5 days remaining to apply

  • Expected start date

    As soon as possible

  • Application deadline

    26 January 2022 at 12:00pm

  • Date listed

    10 January 2022

Job details

Job role
Working pattern
Full time
Contract type

Job summary

Grade: LPS L6-10

Hours/ Contract type: Full Time, Permanent

Reporting to: Head Teacher and Deputy Head

Responsible for: Early Years/Pre-School Staff

We are looking for an outstanding Assistant Head Teacher who will have an impact on the outcomes for our children in Pre-School/School through securing outstanding teaching across the phase. We currently have 3 Pre-School rooms – Foxes and Squirrels on our Birchfield Site and the newly opened Badgers room on a neighbouring site. We also have 2 Reception classes in our ‘main’ school.

The successful candidate will support the Headteacher and Deputy Headteacher in:

Communicating the school’s vision compellingly and supporting the Headteacher’s strategic leadership
The day-to-day management of the school with particular reference to the EYFS
Formulating the aims and objectives of the school
Establishing policies for achieving these aims and objectives
Be the EYFS Leader for Birchfield Pre-School (Foxes, Squirrels and Badgers) and Reception (2 Classes)
Managing Pre-School/Reception team staff and resources
Monitoring progress towards the achievement of the school’s aims and objectives
Develop and review regularly the vision, aims and purpose for EYFS
Keeping up to date with new initiatives, intervention and EY Practise
Being an active member of the School Leadership Team and make a significant contribution to the strategic development and direction of the Pre-School/School.
Taking the lead to develop and inspire an engaging EYFS curriculum
Managing the EYFS budget
Having the vision and drive to become a Deputy Head/Head Teacher in the future
The Assistant Headteacher will also have a timetabled teaching commitment of 0.5 teaching commitment in a Reception class (to include PPA).

The Assistant Headteacher will:

Uphold public trust in school leadership and maintain high standards of ethics, behaviour and professional conduct
Build positive and respectful relationships across the school community
Serve in the best interests of the school’s pupils
In return we offer you a rapidly developing school with huge ambitions, wonderful children, a dedicated team of staff and supportive parents and Governors. Visits are welcomed and encouraged.

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All posts subject to relevant employment checks and criminal background check via the disclosure procedure

Please apply by application form (available from the school website or by email) with a covering letter (stating why you are interested in this post and what you feel you could offer the school) addressed to the Headteacher and email to recruitment@birchfieldprimaryschool.co.uk

Closing date: Midday Wednesday 26th January 2022 Interview date: Monday 31st January 2022 – Wednesday 2nd February 2022

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School overview

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 4 to 11
Education phase
School size
416 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 11

About Birchfield Community Primary School

We work hard to provide a stimulating, challenging and enjoyable educational range of opportunities during your child’s time with us. We aim to share some of these experiences with you through this site and keep you updated on future events.

We'd be delighted to welcome you to visit our school, either as a prospective parent or a current parent, to find out a little bit more about how we work.

School location

Birchfield Road, Yeovil, Somerset, BA21 5RL

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