Assistant Headteacher (Early Years)

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 06/05/2024 23:59
Leadership Pay Range L4 - L8 (£50,807 - £56,082 per annum)
Job Category:
Schools - Leadership
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
Walkergate Community School, Sutton Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE6 4SD
Number of posts:
Closing date:
6 May
Further Information
We are seeking to appoint an Assistant Headteacher who can help lead in an inclusive and innovative way, to join our Senior Leadership Team from September 2024. You will lead and manage the learning within our Early Year’s site, developing a curriculum that’s aspirational for all learners in a safe and inclusive environment.
Our aim is to provide an inspiring teaching and learning experience, where children feel a sense of belonging with caring relationships at its heart. If this is something the resonates with you, then please come and join us.
We are looking for an inspiring leader, with a commitment to lifelong learning who:
  • Is an experienced and outstanding classroom practitioner with consistently high expectations for children’s achievement, behaviour and personal development.
  • Will be confident in planning, assessing and target setting to meet the needs of all children.
  • Has proven leadership skills and experience of coaching, supporting and working to improve teaching and learning.
  • Has a proven track record of making whole school improvement.
  • Is fully committed to working collaboratively and be an active, dedicated member of our team, to drive and lead school improvement.
  • Is able to actively show initiative and work independently, with excellent organisational and interpersonal skills.
  • Is enthusiastic, flexible and committed to raising standards of attainment and achievement for all children. 
Walkergate Community School is at the heart of our proud community and is one of seven primary and secondary schools within the NEAT Academy Trust family of schools. At the heart of our trust is the aim to nurture, educate, achieve and transform the lives of all young people within the communities we serve across the North East. 
Our school is a large primary school based across 2 sites in the east end of Newcastle. We currently have 660 pupils aged from 2 to 11 and in 2020 Ofsted rated the school as ‘Good’. Our school motto is ‘Together we make a difference’ and staff are dedicated to working with children, parents and families to ensure that all Walkergate children achieve their very best in everything they do in a safe, happy and nurturing environment.  
The school was awarded teaching school status in July 2017 and Research School status in 2019. The Research School sits within the trust and has a designated lead, with the research school work being integral to the development of quality first teaching across the trust, alongside the regional and national work it undertakes.
In return we offer:
  • Great opportunities for continuing professional development and a career pathway across the trust.
  • A team of hardworking, dedicated and friendly staff where everyone is valued.
  • The benefit of working in a highly collaborative multi academy trust.
  • Membership of the Teachers’ Pension Scheme which the trust also contributes to on your behalf.
  • Recognition of previous service with other schools, academies, local government etc.
  • Access to an Employee Assistance Programme (EAP), delivered by Health Assured – the UK and Irelands leading wellbeing provider.
  • Good public transport links via Tyne and Wear Metro and road links from the A19 and A1058 Coast Road. 
Interested in finding out more about this unique opportunity? We would welcome school visits from potential candidates on Monday 22nd or Thursday 25th April at 4pm. Please get in touch with Kelly Stockill, School Business Manager, at k.stockill@neat.org.uk or 0191 265 5737 to arrange a visit or for an informal discussion with our Headteacher, Dan Nelson.
Interested in applying? If you share our passion and believe you can make a difference, please read the accompanying job description and person specification and complete an application form by clicking ‘apply now’ no later than midnight on Monday 6th May 2024.

NEAT is committed to safer recruitment practice and promoting the welfare of children and expects staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This position is exempt from the provisions of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act and a satisfactory Enhanced DBS from the Disclosure and Barring Service is required as part of pre-employment checks. For shortlisted candidates, we will conduct an online search as part of our screening.
Please note
This job is closed for applications.