This job expired on 25 May 2024

  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    25 May 2024 at 3pm

  • Date listed

    17 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

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What skills and experience we're looking for

What skills and experience we're looking for

Mossbrook is a maintained primary special school where staff have the knowledge and skills to meet the needs ofpupils aged four to eleven years old with a range of special educational needs and disabilities. Our vision is to provide a first-class education for all our learners – celebrating, nurturing and empowering everyone to be successful.

Working closely with the governing body, you will shape the vision and strategic direction of the school as we build upon our existing successes and negotiate a changing educational landscape. You will be supported by a skilled and committed staff team. Mossbrook is proud of its family ethos and you will work with colleagues to ensure their wellbeing and further develop our talented staff body.

We are looking for an aspirational and collaborative assistant headteacher who will:

  • Continue to ensure that Mossbrook is an outward facing school, with strong and effective links with the LA and our other partners and stakeholders
  • Maintain a safe and supportive learning environment that promotes wellbeing and personal growth for both students and staff
  • Ensure high-quality teaching and learning throughout the school
  • have experience and expertise in the field of Autism
  • remain resilient and positive when faced with challenges
  • make a real difference to the lives of children and their families
  • Be committed to providing an outstanding education for primary aged children

work in a school where ‘pupils come first’ and are taught and cared for as the individuals they are

What the school offers its staff

What the school offers its staff

In return, we can offer the opportunity to:

  • Be part of a senior leadership team who lead a successful school with an enthusiastic and caring staff team and a governing body that is committed to your ongoing professional development
  • Bring fresh and innovative ideas to the role while making a real difference to the lives of our students
  • Work with our inspiring young people
  • Work with supportive parents who have a strong sense of community
  • Be amongst strong positive ethos and a school where everyone is valued and treated with respect
  • Undertake a range of professional development opportunities

You will:

  • Support the daily secure and smooth running of the school, taking responsibility for the site in the absence of the headteacher and deputy headteacher
  • Be responsible for the day to day running of a department within the school
  • Lead at least one curriculum subject and team
  • Work with the nurture and behaviour lead in school, ensuring empathic and trauma informed practice
  • Support the curriculum and assessment development throughout school
  • Model good practice throughout school by developing positive relationships with staff and children, supporting training and development and demonstrating high quality teaching
  • Lead the annual review process for your department
  • Support with or lead on pupil voice and school council
  • Support with or lead on improving the physical environment of the school

We are looking for driven, determined and creative candidates with the strategic vision to really make an impact at our school. If this sounds like you, please get in touch.

Further details about the role

Further information

Visits to the school are warmly encouraged. Please phone Liz Smith, School Business Manager, on 0114 237 2768 to arrange a visit. Slots are available between 3.30pm-4.30pm on 21st May and 23rd May 2024.

For an informal conversation about the role, please ask to speak to Laura Watton, the Head Teacher.

Mossbrook School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare and safety of children and expect all our staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (ROA) 1974. All shortlisted candidates will be asked to disclose any cautions or convictions prior to interview. The amendments to the ROA Exceptions Order 1975 (2013 & 2020) provide that certain convictions and cautions are 'protected' and are therefore not subject to disclosure to employers. Guidance and criteria on the filtering of these cautions and convictions can be found on the Ministry of Justice website. Please also note that an online search will also be conducted for all shortlisted candidates prior to interview.

The successful candidate will be required to complete an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check and a Children’s Barred List check. Please note that it is a criminal offence to apply for this post if you have been placed on the Children’s Barred List. Candidates are asked to read the school’s safeguarding policy, which is available at:


Completed applications forms, and any queries about the recruitment process, should be addressed to Liz Smith atlsmith@mossbrook.sheffield.sch.ukor by phoning 0114 2372768.

In line with Safer Recruitment guidance, CVs will not be accepted.

Closing date for applications: 1.00pm Saturday 25th May 2024

Assessment centre and interviews: TBC

Commitment to safeguarding

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare and safety of children and young people. Staff are expected to share this commitment. All staff are required to complete a Criminal Records Disclosure Form in line with Section 115 of the Police Act 1997.
For information regarding our safeguarding procedures, please see our website for relevant policies.

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About Mossbrook School

School type
Special school, ages 4 to 11
School size
161 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 11
Phone number

Primary Special School

Arranging a visit to Mossbrook School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email lsmith@mossbrook.sheffield.sch.uk.

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