Assistant Headteacher

Fosse Way School, Bath, Somerset, BA3 3AL

This job expired on 15 May 2022 – see similar jobs

  • Expected start date

    1 September 2022

  • Application deadline

    15 May 2022 at 12:00pm

  • Date listed

    17 March 2022

Job details

Contract type



Grade L9 – L15

Assistant Headteacher job summary

We are seeking an inspirational and innovative leader to work at Fosse Way School, a special school for children aged 4 – 19. This is an exciting leadership position for a candidate that has a passion for education with SEND focus. They successful candidate will be a leader that puts students at the heart of what they do, making a positive impact and raising standards and the quality of experience for all. They will have the potential to provide inspirational and strong leadership to staff to support school improvement and play a leading role in maintaining our high standards.

We are particularly interested in meeting with candidates who are open to working in different areas of the school, particularly Primary or Post-16.

Main responsibilities include:
o School Culture – working with the Headteacher and SLT to create the strategic vision for the School
o Leadership – lead and manager a large team of staff to ensure pupils are able to access a full & varied curriculum to prepare them for the future
o Curriculum and Teaching – establish creative, responsive, and effective approaches to learning and teaching
o There is a 20% teaching commitment

We can offer:
o A school which offers an exceptional learning environment for its enthusiastic and motivated pupils.
o A dedicated staff team; a caring local governing body who positively support and challenge the school and families that are interested and engaged in their children’s learning.
o A wide range of facilities, extended services provision and a commitment to creative approaches to the curriculum, with exciting cross-curricular learning opportunities.
o A Multi Academy Trust that is a welcoming, vibrant, and ambitious community of education professionals and learners who prioritise individual professional development and wellbeing.
o An opportunity to develop and deliver a dynamic, modern and forward-facing improvement agenda that will inspire and motivate to deliver the best possible outcomes.

The Partnership Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check and satisfactory references.

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About Fosse Way School

School type
Academy, ages 3 to 19
Education phase
School size
217 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 19
Contact phone number

Fosse Way School is a special school located in Radstock, just south of Bath on the edge of the Mendip hills. It is extremely popular and has 220 pupils on roll. Our pupils have moderate or severe learning difficulties, with many having communication and language difficulties, including a diagnosis of autism. Due to its popularity, it has been oversubscribed for a number of years. The school worked closely with an active parent support group which was successful in its bid to set up a new school – The Mendip School.

Fosse Way School is a member of The Partnership Trust, which is a multi-academy trust.

Fosse Way School runs The Partnership Teaching School, which supports schools of all sectors across the Mendips and City of Bath. We were the first school in the UK to set up a Project Search work-based skills programme based at the Bath Royal United Hospital and are looking to further expand our training opportunities for post 16 students by providing an offsite Enterprise Centre in addition to our highly successful café located on the school site. Fosse Way also has a residential provision for up to 12 students.

We would welcome applications from people who may currently be working in mainstream schools. A full training and support programme is offered to those who may not have previously worked in a special school.

If you would like to find out more about Fosse Way, search Fosse Way School Radstock on YouTube – there’s a great video about the school.

If you decide to apply, may I thank you for your time in putting your application together and the interest you have shown in Fosse Way.

Arranging a visit to Fosse Way School

If you are interested in joining our team, we would encourage you to come for a tour of the school so that you can see all that we have to offer. If you would like to arrange a visit, please contact Robyn Read on 01761412198 or rread@fossewayschool.com.

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