This job expired on 18 April 2023

  • Job start date

    1 September 2023

  • Closing date

    18 April 2023 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    13 March 2023

Job details

Job role

  • Headteacher
  • Deputy headteacher
  • Assistant headteacher

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Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Full time: 32.5

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Pay scale


What skills and experience we're looking for

Drake Primary School is expanding and has an excellent opportunity for two non-class based, Assistant Heads to join us in September 2023. This is a chance to join a new primary school and play a pivotal role in its success and development. Our teaching staff at Drake Primary school provide great educational opportunities for all of our pupils, and our appointed candidate will contribute towards this and support our journey. We are looking for practitioners who are creative and imaginative teachers with the ability to plan highly effective learning opportunities that meet the needs of all the children in our care. It is vital to have a history of outstanding teaching practice and outcomes for children as the role will involve some mentoring, coaching and teaching responsibilities.

We are looking for an Assistant Head who:

  • Will work with our existing senior leadership at this exciting phase of our school journey
  • Will play a full part in the life of Drake Primary School’s community and support the ethos, aims and mission statement of the school and encourage others to follow this example
  • Will implement and deliver a broad, balanced and inclusive curriculum for pupils and support a designated curriculum area
  • Demonstrates a clear understanding of what constitutes outstanding teaching and learning
  • Shows commitment to ensuring equality of opportunity for all learners
  • Is reflective, open to feedback and driven to be outstanding
  • Is a dedicated team-player
  • Demonstrates optimism about children and expects the highest possible standards
  • Support the development of ECTs

What the school offers its staff

We can offer you:

  • A passionate, driven and successful school where you will feel well supported in your role by an experienced Senior Leadership Team and the wider warm & friendly staff team
  • The opportunity to work with the most wonderful students and families
  • A caring ethos with enthusiastic and skilled staff who are highly aspirational and committed to pupil welfare, progress and life-chances
  • Excellent professional development and career enhancement opportunities. Please see the CPD offer for further information
  • A laptop and I-pad
  • Well-resourced facilities for ICT and Music with artists and musicians in residence
  • On-site childcare (from 18 months old to 4 years)
  • Parking
  • Working in a brand new purpose built environment which includes;

o A large all-purpose hall with cinema size screen and surround sound

o A large outdoor environment that consists of a multi-use games area, large playing field and newly installed play equipment

o A forest school area for all children

o Bright and airy classrooms.

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

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About Drake Primary School

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 4 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
421 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 11
Phone number
01842 762055

Arranging a visit to Drake Primary School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email office@drake.norfolk.sch.uk.

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