Assistant Head of School, Peterborough

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Hampton Gardens SchoolPeterborough

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Start date: September 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: L14 – L18
Contract term: Permanent

Hampton Gardens is a new 11-19 free school which opened in September 2017 to an initial intake of 180 Year 7 students. When full the school will accommodate 1200 students in years 7-11 and 300 students in Sixth Form. Hampton Gardens is part of the Hampton Academies Trust who also run the highly successful and popular Hampton College.  

Required for September 2020:

Assistant Head of School

Salary: L14 – L18

We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic and committed Assistant Head of School to join Hampton Gardens school. This role provides an exciting and unique opportunity to help shape the future development of the school as it expands.

This is an excellent position for someone seeking their first senior leadership role or for an existing senior leader wishing to broaden their areas of experience in management. As Assistant Head of School you will lead and manage the School’s Teaching and Learning programme and develop effective strategies to improve outstanding standards for teaching across the curriculum for all Key Stages. You will lead on the oversight of staff appraisal, new staff induction programmes, CPD and staff development.

Along with the main area of responsibility there will be additional responsibilities reflecting the current size of the leadership team. As the team grows, areas of responsibility will be reviewed according to individual skill set. 

Working closely with members of the Senior Leadership Team, you will be able to help shape the strategic direction of the school ensuring a committed focus on raising attainment and progress for all pupils within a caring and aspirational environment. You will benefit from working with a strong team of teachers and support staff in a purpose built, exceptional learning environment. All staff at the school share the Trust’s vision that every student will leave Hampton Gardens with excellent academic outcomes and a clear purpose for the next stage of their lives, offering support and advice to meet and surpass their dreams and aspirations.

As Assistant Head of School, you will:

  • Be an inspirational teacher with a proven track record of leading students to achieve outstanding results;
  • Embrace creativity and innovation and will always be looking for the very best practice in teaching.

What we can offer you in return:

  • A fantastic working environment where students are enthusiastic and want to learn. All our schools have modern buildings, with light and airy classrooms, outstanding facilities and are situated at the heart of the community.
  • We value our staff and recognise the importance of providing ongoing training opportunities. As a growing Trust we are also able to offer opportunities for promotion and fresh challenges as new roles arise regularly. 
  • Our active Staff Wellbeing Group creates an effective channel for staff to be heard, and underpins our commitment to cultivating a supportive working environment which allows staff to flourish and achieve their full potential.
  • Our extensive induction programme supports staff every step of the way. 
  • Full access to the Health Assured Employee Assistance Programme which is designed to help staff deal with any personal or professional problems. Staff have access to free legal advice, medical information, counselling sessions, online self-help tools, factsheets and the wellbeing portal.


For further details please visit the HAT website:

Closing date:9.00am on Monday 25 November 2019

More about Hampton Gardens School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Free School
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 19 years
Address: Hartland Avenue, Hampton Gardens, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, PE7 8HR, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1733 246700
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Hampton Gardens, situated in Hampton Vale, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, is a free school which is funded by the state. The secondary school with a sixth form will start educating 11 to 19 year olds in September 2017. The plan is for the school to te...