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Assistant Headteacher – English Strategic Lead (L 4-8)

Required for September 2018 (or sooner if possible)

Whitefield Primary School is in a federation with Chantry Primary Academy with an Executive Leadership structure in place and a Multi Academy Trust formation on the horizon.  Whitefield is rated ‘good’ by Ofsted and we are seeking to secure an even better future through strong leadership and outstanding practice.  We need an inspiring, innovative and impassioned Assistant Head to join our federation team and help us to continue our improvement journey.

You will be an experienced middle leader and an exemplary class teacher with a commitment to inclusion and a belief that every child can achieve.  You will have a specialist subject qualification or experience and expertise and you will be fully committed to CPD and developing excellent practice in others.  (This post is class based with 0.4 dedicated leadership time).

Whitefield is a values based school currently on a ‘Talk for Writing’ journey as a Primary Writing Project school.  We have supportive staff team of excellent people who are passionate about making learning fun, exciting, engaging and successful for our children.  With an excellent package of staff benefits including a perks package and highly competitive salaries, Whitefield is an excellent employer which looks after its team!

Within our Federation, Chantry is a National Support School working within two teaching school alliances, so our skilled school leaders are regularly engaged in school to school support, helping other schools to secure success and raise outcomes for their pupils.  We are actively pursuing formation of a Multi-Academy Trust to formalise the partnership between Whitefield and Chantry so this is an exciting time to join our team.  This post is an opportunity for someone who is ambitious and seeking to develop their leadership potential in a federation that is proud of its commitment to professional and personal growth.

We look forward to welcoming applicants who would like to find out more about us, and the job.  To arrange a visit please contact Michaela Ostaniewicz (Business Manager).

Closing date: Monday 19th February

Interviews: Tuesday 27th February

Class Teachers

Whitefield Primary School is a large popular, vibrant and diverse school situated in Luton.  Whitefield is federated with Chantry Primary Academy (both Ofsted ‘good’) with an Executive Headteacher leading both schools, offering opportunities for staff to work together, to be appointed in either school, to move from one school to the other or to be appointed jointly in both schools.  The federation provides excellent career development opportunities.

Ofsted noted “Pupils behave well in lessons and around the school. They enjoy learning and respond well to the opportunities the school provides.” (Whitefield 2016)

We are currently looking for Class Teachers to join the federation team from September 2018   

We would like to appoint dynamic and creative class teachers to join our schools and to work within our dedicated and enthusiastic teaching team.  We can be flexible in year group preference and strength and will negotiate appropriate year groups based on successful applicants’ preferences.  You will be inclusive in your approach and fully committed to helping every child to achieve their full potential.  We welcome applications from NQTs and experienced teachers.


Are you:

• Committed to getting the best out of your pupils?

• Keen to set high expectations and to support children to meet these? 

• Ready to lead, inspire, engage and motivate pupils and support staff within our school community? 

• Able to recognise and value the diverse social and cultural needs of our children and community?


We can offer:

• Excellent leadership, driven by our core values and a firm belief that all children have the right to the best education 

• Children who behave well and are keen to learn 

• A strong, committed and supportive team of staff and governors 

• Excellent opportunities for CPD and career progression

• An opportunity for NQTs to begin their contract early - from July 2018


Closing Date for applications Tuesday 20th February 2018.


Visits to the school are encouraged, please contact Mrs Michaela Ostaniewicz


CVs will not be accepted for any posts based in schools. The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment.  Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.