Associate Assistant Headteacher - English, Literacy and Reading

Wednesfield High Specialist Engineering Academy, Wolverhampton
Teachers Leadership Range L5 - L9 £45,319 - £50,026
12 Oct 2020
20 Oct 2020
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Do you want to be part of a quickly moving academy on a journey to outstanding?

Do you want the chance to work in an academy that is part of a University Multi-Academy Trust?

Do you want the opportunity to serve on a Senior Leadership Team with an area of responsibility as well as leading a Faculty of subjects?

Do you want Continued Professional Development and access to Masters Level as well as the NPQ qualifications? If the answer is yes, then our academy is the place for you.

We are offering an exceptional opportunity for a talented and inspirational member of staff to join an ambitious team who are focused on securing outstanding provision for our students.

This post would suit an enthusiastic colleague who is an outstanding Teacher of English and wants to be on a Senior Leadership Team as an Associate Assistant Headteacher.

Wednesfield High Specialist Engineering Academy is situated in the north-east area of Wolverhampton. There are approximately 850 students attending the academy including 100 in our Sixth Form. This is an extremely exciting time to join us on our journey to becoming an outstanding academy. We are an academy that is growing in numbers and have been oversubscribed for the past two years. We are currently launching our new University of Wolverhampton Multi-Academy Trust Sixth Form, merging two of the most successful Sixth Forms for student progress within the city of Wolverhampton and operating out of two campuses to create ‘Learners Today, Leaders Tomorrow’. We are extremely proud that the academic progress our A Level students made in 2019 was the highest in the city.

We have close links with the University of Wolverhampton who are our Academy Sponsor, bringing a range of professional learning opportunities which are funded as a benefit of employment. The successful candidate would have the chance to work with Trust Academies and a University. Full support and mentoring will be in place to support the successful candidate in their own career development.

We have a committed, talented team of staff who work exceptionally hard to ensure the success and enjoyment of students. We are an academy where people want to work and stay to further their career. We offer 15% PPA in order to give our staff more time to plan inspirational lessons that will enthuse our students and lead them to make progress in their learning.

We build our Academy ethos around our motto of “Changing Lives, Shaping Futures” which shows our focus on ensuring that our students become highly successful citizens in a 21st-century world. Our day to day practice is tied closely to our “Team Wednesfield” values of: -






We aim to ensure that our community, as a whole, show these values in everything that they do.

In our most recent OFSTED report, it was noted that students feel safe and well cared for and that staff morale is high: this is extremely important to us.

If you feel that you have the drive and commitment to add to our leadership capacity, we would be delighted to hear from you.

We are seeking to appoint a talented, energetic and inspirational Associate Assistant Headteacher who is an English specialist and who will lead our English department (English, Literacy and Reading).

The successful candidate must be able to demonstrate a secure understanding of how to raise attainment levels for all our students and support them in making progress to achieve excellent outcomes. The candidate must be able to show ways of improving attitudes to learning within an education setting. The post would suit a talented Teacher of English.

The ability to inspire children through English is essential.

Should you wish to visit or discuss the role further please contact the Head of School Mrs Niki Carpenter via

Skills and Experience

A relevant degree and QTS

Previous experience of teaching English at KS3, 4 and 5

Experience of strategies / interventions to ensure students make outstanding progress

Motivational and keen to improve provision for our students

Be able to establish successful relationships at all levels

Maintain effective communications

Demonstrate appropriate inter-personal skills

Ability to prioritise time effectively

Self-confidence and presence

Personal impact, commitment, enthusiasm and integrity

Sensitivity to the needs of a diverse academy population

Willingness to maintain their professional development

A love of English!

The commencement date for this position is 1st January 2021.

Closing date - 19th October 2020. Interviews may take place prior to the closing date dependent on applicants.

This is an excellent chance to join our Academy and we would encourage prospective applicants to come and take an informal tour of our wonderful building.

If you have not heard from us within two weeks of the closing date, you should assume that your application has not been successful.

The University of Wolverhampton Multi Academy Trust 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 satisfactory references which will be requested prior to the interview, an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, medical check, evidence of qualifications, plus verification of the right to work in the UK.

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