38 days remaining to apply

  • Start date details

    1st January 2025

  • Closing date

    31 August 2024 at 5pm

  • Date listed

    3 July 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Assistant headteacher

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Working pattern

Part time, full time

Contract type

Fixed term

Full-time equivalent salary

£48,484.00 - £53,382.00 Annually (FTE) GST Leadership 1 - 5 dependent on experience

Assistant Headteacher job summary

We are so pleased to welcome you to our happy, vibrant, three-form entry Church of England primary school in the heart of ​Walton-on-Thames: part of the Good Shepherd Trust.

We are proud of what is behind these green gates and the educational journey we take our pupils on as they learn to CARE for one another, the environment and the wider community, CHALLENGE themselves and EXPLORE life’s big questions.

The successful candidate will have had experience of school leadership, and used coaching and mentoring to have a positive impact on the quality of teaching and learning as well as pupil outcomes. If you care passionately about what you do, strive to deliver excellence, enjoy making a difference to the lives of a whole school community, please make an appointment to visit Ashley Primary C of E school and meet the team.

We are looking for someone who


Practises their commitment to a culture of safeguarding and child protection.

Has a passion for wider reading, continuing professional development and draws on research outcomes and other sources of external evidence to inform own practice and that of colleagues.

Shows excitement by thinking innovatively and working as part of an effective team and confident to embrace change.

Has enthusiasm, integrity, personal impact and presence, as well as excellent interpersonal, communication and organisational skills.

Is flexible in their approach, open to new ideas and committed to working in partnership with others, within and beyond their own school.

Develops children’s potential through exciting, life-enhancing, learning opportunities.

Has a proven track record of raising pupil outcomes, especially in Key Stages 1 & 2.

Is able to inspire and motivate pupils and staff to strive for continuous improvement and outstanding outcomes for all. Leading by example, embedding excellent practice and committed to meeting the learning needs of all pupils.

Is dedicated to influencing and leading high-quality teaching and learning, through coaching and mentoring of staff, by identifying, implementing and sustaining school improvement priorities and strategies.

Provides consistently excellent classroom provision, resulting in high levels of pupil engagement and progress.

Teaching, curriculum and assessment

Under the direction of the head of school, the assistant headteacher will:

Establish and sustain high-quality teaching across subjects and phases, based on evidence

Ensure the teaching of a broad, structured and coherent curriculum

Establish curriculum leadership, including subject leaders with relevant expertise and access to professional networks and communities

Use valid, reliable and proportionate approaches to assessing pupils’ knowledge and understanding of the curriculum

Ensure the use of evidence-informed approaches to reading so all pupils are taught to read

Additional and special educational needs and disabilities (SEND)

Under the direction of the head of school, the assistant headteacher will:

Promote a culture and practices that allow all pupils to access the curriculum

Have ambitious expectations for all pupils with SEN and disabilities

Make sure the school works effectively with parents, carers and professionals to identify additional needs, and provide support and adaptation where appropriate

Make sure the school fulfils statutory duties regarding the SEND Code of Practice

Please note that we reserve the right to interview on application should a suitable candidate apply and we have the right to withdraw this advert prior to the closing date. You are therefore strongly encouraged to apply for the role as soon as possible.

Ashley C of E Primary School is an Academy in The Good Shepherd Trust, a charitable company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales with company number 08366199.

Commitment to safeguarding

The Good Shepherd Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We ensure that all our recruitment and employment practices reflect this commitment.

The safety and wellbeing of every child in the care of Ashley is our absolute priority. We expect all of our staff, pupils, parents, LGC members, Trust directors, visitors, contractors and third-party professionals to share this view. The safeguarding and protection of children is everyone’s responsibility.

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About Ashley Church of England Primary School

School type
Academy, Church of England, ages 4 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
564 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 11

Ashley is a large primary school for children aged between 4 and 11 (Reception to Year 6). Since September 2021, we have had three classes in each year group, with 630 pupils in the school. We benefit from a huge site which includes a large playing field and a forest school area, where children experience outdoor learning such as gardening, bee-keeping and scientific study.

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