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  • Job start date

    15 April 2024

  • Closing date

    4 January 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    6 December 2023

Job details

Job role

  • Assistant headteacher

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Full time

Contract type

Maternity or parental leave cover

Full-time equivalent salary

£47,185.00 - £52,074.00 Annually (FTE) (Fixed-term maternity cover) Full-time

Assistant Headteacher (Fixed-term maternity cover) job summary

We are looking to appoint a full-time Assistant Headteacher. The role will require leading teaching and learning while teaching pupils as directed by the head teacher for 0.8 FTE (this includes 1 day class cover). The successful candidate will continue to support the development of teaching and learning across the school, to lead on curriculum and staff development. This is a fixed term contract to cover the maternity leave of our current Assistant Headteacher.

Main purpose

The Assistant Headteacher will support the Headteacher and Deputy Headteacher in:

  • Communicating the school’s vision compellingly and supporting the Headteacher’s strategic leadership
  • The day-to-day management of the school
  • Formulating the aims and objectives of the school
  • Establishing policies for achieving these aims and objectives
  • Managing staff and resources to that end - line manage the English, Phonics and STEM subject leaders
  • Monitoring progress towards the achievement of the school’s aims and objectives

This post has been advertised within ODBST schools. If you wish to find out more about the role please email sbm@thedownleyschool.co.uk

Application packs are available from the School Business Manager. Please email: sbm@thedownleyschool.co.uk

Closing date: Thursday 4th January 12:00pm

Shortlisting: Friday 5th January

Interview: Wednesday 10th January

You are strongly encouraged to visit the school prior to making your application.

The ODBST is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment. Post holders are subject to appropriate vetting procedures and a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Enhanced check. ODBST is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

This post is covered by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exemptions) Order 1975 because it is a post which involves working directly with children or young people and the applicant is required to declare any criminal convictions (or cautions or bind-overs) including those which are “spent”. The amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975 (2013, 2020) provide that certain spent convictions and cautions are ‘protected’ and are not subject to disclosure to employers, and cannot be taken into account. Guidance and criteria on the filtering of these cautions and convictions can be found on the Disclosure and Barring Service website: Guidance on the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the Exceptions Order 1975

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.

This job post has expired.

About The Downley School

School type
Academy, ages 4 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
Up to 420 pupils
Age range
4 to 11

School location

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