​​​​​​​​​​​Assistant Headteacher

Castleford Park Junior Academy is part of the Castleford Academy Trust. We provide a dedicated team of professionals to deliver the best education for four hundred 7-11 year old pupils for the Castleford community. We are committed to establishing excellent standards and have set our expectations high.​

Assistant Headteacher with responsibility for English and transition

Class based for 3.5 days (L1 – L5)

Our Headteacher and Governors are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic, creative Assistant Head teacher to join our academy. Our continual drive for school improvement over the last twelve months has made a significant impact on the atmosphere and environment around school. We are now looking for a candidate who can help us achieve excellence in our teaching standards and ensure that all our pupils make consistently strong progress throughout their time with us.​

The successful candidate will:

  • Be an excellent practitioner who is an outstanding role model - with experience of delivering high quality lessons in a range of subject areas and coaching other staff members to achieve the same

  • Be a reflective practitioner who can inspire and further support others to improve their own evaluation (including trialling new strategies taken from reading)

  • Be a full and proactive member of the SLT, promoting the aims and vision of the school and contributing to all areas of school improvement – including the responsibilities allocated to you in the SDP – evaluating impact and demonstrating your strategic management of these areas

  • Monitor the impact of initiatives and strategies implemented to demonstrate effectiveness – particularly leading the development of English across school

  • Keep relevant Governors up to date with monitoring and improvements in your subject area(s)

  • Analyse complex data and understand the connections that exist between issues through breaking down problems into their component parts

  • Be a strong and enthusiastic advocate for change and champion school improvement

  • Manage the organisation of a smooth transition from Infants to Junior School; and Year 6 to Key Stage Three

  • Contribute value as a leader – showing that you are passionate about making a positive difference to the lives of children and families

  • ​Develop and support middle leaders in school with following clear and coherent action plans – helping them track and evidence improvements and next steps in their priority areas
  • Deliver high quality training and development programmes in order to meet individual and team needs

  • Lead and manage a year group team within school to ensure that high quality teaching and learning takes place that is inspirational to pupils

  • Support, manage and innovate parent communication, workshops and homework in imaginative ways

In return we will offer:
  • Bespoke, continuous professional development opportunities

  • Happy and enthusiastic pupils who are keen to learn

  • A hard working team of staff and Governors

  • Supportive parents

  • Opportunities to work closely with teams and specialists across the Multi Academy Trust

  • A forward thinking school committed to research and continual development


We will be giving potential candidates a tour of our school on Friday, September 29th. Please make an appointment for this with our School Business Manager, Mrs Charlotte Probert, on 01977 518959
Completed application forms to be returned by noon on Friday, October 13th, to the school address, or by email to cprobert@pjacademy.net

If sufficient applications have been received by Wednesday 11Th October the application process will be closed on this day​

Interviews to be held on October 12th and 13th.
We are committed to the safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and we expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. For all positions within the Castleford Academy Trust you are required to complete a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Enhanced check prior to appointment.

AHT advert English.pdf
Person Spec AHT.pdf