Assistant Headteacher (Ridgeway Primary Academy)

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 16/04/2021 16:00
L4 – L8 £45,434 - £50,151 per annum (Starting Salary dependent upon experience)
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Job Category:
Schools - Teaching
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Employment Location:
Ridgeway Primary Academy
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Closing date:
16 Apr
Further Information

Assistant Headteacher
(Ridgeway Primary Academy)
L4 – L8 £45,434 - £50,151 per annum (Starting Salary dependent upon experience)

Required for September 2021

Ridgeway Primary Academy is a primary school with a nursery provision in South Shields with 394 pupils on roll plus 44 pupils in nursery. The Academy was the first school to join Tyne Coast Academy Trust in September 2013 enabling us to become bigger, better and stronger. The Academy and the trust are passionate about education and believe in our values of being proud, unique and ambitious. This is an exciting time to join Ridgeway Primary Academy, the Academy was judged good by Ofsted in 2016 and we are on a journey to become an outstanding school where children achieve their full potential in a friendly, fun yet committed environment.

Tyne Coast Academy Trust is seeking to appoint an ambitious, highly motivated and experienced Assistant Headteacher to support the Headteacher and wider leadership team to lead the school in the next exciting phase of its development and make a real impact. Ridgeway is an exciting and thriving primary school at the heart of its community which has more than doubled in size since 2013. The aim is for Ridgeway to become ‘outstanding’. The school is ambitious for its children, inspiring and enabling them to reach their potential whilst helping them to prepare and believe in an ambitious and fulfilling future, so they leave ready to take on the world.

Ridgeway Primary Academy needs a highly motivated and inspirational, Assistant Headteacher who can work collaboratively with the Headteacher, Senior Leadership Team, Governors and the Trust in leading the strategic direction and development of the school. The postholder will lead on a key stage.

The successful candidate will have a broad and positive experience of leadership in a primary school environment and hold a firm belief that every young person deserves the very best education. In addition, they will have experience of Early Years Foundation Stage, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2, be an outstanding classroom practitioner with the leadership skills, confidence and capacity to support the Headteacher, along with an attitude that will engage pupils, staff and the wider community.

In return you will receive on-going professional development and strong, consistent support from dedicated staff, loyal parents and pupils, together with a committed senior leadership team, central trust team, governors and trustees. The role will be 50% non-teaching to enable a wide contribution to the leadership and management of the school.

Potential candidates are invited to contact Justine Bryden, Senior Administrator, by emailing info@ridgeway.s-tyneside.sch.uk to arrange a suitable time to discuss the post with Mr Alex Golden, Headteacher.

Unfortunately due to the current restrictions we are unable to facilitate visits to the academy but please do visit the academy website https://www.ridgewayprimaryacademy.co.uk/

Interviews will take place week commencing 3 May.

Ridgeway Primary Academy and Tyne Coast Academy Trust are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment and an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) disclosure will be sought along with other relevant pre-employment checks.

Ridgeway Primary Academy is the employer.

To apply for this post please download and complete the application form which is saved in “Supporting Documents”

Please return completed applications to info@ridgeway.s-tyneside.sch.uk or by post to Justine Bryden, Senior Admin Officer, Ridgeway Primary Academy, Park Avenue, South Shields, Tyne and Wear, NE34 8AB by 4.00 pm on Friday 16 April 2021.

Please note
This job is closed for applications.