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Teaching Staff Vacancies

Deputy Headteacher
Salary L19 – L23 

From 1 January 2024 

This is an exciting opportunity for an existing Deputy headteacher or Assistant headteacher looking for the next step in their career. We are looking for an inspirational, pupil-focused individual who will assist with leading Ralph Allen School in the next stage of its development and be a committed member of the Extended Leadership Team within a growing Trust. 

Palladian Academy Trust and Ralph Allen are committed to the continued improvement of the quality of education in our schools and ultimately on excellent outcomes, both academically and more widely for our pupils. The new Deputy Headteacher at Ralph Allen will work closely with the Headteacher, the Trust and school leadership teams, wider colleagues, families, the Local Governing Committee and of course the pupils to achieve our vision of excellent and equitable opportunities so everyone can flourish.  

Palladian Academy Trust is a mixed Trust of both church and community schools, established in 2016 as a not-for-profit charity with children at the heart of everything it does. It currently has 11 schools (1 secondary and 10 primaries). The Trust is a learning organisation, where the learning of all children and adults is valued and continually promoted.  

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This is a unique and exciting opportunity for an inspirational and aspirational leader to join Ralph Allen School and further contribute to the life chances of our young people in the school and across the Trust. 

The successful applicant for this role will play a major part in moving the school forward, as it enters a new phase of development under our recently appointed new Headteacher. 

Key areas which the successful candidate will take the strategic lead on

  • An overall picture of ensuring students are ready for learning, ensuring that barriers to this are removed, be those barriers through choice or circumstance. 

  • Line management of Assistant Headteacher(s) 

  • Strategic lead and line management of the Pastoral Team 

  • Sustaining and improving key systems, including; Behaviour, Rewards, Attendance and Safeguarding 

  • Community engagement 
  • Alternative Provision 

  • Working and developing relationships with external provision to support students and families, including building partnerships with other schools. 

  • Communicating expectations and clarity of procedures to all stakeholders 

  • Ensuring the school is meeting statutory requirements within its behaviour processes 

  • Identifying, plan for and implement strategies to support all aspects of the schools culture 

  • Ensuring all aspects of school culture are aligned, and students, parents, and staff are fully on board 

The successful candidate will be: 

  • An excellent classroom practitioner - enthusing and inspiring young people 
  • An innovative and strategic thinker, who can implement ideas and add value to our school 
  • Be highly visible and collaborative senior leader  
  • Professional and have academic credibility, balanced with warmth and sensitivity 
  • ​​Ability to demonstrate a deep understanding of the challenges and opportunities of leadership in schools, with the skill to lead by example and inspire others 

We will consider applications on merit respecting all nine protected characteristics. 

Closing date for applications: 9.00am Monday 25 September 2023. 
Interviews will take place: 4 October 2023

If you would like to arrange a tour of the school prior to applying please contact Hannah Baker, Executive Assistant, at 

For further details and application forms see here

Prior to the interview date referees will be contacted to request references on all shortlisted candidates.  



Teacher of Science x 2 
Full Time 

To commence: 1 January 2024 
Closing Date: 9am Monday 2 October 2023 
Interviews: w/c 9 October 2023 

Are you an individual with outstanding teaching qualities who is committed to helping young people achieve? If the answer is yes, you will be the ideal person to join an enthusiastic, innovative, committed and forward-thinking team. 

We are looking for two Teachers of Science to start with us in January 2024. The ability to teach physics, although not essential, would be an advantage. 

Strong teamwork skills, dedication and the desire to contribute fully to the successful Science department are essential. You should have an ambitious outlook and a firm commitment to collaborative working within a supportive team.  You will also have a strong student-focused outlook and will be a forward thinker and passionate practitioner. 

For further details and application forms see here

Palladian Academy Trust and Ralph Allen School are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  An enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service Certificate is required for this post prior to commencement.  

Support Staff Vacancies

Catering Assistant  

Grade 1 - £11.79 per hour 
Actual salary £11,874.00 - £13,494.00per annum (dependant on hours) 
22 - 25 hours per week (worked between 9.30am and 2.30pm) 
Term time only, all inset days, 1 cleaning day 

Start Date: ASAP 

Are you a team player and enjoy working in a busy environment? Ralph Allen School are looking to recruit a Catering Assistant to join the lovely ladies in the kitchen.   

Previous experience of a similar role would be desirable, however full training will be provided if required. The successful candidate will perform kitchen and cleaning duties in accordance with the Schools Health and Safety Policy. Preparation of basic food items within agreed cooking methods and portion controls as required. To maintain highest level of cleanliness and hygiene within the kitchen and other food outlets. To serve food to both students and staff at the service time required.  

Due to the nature of the role, flexibility with working hours is essential, with some later working for calendared meetings, special events, parents’ evenings as well as working additional hours may be required. 


  • Full training will be given 
  • ​Generous salary pension scheme  

For further details and application forms see here

Ralph Allen is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children: the successful applicant must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post including checks with past employers and will need to undertake an enhanced criminal record check via the DBS.   

Other opportunities at Ralph Allen School

RAS Parent Governor x2 

Would you be interested in joining the school governing body?

The governors at Ralph Allen School are seeking two parent governors to join their lively, friendly team, following recent retirements after long service.

There is no particular qualification needed, just enthusiasm about education, a commitment to working as part of the team and a desire to support the school. We are hoping through recruitment to add to our existing range of knowledge and experience and parent governors play a crucial role in bringing their particular perspective of the school and increasing our links with the local community.

Candidates must be parents of children currently on roll at Ralph Allen School.

If you are interested

Please read the Further information for parent governors document, available to download from the Local Governance Committee page on the school website, or from the governance clerk via email at . If you would like an informal discussion about the role, please contact the Co-Chair of Governors, Sally Divall, via email at

If you would like to stand for election, please complete an application form, available to download from the Local Governance Committee page on the school website, or from the governance clerk at the above email address. The completed form, which includes details of the qualification/disqualification criteria for school governors, must be returned to the clerk no later than Friday 21 April 2023 either by email at or via the school marked: FAO Deborah Clayton, Governance Clerk.

The additional information and application forms are also available to collect upon request from the school reception.

All governors must have an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check (DBS); these are organised by the school.

Application Form 

Further information about becoming a RAS Parent Governor

Opportunities within the Palladian Academy Trust

Please view the Palladian Academy Trust website for all vacancies

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