Post:                                Assistant Headteacher

Pay Scale/Grade:        L1

Location:                        Concordia Academy, Union Road, Romford, Essex RM7 0HG

Start Date:                    September 1st 2018

Closing date:               Friday 29 June 2018

Interviews:                  Monday 2 July 2018


The candidates selected for interview will be informed after shortlisting and full details of the interview programme will be provided.

REAch2 Academy Trust has an Equal Opportunities Policy for selection and recruitment. Applicants are requested to complete and return the Equal Opportunities Monitoring form separately to [email protected]

In accordance with our Safeguarding Policy the successful candidate will be required to have an enhanced DBS check.

To arrange an informal discussion please contact: School Office.

Completed application forms should be sent to:

[email protected]


About our school:

Concordia Academy opened as a new free school in 2016. From September, we are taking on additional classes and moving to our superb new purpose built site on Union Road in Romford. We are offering you:

• the opportunity to work in a brand new state-of-the-art building with excellent facilities
• huge scope for advancement and fantastic opportunities for career progression
• the opportunity to get in on the ground floor of an exciting new project and to help shape the direction of a new school

About the role:

The Assistant Headteacher is expected to lead on school improvement in teaching and learning, contributing to a strategic view for the school in its community and to analyse and plan for its future needs and further development within the local, national and international context by;

  • Providing an example of ‘excellence’ as a leading classroom practitioner and inspiring and motivating other staff
  • Working within the Senior Leadership Team to sustain high expectations and excellent practice in teaching and learning throughout the school
  • Monitoring and evaluating the quality of teaching and standards of pupil’s achievement and set targets for improvement
  • In conjunction with the Headteacher, set strategic targets for teaching and learning and outcomes for all pupils
  • Monitor and evaluate progress towards targets and intervene swiftly if pupils are at risk of failing to meet targets set
  • Ensure robust evaluation of school performance, progress data and actions to secure improvement comparable to, and better, than national standards
  • Ensuring that there is an effective assessment, recording and reporting system of pupil
  • progress, prepare reports for the SLT and the Governing Body on a half termly basis, and on request when necessary.
  • Leading a range of people in a variety of teaching and support roles in Performance Management and training development
  • Working with the Headship Team to lead, motivate, support, challenge and develop all staff to secure continual improvement including his/her own continual professional development
  • Lead by example when implementing and managing change initiatives.
  • Take a lead role in ensuring that all pupils make sound progress from their starting points in terms of their learning, behavior, attendance and personal well-being
  • Contributing to the process of SEF writing and the production of the School Development Plan
  • Contribute to the development, implementation and monitoring of action plans and other policy developments and priorities.
  • Leading and supporting subject leaders so that the curriculum is exciting and challenging and meets the needs and interests of our children
  • Ensure that the statutory requirements of the National Curriculum are met
  • Plan an effective programme of monitoring so that outcomes continue to improve for all learners
  • Playing a full part in the planning and organisation of all school activities, functions and events; including an active involvement in the extra-curricular life of the school
  • Leading key stage/whole school assemblies
  • Ensuring that the core skills across the school are maintained to a high standard
  • Organising and holding meetings when required with outside agencies
  • Contributing to the creation of a supportive ethos and stimulating school environment
  • Being responsible for the management and induction of new staff and overseeing teaching practice students and newly qualified teachers
  • Taking a role in our local network of schools and other partnerships, leading or attending work streams as appropriate
  • Ensure all safeguarding procedures meet statutory requirements
  • Relentlessly champion the well-being and personal development of all pupils
  • Take a leading role on inclusion policy and practice
  • Support and lead on budget setting appropriately and effectively
  • Monitor actual spend against forecast
  • Ensure that ‘Best Value’ principles are applied to all appropriate purchasing decisions
  • Evaluate use of financial resources to ensure that desired outcomes are met
  • Advise the Senior Leadership Team about the recruitment and retention of high-calibre staff
  • Implement ‘Best Practice’ performance management processes so as to provide a positive framework for staff development and achievement
  • In conjunction with all staff, organise activities/processes that encourage team development (including parents and other stakeholders)
  • Ensure all staff, including short and long term temporary staff, receive an induction with your area of responsibility and fully understand all relevant policies and their implementation
  • Create an environment where there is visible acknowledgement that everyone’s contribution is valued
  • Develop initiatives to outreach to the community
  • Create and implement ways of actively involving parents in the learning process
  • Instigate, develop and maintain links with local businesses and outside agencies to enhance the learning experience for pupils
  • Network with other schools to share best practice
  • Check that information required in-house and via external bodies is produced within the given time scale and is of excellent quality
  • To be responsible for health and safety of self and others and adhere to the school health and safety policy and procedures
  • Being accountable to the Headteacher
  • To deputise in the absence of the Headteacher
  • To undertake any other reasonable duties deemed necessary for the effective running of the school.

These duties may vary to meet the changing demands of the school at the reasonable direction of the Headteacher. This job description does not form part of the contract of employment. It describes the way the post holder is expected to perform and complete the particular duties as set out above.

Application Pack:


AHT – JD Application Pack



Concordia Academy is a member of the REAch2 Academy Trust, a national family of primary academies committed to raising standards and achieving excellence for all pupils, whatever their background or circumstance. For more information on REAch2 visit