Ref 180984
Grade Leadership Scale L11 - L15
Salary £54090 to £ 59580 
Term Full Time
Perm / Temp Permanent
Required From September 2022 
Hours 37 per week
Closing Date midday 16/05/2022
Bolton Road , Chorley , Lancashire , PR7 3AY
Tel: 01257 244020
School website:
Roll: 727

Albany Learning Trust

Assistant Headteacher

Leadership Scale L11-L15 (£54,090 - £59,580)

We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic and energetic Assistant Headteacher.

Albany Academy is a highly successful and popular 11-16 school situated in Chorley, Lancashire.  With 727 pupils currently on roll, the school provides an excellent education within a nurturing and caring environment where every student is well known by every member of staff and are proud to be a member of Albany Learning Trust, the first school trust of its type in Lancashire.

The governors are looking to appoint an excellent classroom teacher with a strong track record of success, and experience of enabling others to improve their teaching and who understands coaching and mentoring. We are looking for a leader who has the skills and experience to lead and inspire staff to improve their practice through collaboration and evidence-based strategies.

The successful candidate will join the school at an exciting time:

  • We are a Living Wage Employer.

  • The school is part of Albany Learning Trust, a tight knit academy trust and has links across the region, nationally and internationally with other schools, trusts and education organisations.

  • Behaviour of students in our schools is excellent.

The successful candidate will:

  • Promote a culture of high performance learning, with an understanding that all children can succeed.

  • Be a passionate advocate for excellent teaching and learning.

  • Have a strong commitment to helping pupils of all abilities succeed.

  • Be innovative and inspirational to both pupils and colleagues.

  • Application documents are available to download in the vacancies section of the school website

    Prospective candidates are strongly encouraged to visit the school and visits can be arranged by contacting Mrs Shaw on 01257 244020.

    Apply online by the closing date of midday, on Monday 16th May, to:

    Interviews will take place Week commencing on 23rd and 24th May 2022.

    Rehabilitation The post you are applying for is covered by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as amended in 2013). If successful you will be required to apply to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) for a 'disclosure'. Information provided by you or the Disclosure and Barring Service will be dealt with in a confidential manner in accordance with the DBS's Code of Practice. You may view the Code of Practice on the DBS website at or alternatively a copy is available on request. Lancashire County Council has a Handling of DBS Certificate Information Policy this is available from the recruiting manager to applicants who are asked to complete a DBS application.

    Lancashire County Council has a Policy Statement on the Recruitment of Ex-offenders this is available to all applicants upon request.
    Essential Qualifications

    • Relevant degree

    • QTS

    • Relevant professional development


    Desirable Qualifications

    • NPQ or working towards

    Essential Experience

    • A record of consistently excellent teaching resulting in strong outcomes for children

    •  An experience of improving your own leadership skills using recognised evidence based strategies, such as Leadership Matters

    • A demonstrable track record of strategic and innovative thinking and translating this into effective outcomes for students and staff

    Desirable Experience

    • Experience of effective financial and resource management

    Proposed Interview Date:

    For an informal discussion please contact:

    Prospective candidates are strongly encouraged to visit the school and visits can be arranged by contacting Mrs Shaw on 01257 244020.

    Application forms and further details are available from/returnable to

    We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.