Vacancy: Deputy Headteacher

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  • Closing Date: Friday 29th March 2019 by 12:00pm
  • Interviews and panel activities scheduled: (Proposed Dates) Monday 8th and Tuesday 9th April

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Are you looking for an exciting career opportunity?

Do you aspire to Headship in the future?

Do you want to work with exceptional young people and hardworking staff committed to going the extra mile?

Are you highly motivated and driven, with a proven track record of leadership, outstanding classroom teaching and known for having a positive impact on whole school development?

This is an extremely rare and exciting opportunity for the right candidate to take up a leading role at one of the highest performing schools in South Yorkshire, judged as a ‘Good’ school by Ofsted in 2017.

Wingfield Academy is looking for an inspirational Deputy Headteacher who aspires to be a Headteacher in the future who will:

  • Have held a position of an Assistant Head for 2 or more years
  • Lead by example
  • Demand the highest expectations and standards in all
  • aspects of school life.
  • Be an outstanding classroom practitioner
  • Able to lead on the implementation of evidenced based
  • research across the Academy.
  • Demonstrate impact, creativity and high levels of
  • personal integrity.
  • Be uncompromising in their pursuit of the best outcomes for young people.
  • Have a relevant and continuously developing deep
  • understanding of what quality education looks like and up to date guidance on best practice for supporting student learning.
  • Assist with the development of educational provision; assessment, curriculum design, student support and teaching and learning to ensure that the Academy is at the forefront of educational innovation.

In return we can offer you:

  • A ‘child centred, progress focussed’ school ethos.
  • A school with a well-established culture of hard work and high expectations
  • A welcoming and supportive community
  • The opportunity to work with a passionate and
  • hardworking team of staff.
  • Opportunities to develop the skills and qualities to become a Headteacher in the future.
  • A commitment to support continued professional development
  • A supportive loyal and committed Leadership team and Trust Board with a clear vision of raising standards of teaching and learning and positive behaviour.
  • A cohort of students with high standards of behaviour and a
  • willingness to learn.

Wingfield has become a high performing Academy. We believe that our close-knit community provides the optimum conditions for academic success and outstanding student support, care and guidance because we know every child.
Our dedicated and ambitious staff go the extra mile to make a quantifiable and powerful contribution to social mobility. We focus on the things that matter.

If this sounds like a place for you then why not join our dynamic team as Deputy Headteacher and be part of the driving force to ensure we become  outstanding and the number one choice for parents in the locality.

All applications must be on the Wingfield Academy application form. In your application you are invited to write a supporting statement of no more than two sides of A4 which outline how your knowledge, skills and experience meet the job description criteria.

Informal discussions about the role and a visit to the Academy are warmly welcomed. Please contact main reception on 01709 513002 or Contact Us to make an appointment to visit during one of the below times

  • Thursday 21st March 1:15pm
    (to view the Academy in session)
  • Thursday 21st March 3:30pm
  • Friday 22nd March 9:30am
    (to view the Academy in session)

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Y7 Parents Evening

Dear Parent/Carer,

Year 7 Parents Evening

Y7 Parents Evening will take place on Thursday 21st March 2019 from 4:30pm – 7:00pm.

Given how crucial your support is we ask that you attend and invite students to
accompany you so that class teachers can fully share how your child is progressing.

If you are unable to attend and you wish to gain any further clarification please
contact your child’s Year Team Leader and/or subject team leaders who will be
happy to help.

Finally we believe that the partnership approach that exists between home and
school remains the key to our team’s success and will ensure the best outcomes for your child.

To confirm your attendance please can you complete the reply slip and return to your child’s Form Tutor by Monday 18th March 2019.
Many thanks for your continued support.
Yours sincerely

Phil Davis

Vacancy: Administration Assistant

The Academy is seeking to appoint an Administration Assistant who will assist the administrative team from the end of April 2019.

Wingfield Academy is considered one of the best secondary schools in Rotherham and has become a very special place; all its staff and students contribute to its success. We are looking to appoint an enthusiastic, hardworking professional person who will show a willingness to learn and who will thrive in a child centred environment.

The successful candidate must be flexible, self-motivated, committed to providing excellent customer care, possess excellent communication skills, a professional and polite telephone manner and the ability to produce correspondence to a high standard. Applicants should have a good working knowledge of Microsoft applications including Word and Excel.

Alongside carrying out administrative duties, you will be representing the Academy to the local community, meeting and greeting visitors, students, parents and colleagues. You will be answering telephone calls and passing on messages.

Candidates should be suitably skilled in numeracy, literacy and ICT and have GCSE passes in Mathematics and English grade C or above. Candidates should have experience of interacting with young people preferably in an educational setting.

Wingfield is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. Such posts will require a Disclosure Barring Service check and references will be taken up prior to interview.

  • Closing Date: Monday 25th March 2019 at 12 noon
  • Shortlisting: Tuesday 26th March 2019
  • Interview Date: Friday 29th March 2019
  • Start Date: (Preferred) Monday 29th April 2019

This is a re-advertisement previous applicants need not reapply.
Further information is available by contacting Amanda Cook, PA to the Headteacher on (01709) 513002 or contacting the academy

Job Description

  • Post Title: Administration Assistant
  • Terms/Grade: Full time (37 HPW), term time only, plus two weeks during Academy holidays and all INSET days – Band C
  • Responsible To: PA to the Headteacher

This description is not intended to be exhaustive and is a general outline of the typical duties and responsibilities expected to be carried out whilst accepting that these may vary.

Main Purpose of Job


  • Operate relevant software packages (including; email suite/Word/Excel/SIMs)
  • To be responsible for administrative support for departments as required including letters to parents/carers, updating information on SIMs, producing documents, whilst ensuring the highest level of accuracy and concern for quality.
  • Producing reports, class lists when required by staff etc.
  • Producing formal minutes of meetings as required.
  • As required, to deal with incoming mail.
  • Attendance at after school events within contractual hours.
  • To assist the finance department to enable students and parents/carers to purchase school related items and take monies relating to Academy activities and trips.
  • Undertaking routine clerical duties e.g. maintenance of records, letters, photocopying, filing etc.
  • Receive and dispatch Academy mail and contact parents/carers and other external agencies.

Main Office/Reception Specific Administration

  • To undertake the efficient operation of a text processing service, clerical procedures and systems concerned with the operation of the Academy.
  • To maintain the office records (filing systems, etc.).
  • To operate reprographic equipment.
  • To support the organisation of all Academy events and activities.
  • To provide a first class, professional service to any visitors or telephone callers to the Academy.
  • To effectively deal with all telephone calls to the Academy switchboard, effectively re-directing calls to Academy colleagues as necessary.
  • Relay messages accurately and in a timely manner to staff and students.
  • Receive, filter and redirect enquiries as appropriate.
  • Receive visitors to the Academy and answer routine enquiries.


  • To be familiar and comply with all relevant Health and Safety, Operational, Personnel, Data Protection and Financial Regulations, policies and procedure.
  • To ensure equality of opportunity is afforded to all persons both internal and external to the Authority, actively seeking to eliminate any direct or indirect discriminatory practices/behaviour.
  • Other duties and responsibilities commensurate with the grade of the post that may be required to be undertaken at the discretion of the Headteacher.

Person Specification

Personal Skills Characteristics Essential Desirable Assessment Method Shortlisting Criteria
1. Qualifications and Training
a. GCSE passes in Maths and English Grade C or above. X AF/CQ X
b. Relevant vocational qualification at level 2. X AF/CQ
c. RSA stage 1 Tying/Text or Word Processing. X AF/CQ
2. Special Skills and Knowledge
a. Experience of operating office equipment. X AF/I X
b. Appreciation, knowledge and ability to use computer applications, to include word processing, spreadsheets, databases, mail merge etc. X AF/I X
c. Experience of word processing different types of documentation using a variety of software to a high standard. X AF/I X
d. Ability to meet pre-set deadlines. X AF/I/R
e. Ability to clearly interpret oral and written information and instructions. X AF/I
f. Ability to work with attention to detail and accuracy, e.g. completing documentation, message taking. X AF/I
g. Ability to communicate information in a clear and logical manner. X AF/I
h. Awareness of the need to maintain sensitive information and records securely in order to prevent inappropriate access. X I
3. Personal Qualities
a. Conscientious, honest and reliable. X I/R
b. Good timekeeper. X I/R
c. Positive approach to dealing with customers both internal and external. X I
d. Positive and constructive approach to team working. X I/R
e. An understanding of and commitment to equal opportunity issues both within the workplace and the community in general. X AF/I
f. A willingness to attend appropriate external and internal training courses. X AF/I
g. Ability to be flexible and work additional hours, sometimes at short notice. X AF/I
4. Personal Circumstances
a. Enhanced disclosure statement is satisfactory. X C
b. Willingness to work additional hours / evenings as and when required following negotiation. X AF
5. Physical Requirements
a. No serious health problems which are likely to impact upon job performance; this is one that cannot be
accommodated by reasonable adjustments
b. Good sickness / attendance record. X I/R


* please note that appropriate training will be provided.

  • AF Application form
  • I Interview
  • CQ Certificate of qualification
  • R References
  • C Subject to a satisfactory Standard disclosure statement.

This specification has been prepared in accordance with the requirements of the local authority’s Equal Opportunities in Employment Policy.

We undertake to make any ‘reasonable adjustments’ to a job or workplace to counteract any disadvantages a disabled person may have.