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  • Earliest start date

    2 September 2024

  • Latest start date

    4 November 2024

  • Closing date

    14 June 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    25 May 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Assistant headteacher

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Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Full time

Contract type


Pay scale

L1 £47,417 - L4 £51,058

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are looking for:

  • An excellent classroom practitioner and leader
  • An ability to use initiative and complete work to a high standard
  • An ambitious and driven person who will add value to our school
  • A person who is resilient, who perseveres and embraces challenge
  • Someone with a good sense of humour who is willing to fully engage in the life of the school community, including working with parents, and who truly embraces ‘Investment in GOLD standard’.

What the school offers its staff

We can offer you:

  • Pupils who behave well. 'Staff and pupils celebrate the school’s ‘golden’ rules. Pupils know and understand these rules. They strive to stay on the Golden Door, which represents those who behave well. As a result, pupils do their best in lessons and behave well during social times. Pupils have positive attitudes towards their work and each other.' Good, Ofsted March 2023
  • Staff with an unwavering commitment to school improvement
  • Pastoral systems to support vulnerable children
  • A hugely supportive and vibrant school team

  • Close collaboration with other agencies including local community schools and beacon schools across the authority (Including 17 Trust Schools within DSAT)
  • Investment in your development- Leaders ensure that all staff have the professional development and individual support they need to improve their skills and practice- April 2019
  • Staff have been well trained, Ofsted March 23
  • Dedicated weekly leadership time

Further details about the role

Swallownest Primary School are looking to appoint an Assistant Headteacher with a passion for learning. You may be a current or aspiring school leader who has ambition to progress onto the SLT or an excellent leader looking for a fresh challenge. We want the right person for our school.

We have an opportunity to reshape our current SLT (due to promotion) and we are looking for a leader to join our existing team and children

‘Pupils are proud of their school. They welcome visitors and are keen to talk about how much they enjoy learning and playing with their friends’, Ofsted March 23.

We are a school committed to developing our staff, our school and our children. We welcome applications from all.

We want you to work in a school with a leadership team who set out a crystal-clear direction for the school- Leadership and Management- Good, Ofsted March 23. Join us on our journey, building our school and helping achieve our commitment to, ‘The best for and the best from everyone in our learning community’.

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 Swallownest Primary School

School type
Academy, ages 3 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
Up to 210 pupils
Age range
3 to 11
Phone number

A very warm welcome to our school. I am delighted and proud to be the Headteacher of Swallownest Primary School. I feel privileged to be leading a vibrant school, working within the learning community and shaping the future for our children in Rotherham.

My priority as Headteacher is to ensure that we raise standards and outcomes for children striving to become an outstanding provider of education.

I’d like to take this opportunity to share and set out my vision for the school. A vision you will hear many times over – from the children and staff and I hope that you will join with me in supporting this vision.

‘At Swallownest Primary School, we want the best for and the best from everyone in our learning community.’

This is our school motto. It means that we will provide the best possible education and support for your children and the best possible support for our staff and parents. In return, we expect children to behave well and work hard. We expect teachers to work hard to provide exciting and challenging learning opportunities and expect parents to support us in supporting their children.

I know how vital working in partnerships with parents really is, in order for children to find school a positive and rewarding experience. I strongly believe achievement and enjoyment go hand in hand to ensure each child’s excellent progress. I hope you will support our high expectations in all areas.

I would like to thank you personally for your continued commitment and support towards the staff and pupils of this school.

Yours Sincerely,

Mr L McHale

Our children, parents, staff and community are truly amazing!! #Goldstandard

Arranging a visit to Swallownest Primary School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email enquiries@swn.dsat.education.

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