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Assistant Head of Key Stage

Assistant Head of Key Stage

Grace Academy Darlaston


  • Expired
£17,068-£24,143 (actual salary for term time plus one week) hours are Monday to Thursday 8am-4pm and Friday 8am-3.30pm
Job type:
Full Time, Permanent
Start date:
as soon as possible
Apply by:
1 February 2018

Job overview

We need a strong and determined person to provide the highest standards of pastoral care and guidance to all students in the key stage at all times.

To encourage students to have high aspirations and high expectations of themselves through excellent pastoral care and guidance.

Grace Academy Darlaston, is a vibrant secondary Academy on the outskirts of Walsall rated by Ofsted as 'Good' in May 2017.  We have approximately 822 students on roll across the Academy and are expanding rapidly.  Following a period of under-achievement, our staff have worked exceedingly hard over the last few  years which led to a substantial improvement in results in 2016 and further improvements in 2017.

The Academy is on an upward journey, if you consider yourself to be someone capable of helping us along that journey you are more than welcome to pay us a visit to see our outstanding facilities first hand.  

You will be able to demonstrate unwavering commitment to raising student progress and standards.  Like us, you will believe that social disadvantage is no barrier to achievement and that every student can share in the joy of education.  Most importantly, you will possess integrity, good humour and moral purpose.

If you require an application pack or have any general enquiries please contact on email

Please complete the application form and Equal Opportunities Form and send back to with a covering letter detailing your experience to date for this post.

Closing date for applications is Thursday 1st February 2018.

Our main website can be accessed at (select Darlaston site)

Our Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and we expect our staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

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About Grace Academy Darlaston

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+44 121 568 3300

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Our Academy continues to move forward at pace, our Recent Ofsted report in April 2022 states ‘Excellence is one of the key values of the school. This value is the guiding principle of the curriculum. The school encourages pupils to achieve high academic aims and develop as well-rounded individuals.’ The outcome of the Inspection was that ‘Grace Academy Darlaston continues to be a good school’. All members of our school community – students, parents and staff should be proud of this achievement.

It is a privilege for us to be entrusted with the job of leading Grace Academy Darlaston and continuing this excellent work. It is our intention to see the Academy continue to flourish and to guide all students to achieve their full potential whilst embracing the core values that Tove Learning Trust’s Grace Academies uphold.


Julie Anstey

Values and vision

Grace Academy has a Christian ethos based upon its five shared values of grace, respect, integrity, potential and excellence. As part of its vision to develop citizens who make a difference, the school engages students and staff in the work of a dedicated Ethos Team. The Ethos Team includes a dedicated member of the leadership team, youth workers and an RSE programme coordinator. They work together with key staff to help students develop a sense of identity, make wise and well-informed choices, live with aspiration, and understand and apply the school’s values.

Through the secondary school’s Business and Enterprise Specialism, it draws on the expertise of more than 62 business professionals from 16 local companies, who offer students workshops and advice to help improve their employability.

Ofsted report

"Leaders have set high expectations for staff, and for students behaviour and progress.  As a result, academic standards are rising strongly."

Ofsted June 2017

View Grace Academy Darlaston’s latest Ofsted report

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Applications closed