January 17, 2023
Job Type
Short Summary
We are looking to appoint a dynamic, innovative and forward-thinking Assistant Headteacher to join the Senior Leadership Team at Kingsbury Green Academy. 
Leadership Spine 12-16 (£58,105-£64,225 pa)
Working Pattern
Full time • Permanent • To start September 2023
Closing Date
February 06, 2023


We are looking to appoint a dynamic, innovative and forward-thinking Assistant Headteacher to join the Senior Leadership Team at Kingsbury Green Academy.

Kingsbury Green Academy, which is part of the successful Ascend Learning Trust, opened its doors for the first time on the 5th of September 2019. In April 2022, Ofsted judged Kingsbury Green Academy as ‘Good’ in every inspection category. We are ambitious to build on this judgement by being recognised as an ‘Outstanding’ school in every sense of the word.

This is an entirely new role, brought about by the need to increase leadership capacity as a result of the continuing expansion of the school. The purpose of this role is to raise attendance across the school and develop a culture for learning in its broadest sense. Specific responsibilities will be finalised once the successful candidate is appointed, although being able to demonstrate how you have had an impact on the lives of young people e.g. through improving attendance, raising academic performance or through cultural enrichment, will place your application in a strong position.

Most important of all, is that you have the kind of positive mindset that believes anything is possible and that you are someone who is:

  • An outstanding practitioner.
  • An effective and innovative leader with a demonstrable track record of impact and success.
  • Raises achievement through modelling the highest of expectations across all areas of the school.
  • Passionate about inclusive education and the rights of all children to succeed.
  • Energetic, enthusiastic and full of new ideas
  • Ambitious and keen to play a significant role in the future development of Kingsbury Green Academy.
  • Supportive of the development of the Trust and ready to contribute to the wider Trust leadership.

This is a unique opportunity to join an expanding and successful Multi Academy Trust with big ambitions.

To apply:

  1. Complete an application form from the Trust website.
  2. Write a one-page summary of why you are the most suitable candidate for this post.
  3. Write a two-page strategic outline of how you would address the following school priorities
    a. Raising attendance for all pupils.
    b. Raising attendance for PP pupils.
    c. Developing engagement.
    d. Enhancing the school values (The KGA 5Cs).

For further information and an application form, please visit our website or email recruitment. 

Closing date: 9:00am, Monday 6 February 2023

Interview dates: Week beginning Monday 20 February 2023 

We look forward to receiving your application should you be interested. If you have not heard from us by the interview date, you may assume that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion. Unfortunately, we are unable to offer feedback on individual applications that are not shortlisted for interview.


Ascend Learning Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We particularly welcome applications from under-represented groups, including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual-orientation or religion. 

Please note any position that involves working with children requires declaration of ALL convictions/cautions regardless of whether these are deemed as spent and a DBS check will be carried out before any employment commences. 

In line with KCSIE 2022 and safer recruitment practices, the school will conduct an online search for all shortlisted candidates. The online search is part of our safeguarding checks and will seek publicly available information on candidates’ suitability to work with children. Shortlisted candidates will be provided with further guidance and will be asked to clarify their online presence.

References will be obtained before interview at shortlisting stage and may be used in the interview process. If previous employment has included working with children, then at least one referee must be from this employment, regardless of whether this is the current or most recent employment, any gaps in employment must be detailed and an explanation provided in the relevant section.

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