This job expired on 20 May 2024

  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    20 May 2024 at 8am

  • Date listed

    7 May 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Assistant headteacher
  • SENDCo (special educational needs and disabilities coordinator)

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Part time: 0.8 weekly contract

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£47,185 - £52,074

Pay scale


What skills and experience we're looking for

Grace Owen Nursery School is looking for an inspirational Assistant Headteacher to join our team from September 2024. This appointment will enable the post holder to take up a key leadership role in school and be involved in progressing the future leadership structure across the city’s two nursery schools, that currently work in collaboration. The successful candidate will also hold SENDCo responsibilities.

We are looking for a creative practitioner, with a passion for early years and working closely with families, staff and other professionals. The capacity to inspire, support and challenge is essential and a good sense of humour desirable.

What the school offers its staff

  • A unique and stimulating environment
  • A supportive and dedicated staff team
  • Opportunities to work in close partnership with families and other colleagues
  • Ongoing CPD and career development
  • Links to SSELP schools, training and networks

Further details about the role

We work in close partnership with families in order to build strong attachments with our children. We value their well-being and involvement in their learning and encourage their creativity across the curriculum, both inside and outdoors. We place a high emphasis on communication, language and thinking skills and we believe in feeding children’s curiosity. We work hard to build friendships, foster independence and self-confidence and promote life-long learning skills. Grace Owen is an inclusive setting where everyone is welcome and valued. We are a Local Authority Centre of Excellence for SEND.

We are a forward-thinking school and we seek out innovative approaches to enrich our successful and established routine and curriculum. For example, we are currently working with Sheffield Hallam University on a project around relationships, having already researched and embedded the development of children’s language and thinking skills through the use of traditional tales, using the TWiTCH approach.

Commitment to safeguarding

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare and safety of children and vulnerable adults and expect all staff to share this commitment. All successful candidates will be required to complete an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service Check

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About Grace Owen Nursery School

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 2 to 5
Education phase
View all Nurseryjobs
School size
113 pupils enrolled
Age range
2 to 5
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Grace Owen Nursery School is an 80 place setting which has been situated in Park Hill Flats since 1963. It has a welcoming and inclusive environment which serves a diverse and vibrant community, catering for children from the age of six months to school age. We have an experienced, friendly and supportive staff team. Our Governing Body has recently decided to enter into a collaboration with another nursery school in order to enable us to work together to share excellent practice and maximise leadership capacity across the two settings.

Arranging a visit to Grace Owen Nursery School

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