Assistant Headteacher: Teaching and Learning Strategic Lead & Assistant Headteacher: Curriculum Strategic Lead

Waterloo Primary Academy Blackpool

  • Leadership pay scale: L7 – L11
  • Lancashire / North West
  • Permanent
  • Full Time
Posted 4 weeks ago

Grade: Leadership pay scale: L7 – L11

Hours: Full time                           

Contract: Permanent            

Required from: 1st September 2024

Zest Academy Trust is seeking to appoint two driven, dynamic, and committed Assistant Headteachers, who have the passion, knowledge and skillset to lead the development of teaching and learning and curriculum at Waterloo Primary Academy. We are seeking inspirational leaders to join our forward thinking, Senior Leadership Team at this pivotal time in Waterloo’s development.

Waterloo Primary Academy is a three-form entry primary school with its own nursery, situated at the very heart of an area of significant deprivation in Blackpool. This brings a significant level of challenge to the roles, but at the same time, significant rewards.

If you have the drive, resilience and determination needed to make a difference, this is an exciting opportunity to join us. We are a passionate team, who are fully committed to ensuring that every child at Waterloo, regardless of their background, has the opportunity to achieve amazing things!

Each successful candidate will be a dynamic, committed and innovative leader with a resilient character, strong personal drive and bags of great ideas. The main priorities of these posts are to ensure effective teaching and learning and effective curriculum development and implementation across the school, in order to secure excellent outcomes for all our pupils.

We are looking to appoint leaders who:

  • are outstanding classroom practitioners with positive attitudes, high expectations and successful track records in raising standards and effecting change
  • have a strategic vision for improvement and are able to be the key drivers in this process
  • are strategic thinkers, able to lead, inspire and motivate both staff and pupils
  • use research to make evidence-informed decisions about pedagogy and provision
  • can challenge appropriately, whilst maintaining effective relationships
  • can demonstrate excellent interpersonal, organisational and communication skills
  • have the ability to work collaboratively, building warm, positive and inclusive relationships with all staff, pupils and parents
  • have what it takes to join us on our journey of rapid improvement
  • are committed to making a difference to the lives and achievements of all pupils at Waterloo Primary Academy

In return, we can offer you:

  • a caring and safe school with a warm and nurturing ethos
  • a dedicated and supportive Leadership Team that challenges itself every day to make a difference to the lives of our children
  • friendly, supportive colleagues who work exceptionally hard and are committed to providing high-quality education and experiences for all
  • a strong safeguarding and pastoral team
  • happy and enthusiastic pupils, who are very proud of their school
  • rich, high-quality professional development
  • the opportunity to engage in Instructional Coaching
  • the opportunity to become a Visiting Fellow with Ambition Institute
  • access to a bespoke wellbeing programme
  • a skilled and enthusiastic Governing Body, who are dedicated in their support of the school
  • the opportunity to make a huge difference to the lives of the children and families we serve

If you are an ambitious leader with a clear vision, who can contribute to the development of teaching and learning or curriculum at Waterloo Primary Academy, we would love to hear from you.

Visits from prospective candidates are welcomed and encouraged. These can be arranged by contacting the school office on 01253 315370. A confidential telephone conversation with the Headteacher, to discuss the roles, can also be arranged if candidates are unable to visit in person.

After reading the above, and looking at the job descriptions provided, we hope that you are encouraged to come and visit us to find out more about these exciting opportunities.

Closing date: Thursday 11th April at 12 noon

Shortlisting: Tuesday 16th April

Lesson observations in candidate’s own setting: Week commencing Monday 22nd April

School-based tasks and interviews: Week commencing Monday 29th April

The Trust and Governing Body adopt a positive attitude to the employment of Disabled Persons and guarantee an interview to those who meet the essential criteria of the person specification.

Waterloo Primary Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children/vulnerable adults. This post is subject to satisfactory three-year reference history, Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check (previously CRB check), medical clearance, evidence of essential qualifications and proof of legal working in accordance with the Asylum and Immigration Act. Please note, CVs are not accepted.

Online searches will be conducted on shortlisted candidates. Please see Zest Academy Trust Recruitment and Selection Policy for further details – located on our school website.  httpers://

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