ASSISTANT HEADTEACHER (PASTORAL) – required for September 2021


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Due to the retirement of the current postholder, we would like to welcome applications for the position of Assistant Headteacher (Pastoral) at Westwood College. Located in Leek in the attractive Staffordshire Moorlands, this is an exciting opportunity for someone with energy and vision to help lead the school to further success.

Westwood College is an oversubscribed 13-19 High School in Leek and is one of the three founding members of the Talentum Learning Multi Academy Trust.

The successful applicant will have the drive and personality to build on the considerable progress made by the school and be prepared to meet the challenge of becoming one of a group of outstanding schools. Self-motivated and ambitious, you will help secure the vison of the school, helping to further develop a culture of high expectations and opportunity.

You will bring a strong record of supporting school improvement and will actively embrace working closely and collaboratively with the governors, staff and students and the wider community to reinforce the school’s place in providing a truly outstanding resource for the lifelong learning opportunities of students and families across the town.

To the right candidate this will be an extremely rewarding experience, an opportunity to really make a difference and to help lead the school to the next stage in its development.  If you believe you possess these qualities to take on this exciting challenge, then we would be delighted to hear from you.

The school welcomes visits of prospective candidates and can be arranged by contacting Julia Shenton, HR Officer on 01538 370930 or via email These will of course be dependent on the COVID 19 guidelines in place at the time.

To apply please send your completed application form and covering letter to by 12pm on Monday 08 March 2021.

Please note that we do not accept curriculum vitae’s.

The Trust is an equal opportunities employer committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and this position is subject to Enhanced Disclosure checks under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.