Deadline is tomorrow

  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    18 April 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    22 March 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Assistant headteacher

Visa sponsorship

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Key stage

Key stage 2

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale

L4-L8 (£50,807-£56,082)

What skills and experience we're looking for

Do you want to be a part of the new, exciting leadership structure at Abbotswood Junior School? If so, read on.

Due to the retirement and promotion of our two current Deputy Headteachers, we are looking to appoint two Assistant Headteachers from September 2024.

Working alongside an experienced Headteacher, you will be part of a school described by Ofsted (June 2023) as,

“A happy school with so much on offer…classrooms are vibrant and excellent places to learn…staff are immensely proud to work at the school. Morale is high and teamwork strong.”

What are we looking for? Someone who:

  • is passionate about children’s learning and providing an education which meets the needs of all children.

  • consistently demonstrates outstanding teaching in their current role.

  • has proven experience in leading and impacting on a team, a core subject, or a key curriculum area.

  • is a team player who is able to lead but also learn from others.

  • has a track record of raising achievement.

  • believes that effective relationships are the cornerstone to any successful school.

  • is hardworking, resilient, inspirational, loyal and has super powers!

As we are totally reorganising our leadership structure, the responsibilities of each role will be matched to the two successful applicants. However, the following areas will form a part of the two roles:

  • Behaviour, attitudes and school culture.

  • Pastoral leadership.

  • Strategic leadership of Safeguarding.

  • Leadership of Staff teams - Sports Coaches, PPA Team.

  • Impact of assessment.

  • Leading our Room 5 (pastoral) Team.

  • Coaching.

  • Pupil Voice.

  • Day-to-day running of a school with approximately 620 children.

  • Both roles will have a teaching responsibility (approx. 40%).

What the school offers its staff

Abbotswood is ideally situated on the edge of the beautiful New Forest and within close proximity of the bustling city of Southampton. It is the largest junior school in Hampshire with over 600 children (5/6 form entry).

With large fields, open spaces and a purpose-built sports hall, we have a pleasant environment in which to work and we also have a very cute school dog - Tommy!

Leaders also recognise the hard work of its staff and everyone receives a ‘Thank You’ day to be taken at any time during the school year.

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

Applying for the job

If you're interested in teaching or training to teach in England as an international citizen, we can help you understand your next steps.

Please download the application form using the link below, and once completed send to

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About Abbotswood Junior School

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 7 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
609 pupils enrolled
Age range
7 to 11
Phone number
07712 305180

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