career pathway of training and opportunities for all staff at all levels.

Our family of schools work closely together, ensuring that staff and children benefit from sharing the excellent practice that exists across the Trust. Our schools are well supported by the Local Governing Committees, the Board of Directors and the Trust Central team.

We believe that we are stronger together – all schools sharing capacity, resources and expertise. We believe that collaboration is fundamental to providing the best learning opportunities through a meaningful curriculum where children and adults acquire the knowledge, skills and positive attitudes to prepare and strengthen them for their role in society: today, tomorrow and in the future. We support and care for each other, especially when things go wrong; we are a family.

This role provides you with an opportunity to join our family to improve outcomes for children. If you are interested in finding out more please do get in touch – we would be very happy to meet with you. 

We are looking to recruit a dynamic Assistant Headteacher to join our team from September 2022. You will be appointed on L3 to L7 depending on experience.

We are seeking a committed leader to work in partnership with the Senior Leadership Team, wider staff team and the local community. We will be looking for applicants to support and challenge staff and pupils to make greater progress, so everyone achieves their potential across all areas of the curriculum.  

The Assistant Headteacher will be an outstanding practitioner who will manage significant areas of school improvement. You will be a class based Assistant Headteacher responsible for curriculum, teaching and learning across the school.  

The successful candidate will be highly motivated, confident and inclusive leader, committed to embodying our Trust values and vision for the school. We are looking for someone who: 

  • is an exemplary practitioner with a proven track record of leadership and management at strategic level; 
  • is passionate about learning and will use their leadership skills to maintain and improve high expectations for all our children so that they can reach their true potential in an environment where everyone is valued, respected and encouraged to thrive; 
  • is committed to ensuring that children harness their own passion for learning, which prepares them for the next stage of their education and beyond, encouraging them to become responsible citizens and develop a deep understanding and appreciation of both British and world cultures; 
  • is determined that children develop as well-rounded, happy and confident individuals, where academic performance is strong and aspirations are high; 
  • is an excellent role model who can inspire the team of staff so that they have a sense of pride, accountability and mutual responsibility across the school; 
  • has strong leadership and people management skills and have the ability to nurture, encourage and motivate pupils and staff and build excellent relationships with parents and strong links with the community; 
  • can communicate their ideas clearly to inspire, motivate and enable their team; 
  • will support the strategic planning for the school; 
  • will have key strategic responsibility; 
  • will strive for continuous improvement, putting children at the heart of everything they do. 


We can offer you:

  • Highly motivated staff
  • A leadership team whose focus is on improving outcomes for our children
  • Children who value learning and supportive parents
  • An ethos of valuing staff and their Professional Development
  • A stimulating learning environment which is conducive to learning
  • Competitive salary Generous benefits (pension, holiday, discounted fees at our Trust schools)
  • Employee Assistance Programme (supporting your health and wellbeing)
  • Networking and support opportunities between the Trust schools

If you have any questions about the role, please contact Kerry Holden via email

To apply, please complete an application form/monitoring form available on this advert. Please clearly quote the vacancy you are applying for on the application form.

Closing Date: 19th May 2022 (midnight)

Shortlisting: 20th May 2022

Interviews: 26th May 2022

Additional Information:

Hales Valley Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All offers of employment are subject to an Enhanced DBS check, and where applicable, a prohibition from teaching check will be completed for all applicants.

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (2013 and 2020).  This means that certain convictions and cautions are considered ‘protected’ and do not need to be disclosed to employers, and if they are disclosed, employers cannot take them into account.  Guidance about whether a conviction or caution should be disclosed can be found on the Ministry of Justice website:

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