This job expired on 26 April 2024

  • Job start date

    2 September 2024

  • Closing date

    26 April 2024 at 3pm

  • Date listed

    18 April 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Assistant headteacher

Visa sponsorship

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Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4


English, Mathematics, Physical education, Science

Working pattern

Full time: Full time, permanent.

Contract type


Pay scale

Leadership Group Pay Range Spine Point 12 to 16

What skills and experience we're looking for

Job Purpose

The Assistant Head works alongside the Head Teacher as a member of the Senior Leadership Team in defining, articulating and implementing the shared vision and values of the school. They hold an important leadership role and are expected to demonstrate outstanding leadership skills in working with the Head Teacher on the implementation of the strategic direction of the school and working with individuals and groups to ensure the provision of a high quality of education for all our students.

The Assistant Head is responsible for the complex provision of all Baskerville students as detailed in the job description and is accountable for all students’ personal development. They are responsible for the impact, wellbeing and quality assurance of support staff.

Purpose of the Post:

  • To strategically lead the complex provision.
  • To be accountable for the personal development and welfare of all Baskerville students.
  • To lead and manage the school as a member of the Senior Leadership Team.
  • To strategically lead support staff.

Responsibilities and Activities (Senior Leadership)

  • To contribute to a clear vision for an effective school.
  • To contribute to the Self-Evaluation process and the authoring of the Self-Evaluation Forms in particular for Personal Development, Welfare, Complex Provision and support staff.
  • To contribute to the formulation, monitoring, evaluation and implementation of the School Development Plan.
  • To initiate and manage change and improvement to develop the school and staff.
  • To advise and assist the Governing Body as required in the exercise of its functions, including attendance at meetings and preparation of reports.
  • To undertake the professional duties of a teacher other than a Head Teacher, as set out in Part 7, paragraphs 43-52 of the Schools Teachers’ Pay and conditions document, including those duties particularly assigned by the Head Teacher.
  • As required by paragraph 48.1 of the School Teachers’ Pay and Conditions Document, to play a major role under the overall direction of the Head Teacher in:

a) Formulating the aims and objectives of the school

b) Establishing the policies through which they shall be achieved

c) Managing staff and resources to that end

d) Monitoring progress towards their achievement;

in accordance with the polices of the Education Committee and the City Council and the school development plan and OFSTED Action Plan determined by the Governing Body.

  • Undertake some of the professional duties of the Head Teacher that can reasonably be delegated by the Head Teacher.

Responsibilities and Activities (Personal Development and Welfare)

  • To strategically lead on all areas relating to the personal development and well-being and welfare of Baskerville students.
  • To strategically lead the Complex Provision, assessing curriculum, staffing and student outcomes.
  • To ensure the establishment and maintenance of a caring, positive, safe and stimulating environment for all students at Baskerville.
  • To line manage the Support Staff - providing a clear vision and direction to work, identifying key areas for improvement and planning appropriate actions to meet them; - maintaining regular formal and informal contact with support staff; - ensuring all support staff understand, and are actively implementing the key aspects of the school’s policies including those for behavior, attendance and safeguarding; - setting the agenda for support staff meetings; - taking the lead on those areas of staff induction relating to tutorial responsibilities.
  • To ensure that all Baskerville students develop excellent personal and social skills.
  • To inspire, challenge, motivate and empower other staff to attain challenging outcomes.
  • To establish clear expectations and constructive working relationships amongst staff.
  • To seek opportunities to promote and ensure staff wellbeing.

What the school offers its staff

  • Working as part of an experienced, supportive, and motivated team
  • Purposeful, exciting CPD opportunities
  • Collaboration and opportunities with our 6 fellow Co-operative Trust Schools
  • Forest School provision
  • Aspirational Senior and Middle Leadership Teams
  • Peace Garden
  • Specialist rooms
  • Strong Governing Body
  • A culture of staff well-being
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Cycle to Work Scheme

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 Baskerville School

School type
Special school, ages 11 to 19
School size
176 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 19

Baskerville School is a specialist secondary school based in the wonderful city of Birmingham. We provide education for children with autism and learning difficulties that may not otherwise be met in a mainstream setting. We set out to make a difference to the learning, wellbeing and future life chances of children with additional needs. The school cultivates a safe and caring environment where children can thrive and have the opportunity to meet their full potential.

We are very proud of our school, our students and their achievements. You will discover more about us by exploring the rest of this website. Please look around our site by clicking the links at the side of the page to discover more about the school and what our wonderful children and young people achieve.

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To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email y.idris@baskvill.bham.sch.uk.

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