Assistant Headteacher - Raising Standards Lead
Northfield St Nicholas Primary Academy
St Margarets Road , East Suffolk, England NR32 4HN
Start Date
Immediate or September 2024
L1 - L5

About the Role

Dear applicant,

NSN serves a well-established community with wonderful pupils who are eager to learn and a strong team of great teachers keen to make the difference needed to achieve excellence for all. We need an exemplary practitioner who can model the high expectations of their practice to other staff and pupils across the school. We need our new colleague to have a passion for seeing great teaching and learning transfer to excellent outcomes and be strong to unpick the assessment data to quickly help identify where pupil progress can be most efficiently achieved through timely and effective action.

This role is for an Assistant Headteacher, Raising Standards Lead. This will be a non-class based role, however, there will still be plenty of opportunities to support and develop quality first teaching across KS1 & 2, with specific expectations to actively support with interventions when necessary, to support great Y6 outcomes. This post will be an ideal stepping stone for an ambitious professional who is looking for deputy headship in the next few years and potentially to progress to Headship. The essential aspect of the role is to be an exemplary role model to others in teaching and learning and developing strong practices that support teachers to use effective assessment and data analysis to make teaching focused and targeted to achieve the best outcomes possible for our pupils.  This will include coaching and mentoring new colleagues to the profession as well as monitoring and supporting experienced colleague to embed QFT that maximises great pupil academic progress.

The role will involve working closely with the experienced SLT team and supporting various administrative and practical activities throughout the course of each week to ensure the safe and well ordered running of the school is maintained, the intentions of the SIP are met and that all staff and pupils feel empowered and supported to be the best they can be. If you see yourself as a future school leader, then this is the chance develop your own expertise and build new expertise in a supportive, progressive, collaborative and solution focused culture.

If you have experience of leading assessment, using systems like PIXL or similar, or have experience of leading English or Maths and can demonstrate impactful strategies that have raised standards and promoted great pupil outcomes then this could be the perfect next step of your career. A chance to help drive excellence as a school leader and as part of a supportive, compassionate, committed, and collaborative team. We already have strong cultures developed around conduct and school ethos rooted on Restorative Practice. We have been recognised as a Centre of Excellence for Inclusion by the IQM, 2 years consecutively. We have a great recent OFSTED inspection recognising our Outstanding L&M. We now need to ensure we deliver the best academic outcomes for children who absolutely deserve to leave NSN high school ready.

Our friendly, spacious and well-resourced site is located close to the centre of Lowestoft.

Please do take the chance to come and visit us and find out more about the role and see why our team think NSN is a great place to work and help make the difference for children who absolutely deserve our commitment to excellence for all!

I.W. Owens


Closing Date
Midday, Friday 26 April 2024
Application Contact
Trust Social Media

The Application Form can be downloaded from the Documents section of this advert.

Completed applications forms should be sent to [email protected]

REAch2 Academy Trust have an Equal Opportunities Policy for selection and recruitment. Applicants are requested to complete the Trust’s online Equality & Diversity Monitoring Form separately.


REAch2 is continuously working towards improving the diversity of the Trust, and the experience for our staff from diverse backgrounds. We are clear that the value of greater diversity to the Trust lies in the way we will value difference when we work together towards richer solutions. 

We are keen to hear from all candidates with the appropriate experience who feel they can make a real contribution to the Trust. If you can bring a fresh perspective to the challenges we face whether through your background as someone from an ethnic minority or you live with a disability (visible or not), are open about your faith, religion or belief or about being LGBTQ+, your application will receive a warm welcome. As will applications from all suitable candidates.

REAch2 is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all adults working in or with our schools to share this commitment.

Enclosed in our application pack is a copy of our safer recruitment policy, which outlines the steps we take to ensure that we attract the most suitable, high calibre candidates, and to help deter, reject or identify people who might abuse children or are otherwise unsuited to working with them.

We encourage all potential candidates to read this policy carefully in order to fully understand what is expected of you in our recruitment process. All roles will be assessed for the appropriate level of DBS check, which will include a Children’s Barred List check if the role meets the criteria for regulated activity.

  • A wide range of professional development opportunities and the opportunity to work with some of the best educational professionals in the country,
  • Membership of the Teacher’s Pension Scheme TPS,
  • Access to professional coaching and mentoring,
  • Annual leadership events, workshops and conferences,

As part of REAch2 employee benefits we also offer an eye care scheme, access to an Employee Assistance Programme for you and your immediate family and membership of ‘perks at work’ – which includes discounts on holidays, shopping, family days out and much more.