Assistant Headteacher (Inclusion) vacancy at Halfpenny Lane Junior, Infant & Nursery School

Salary: £45,343.00 - £50,151.00
Job Type: Full Time
Contact Name: Mrs N Metcalfe
Location: Pontefract
Closing Date: 23/05/2022 12:00

Additional Information

Vacancy Type: Teacher
Interview Date: 26/05/2022
Start Date: 01/09/2022
Contracted Term: AYR - All year around
Contracted Hours: 32.50
Contracted Weeks: 52.00
Department: Senior Leadership Team
Pay Grade: L4 - L8

Job Advert

Ref: SCH-PAT-0146

Salary: L4 – L8 (£45,434 - £50,151 per annum)

Start date: September 2022


Pontefract Academies Trust is a cross phase, Multi Academy Trust comprising of eight schools, six primaries and two 11 – 16 secondary schools. The Trust is a medium sized family of schools all located within a tight geographic hub within Pontefract. Pupils are drawn from the local community that includes a mix of different catchment areas.

Halfpenny Lane Junior, Infant and Nursery School are seeking to recruit an Assistant Headteacher, with responsibility for inclusion, to join their senior leadership team. The successful candidate will take a strategic lead on the direction and development of an inclusive culture for all pupils, especially those from a disadvantaged background and/or with SEND.

We are looking for someone who has experience of SEN provision and responsibilities, and is either a qualified SENDCo, or working towards achieving their qualification. You will be expected to support leaders and wider staff on all child welfare and child protection issues, and play a significant role in contributing to operation and strategic planning.

This is a very exciting time to join our Trust, with development opportunities available for the right candidate through effective and rewarding collaborative working. The Trust’s leadership team are committed to ensuring this school becomes an outstanding school, and while there are lots of strengths at the school, there are plenty of opportunities for someone to be accountable for significant impact in their area of responsibility.

Please click here to view the Trust strategic plan.

For further information about this role or to arrange a visit please contact the school on 01977 703270.

To apply for this role please visit our website at and submit an online application before the closing date of Monday 23rd May 2022 at 12:00.

We are an equal opportunities employer welcoming applications from everyone. 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. Shortlisted applicants will also be asked to provide criminal conviction information.

File Attachments

File Name Description
PAT-Halfpenny Lane Assistant Headteacher Application Pack v2.pdf Assistant Headteacher (Inclusion) Applicant Pack & Job Description
PAT Careers Prospectus.pdf Working for Us Booklet

Safeguarding Information

Pontefract Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and vulnerable adults, and all appointments are subject to enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) checks and satisfactory references.

Pontefract Academies Trust is also committed to promoting equality, challenging discrimination and developing community cohesion. We welcome applications from all sections of the community.


Qualification Title Grade
Degree in a relevant subject
Qualified Teacher Status
Qualified SENDCo/working towards qualification