Assistant Head Academic, Peterborough

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Laxton Junior SchoolPeterborough

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Start date: January 2019 or April 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Permanent

The Head of Laxton Junior School invites suitable candidates to apply for the post of Assistant Head Academic, to take effect from September 2018 or January 2019.

Laxton Junior School is an independent, co-educational day school, with 260 children aged 4 to 11, in the beautiful market town of Oundle. We are part of The Corporation of Oundle School and, therefore, as stated by The Corporation’s Royal Charter, our object is to provide to our children an education of the very highest class.

Our children and their learning are at the centre of all that we do at Laxton Junior School. In a caring and supportive environment, they become exceptional, lifelong learners, who confidently embrace the wide-ranging opportunities that we offer and are able to face challenges with determination and resilience.

The successful candidate will, in conjunction with the Head of Laxton Junior School, set the strategic academic direction and ensure excellent, innovative standards of teaching, learning and assessment are achieved across the School, resulting in outstanding progress being made by all children.

It is important that the Assistant Head Academic is not only able to lead with strategy and innovation, but is able to inspire staff through their own outstanding teaching and learning and, as such, the role is accompanied by Class Teacher responsibilities. 

The Assistant Head Academic reports to the Head of Laxton Junior School and has responsibility for Subject Leaders and the Learning Support Department. 

This is an exceptional opportunity for a talented, dedicated and inspiring individual, who has a forward-thinking and passionate approach to education, to contribute to the future development and continuous improvement of our School, and shape the quality and direction of our academic performance for years to come.

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Closing date: 9am on 28th September 2018.
Interview dates: 8th and 9th October 2018.

The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be required to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service. 

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More about Laxton Junior School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Primary
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 4 - 11 years
Denomination: Church of England
Address: East Road, Oundle, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, PE8 4BX, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1832 277275
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The aim of the school is to provide the best possible preparatory education in the area, where our pupils' strengths and weaknesses are recognised and nurtured, in order for them to begin to fulfil their potential as young learners.