Assistant Head Teacher, Wellingborough, Northamptonshire

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Ruskin AcademyWellingborough, Northamptonshire

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Start date: September 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: L1 to L5
Contract term: Permanent

At Ruskin Academy we live, work and learn through our 'five ways':

'Be Proud'   'Show Respect'   'Bounce Back'   'Stay Safe'   'Take Responsibility'

We are a popular and fully-inclusive three-form-entry Junior School situated in the Queensway area of Wellingborough and close to the main line station.  We became a member of the  Lion Academy Trust in September 2018 and have started, on our journey, to make Ruskin Academy an outstanding school. 

We are looking for a skilled individual to join our team, in September 2019, as Assistant Head Teacher.  We want to recruit somebody to engage and inspire both pupils and colleagues.  Ideal candidates will be resilient, hard working and willing to go the extra mile to ensure that our provision is 'good or better, everyday'.  The successful candidate will lead on Teaching and Learning under the direction of the Head of School.

We are forward-thinking, caring and, most important of all, a happy school where pupils of all abilities and social backgrounds achieve. Our ‘Five Ways’ values are at the heart of everything we do and all decisions we make. Our pupils are well-behaved and always aspire to be “the best versions of themselves”. 

We incorporate our Trust induction programme alongside bespoke career professional development. Programmes range from Newly Qualified Teacher development through to Middle and Senior Leader qualifications. Our partnership with the Institute of Education enhances this CPD offer, with many professional qualifications open to our team.

What do we offer new staff?

· A large leadership team, to offer you the support and guidance that you need;

· Bespoke Trust CPD and external professional development opportunities;

· All teachers benefit from teacher development time in addition to PPA to support their personal growth.

· Cutting-edge technology provided by partners Google and Apple;

· All teachers receive a Chromebook that converts to a tablet, to support planning.

· A staff perks membership: providing loyalty rewards and discounts from retailers; 

Application information:

Your interview day is a mutual process aligned to helping you to decide if Ruskin is the place to advance your career.  We aim to make it as supportive as possible.   

Please direct all enquiries to Daniel-John Constable, Head of School via 

Mr Constable will be happy to discuss your specific requirements and to answer any questions that you may have. Tours of the school are welcome and can be arranged by calling the school.

To summarise: would you like to work for a caring and supportive employer with dedicated career development pathways for all staff ? Do you have relentless focus on improving outcomes and life chances for all pupils irrespective of context or situation? Apply now!

Closing date: Wednesday 22nd May 2019

Interview date:  Friday 24th May 2019

On behalf of the staff and children at Ruskin, I look forward to hearing from you and receiving your application.

The Lion Academy Trust is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to the safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children. 

The successful candidate will require two positive references from current and previous employers. The position is subject to an enhanced DBS and medical checks.

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More about Ruskin Academy
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Primary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 7 - 11 years
Address: Ruskin Avenue, Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, NN8 3EG, United Kingdom.
Telephone: +44 1933 381600
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Ruskin Academy is a three-form-entry, fully inclusive junior school situated in Wellingborough. 

The school currently comprises: a Headteacher (Mr Constable), Deputy Head (Mr Kingsnorth), Assistant Head (Ms Trainor) and Phase Leads (Mr Barbe and...