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  • Job start date

    1 January 2024

  • Closing date

    11 October 2023 at 5pm

  • Date listed

    28 September 2023

Job details

Job role

  • Assistant headteacher

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Full time: Full Time

Contract type


Pay scale

L 8-12 (outer London)

What skills and experience we're looking for

Governors at this unique, forward-thinking and successful school seek an Assistant Head teacher with a passion for equity, diversity and inclusion, a commitment to excellent safeguarding practice and appetite for continuous improvement.

What the school offers its staff

  • Is a creative and collaborative leader who is able to work as part of a team to motivate and inspire others
  • Has high expectations of themselves and others and uses reflection and feedback to continuously develop
  • Can quickly establish high quality relationships with children, staff, families and governors
  • Is committed to developing our inclusive and nurturing ethos and has the passion and determination to ensure all children have their needs met, are engaged and challenged and have the opportunity to succeed across the curriculum and in life
  • Is committed to safeguarding children and has a good understanding of safeguarding legislation, policy and procedures

Further details about the role

The Key responsibilities for this role will include:

  • Being a member of the Headship team (with Co-Heads and Deputy) and working with governors to set the strategic direction of the school and continuously drive school improvement
  • Enabling staff to carry out their roles effectively, providing support, guidance and training as required
  • Leading on and implementing the school’s strategy for inclusion and creating the best possible environment, policies and practice for all to thrive (including those with protected characteristics and those who may be classified as disadvantaged or vulnerable)
  • Working closely with the school’s SENCO and Nurture team to ensure inclusive teaching practice and the best outcomes for all children
  • Promoting a robust safeguarding culture within the school and maintaining effective child protection procedures, this includes fulfilling all the requirements of the role of Designated Safeguarding Lead. (Note: We can provide training, guidance and support for candidates new to the role of DSL)
  • Taking the lead on specific aspects of school development as required

Commitment to safeguarding

Ridgeway Primary School and Nursery is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our children. This post is subject to a satisfactory Enhanced DBS check and references. Promoting equality and diversity.

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About Ridgeway Primary School

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 3 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
654 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 11

We are delighted to welcome you to our nurturing school where children are at the heart of everything we do. From our strategic decision-making through to teaching and learning, we strive to fulfil our ethos of nurturing every child for lifelong success.

At Ridgeway, staff prioritise getting to know each individual child and building strong relationships with every family, so that children are fully included and well-supported both academically and pastorally. We offer a rich and deep curriculum, which develops a wide range of skills, knowledge and interests in our children and gives them the tools needed to be happy and successful in life.

Arranging a visit to Ridgeway Primary School

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

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