Assistant Headteacher

Post Ref: P264

We are seeking to appoint for September 2019, an Assistant Headteacher.

Based at Halfpenny Lane J, I & N School you will be joining a friendly, hardworking, committed team of teachers and support staff, in an attractive working environment.

As part of the Pontefract Academies Trust, Halfpenny Lane School benefits from a close and rewarding relationship with other schools in the Trust through network and moderation meetings, peer visits and the sharing of good practice.  These links, alongside our enthusiastic and willing pupils, enable us to offer the successful candidate a supportive and creative environment in which to work. Halfpenny Lane is keen to appoint the best of practitioners who can join us in our relentless efforts to provide the best possible outcomes for the pupils in school.

We are looking for an enthusiastic leader who has incredibly high expectations of children’s learning and a clear understanding of assessment at all levels. The successful candidate will positively promote inclusion, ensuring high-quality learning experiences for all children and have a commitment to raising pupils’ expectations and achievement. They will also be a dedicated and enthusiastic individual who;

  • is an exemplary teacher who can ignite a passion for learning in our children;
  • has a proven track record of strong management and leadership skills;
  • has a commitment to ongoing professional development and a positive attitude to innovation and change;
  • has effective behaviour management practice and skills;
  • has a strong academic background and work ethic and has excellent communication; interpersonal and organisational skills;
  • has a high standard of expectation in every aspect of the role, children and the school.

Visits to the school are welcome and can be arranged by contacting the School Business Manager, Stephanie McLoughlin, on 01977 703270.

If you would like to apply please see below:




Completed application forms should be returned by emailing no later than 10am on Tuesday 26th March 2019.

 We are an equal opportunities employer welcoming applications from everyone.  The Pontefract Academies Trust is wholly committed to ensuring children and young people are fully supported and safe.  We are dedicated to the safeguarding of all children and young people whilst promoting their welfare and expect all staff and volunteers to share this. Any offer of employment will be subject to receipt of a satisfactory DBS Enhanced Disclosure and any satisfactory pre- employment checks. Successful applicants will also be asked to provide criminal conviction information.

In accordance with the Childcare Disqualification Regulations 2018 and our obligations under the Childcare Act 2006, if you are shortlisted for this post you will be required to declare that you are not disqualified from working within this setting.

Salary: L4-L8 - £43,034 - £47,501
Role Level: Leadership
Location: Halfpenny Lane J, I & N School
Closing Date: Tuesday 26th March 10AM
Shortlisting Date: Wednesday 27th March
Interview Date: Monday 1st April
Start Date: Required for September 2019
Job Specification: Download
Application Form: Download