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Join the Nexus team as a Assistant Headteacher - Discovery Academy

Discovery Academy

Post title: Assistant Headteacher

Status: Permanent

Hours: Full Time

Salary: L6 - L10 (£47,735 – £52,723)

Start date: September 2022


Are you ready for your next challenge? Can you teach and deliver creatively? Are you passionate about making a real difference to pupils with SEND? Are you nurturing, inclusive, empowering, caring, passionate, enriching, encouraging, child-centered and family focused? Are you ready to inspire the next generation of young minds? Are you a relentless children’s champion? Take a leap and become part of the Discovery Team of Dreamers, Believers and Achievers. View our recruitment video here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DNcDiYArdp0


Discovery Academy is a brand-new school for children and young people with SEND located on the Norfolk Park Estate in Sheffield. The Academy is run by the award-winning Nexus Multi Academy Trust.

We believe that inspiring young people with their learning is about giving them a sense of belief that they will achieve their potential. This is an opportunity to build the school ethos from the ground upwards. Be a part of a house system that gives children and staff a sense of belonging and is dedicated to its values by developing staff to become even greater.

We have an immersive approach to our curriculum that is thematic throughout the school. Our classrooms are immersive and allow pupils to work independently and in collaboration together in fun learning spaces. We believe that learning takes place when children feel safe, stimulated and secure where kindness, care and self-belief are the foundations to learning. For further information about the school please visit https://www.discoverysheffield.org/

We are looking to appoint a highly professional and efficient Assistant Headteacher.


You will need to demonstrate that you:


For an informal discussion about the role please contact Luci Windle on 01709 740074

Completed applications should be returned to Amy Woodcock at: awoodcock@nexusmat.org


Closing date/time: Sunday 24th April 2022

Short Listing: Monday 25th & Tuesday 26th April 2022

Interviews: Friday 13th May 2022


This post involves working with children and therefore if successful you will be required to apply for a disclosure of criminal records at an enhanced level. Further information about the Disclosure Schemes can be found at www.disclosure.gov.uk

For information: Trust Workforce Engagement Statement - 2021

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L6 - L10 (£47,735 – £52,723)

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Full Time

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Sheffield, South Yorkshire

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