Assistant Head Teacher

All Hallows' CofE (VA) Primary School, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire


Job details

Subject Primary
Working pattern Full-time only
Salary Lead Practitioners range 2 to Lead Practitioners range 6, £42,093 to £46,457
Leadership level Senior Leader

Job description

To work with the Headteacher in all aspects of leadership and management and to take responsibility for managing and leading on school improvement across EYFS and key stage 1 and leadership of a core subject across the school.

General Responsibilities

The Assistant Headteacher is to take a central role in assisting the Headteacher and Governing Body to develop our school in accordance with its shared values and our school development plans.
The Assistant Headteacher is to be a primary teacher with experience across the primary age range; an experienced curriculum and team leader, a leader in teaching and learning in EYFS and Key Stage 1, leader of a core subject and a key person in curriculum development.
The functions and specific responsibilities below are to be undertaken in conjunction with the duties of an Assistant Headteacher as defined in the Teachers’ Pay and Conditions Document.

Specific Responsibilities

The Assistant Headteacher will be full time teaching post. From time to time they will teach classes to model good practice, develop relationships, support training and development and ensure ‘quality teaching first’ and secure the smooth running of the school.
The Assistant Headteacher will be a model professional setting an excellent example to teaching and support staff. They will work in close partnership with the Headteacher and in actively and demonstrably promoting enrichment, entitlement and achievement through building and implementing agreed school policies. The Assistant Headteacher will lead by example of their practice, and by positively encouraging and supporting all members of staff. They will work with the Headteacher to ensure that the school offers a high quality, exciting, engaging, well resourced, differentiated and well matched curriculum for all children.

In particular, the Assistant Headteacher will be required:

Leadership and Management:

1. Work in very close partnership with and support the Headteacher in the effective day to day management of the school and school community including recruiting and inducting staff, developing and implementing health and safety policies, leading collective worships and staff meetings, arranging cover for absent staff or staff on PPA / training, hosting and organising whole school events such as open days and parents evening, and responding to the views, needs and requests of children, staff, parents, governors and visitors.

2. Work with the Headteacher, staff and governors in the development, implementation and review of school improvement plans including regular monitoring and evaluation of standards and quality of provision supporting school governance by attending meetings where appropriate and ensuring that all governors are able to play an active and informed part in school management and development

3. Work with the whole staff to develop a strong learning environment that has at its centre high expectations of learning, work, performance, academic achievement and behaviour.

4. Work with the Headteacher in the school’s achievement reviews and target setting processes by taking a major role in assessment and actively supporting and securing the school's success in national tests including those at the end of each key stage.

5. Support the Headteacher to ensure that all teaching and learning and assessment policies and protocols are in place and up to date.

6. Assist in the line management of classroom based personnel including timetabling and allocation of classes, duties and tasks, managing and developing roles to ensure the provision of high quality interventions and support for children’s progress, achievement, well being and good behaviour.

7. With the Headteacher, share responsibility for the induction and deployment of new staff, voluntary help, work experience students, trainee teachers/ students and parents/ carers working in classrooms and throughout the school ensuring all safeguarding requirements are met and that their work in school supports the learning and well being of all children

8. Work with the leadership team in setting, nurturing, promoting and maintaining a very high standard of behaviour and mutual respect throughout the school ensuring that all staff play an active role in the pursuit of these standards

9. Ensure that there is a very safe, secure, effective and pleasing environment for all users. With the Headteacher, be aware of Health and Safety regulations, carry out regular risk assessments and keep the school’s Health and Safety policy at all times current, under review and accessible to and used by all staff.

Teaching and learning
Determine, organise and implement a diverse, flexible curriculum and implement an effective assessment framework
1. Support the headteacher in ensuring that learning is at the centre of strategic planning and resource management. Promote models of excellent classroom practice through whole class and group teaching, coaching, mentoring and supported self evaluation for teaching and learning staff

2. Support the creation of responsive and effective approaches to teaching and learning and ensure a culture and ethos of challenge and support where all pupils can have a voice, achieve success and become highly engaged in their own learning and be enabled to actively support the learning of others

3. Design, develop and implement systems for the collection of useful, timely, and accurate assessment data to track the progress of individual and groups of children in order to inform planning, evaluate performance, track progress and secure raised achievement across al key stages. This will include agreeing and articulating high expectations and setting stretching targets for the whole community

4. Support the headteacher in ensuring the effectiveness of teaching and learning including teachers’ planning, monitoring planning, work sampling and scrutiny, lesson observations, supporting auditing and reporting outcomes, successful or otherwise and planning next steps and future actions

5. Take a strategic role in the development of new and emerging technologies to enhance and extend the learning experience of pupils

Other duties and responsibilities
Any other duties that the Headteacher may from time to time ask the post-holder to perform.

Essential educational requirements

Undergraduate Degree

Essential qualifications

Qualified Teacher Status and initial or post-graduate education qualification
Evidence of recent ongoing professional development

Essential skills and experience

Successful experience of leading a core subject (Maths, English, RE)
Successful innovative classroom teaching experience in at least 2 key stages
Evidence of successful joint working with stakeholders: parents, governors, local communities, supporting agencies and LA
Knowledge of the Special Educational Needs children may present with in particular those with social, emotional and mental health difficulties
To develop high standards of effective teaching and learning
To motivate and inspire others
To lead an area of development in the school
To coordinate and manage the provision within EYFS and KS1
To assist the headteacher with the assessment of pupils learning and monitor levels of progress within the school
To achieve set goals
To carry out performance management of staff

School overview

School type LA Maintained School, Church of England
Education phase Primary
School size 137 pupils enrolled
Age range 3 to 10
Ofsted report View Ofsted report
Website All Hallows' CofE (VA) Primary School website (opens in a new window)
Contact email

School location

Longcroft, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD5 8XW