The Mast Academy Job Application Form

School Improvement Professional

 (Part time, fixed term contract to July 2021 in the first instance)

3 days per week

Salary: L14 to L18


We are looking for an experienced school improvement professional or leader with proven credibility, to work with the schools within The Mast Academy to bring about rapid improvements. 

This post is suitable for experienced Headteachers, senior leaders and current school improvement professionals who have a track record of bringing about rapid improvement in schools.  The successful candidates may be Ofsted inspectors although this is not essential.

We are looking for talented school improvement experts who can offer knowledge and experience of how schools can improve at pace and who have the credibility to engage with stakeholders and partners across the school system.

This is a key role and you will be required to support and challenge leaders across the trust, ensuring they achieve the very best for all learners and focus on our mission of all the schools being good or better.

We are seeking to recruit a school improvement/education adviser to monitor, challenge, support and empower school leaders to deliver high quality provision for all pupils within schools, as well as deepen accountable partnerships, drawing on their collective expertise and combined resources to enable all pupils to achieve their potential and ambitions.

You will need to be able to demonstrate you can forge effective professional relationships at all levels – with all the schools within the multi academy trust; with governors, Headteachers, teachers and other agencies.

It is important that you share our wider vision for the trust to deliver high quality services that schools value and trust. To be successful, it is likely you will have led school improvement in a relevant context – either as a school leader or perhaps in an advisory role with a local authority, academy trust or other school-led system.

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a committed team who are committed to delivering improving results. You will find talented colleagues ready to support you every step of the way.

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All completed applications should be made via the TES website by Wednesday 23rd October 2019.




Leadership L21 to L27


Following the retirement of our existing headteacher, we are looking to recruit a new headteacher to lead the school into the next phase of its development.


Kirkburton Middle School is a thriving, oversubscribed and well regarded school in Kirklees which takes pupils from the beginning of Year 6 to end of Year 8. We are part of The Mast Academy Trust whose values are rooted in collaboration and child centred decision making.


We are looking for someone with ambition and drive; resilience and emotional intelligence and the ability to inspire and motivate our people. You may be a senior leader in a Secondary school or a serving headteacher in a large primary school, but you must have a passion for cross-phase working and a commitment to the unique opportunities afforded by middle school education.


In return we can offer you:

  • The opportunity to work with fantastic pupils who are eager to learn.
  • Committed staff and a strong and supportive Governing Body.
  • Support from experienced headteachers and a committed and professional trust board.
  • A commitment to professional development opportunities.

We warmly welcome visits to the school and would be happy to discuss the post further with candidates who may be interested in applying. More information can be found in our Headteacher Recruitment pack.

Click here for Kirkburton Headteacher Person Specification

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All completed applications should be emailed to by 12pm on Monday 30th September 2019.


Lunchtime Supervisory Assistant

*ES/LS 13386

Grade 3 £2387 (plus market rate supplement)

6 hours 15 minutes per week in term time (12.00 – 1.15 daily)

Kirkburton Middle School, Turnshaws Avenue, Kirkburton, Huddersfield HD8 0TJ


We are seeking to appoint an effective Lunchtime Supervisor who will be required to assist with the supervision of the pupils remaining on the school premises at lunchtime.

The ability to relate to children/young people from diverse backgrounds is essential for this job, as well as having good verbal communication skills in order to liaise with children/young people and other staff members.                      

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All staff are subject to an enhanced DBS check. A conviction may not exclude candidates from appointment but will be considered as part of the recruitment process.

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Application forms should be returned to Mrs Cane, School Business Manager, School Office.