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  • Start date details

    1st January 2024 (or sooner, if possible)

  • Closing date

    20 September 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    1 September 2023

Job details

Job role

  • Headteacher
  • Deputy headteacher
  • Assistant headteacher

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Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Full time: Full time

Contract type


Pay scale

L5 – L9

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are seeking to appoint an exceptional Assistant Headteacher from 1st January 2024 (or sooner, if possible).

Sutton Road Primary and Nursery School is a large 3 form entry primary school with a commitment to raising standards for all pupils. We are looking for an outstanding and committed Assistant Headteacher to join our team and lead on whole school Reading (incl. Phonics) and Oracy. The successful applicant will be an outstanding class teacher who is able to demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills working closely alongside the Executive Head, Head of School and other Senior leaders in implementing the schools vision and values in delivering excellence.

We are part of a formal collaboration and there are many strengths within our collaborative work, which hugely supports our constant strive for improvement at our schools and provides many exciting opportunities for us all.

The successful applicant will:

  • be an outstanding classroom practitioner.
  • be an inspirational and innovative leader with a proven track record of raising standards.
  • maintain a culture and ethos that promotes effective collaboration, equality, inclusion and high expectations of all pupils and staff.
  • Develop and maintain positive and effective relationships with parents and carers, governors and other community partners.
  • Act as one of the Designated Safeguarding Leads within the school’s Child Protection Policy and fully implement the safeguarding procedures.
  • Lead on school developments of Phonics, Reading, Language and Oracy.

What the school offers its staff

  • An opportunity to join a very large and successful primary school, which is part of a well-established collaboration within Nottinghamshire.
  • Excellent continual professional development and networking opportunities that will support your personal and professional growth.
  • A wide range of high-quality resources to enhance your provision.
  • An experienced senior leadership team who have a commitment to the children and families we serve
  • Some truly inspirational children of whom we are all very proud of!

Interviews will be held at Sutton Road Primary School on Monday 2nd October 2023.

Commitment to safeguarding

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All posts are subject to pre-employment checks, references will be taken up before interview and successful candidates will need to undertake an enhanced DBS check and where relevant an overseas criminal record check.

In addition, an online search for publicly available information will be undertaken for shortlisted candidates in line with KCSIE.

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About Sutton Road Primary School

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 3 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
624 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 11
Phone number
01623 455920

Please find further information about the context of Sutton Road Primary School and Nursery and our journey as a school, which we hope will help you in your consideration of this post.

Sutton Road Primary School was initially built in 1913. It is a large site and now comprises of 4 buildings which house pupils across Nursery and the Primary age range. The buildings have 2 halls, a staff work room, 4 staffrooms and various resource areas and group rooms, in addition to our EYFS rooms and 18 classrooms. The 40 place Nursery is joined to the rest of the Early Years Unit in a single storey building and up to 80 pupils attend either a morning or afternoon sessions of 3 hours a day or we offer some full-time place of 30 hours per week.

The school enjoys extensive grass and hard play areas. Up until the Mansfield Re-organisation of schools the Sutton Road Building and the Moor Lane Building were 2 separate schools sharing the same site. Since becoming a Primary School in 2001 considerable improvements have been made to the school. In 2013 two additional KS2 Classrooms were added due to our increasing numbers on roll and the creation of a newly built F2 EYFS unit has greatly enhanced the high-quality provision we offer to our children. Due to subsequent further expansion to accommodate growing demand for places, in September 2016 we added another F2 classroom. Then in July 2017 an additional 2 storey brand new building was added to our site, as we became a 3-form entry primary school.

Also annexed to the school is The Retrace Centre which was initially built to support the local community. This provides a space for us to deliver parent sessions and training during the day and also houses our very successful After School Club and Breakfast Club which is run independently, but in close partnership with the school.

Nicola Davies was appointed as Head Teacher of Sutton Road Primary School in 2001. The school was recognised as a ‘Good’ school during an inspection in May 2012. Through sustained determination the school successfully maintained our status during our subsequent inspections in November 2015 and in March 2019. Whilst we remain in a very positive position, we are in no way complacent and remain determined to keep striving for excellence and further refine and improve all we do.

In September 2014 an exciting longer-term commitment began between Sutton Road Primary School and the new Holgate Primary School in Hucknall, the schools were brokered into a formal collaboration by both Governing Bodies and the Local Authority (the two schools are geographically 9 miles (20-minute drive) apart). The two schools have now become securely linked which provides a fantastic opportunity to quality assure all we do together, it also supports workload and more efficient use of staff expertise than would be possible in one single school, working in isolation.

Emma Severn began leading the school in September 2019 as Head of School, having worked previously at our collaboration school Holgate Primary and Nursery School as the Head of School there.

We offer a supportive, friendly and collaborative staff to work alongside, well-resourced and well-maintained accommodation to work in and some very special and wonderful children who we personally feel very privileged to work for!

Our work is further strengthened by involvement of team members from both schools to draw upon and build further the capacity and strengths for all staff within this special collaboration. As a result, the successful post holder can be secure in the knowledge, that they will obtain a wealth of experience as well as gaining a great deal of peer support and professional development opportunities to help them become the best they can be.

As a school based in the centre of Mansfield, we are proud of our diverse school community and how we prepare our children for the world they are living in and recognise each child for their talents and successes.

We have Pupil Leaders who take on responsibilities around school, we have Take Five ambassadors, a Learning Forum, Reading Forum to mention a few, with others being added by staff.

At Sutton Road we believe strongly in developing the whole child and have Emotional Literacy Support Assistants, a Behaviour Mentor, Safeguarding Officers and an Attendance lead, all helping make sure that the children can achieve their best.

Our next exciting steps as a collaboration is that both schools will be joining the Transform Academy Trust during the Autumn Term 2023 (hopefully). The decision to join an academy trust has not been taken easily, and careful consideration into choosing the right trust for our schools to work with, has been a priority for the school leaders and governing body. We have had some opportunities of working with the trust over the past year and already we are seeing how our collaborative working can be enhanced further, through the high quality partnership work and training and developments on offer from Transform Trust.

Our children and families deserve the best and working together to improve children’s outcomes, their opportunities and their understanding and empathy of the world they live in, is firmly at the forefront of all we do. We are looking for someone who can give the same determination and commitment to the school, that myself, the staff, the Governors and our children share and someone who is able to uphold and embed the very high expectations we strive for in our schools.

If you would like more information before the closing date or to arrange a visit to the school, please do not hesitate to contact Sutton Road Primary school (01623 455920). Thank you for your interest.

Arranging a visit to Sutton Road Primary School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email srrecruitment@suttonroad.org.

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