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Assistant Head of School


Is recruiting an

Assistant Head of School for:

Mercer’s Wood Academy, Ropery Road, Gainsborough



Full-time position required to start in September 2018 (alternative start dates are available for the right candidates)

Leadership Pay Spine L1 - L5


Mercer’s Wood Academy, Gainsborough is a full primary with 192 pupils on roll. We are part of Tall Oaks Academy Trust - a Multi-Academy Trust responsible for three (one junior and two primary) schools in Gainsborough, Lincolnshire.


The Board of Trustees and Executive Headteacher are looking to appoint a highly effective and dedicated professional to support the Head of School at Mercer’s Wood Academy to develop and implement outstanding teaching and learning in our school. We are looking for an outstanding teacher who is also able to lead and inspire our pupils and staff to achieve excellence.


This post represents a fantastic opportunity to lead a talented and enthusiastic staff, driving both school and trust improvement.


Tall Oaks Academy Trust fully is committed to delivering professional and personal development within a very strong and supportive professional network. We pride ourselves on supporting staff to be highly successful, recognising that success comes in a wide variety of ways, growing a culture of continual improvement where we look to provide the best possible opportunities for staff and pupils. The successful candidates will be resilient and knowledgeable primary practitioners with an outstanding record of teaching.


The Assistant Head of School will be responsible for managing and leading a Key Stage. They will assist the Head of School in the day-to-day running of the school and will often be the first point of contact for parents/carers. The Assistant Head of School will be expected to take part in essential coaching work with colleagues to impact on learning outcomes for children and also to take on additional leadership responsibilities that will be dependent on the strengths and experiences of the successful candidate.


Our new Assistant Head of School will be committed to the journey of continual self and whole-school improvement and recognise the need to understand their school community in order to support the Head of School to shape and drive a vision for the future.  The candidates will also be expected to fully embrace the MAT ethos of sharing expertise and support across schools.


How to apply


Interested candidates can download the application pack at or contact Miss K Smith on Prospective candidates are encouraged to call the school for a conversation with the Head of School, and to visit the school informally and meet members of the Executive Leadership Team. To organise a visit please contact Mrs P Dexter on 01427 612572 or by emailing


Closing date for applications:  Monday 14th May 2018

Shortlisting will take place Monday 14th May 2018.  Shortlisted applicants will be informed as soon as possible after this date.

Interview Date: Thursday 24th May 2018 (Applicants will need to be available all day, but not all will be asked to stay for interview in the afternoon)


Completed application forms should be emailed to Miss K Smith, PA to the Executive Team at or posted to Tall Oaks Academy Trust, Castle Wood Academy, The Avenue, Gainsborough, Lincs. DN21 1EH  (please note: CVs will not be accepted as additional information or a replacement for any part of the application provided and only Tall Oaks Academy Trust application forms will be accepted).


Receipt of applications and unsuccessful applications will only be confirmed by email.


References will be requested prior to interview and an Enhanced DBS check and Right to Work in the UK evidence will be required for successful applicants. 

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