Job Description

Ashington Academy is part of the North East Learning Trust and is seeking to appoint an Assistant Headteacher to join our dedicated team. At Ashington Academy, we aim to provide opportunities to enable all students to learn and make lifelong friendships in a caring, supportive environment. In becoming successful learners, we want all our students to develop a love of learning, to recognise that learning is a lifelong activity and that the skills they acquire and develop are transferrable.


Currently graded as ‘good’ in all areas (Ofsted, March 2022), Ashington Academy has undergone a truly transformational journey since it joined NELT in 2017. This transformation has been achieved as a result of unwavering support from a team of trusted leaders of education. There is an unrelenting focus on high-quality teaching and learning, an academically ambitious curriculum, complemented by an exceptionally talented and committed staff body. We are proud to say that this transformation has been echoed and further substantiated by exceptional outcomes for our fantastic young learners, both in the main school and sixth form. Ashington Academy is not only becoming one of the top-performing schools in Northumberland, but also across the North East.


Working for the North East Learning Trust means joining one of the most successful and ambitious education trusts in the country and one of the largest school families in the region. We pride ourselves on creating outstanding schools, in every sense of           the word, with a track record of transformation and success that speaksfor itself.

Our vision, along with all schools in the Trust, is that every child experiences excellence every day.

We are committed to:

·        A vibrant learning community with enthusiastic and engaging students

·        A positive and caring ethos

·        An excellent learning environment and resources

·        A team of hardworking, dedicated and friendly staff where everyone is valued

·        A supportive and effective governing body


We will offer you:

·        National Terms and Conditions of Employment

·        Access to Teachers’ Pension

·        Up to 1 day paid leave for staff well-being

·        Lifestyle Savings – range of discounts from top retail brands

·        Discounted gym membership

·        24/7 Employee Assistance Programme and well-being portal


The successful candidate will:

·     have experience of leading or managing developments in the curriculum or pastoral area

·     have proven leadership skills in school improvement and curriculum innovation

·     be an exemplary classroom practitioner and is able to model and coach their outstanding teaching

·     have high expectations of pupil achievement and behaviour

·     have excellent interpersonal, organisational and communication skills with the ability to lead, motivate, inspire, and support colleagues

·     be committed to working in partnership with our parents and the local community


Deadline: Noon on Thursday 16 May 2024

Interviews taking place Wednesday 22 May 2024.

How to apply:

Application packs can be downloaded from our website.



forms should be returned to or by post to Kerry

Gibson, Support Services Manager, Ashington Academy, Green Lane, Ashington,

NE63 8DH. You can, if you wish, submit a covering letter to support your

application; please do not submit a CV unless it is to complement your application form.


We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and we expect all staff to share this commitment. All posts will be subject to receipt of satisfactory enhanced DBS disclosure, medical and reference checks. All pre-employment checks are in line with “Keeping Children Safe in Education” and the Trust’s Safeguarding Policy which is available on our website.

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Source: Assistant Headteacher – Pastoral Intervention, Northumberland – Tes Jobs