Assistant Headteacher (Safeguarding & Pastoral)


Leadership Point 6 – 10

The Assistant Headteacher (Safeguarding and Pastoral) will be a member of the school’s Senior Leadership Team and play a major role in the strategic development of the school, as outlined below.  This is a non-teaching post.

We are looking for a candidate with previous middle or senior leadership experience that demonstrates a positive and successful impact on the experience and outcomes for young people, alongside the raising of standards in staff performance. They must have strategic and operational safeguarding experience.

Main Responsibilities

  • To model exemplary relationships with staff and pupils, demonstrating to the school community how high expectations can be maintained alongside high quality relationships and communication.
  • Leadership of the safeguarding team as Designated Safeguarding Lead
  • Leadership of the Pastoral team including monitoring of Alternative Education, Looked After Children, Young Carers and other key vulnerable groups
  • Management of whole school attendance
  • Identification of key improvement for that area, followed by planning of activities with key success indicators and milestones.
  • Lead aspects of the School Improvement Plan and Self Evaluation relating to the agreed area.
  • Provide effective line management and leadership of identified team leaders.
  • To model outstanding practice in the classroom, including teaching, planning and feedback
  • Attend and participate in all SLT meetings, presenting reports and updates as required

Leadership & Management

  • Share the responsibility for the leadership of the school and contribute to the decision-making processes of school leadership.
  • To take a lead in the maintaining of high standards of behaviour and dress.
  • To have a visible presence in corridors and ensure care for the environment and the fabric of the building, including assisting with lunch-time supervision and gate duty.
  • To actively promote the ethos and policies of the school.
  • To communicate and consult with governors, staff, students, parents/carers and members of the wider school community.

In return we can offer:

  • Professional development and career progression
  • An Employee Assistance Programme
  • On-site Gym
  • Being part of a great team

Holbrook Academy is a popular, secondary school to the south of Ipswich easily accessible from the A12 and A14. We pride ourselves on our positive and supportive ethos and our passion is to ensure that ‘everybody can be somebody’.

The school has been judged ‘Good’ across all aspects by Ofsted (February 2019).

For further details and an application form, please contact Sarah Beazley, Headteacher’s PA, on 01473 328317 or


Shortlisitng: 17th May 2024 pm

Interview date: 22nd May 2024 (whole day)