Senior Assistant Headteacher (Director of Primary Standards), Blackpool

Closing date:

Armfield AcademyBlackpool

Date posted:
Start date: 1st January 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: L8-12 on the Leadership Pay Scale (to be reviewed as the school grows)
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Salary: L8-12 on the Leadership Pay Scale (to be reviewed as the school grows) Contract: Full Time, Permanent

Closing Date: 12 noon on Tuesday 1st October 2019

Interviews will be held on Tuesday 8th October 2019

Start Date: 1st January 2020

An excellent opportunity has arisen for a colleague to join the senior leadership team at Armfield Academy by becoming Director of Primary Standards. This post provides an opportunity for one colleague to take the lead for the quality of education, teaching, behaviour, leadership and personal development within the Primary years supported by a team of experienced middle and senior leaders. The post holder will report directly to the Headteacher and be accountable for the standards within these year groups. Whilst contributing to discussions around staffing deployment and budgets the primary purpose of this role is related to standards within Reception to year 6. The successful candidate will oversee all aspects of the operation of the Primary facilities.

The successful candidate will have a proven ability in strategic thinking and outstanding academic leadership, ensuring the Academy continues to provide high quality education for all our children in a caring, inclusive environment. The successful candidate will have experience at senior leadership level within a primary or an all through setting.

This new post will enhance the senior leadership team of the academy and will take a lead role in all aspects of school improvement related to Reception onwards and inevitably up to Year 6. The full responsibilities for this role are outlined in the job description. The post will include a teaching commitment commensurate to

The Role:

Whilst focussed on Reception to Year 6 as this is a post on the senior leadership team of an all through school, the successful candidate will be expected to develop a working knowledge of school improvement across all key stages. This post represents an excellent professional development opportunity for colleagues in preparation for Headship.

How to Apply

To apply for this post please visit our website and complete the online application form and equal opportunities form at 

Closing time and date for applications is 12.00 noon on Tuesday 1st October 2019. 

Shortlisting to take place on Wednesday 2nd October 2019.

Assessment and Interview Day to be held on Tuesday 8th October 2019.

The Fylde Coast Academy Trust is committed to equality of opportunity for all. Fylde Coast Academy Trust is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all learners, staff and visitors. All staff will be carefully selected using recruitment and selection procedures designed to emphasise our commitment to safeguarding. All posts, including volunteers, are subject to enhanced DBS clearance.

More about Armfield Academy
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through
Funding status: State - Free School
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 4 - 16 years
Address: Lytham Road, Blackpool, Lancashire, FY4 1JG, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps