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Assistant Headteacher - Teaching and Learning - Claydon High School

Required for September 2024

Permanent contract

Full time

Leadership 11 - 15


“Leadership and learning are indispensable to one another.”  (J F Kennedy)


Claydon High School is a school at the heart of its community, where our philosophy of aiming to “be the best you can be” underpins our approach to teaching and learning.  We are committed to challenging and supporting all of our young people to achieve their full potential and empower them to make successful future life choices.  Our team of teachers and support staff model our school values and welcome the appointment of a colleague to join us as we move forward in the development of our school.

We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic, experienced and committed individual who is able to help us to develop teaching and learning across the school to ensure our learners have the highest quality teaching and wider support from a highly skilled team of staff.  We are looking for an excellent classroom practitioner with passion and enthusiasm for working with young people.

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a hardworking, united and supportive senior leadership team and help us take the school forward.

Claydon High School provides an excellent support programme for newly appointed staff.  Visitors and prospective colleagues often comment on the warm welcome they receive here and as a staff we work collaboratively together and support one another.

Claydon High School is a popular, oversubscribed and friendly comprehensive school on the outskirts of Ipswich; we are situated close to the A14 with easy transport links across Suffolk and into Essex.  We are a small school with 776 students on roll which means that there is a close working relationship with all the staff and students in the school.  As part of the Penrose Learning Trust we also work closely with other schools within the MAT to achieve “excellence through collaboration”. 

If you would like to have a chat about the post with the Headteacher, Mark Ismay, or you would like to come and visit us to learn more about the school, please get in touch; we will be delighted to hear from you.

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Closing date:  Midday Monday 29th April 2024

Interview dates:  w/b Tuesday 7th May 2024 (dates to be confirmed) 

Penrose Learning Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be required to provide references, undergo employment checks and an enhanced disclosure via the DBS.