Assistant Headteacher

  • Contract type - Permanent, full time
  • Salary range - Leadership 4-5 (£45,434 - £46,566) + AMAZING benefits
  • Location - Co-op Academy Beckfield, Tyersal Walk, Bradford, BD4 8ER
  • Closing date - May 23, 2022

Looking for your next step in academy leadership? would you like to work within a highly regarded Trust and an academy that shows strong aspiration and potential? 

We’re looking for a Assistant Headteacher to join our team! 

As an Assistant Headteacher you will assist the Senior leadership with the management and organisation of the school in seeking to achieve the highest quality education and to ensure the highest possible standard of pupil achievement and school efficiency and to deputise in the absence of the other Senior Leaders if required. You will also be accountable for raising standards through leadership of school improvement areas.

This is a key role within our Senior Leadership Team at Beckfield; a fantastic opportunity for someone with drive, enthusiasm and high aspirations to work in partnership with school leaders to make a real difference to our Academy and young people.

You will lead by example and inspire and develop others, building on our many successes and driving forward Academy improvement. With this in mind, we are seeking to appoint an ambitious and engaging Assistant Headteacher; someone who can help shape and deliver a shared vision for the future and take a lead in developing the academy.

This is an opportunity to be part of an important phase in Beckfield’s journey, as we continue to build on our existing strengths and contribute to moving the school to the next level of successful development.

You’ll do all this whilst capturing the spirit of our vision and values and role-modelling exceptional professional behaviours. How and why you do things matters greatly to us, as does your ability to use your initiative, work independently and demonstrate ambition and integrity. 


Why us?

Beckfield is a school which is at the heart of the community. We are 20 minutes from Leeds City Centre or just 15 minutes from Bradford. 

What our team does really counts. And we offer a wide range of benefits and rewards to recognise the part you play in our success. Whether they benefit your finances, your well-being, or your family, in or outside work.

Benefits working for the Co-op Academies Trust include:

  • The opportunity of working within a supportive, friendly environment in this well run and respected school
  • Supportive Senior Leadership Team
  • A fantastic school of wonderful children ready and eager to learn
  • Local government pension scheme and recognised continuous service
  • Co-operative flexible benefits, including cycle to work and 20% Co-op discount and 10% from non branded products. Discount on Co-op services (insurance & legal)
  • Free flu vaccine, eye checks and money towards glasses
  • Co-operative credit union
  • Health-care cash-back scheme
  • Discounted gym membership and leisure activities
  • 24/7 Employee Assistance Programme offering advice to you and your family around legal, financial, health as well as free counselling
  • Season ticket and rental deposit loans


If you feel you have the skills and commitment to further improve the lives of children and their families/carers at the academy and you have a strong belief in the power of co-operation to achieve great things – please get in touch with us.

Further information about the school and role please visit our website: and for further information about Co-op Academies Trust please visit the Trust website here:

If you would like to talk about this role further, please contact Caroline Watkiss, Head of School, by emailing


Closing date for applications – Monday 23rd May 2022 – 3pm 

Interviews – Shortlisting will take place on Thursday 19th May 2022. The recruitment panel will agree a short-list of candidates who will be invited to take part in a selection process W/C Monday 23rd May.


How to apply

Let’s get the ball rolling, apply today! The Co-op Academies Trust operates blind shortlisting as part of its recruitment process to ensure a fair and rigorous process. Please complete PART A and PART B application forms attached on our website below and email back to  before the deadline above.


Co-op Academies Trust as an aware employer is committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults as its number one priority. This commitment to robust recruitment, selection and induction procedures extends to organisations and services linked to the Trust on its behalf.  This role is subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure, and the Childcare Disqualification Regulations are also applicable. Please contact us if you require further details of any of these requirements.

We value variety and individual differences, and aim to create a culture, environment and practises at all levels which encompass acceptance, respect and inclusion. All our colleagues are expected to demonstrate a commitment to co-operative values and principles, and the Ways of Being Co-op.



Caroline Watkiss - Head of School 
01274 662363

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