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Associate Assistant Headteacher (Director of Key Stage)

Associate Assistant Head Teacher (Director of Key Stage)

Leadership Scale: L8 – L11 (currently £56,082 – £60,488)

September 2024 Start

Permanent. Full Time

We are seeking applications for an enthusiastic and energetic Associate Assistant Head Teacher (Director of Key Stage) who will have responsibility for a Key Stage. You will be joining a highly successful and supportive leadership team.

The post holder will be one of three Associate Assistant Headteacher’s in the main school, responsible for leading either Transition and Year 7; Years 8 & 9; or Years 10 & 11. You would lead a team of up to two Year Managers per year group to ensure that students have the support needed to flourish as well-rounded characters with great academic success.

As the figurehead for these year groups you will lead the;

  • Ethos
  • Progress and achievement
  • Pastoral support
  • Behaviour and attendance
  • Personal development & wellbeing
  • Parental engagement
  • Safeguarding

You will also contribute to the strategic development of the school through membership of the Extended Leadership Team.

You will be joining a highly community orientated, inspirational and ambitious school. King James’s School is a large 11-18 comprehensive school with a long history of success. We are proud to offer a diverse and rich curriculum. Our employees are our greatest asset, and we are committed to providing high quality professional development and career opportunities for all. You will be given every opportunity to continue your development and to contribute to our professional learning community.

We have a thriving Sixth Form, led by an Assistant Headteacher and an Associate Assistant Headteacher who are both part of our leadership team. Our post-16 students are great role models who are involved in leading younger students through activities such as our School Council.

We are seeking an outstanding candidate to support our educational aims who has the vision, drive and interpersonal skills to motivate our students. As a teacher, you will model best practice to colleagues and create an excellent learning experience for students. As a leader you will have high expectations of all and demonstrate our positive ethos in the way you support our whole community to achieve the best possible outcomes.

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and expects all members of staff to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS disclosure is required for this post.

We look forward to your application. We understand that time is tight, but hope you will find the time for this exciting role!

Application forms are available for download from our school website and should be submitted via email to

and be received by Wednesday 22nd May, 08.00am

Interviews will be held on Friday 24th May 2024

Please note that CVs will not be accepted.

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