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Assistant Principal: Teaching and Learning

Astrea Academy DearneBarnsley

Astrea Academy Dearne

Goldthorpe, S63 9EW| Principal: Joanne Wilson | NOR: 1041

Post Title: Assistant Principal: Teaching and Learning

Leadership Spine Points L12 – L16 (£55,884 - £61,768)

Required: April 2021 (This can be negotiated if the right candidate has Year 11 or Year 13 teaching commitments)

‘The school is characterised by a relentless positivity. There is a tangible collegiate feeling across the school. Relationships are warm and trusting and staff feel valued and supported. Staff are committed to the community the school serves and helping pupils to aim high.  Leaders know the school well and have a clear vision for its future.’

Challenge Partners Review, July 2019

Astrea Academy Dearne is an 11-16 secondary situated in Barnsley and we are a school where our colleagues are all part of #TeamDearne. We have a low staff turnover, high staff morale and are looking positively to the future. We are within commutable distance from Wakefield, Leeds, Doncaster and Sheffield and are a proud member of the Astrea Academy Trust family of schools.

We are an inclusive school and are oversubscribed in Year 7 and Year 8. We have the highest aspiration for our students to achieve their very best and grow both as individuals and as members of their community. The development of the whole child forms an integral part of our vision: we want the best for every student at Astrea Academy Dearne irrespective of their background.

Our Opportunity

We are looking for a motivational teacher and inspirational leader to join our school as our new Assistant Principal. Astrea Academy Dearne is on an exciting journey as we work together to make a difference for the young people and the community we serve. Every day is different and this role presents you with the exciting opportunity you have been looking for!

You will be an outstanding practitioner in your own subject area and have the ability to lead by example. Your enthusiasm and credibility will help you take colleagues with you and this will be firmly embedded within your current practice. You may be looking at this as either your first SLT post or as a leader looking for a different challenge – either way we would welcome your application. Without question you will join an SLT team who will look after you and make you feel part of an enthusiastic, and at times, slightly bonkers team!

We welcome interest from colleagues at all leadership levels with any subject discipline.

Application process

The date of commencement for this post will be April 2021 (This can be negotiated if the right candidate has Year 11 or Year 13 teaching commitments) and the closing date for all applications is Thursday 21 January 2021.

Our Principal, Joanne Wilson would love to meet you virtually for an informal conversation. To arrange a virtual meeting and for further details please contact Hannah Peace at or call 01709 892211.

Application details are also available from our Trust website (under vacancies)

Completed applications should be submitted by email to

Interviews will take place as soon as possible after the closing date.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced DBS check, medical clearance satisfactory references and right to work checks.

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