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Please note that in all cases written references will be taken up and made available to interviewers BEFORE the final selection stage; even if you indicate otherwise


Walkergate Community School, Sutton Street, Walkergate, Newcastle upon Tyne NE6 4SD

Assistant Headteacher

L4-L8, £43,034 - £47,501 per annum

This school has Academy status and is part of the NEAT Multi Academy Trust; the employer will be the Multi Academy Trust

Walkergate Community School
Sutton Street
Newcastle upon Tyne

Walkergate Community School is a large primary school with teaching school status. We are part of Newcastle East mixed multi Academy Trust and work closely with our partner schools.

Our school motto is together we make a difference. At Walkergate Community School we are lucky enough to have a passionate workforce who all care for and respect the fantastic children of our school. We are dedicated to school improvement and we all aim to provide a happy, safe and fun school environment for the children and our staff too.

The Governors of Walkergate Community School wish to appoint an Assistant Head Teacher with responsibility for Early Years and English. This is an exciting opportunity for an ambitious outstanding practitioner who would relish the challenge of leading our Early Years provision whilst also continuing to develop our English curriculum.

We are looking for a dynamic and highly motivated candidate who has considerable knowledge and practical experience of leading Teaching and Learning. It is essential that you have energy and passion for learning and can demonstrate that you make a difference to the outcomes for all children.

The role will offer great opportunities for professional development, working with our partner schools across the trust and opportunities through teaching school.

If you are:
• An outstanding and creative classroom practitioner
• Responsible for leading learning across a key stage or subject area
• A skilled communicator who is able to articulate clearly to all stakeholders
• Instrumental in whole-school strategic planning and development as a member of a collaborative leadership team
• An inclusive practitioner who has knowledge and skills of working with children with diverse needs.

We can offer you:
• Strong leadership with a clear strategic direction
• Highly, well resourced, learning environments
• Collaborative approaches to teaching and learning
• A team of committed and enthusiastic staff.

If you would like to know more about the role or to visit the school, please contact the school office. Telephone 0191 2655737 or email

Application forms are only available via the schools website at under the jobs heading. Please return a hard copy of your application to our Primary school site at the above address.

Closing date is 4pm, 22 November 2018.
Observations will take place W/C 26 November 2018.
Successful candidates will then be interviewed on Friday 7 December 2018. If you have not been contacted by end of day on 27 November 2018, please assume you have been unsuccessful.

All appointments are subject to references and successful DBS checks.

As this post involves working with children, vulnerable adults or dealing with sensitive information, written references will be taken up and made available to interviewers before the final selection stage; even if you indicate otherwise.

We are strongly committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. The successful applicant will be required to undertake an enhanced DBS disclosure and a range of other recruitment checks.


  22 Nov 2018