Assistant Headteacher - Ref: TV10119

Mary Elliot School, Leamore Lane, Walsall, Ws2 7NR
16 May 2019
23 May 2019
Job Ref
Contract Type
Full time permanent
Working Pattern
Term time

Assistant Headteacher

Location: Leamore Lane, Walsall, WS2 7NR

Accountable to: Head of School and Executive Headteacher

Contract: Full Time, Permanent

Salary: L8-12

If you… 

  • Are a passionate advocate for learners that require close support to meet their complex needs;
  • Can demonstrate success in your practice at middle or senior leadership;
  • Are a true team player, and can inspire teams across the school;
  • Have a passion for SEND education, and inclusion/equality agendas;
  • Can lead and manage development and improvement initiatives within the school;
  • Will promote the federation vision and ethos; demonstrate partnership working across a number of stakeholders
  • Are flexible and adapt quickly to change; 

… we would like to meet you.

We wish to appoint an Assistant Headteacher with unwavering positivity, unconditional positive regard, and an outstanding track record in the teaching and learning of those with complex Special Educational Needs. The successful candidate will be ambitious for the school and its learners; committed to the professional development of self and others, and ready for an exciting new challenge in senior leadership.

Mary Elliot School is a Special School in Walsall providing education to young people between the ages of 11 and 19, all of whom have a variety of SEND complexities. The post holder will be joining the Senior Leadership Team as we begin a journey that will see Mary Elliot work towards its potential, as part a collaborative, supportive and progressive federation. This is an exciting time, and offers an opportunity to shape the future of the lives of the most significantly challenged young people in the area.

If you are confident to be able to pair your high level of skill in the classroom with innovative and creative strategic thinking, and you are motivated by making a real difference on a whole school level, then this role will provide you with the scope to achieve this.

Working closely with the Head of School and Executive Headteacher of the Federation, the post holder will be responsible for supporting the day to operations of the school, and areas of school development and improvement which will be agreed depending on experience and skills. The post holder will also form part of the wider Senior Leadership of the Federation as it aligns policy, procedure and practice.

Application packs can be downloaded from the vacancies page on the school website.

Completed application forms should be returned with a covering letter addressed to Mr Matthew Ball, Executive Headteacher, to by 12 noon on Tuesday 21st May 2019.

Interviews will take place on Friday 24th May 2019.

Please note that only shortlisted applicants will be contacted by the school.


Mary Elliot is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our students and young people. The successful applicant will therefore be required to complete a DBS check.

We encourage applications from all sectors of the community to reflect our diverse student population.

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